Trashed Shelf Gets a Second Chance

Obsessive and Creative little shelf before

“This was one of my first rescues,” confesses Rhonda from Obsessive and Creative.  “I saw it in front of a neighbor’s house on big trash day. I could not explain why I had picked it up. It was in such bad shape no one would understand!” she laughs.

Obsessive and Creative little shelf before

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Rescue Vase Pays Homage to the Canadian Penny

Vone Inspired vase before

Vone blogs at Vone Inspired.  She tells us, “After we moved into our new place I noticed that our bookshelf needed something on it to fill the gap between it and the ceiling.”  She started collecting vases and bottles to use for décor up there. “This big beautiful blue floral vase was left in the house by the previous
people but the colour didn’t fit with our current decor.”

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Little Bucket Gets a Big Makeover

Love Grows Wild bucket before

“This cute little pail started off fire engine red, and in the right house it would be adorable just as is. But there is NOTHING in my house that is red, so rather than getting rid of a perfectly good bucket I decided to give it a makeover!” Liz tells us over at Love Grows Wild.

Love Grows Wild bucket before

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Dumpster Desk Gets A Second Chance

Redoux Interiors desk before

Over  at Redoux Interiors, Karen says she found this desk on “One glorious morning of Dumpster Diving at my favorite Apartment Dumpsters spot.  The desk was SOLID wood, but had a very sad and abused top.”  Karen saw potential, and took it home.

Redoux Interiors desk before

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Old Drawer Gets An Off the Map Makeover

Craft Dictator tray before

Cara from Craft Dictator was gifted this old drawer from her mom.  When it comes to gifts, this one wasn’t the prettiest–but luckily, Cara had vision.

Craft Dictator tray before

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A Mini Kitchen Renovation

Night Owl Corner play kitchen before

At Night Owl Corner, Linda explains, “My dad built this play kitchen for my sister and I when we were kids.  It’s been up in the attic collecting dust for the past two decades until I decided to freshen it up for my own daughter. I told my Dad he did a great job building it but it needed a woman’s touch in terms of color!”

Night Owl Corner play kitchen before

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Trashed Bar Stools Take a Number and Come Inside

Elizabeth Joan Designs bar stools before

Emily of Elizabeth Joan Designs tells us, “These stools were a curb find. I attempted to sell them at two different garage sales and there were no takers. After our last sale, I brought them into the house and my son loved being able to sit at the counter to “help” make dinner. Their original look didn’t match anything in our home, so I opted to give them a makeover to match our dining table.”

Elizabeth Joan Designs bar stools before

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Flowers Blooming from a Copper Boiler Pot

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Over at Little Brags, Christine has been experimenting with turning found objects into garden planters.

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