The Seahorse That Just Drifted In

Creative in Chicago driftwood before

Creative in Chicago has a “secret beach” where she and her husband go to collect bundles of driftwood.  Isn’t driftwood lovely?  I really like the muted shades and smooth feel of it.

Creative in Chicago driftwood before

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Chair Rescued Once, Then Again

DIY Beautify chair before

Cindy blogs over at DIY Beautify.  She’s got a double rescue to tell us about today.  One that started with Cindy dumpster diving for some chairs.  She says, “They were GROSS. Bad paint job with bad paint. Lots of drips and globs. And sticky. And the seat cushions?  Eeeek!”  After some TLC, Cindy got them to look like this…

DIY Beautify chair after

 

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Wine Not? Turning a Wine Box Into a Serving Tray

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia wine box before

Over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Kristin tells us, “I had some really nice wooden wine boxes that a local winery gave to me awhile back so I decided to transform one of them into a serving tray.”

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia wine box before

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Cook Up a Little Somethin’ Wearing a Man’s Shirt

Love Grows Wild dress shirt before

Gotcha with that title, didn’t I?  I’m literally talking about cooking, thanks to this adorable apron that is made from a man’s dress shirt.  This upcycle comes from Liz over at Love Grows Wild.

Love Grows Wild dress shirt before

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A Darling Chalk Holder from a Cardboard Tube

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Consie blogs at Atop Serenity Hill.  She recently make a chalkboard for her home, and realized that she needed an easy way to keep chalk nearby.  No need to buy anything for this, because Consie used materials that she already had on hand.

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait to Paint

My Painted Stuff antique table before

99% of the time here at Roadkill Rescue, the featured projects involve a fresh coat of paint to make them look good again.  And I’m all for that.  But I can definitely say that there are times when it’s good to think before you paint, like in the case of this dining table that was picked up off the side of the road by Dee of My Painted Stuff.

My Painted Stuff antique table before

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Saved Stump Begins New Life as a Table

Redhead Can Decorate tree stump before

Julie has been working on a big redecorating project and blogging about it at Redhead Can Decorate.  She’s giving her family room the look of a mountain lodge, and decided that she needed an ultra rustic accent table.  It wasn’t hard to find the materials for this one, Julie explains, “We had to cut down a dead elm tree in our yard due to safety concerns.”

Redhead Can Decorate tree stump before

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Forgotten Board Becomes a Lovely Coat Rack

Simply Country Life coatrack before

At her blog Simply Country Life, Adina tells us that this piece of wood was headed to the garbage because the carvings that had once been on it had broken or fallen off.  Even with those carvings missing, she loved the shape of the piece, so Adina saved it from the burn pile.

Simply Country Life coatrack before

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