There Was Something Fishy About This Tray Makeover

Rain on a Tin Roof tray before

Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna was sad to see her elderly neighbor move.  But, she tells us, “As Mrs. Ruth was moving, she decided she wanted me to have some things she no longer needed. This tray, along with many pieces of furniture, blue mason jars and other numerous treasures, was one of those things. She is just too sweet.”

Rain on a Tin Roof tray before

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That 70’s Door Becomes His & Hers Wall Art

Pneumatic Addict cabinet door before

I guess today is officially Rescue a Cabinet Door Day here at Roadkill Rescue!  Our second cabinet rescue (see the first here) comes to us from Elisha of Pneumatic Addict.  Her husband works in the construction business, and sometimes when he’s working remodels, he gets to bring home a few leftovers.  That’s how this dated cabinet door ended up at Elisha’s house.

Pneumatic Addict cabinet door before

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Free Cabinet Door Becomes an Entryway Table

Craft Dictator cabinet door before

This cabinet door was a find from the “Free” section of Craigslist.  When Cara of Craft Dictator saw it, she had an “Aha!” moment, and realized it would make a great tabletop.

Craft Dictator cabinet door before

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A Lovely Garden Bench Makeover

Island Bluebird garden bench before

My parents-in-law wanted to get rid of their old bench because one of the arms had crumbled away and the underneath needed strengthening,” tells Jenna at Island Bluebird. “I grabbed it before they threw it away.  I think they thought I was mad!”

Island Bluebird garden bench after

 

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Heirloom Hoosier Cabinet Restoration

Newton Interiors hoosier cabinet before

Newton Custom Interiors is where Jann blogs about her home improvement and design projects.  The restoration of this lovely Hoosier cabinet was one of her first ever DIY projects.  “The cabinet was in pretty rough shape when we brought it home,” Jann notes.  “The bottom cabinet had been used as a work bench by my husband’s grandpa, and the upper cabinet was in his uncle’s basement. ”

Newton Interiors hoosier cabinet before

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A Fun Craft with Vacation Mementos: Postcard Pendants

The Daily Simple old postcards before

Over at The Daily Simple, Aubrey shares a way to turn old postcards into pretty jewelry.  For this project, she used vintage postcards that she found at an antique store, but you could also use old postcards that you’ve kept from vacations or in your letter boxes.  (If you are like me, you’ve probably got quite a few postcards in a shoebox someplace!)

The Daily Simple old postcards before

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Cheap Wall Mirror Gets a Fab New Look

Cheap Full Length Mirror

Sarah from Pretty Providence tells us, “I was inspired to do this when the cheap full-length mirror that my husband bought back in his bachelor days literally fell apart.”  The mirror itself wasn’t broken, so she decided to try to build a newer, sturdier frame.  (The old mirror was similar to the one pictured, below.)

Cheap Full Length Mirror

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Vintage Door Becomes an Outdoor Drink Station

Finding Home antique door before

Over at Finding Home, Laura is excited to put her new outdoor living space to use well into the fall.  There was only on problem, she mentions, “Every time we had people over, I was bringing a folding card table out here for drinks.  Not only did it not look cute, but it was always an awkward height to serve from.”  A better looking drink station was required.

Finding Home antique door before

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