A Phone Table Update

Dew Drop Gables telephone table before

At Dewdrop Gables, friends who know about Debbie’s penchant for old furniture passed this old telephone table along to her.  “This poor, dog-chewed phone table, was a mess!” she laments.  “Aside from the damage by their dog, it was rickety and had ugly fabric on the seat.”

Dew Drop Gables telephone table before

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Old Trunk Gets a Numbered Makeover

Lake Girl Paints trunk before

When Deb of Lake Girl Paints spotted this old trunk on the side of the road, and told her husband to pull over,  it was late at night and raining hard.  “He doesn’t even hesitate anymore,” Deb laughs.  “It’s a way of life!”

Lake Girl Paints trunk before

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Wintry Window Photo Display

House by Hoff window screen photo display after

April, who blogs at House By Hoff, found this old metal window grate hanging up in her parents’ garage last month.  “They really can’t claim that they don’t know where my ‘junk collecting, trash-to-treasure’ gene comes from, can they?” she laughs.

House by Hoff window screen photo display after

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Extreme Home Makeover Dollhouse Edition

Upcycle Addict dollhouse before

At Upcycle Addict, Sherry took on a challenge:  restore the dollhouse made by her daughter’s grandfather for a new generation–her granddaughters!

Upcycle Addict dollhouse before

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Sister’s Sweater Gets Refashioned

Little Treasures sweater before

Maya blogs at Little Treasures, where she tells us, “My sister knows that before she throws or gives something away she has to let me get my hands on and through them to see if anything needs its life prolonged.”  When she discovered this sweater in a bag of clothing from that sister, Maya knew she could definitely reuse it.

Little Treasures sweater before

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Cowboy Boot Reboot

Halfway to Hipster boots before

Becca blogs at Halfway to Hipster.  Over the summer, she found a pair of cowboy boots.  It appears they were worn by a genuine cowboy, too, based on their condition.  As anyone who loves boots knows, when you find a good pair, you grab ‘em, so Becca went ahead and took these home.  She was certain they had potential.

Halfway to Hipster boots before

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Dresser to Chest Transformation

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

This old, beat up dresser was one that Annie’s husband was ready to toss in the burn pile.  Despite the missing drawer and peeling veneer, Annie was sure it could be salvaged, and she blogged about it at Unexpected Transformations.

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

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Happy 2014!

Fireworks

It’s the first day of the new year…2014!  I’d like to wish each of you a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.  May your dumpster diving be fruitful and your ability to spot treasures on the curb be rewarded. Thanks for all that you’ve done to help Roadkill Rescue grow during 2013.  You’ve shared your {…Read More…}