Michelle blogs at Sew Sweet Vintage. After seeing some "ghost" pumpkins made from muslin by another blogger, she was inspired to craft a few of her own, using one of her worn chenille bedspreads. (Similar to the one pictured, below.)
Over at her blog, Homework, Carolyn has been adding a touch of woodland whimsy to her Fall decor. Loving the look of little mushrooms in the woods, she crafted this darling display using items from around her house.
At Thrifty Treasures, Sara has had this broken, curbside find chair sitting in her basement for well over a month. Despite the broken back, it was sturdy, and she loved the legs. Sara tells us, that the inspiration for this rescue struck, "As I was browsing some of the link parties the other day, I saw a vanity seat that looked just like a chair with its back cut off."
When Design It Girl, Nicole, came across this marble topped end table, it was about to be tossed. "A company that was selling vintage pieces (in not so great shape) was relocating their store, and they had so many pieces, they didn't want to bother moving." Nicole salvaged this table and several other pieces.
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."
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.
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!"
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. "
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!)
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.)
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