Over at A Little Claireification, this dresser was the first piece of furniture Claire purchased after she graduated from college. It was in her bedroom until she and her husband could afford a bedroom set, then went to live in her oldest son's room and has been there ever since.
When Sara, from Thrifty Treasures, found this footstool, it was looking pretty frumpy. Faded upholstery in a dated fabric covered a lumpy, bumpy shape. There was something about the shape of the little claw feet, though, that made her think the stool had some possibilities.
Over at Old Things New, Patti hates to admit that this old bench was in her bedroom. The upholstery was dated, and the tasseled trim had been enjoyed way too much by the family dog back in its puppy stage.
"Not long ago someone called me to tell me they saw a table in the ditch near my house. When you love junk people start calling you to rescue it," laughs Rhonda at Obsessive and Creative. Since the fiberboard tabletop had been sitting in the water, it wasn't salvageable, but Rhonda thought she could do something with the rest.
Here's a great little Halloween project that anyone can do, brought to us by Jen of Eat. Sleep. Make. Jen had her sister in law save baby food jars for her so that she could use them to make these cute monsters.
"After seeing a ton of painted Mason jar projects on Pinterest I’ve been saving up every glass bottle/jar that I come across," says Vidya at What's Ur Home Story. "So it was no big surprise that these didn’t end up in my recycle bin."
Over at Chase the Star, Barbara has been working on updating her kitchen and dining area with lighter, brighter colors. These barstools had already been through a lot when they arrived at her house (check out that scary before picture), so this was their second rescue under Barbara's capable hands.
Jamie from So Much Better With Age bought this small butcher block table off of Craigslist years ago, and she's loved having it in her kitchen. She never quite liked how the table looked with her dark floors, however--it was just too much dark wood in one space.
At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Erin scored these twin barcaloungers free from a Craigslist ad. "And they were is great condition," Erin notes. "No funky smell. No nasty stains. Only a small amount of dust and hair clung on for its life as I vacuumed them off."
"I believe this was one of those small cabinets that go above a toilet or perhaps in a laundry room," says Sherry at Upcycle Addict. "It was in perfect condition… nothing wrong with it. It was sitting on a curb along with a small mountain of stuff that had been tossed after clean up from the tornado."
Joan blogs at Nicer Than New. When she spotted this chair on the curb in her neighbourhood, she made a u-turn and loaded it up, duct tape and all. On closer inspection, she discovered that the chair was made of teak in Denmark. "By the tag, I also believe he was a big deal during the '70s," Joan says.
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