Direct from the Dumpster: Accent Table Makeover

Laura Kelly Designs table in dumpster

Here at Roadkill Rescue, we’re used to hearing about plenty of items that were saved from the trash.  We don’t often get to see them in the trash.  How fun is it that Laura from Laura Kelly Designs has pictures of this rescue in the dumpster before she dived for it?

Laura Kelly Designs table in dumpster

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Seeing Beyond the Ugly Paint Job to What Could Be

The Salvaged Boutique table before

Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy explains that she was visiting a cousin when she discovered this table sitting on the curb a few houses down.  She was delighted to find that it was in great condition and made of solid wood.

The Salvaged Boutique table before

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Shabby Table Gets a Chic New Look

Comfy Crafter table before

Mandy, The Comfy Crafter, was given this small table by a coworker.  ”The top was heavily discolored,” Mandy points out, “but it made a good enough plant table for a while. When we moved into our townhouse it worked better as an entry way table to catch mail and such things, but the top was UGLY. Cue makeover!”

Comfy Crafter table before

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Beat-Up Old Dresser to Stylin’ New Accent Table

evolution of style before

Over at Evolution of Style, Jenny had a Craigslist dresser in need of some love.  “The bottom drawer did not work very well at all, and veneer was chipping off,” she admitted.

evolution of style before

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Mosaic Plant Stand

Designed Decor plant stand before

When DeDe of Designed Decor came across this plant stand at a garage sale, it was in sad shape.  The legs were heavily stained with water marks, so the first step Dede took to make it look better was giving it a coat of chalk paint.

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Clock Face Table

table from trash

We all need those quickie projects to provide a little diversion from the longer, more tedious ones. This pedestal table that Karin from Art Is Beauty plucked from her neighbor’s trash was just the fun little undertaking she needed.

table from trash

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Pinstripe Round Table

pinstripe round table before

For Liz Marie, it’s important that the items in her home remind her of the people she loves. When she got this table from her grandmother, Liz Marie knew she wanted to restore it so she could enjoy it as a frequent reminder of her grandparents. Liz Marie refinished the table with blue chalk paint, {…Read More…}

Accent Table with Raised Stencil

drum table before

Carrie from Hooked on Decorating received this drum table from her mom over a year ago and recently had the chance to pull it out of the basement for its makeover. She tried more than four different finishes on the table but was simply not feeling the love. Carrie decided to set the project aside {…Read More…}