“A few months ago I found a metal rolling cart in a garbage pile at work,” tells Kathy at The Salvaged Boutique. Delighted with the possibilities of her find, she took it home for a makeover.
April from House By Hoff has had this little wooden side table for a while. When she was given a bundle of tea towels, recently, their pretty stripes and bright colors inspired her to recreate their style in a makeover for the little table.
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?
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.
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!”
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.
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.