Over at Pretty Providence, Sarah has a collection of vintage suitcases down in her cellar, which she scored at yard sales over time. One day she got brave enough to take on an old ugly suitcase and make it something beautiful. Sarah wasn’t quite brave enough to take on a spooky cellar though, so her husband saved the day and brought up the suitcase. That’s what husbands are for, am I right?
“These hollow, plain, closet doors were a freebie find,” explains Sara at Thrifty Treasures. Inspired by a picture of vintage French shutters, she decided to turn the old doors into new decor for her home.
At Our Southern Home, Christy had an old set of antique iron furniture she’d purchased fifteen years ago from an ad in the newspaper. “These chairs have been sitting in the loft of our barn for over ten years!” Christy confessed.
At My Creative Days, Lindsay was browsing a yard sale when she came across a box that held a rocking chair top, along with the rest of the rocking chair…in pieces. But Lindsay knew that the broken chair still had lots of potential!
Heidi from Muslin & Merlot was given a set of vintage, silver-plated utensils. “I’ve been taking them out, rubbing them with toothpaste and staring at them for almost a year, waiting for crafty inspiration,” she confesses. “Yesterday the recipe box was sitting next to the spoons. The light bulb turned on!”
Over at One Krieger Chick, Ariean tells us, “Years ago, my dad came across this cast iron bathtub in excellent condition and since he knows I kinda like old stuff, he asked if I would like it.” Of course she said yes, but it took her a few years to figure out how she’d use it.
Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy tells us, “Last year I was dressed in a suit, heels on, make up done, good hair day. And then I drove by a neighbor’s house and saw farm tools, antiques AND furniture…curbside for garbage day!”
When Susan of SAF Affect saw these beautiful Mid Century Modern chairs, she was willing to plunk down cash to get them. She paid $300 for a set of four, and felt like that was a steal. So imagine Susan’s surprise when, just days later, she spotted two more chairs of the exact same design sitting on a curb waiting for the garbage truck.