Last year, Stacy of Vintage Scrap Shop saw a free piece of furniture on the curb in her neighborhood. She says, “At first glance it looked like nothing more than a pile of potential firewood but thankfully I managed to take a 2nd look & saw what appeared to be an old potting bench.” So what else could she do? She loaded it into her car and brought it home to give it a new life.
I had to laugh when I read Abby’s awesome confession over at Just a Girl and Her Blog. Her dining room set has three chairs, but she has a family of four. So one of her sons “has always sat on an uncomfortable folding chair” at meal times. Ah . . . the joys of working with what you have! When her sister offered up an old bench, Abby knew it was time “to make my little guy a cushy bench to sit on instead!”
Mindy blogs at MyLove2Create, but she shared this nifty rescue at My Repurposed Life. This beat-up, cheap laminate cabinet was a free find that Mindy picked up when she was picking up some other Craigslist freebies.
I’ve featured quite a few projects here at Roadkill Rescue that involve cribs being turned into benches. This one by Sara of Thrifty Treasures, however, takes this concept to a whole new level. She transformed crib parts into a settee with some serious style credentials.
“On one of our pickin’ trips we garbage picked two sides of a crib,” tells Karen at The Salvaged Boutique. She thinks that at one time, the crib must have looked a lot like the crib pictured below, but at the time she found it, everything but those two sides were too broken to be salvaged.
One lucky day, we spotted this solid wood dining table as a curbside freebie on our way home from work,” Trisha from Black and White Obsession tells us. “As soon as I laid eyes on it I KNEW it would be the perfect piece to turn into a much more functional corner bench.”
Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city’s spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.
At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family’s belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.