Rescued Planters

"I was in need of some planters for my back patio, but didn't want to spend too much money," says Amy of Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. Imagine her delight when she spotted these large, decorative planters being put down next to the trash bins on garbage collection day in her neighborhood.

An Elephant Foot Stool

"This footstool had been kicking around the classrooms in my school for over fourteen years. No one is quite sure who it belonged to originally," explains Lori at Rise.Shine.Create. When she found it hidden under a pile of books in another classroom, she asked her colleague if it could go home with her.

Tea Cart Makeover

At Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna was delighted when friends passed along this tea trolley to her. "Don't you just love friends who give you their junk?" she laughs. The cart was a bit rusty and dirty, but Jenna could see the potential.