Today's rescue comes from Melanie of Making it in the Mitten. She loves entertaining outside during the summer, and this year she decided "we needed a space to place food and beverages while we are outside." Her husband grabbed a couple of free pallets from work, and they used them to build an outdoor bar!
Pauline knows how "one piece of furniture can set the tone or inspiration for the whole room." After introducing a beautiful new striped chair to her living room, she felt inspired to switch up some of her accessories to match it. Over at Club Chica Circle this old jewelry box found a new identity as a box for remote controls. (And hey, what living room doesn't need one of those?)
Sherry's husband has been slowly accumulating a lot of outdoor cooking gear on their back porch. It was getting to the point where "he really did need some sort of area for prep and to handle all the food that he is cranking out." So Sherry, who blogs at Upcycle Addict, used an old dresser to surprise her "amazing BBQ King" with a smokin' Father's Day present.
You know your DIY hobby has reached the next level when people's idea of a great birthday present for you is a pile of junk treasure for your projects! That's what happened to Joan at Scavenger Chic. Part of her birthday gift included an old pair of shutters, which she turned into an awesome beach lantern.
Okay, I just have to say that it is seriously hard to believe that this gorgeous and well-designed entry hallway is the product of not one, but TWO rescue projects! The fabulous furnishings in this hallway didn't start out quite so pretty as they are now. Instead, ChiWei of One Dog Woof started out with an old dining room console and a couple of free wine crates from the local wine shop.
"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.
When she was putting the finishing touches on her dining room makeover, Jen had to admit it--her dining table just didn't go with the rest of the room. But who has money for new furniture when you've just finished a home improvement project? Like most of us, Jen did not, so she had to get creative with what she had, and she blogged about the process over at Noting Grace.