Some rescues have a really fun history, like this little school desk that got a makeover from Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama. Dee tells us, "This was originally my desk back when I was a lot smaller and younger--and no, I'm not that old! My aunt worked for one of the local school districts, and she saved this from being thrown when one of the older schools was being renovated."
When Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs spotted this darling child size Queen Anne style table and chairs at a friend's garage sale, she was smitten. But since she already had a child size table for her own kids, she couldn't justify the $20 price tag. Imagine her delight when later that evening she discovered her friend hadn't sold the set and it was waiting for curbside trash pickup!