“When my uncle was clearing out his basement he gave met his little vintage child’s chair that he found,” says Shanna at Restoration Redoux. The chair was ornately carved but was banged up and had stained upholstery.
When Rachel of Maison de Pax learned that after two boys, baby #3 would be a girl, she decided to go with all-out frills in baby girl’s nursery. Opting for a Jenny Lind style of crib, she passed the crib along to her sister, who is welcoming another baby girl into the world.
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!
At Namely Original, Emily and her mom have been helping to put together the children’s rooms in a new home. The bunk beds that they owned had seen better days, and the owners were ready to send them to the dump. Luckily, Emily’s mom convinced them that they were worth trying to salvage.
Rachel from R&R Workshop had graduated from the plastic drawers on wheels to real furniture. “We no longer needed to use these plastic drawers, but I wasn’t willing to get rid of them!” she exclaims.
“As I’ve been clearing out inventory in my storage unit, I’ve been coming across all sorts of things I forgot I owned like this adorable child’s card table. Sweet little vintage piece!” exclaims Sarah at Home-Ology.