A Darling Chalk Holder from a Cardboard Tube

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Consie blogs at Atop Serenity Hill.  She recently make a chalkboard for her home, and realized that she needed an easy way to keep chalk nearby.  No need to buy anything for this, because Consie used materials that she already had on hand.

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait to Paint

My Painted Stuff antique table before

99% of the time here at Roadkill Rescue, the featured projects involve a fresh coat of paint to make them look good again.  And I’m all for that.  But I can definitely say that there are times when it’s good to think before you paint, like in the case of this dining table that was picked up off the side of the road by Dee of My Painted Stuff.

My Painted Stuff antique table before

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Saved Stump Begins New Life as a Table

Redhead Can Decorate tree stump before

Julie has been working on a big redecorating project and blogging about it at Redhead Can Decorate.  She’s giving her family room the look of a mountain lodge, and decided that she needed an ultra rustic accent table.  It wasn’t hard to find the materials for this one, Julie explains, “We had to cut down a dead elm tree in our yard due to safety concerns.”

Redhead Can Decorate tree stump before

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Forgotten Board Becomes a Lovely Coat Rack

Simply Country Life coatrack before

At her blog Simply Country Life, Adina tells us that this piece of wood was headed to the garbage because the carvings that had once been on it had broken or fallen off.  Even with those carvings missing, she loved the shape of the piece, so Adina saved it from the burn pile.

Simply Country Life coatrack before

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Coral and Navy Combine for a Gorgeous Lamp Rescue

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Jenna blogs at 24 Cottonwood Lane.  She’s been working on a makeover of her master bedroom, and sticking to her budget has resulted in several impressive rescues.  Just take a look at what she did with her old lamps.

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An Heirloom Cedar Chest Comes to Life

Lake Girl Paints Lane Cedar Chest before

Deb from Lake Girl Paints says that this chest has been in her friends’ family for years.  ”Grandma Pat Hemje received this Lane Cedar Chest when she was 16. Now it has a home with her son’s family.”  Even though the chest was worn down, they planned to keep it as an heirloom and asked Deb for some help.

Lake Girl Paints Lane Cedar Chest before

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Old Pallets + Old Belts = Something Special

Our Pinteresting Family belts before

Over at Our Pinteresting Family, Meghan shares another great use for pallet wood.  ”We had a few pallets left in the garage from last summer. I mentioned to Rob that it may be time to find them a new home or put them on Free-cycle.”  Rob, however, had a better idea, that included upcycling the pallets and some old belts from Meghan’s closet.

Our Pinteresting Family belts before

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Beachy Art From VHS Storage

Camelot Art Creations shell display before

Over at Camelot Art Creations, Desiree says, “I have had this old VHS wooden crate set aside for a DIY project for some time now.”  After a family trip to the beach, she realized that the crate could become a display case for the seashells they’d collected.

Camelot Art Creations shell display before

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