This furniture freebie came to Sara with a black and white finish and a wobbly leg. Otherwise it was in good condition, so she decided to have some fun with the makeover, and shared the results at Thrifty Treasures.
Don’t you love it when the decorating fairies smile upon you? That’s what Emily from Our House, Now a Home thought happened when she spotted this chair on the side of the road. She was actually driving out to shop for a desk chair in just these proportions!
When Katie of View From the Fridge spotted a pretty, gold desk caddy at Anthropologie, she was pretty sure she could DIY something very similar. At home, she discovered that she had several canisters in almost all of the sizes she needed. A trip to Goodwill produced a couple more, and she was off and running.
“When I first laid eyes on this writing desk, I wasn’t going to stop to pick it up. The top looked really beaten and un-salvageable,” says Denise at Salvaged Inspirations. Luckily she got out of the car for a closer inspection, and decided that while it would take some effort, the desk was more than salvageable. It came home with her.
“I chose this desk for all the storage since it was acting as our entire office,” explains Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer. “But it’s so large and being black, it was like a deep dark hole that was sucking the life out of that side of our living room.”
“During what we folks around here call ‘Parma Junk Days’, my mom and I were out picking through the piles on the curbs when we spotted this nice desk,” says Kammy of Kammy’s Korner. It was solid wood and very heavy, but the pair managed to load it up and take it home.
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.”
“A little more than a month ago my mom called me to let me know she had found a small desk on the side of the road, and snagged it for me,” says Bekah at Country Mouse Tales. “The first time I saw the desk it was sitting in her backyard, and I didn’t immediately have high hopes.”