Meet Holly, from McCall Manor, who asks a question many of us are probably familiar with: "You know all of those times when you scour the internet looking for a piece of furniture that has the EXACT dimensions that you need for a space and when you can’t find it online you look in your garage and realize that a piece you had been using to hold dirty garden shoes is actually perfect?"
This rescue is going to grab the attention of any parents of lego lovin' kids (like mine!) out there. "Recently, I emptied a square yellow container of corn starch," says Susan at Organized 31. That was when she realized how similar it was in size, shape, and color to the Lego head storage bins that she'd seen at the Lego store. Hey!
At Bohemian Junktion, a makeup disaster prompted Shannon to help her daughter find a new solution for storing and organizing her cosmetics. Who would have guessed they would find that solution at the flea market?
"Do you know how THRILLING it is to find something decent in or around a dumpster?" asks Karen at Redoux Interiors. She found this black bookshelf in a dumpster. It was actually pretty good looking, but didn't have any shelves.
At One Krieger Chick, Arien has been decorating her house for Valentine's Day. She was challenged to do a 15 minute craft, and decided to make something using things she already had on hand, starting with this empty frame.
"When my 16 year old son asked if he could borrow my sander, I had to check out what he was up to," says Sharon from I Restore Stuff. She was delighted to discover that he had independently decided to turn an old skateboard into a work of art for his room.
"My husband's friend did did not want to admit he pulled this bench for his condo's dumpster," laughs Joan at Nicer Than New. He brought it to Joan for a makeover, but it took some prodding to get him to admit where he'd found it.
At Lake Girl Paints, Deb was itching to try one of the latest trends in furniture design: wood tone chevron. She knew a tabletop would be the perfect spot for it, and was delighted when her daughter-in-law offered up a side table that she had for the project.
"Once upon a time, this was a beautiful bench," says Tara at Suburble. "I was pretty thrilled to have found it in a sale at a local decor store. I packed it up, brought it home...and let Mother Nature wreak havoc on it for years." She was almost ready to put this baby in the scrap bin, but an opportunity to test some new paint changed her mind.
When Katie of Creatively Living moved into a new home, her mother in law gifted her with several older dressers. One day, Katie realized that one of those dressers would fit perfectly in her entryway, providing a good storage spot for gloves, hats, etc. It just needed some sprucing up to be worthy of being the first thing people saw when they opened the door.
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