A friend of Gail's found this kid-sized armoire in a pile of furniture on the side of the road. Knowing that Gail (of My Repurposed Life) is a genius at refabbing old furniture, the friend brought the whole pile to her. I'm pretty amazed by what she did with the armoire.
Over at Mommy is Coocoo, Amanda was thrilled to be given this little chair as a hand-me-down. She completely fell in love with the French Provincial style and curvy lines of this chair, but the teddy bear upholstery......not so much.
"During one of my trash picking adventures last summer, I discovered this amazing vintage school desk sitting road side," says Emily at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Seeing beyond the peeling paint job, she could see the potential in this desk and took it home.
"We have had this folding table FOREVER, probably around 8 years--and it has seen better days," notes Marji at Fabulously Frugal. It's something that her girls use frequently when they play, so she decided it would be worth some time to give it an update.
"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."
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.
At Night Owl Corner, Linda explains, "My dad built this play kitchen for my sister and I when we were kids. It's been up in the attic collecting dust for the past two decades until I decided to freshen it up for my own daughter. I told my Dad he did a great job building it but it needed a woman's touch in terms of color!"
"I wanted a picnic table for the kids so badly, but I did not want to pay for it," confesses Beth of Pickles In My Tea and In My Soup. "Luckily, the stars all aligned and I found one for free on Freecycle."
Mandy of We Three Mothers writes, "About a month ago, Cooper was having a lot of fun playing restaurant and grocery store owner in the play room with our Melissa and Doug food items and Kiwi Crate grocery apron. I've been wanting a little kitchen for Lily and Cooper for a while, but am not a fan of the plastic ones they sell, and the wooden ones everywhere are pretty pricey. Alas! Cooper and I decided to turn this little table into an oven!"
"This kids workbench is built on one of those old ugly end tables that probably everyone had in the 90′s. I originally used it for a base of a train table for my boys but it turned out that they preferred building their tracks on the floor," explains Heidi at Honeybear Lane.
Jessica blogs at Mom 4 Real, and she's been busy working on her daugther's "big girl room". She caught a lucky break when it came to furnishing the room by finding this dresser and vanity set along the side of the road.
If you have a table that's just for the kids, then you have a pretty good idea of what those tables can look like after years of use: scratched, dented, and topped with lots of happy scribbles! That was about the shape this table was in when it was given to Karen of Redoux Interiors.
Crystal from Fussy Monkey Business says, "I bought this table for $2 from my friend's grandfather. I didn't know what I would do with it because of it's odd shape, so it sat in the garage for A LONG TIME."
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