Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof decided it was finally time to do something with the garage sale lamp that had been sitting around for over a year. It reminded her of the old TV show "I Dream of Jeannie," but it was going to take more than just folding her arms and blinking to update this old piece. Armed with her own brand of magic and some great paint colors, Jenna worked a masterful transformation! (See what I did there?)
Marcie of Red Telly was out shopping with her husband when they came across this 1957 Lane cedar chest. She loved the chest immediately, but almost walked away since she wasn't sure where she would put it in their house. But Marcie's husband told her he knew she'd regret it if she didn't get it, so with his encouragement, they brought it home. (He sounds like a keeper, Marcie!)
I love hearing stories about the lengths you go to rescue roadkill--it proves I'm not alone in what I'll do to bring home trash! Eve of Eve of Reduction saw this retro bench sticking out of a dumpster as she rode past on her bike. She came back with her son, and together they carried it on foot for over a mile through their neighborhood. That's dedication.