At Refashionably Late, Ruthie went out in search of a free swing set that she'd seen advertised. The swings were gone, but what she found instead was a woman in a hurry to unload a lot of stuff....with a garage full of furniture she was giving away for free! Ruthie was delighted to discover a piece of furniture she'd been wanting for a while: a tiered side table.
I've seen some pretty dramatic rescues in my day. But this chair that Heather of The Heathered Nest picked up....well, let's just say this does beat all. Even I would have driven right past this hot mess!
Over at The Weathered Door, Reeves tells us, "I had some different pieces lying around that I loved, but had no practical purpose." In her garage, there was a fun-but-broken mid-century mod side table and a vintage suitcase. One day inspiration struck, and Reeves realized the two could be one.
Over at A Swell Place to Dwell, Kelly explains, "This dresser was one that I had for many years, and after a few moves and some serious abuse, it was showing it's age. I wasn't loving it the way it was, with chipped veneer and scratches."
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!)
Jamie of C.R.A.F.T. wasn't sure if she should get this dressing table when she first spotted it at the thrift store, so she got a little help from her friends to decide. She posted a picture of it on Facebook, and before she could leave the thrift store, it had already been "liked" 44 times!
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.
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