Paige has been hanging on to a "chopped up spool bed" for over a year. As she tells us at A Junk Chick Life, "It was a side of the road freebee that I dragged home specifically for the sole purpose of making a bench." The stars (and the perfect shade of milk paint) have aligned, and now her bench is a reality!
"My husband rescued this cute little nightstand from the side of the road," says Misty at The Cedar Shake Cape. "I loved the shape and size of it." Even though the nightstand was a bit scratched up, it was in good enough condition that Misty was willing to putt a little effort into restoration.
Gilly found this vintage cabinet in the back of a shed. She says of it's sadly neglected condition, " Someone at one point in time had used it as target practice….its had patches of dried mud all over it like someone had thrown mud balls at it!" Gilly shares the makeover she gave this diminutive piece at Colour Saturated Life.
Not long ago, I featured a china cabinet makeover from High Style Restyle. Well, that was only one of several projects that Amy and her dad have been making from pieces of the china cabinet he found on the roadside. Today, I'm sharing another one: their new apothecary-style cabinet.
At The Golden Sycamore, Allison and her husband found this old wash stand when they were cleaning out their basement. Free furniture is always the best kind to experiment with, so Allison seized the opportunity to try using milk paint for the first time by giving this piece a little makeover.
Do you have a spot in your house that bugs you? For Allison at The Golden Sycamore, it was a corner in her dining room. No matter what she tried to do with it, "It just never felt right." Then she spotted this corner cabinet on her neighbor's curb and dragged it home. She put it in the problem corner just to keep it out of the way but fell in love with how it looked there! And once you see what she did with it, you'll fall in love with it too.
Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique had this secretary desk in her pile of "things to be refinished". A small accent table in a pizza shop restroom with a diamond-patterned top caught her eye, so she snapped a photo and used it as inspiration for the secretary makeover.
Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. "When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for 'feeding my habit'," Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.
"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.
Nicole from Designitgirl was delighted to find this solid wood side table. The original finish was looking a bit dated, but it had such good bones that she knew with a little TLC it could have a new life.
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