Sherry's husband has been slowly accumulating a lot of outdoor cooking gear on their back porch. It was getting to the point where "he really did need some sort of area for prep and to handle all the food that he is cranking out." So Sherry, who blogs at Upcycle Addict, used an old dresser to surprise her "amazing BBQ King" with a smokin' Father's Day present.
Last year, Stacy of Vintage Scrap Shop saw a free piece of furniture on the curb in her neighborhood. She says, "At first glance it looked like nothing more than a pile of potential firewood but thankfully I managed to take a 2nd look & saw what appeared to be an old potting bench." So what else could she do? She loaded it into her car and brought it home to give it a new life.
"A neighbor down the street couldn’t fit her two green plastic adirondack chairs in her moving truck," tells Amy at Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. "These chairs were on their way to the dump until I intercepted." It just so happened that Amy had recently cleared away a spot in her backyard that was just perfect for a couple of nice chairs.
When Sabine and her family moved into their current home, they were met by an old fence that was completely falling over. Rather than throwing all that wood into the trash bin, she decided to make a table, and shared it at Mom In Music City.
Over at Somewhat Quirky, Karen's friend discovered this old Ficks Reed wicker corner sectional in the garbage. It was an odd shape, but deep enough to comfortably enjoy taking a nap outside on the porch, so she asked Karen to help her give it a makeover.
When Kelli from Lolly Jane was a newlywed, her mom bought her this cabinet for much-needed storage in a tiny apartment. On a whim, Kelli painted it with sage green craft paint one night while her husband was working late. Recently, she decided to give it new life as a garden cart.
Kim of Coastal Star Decor is lucky enough to have a spot at the beach for her RV. In need of some outdoor furniture for using on the deck space outside her RV, she was happy to find this card table in the trash.
Sarah from Homeology was excited to update her outdoor spaces this year. Unfortunately, an unanticipated air conditioner replacement put a big dent in her budget. Sarah was forced to put some of her updates on the backburner and cut corners on the others. She was able to have her gorgeous mid century modern deck chairs professionally refinished, but really didn't want to put faded cushions on such pretty chairs.
At Burlap & Blue, Linda had a small outdoor table that was badly in need of a makeover. You know the type--sturdy iron framework bent into curlique shapes, with a glass table top? Well, picture all of that without the glass, because the tabletop was missing.
Coco keeps track of her projects at A Dash of Coco. When she spotted this bench on her neighbors' curb, she was torn. It's the dilemma of many a roadkill rescuer when faced with neighborhood roadkill: grab it and run, or ask for permission to turn their junk into something fabulous? In Coco's case, she went and asked for it, and they neighbors were beyond thrilled to let it enjoy a new life at her house. Hooray!
Karen, The Weekend Country Girl, has been working to spruce up her back patio. She had some good chairs but no table for outdoor dining. Instead of spending money to get one, she and her husband came up with a plan to use two roadside finds to create one new table.
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