“We rescued a vintage metal cart from heading to a landfill!” exclaims Kathy at The Salvaged Boutique. One of their favorite Craigslist sellers said that she’d toss the cart if it didn’t go home with Kathy or her sister Karen, so they rescued it.
“One day, as I was driving the car, I saw this dismantled dresser on the pavement in front of a house along with other rubbish,” Camille begins her rescue story at Gustave & Voltaire. “I stopped and rang the doorbell to ask if I could take it, but it was so big it didn’t fit into my car. So the owner offered to deliver it to me in his truck!” Rescue AND delivery? Why, yes, please!
Virginia of Fynes Designs had been striking out when it came to patio furniture. She’d waited until she could find one that she could afford, but to her disappointment the one she bought turned out to be a lemon and had to be returned. Bummer. “One day, just after garbage clean up, one of my cousins landed on my door-step with a gem,” Virginia tells us.
Inspired by all of the Easter egg crafts she’s been seeing, Claire of Huppie Mama thought to herself, “Well, instead of an egg craft, why don’t I make something with the egg cartons?”
At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, Christy had this tulip wreath from last year’s spring decor. “I had it hanging in the garage and it had fallen several times and was looking a little tattered, ” she explains, so she decided to take the wreath apart and make something else for this year.
“My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street,” explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.
Here’s a quick and easy project for anyone who has access to animals. That would be wood or plastic animals, not the real thing–you don’t want to drill holes in those! Anyway, Betsy from Happily Ever After Etc. came up with this project, and while she purchased her animal from Amazon, you can find similar animals in toy bins and garage sales across America. Look around–you might find one in your own house!
Aimee blogs at The Crazy Crafty Lady. There, she explains that the mismatched and worn-out dining set that she had really wasn’t her style. But with two year old twins, this stage of her life is not the one in which she is going to be investing in fine furniture. Instead, she decided to restyle the table that she had.