At Divine Lifestyle, Stacie demonstrates just how fun and easy it can be to add a trendy ombre effect to your home. It’s a perfect decorating technique for summer, since, as Stacie explains, “Ombre colored pieces give a water color effect, where the color starts off light and trickles down to a bolder hue.” Her ombre project started with a dresser that was rescued from the curb.
Christine blogs at Must Love Home. She tells us, “This cabinet began as an island in the kitchen of my first home.” No longer needing it in her kitchen, the solid wood cabinet had sat outside on Christine’s porch, until inspiration struck one day in the form of a Pottery Barn catalog.
“One of the perks of being in a construction-related business is that you can claim any discards from job-sites that might be re-purposed,” Marty tells us at Marty’s Musings. That’s exactly how this old set of shutter-like closet doors came into her possession. Marty has a great imagination. When she looked at the doors, she could see a headboard!
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.
Okay, I just have to say that it is seriously hard to believe that this gorgeous and well-designed entry hallway is the product of not one, but TWO rescue projects! The fabulous furnishings in this hallway didn’t start out quite so pretty as they are now. Instead, ChiWei of One Dog Woof started out with an old dining room console and a couple of free wine crates from the local wine shop.
“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.
Kim tells us, “I have had three old shutters hanging out in my “junk” pile in my garage for the past 2 years.” She recently upgraded one of those plain shutters into a piece of flag wall art, just in time for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. The two-year wait was well worth it, as you can see at her blog Too Much Time on My Hands.
Here’s a fun project using something that is easy to find during the summer months: popsicle sticks! Daniela at Curly Made has been experimenting with turning wooden popsicle sticks into jewelry.