“I got this old TV for free at a yard sale, ” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “My hubby didn’t understand why we were bringing home something that ugly or heavy.” We rescuers are evil geniuses with plans up our sleeves all the time, are we not?
Tamara blogs at Provident Home Design. Lately she’s been working on accessorizing her dining room. When she saw this vase for cheap at her local Goodwill, Tamara looked past the pinkish mauve color and saw that it had potential.
Linda from With a Blast shares the backstory on this old storage drawers unit. “I have had this particular unit for years…it used to be hidden under my desk.” But now that Linda has moved her furniture around, the drawers will be in a more visible area, and she decided they were a little too blah.
Over at Pretty Providence, Sarah has a collection of vintage suitcases down in her cellar, which she scored at yard sales over time. One day she got brave enough to take on an old ugly suitcase and make it something beautiful. Sarah wasn’t quite brave enough to take on a spooky cellar though, so her husband saved the day and brought up the suitcase. That’s what husbands are for, am I right?
When Courtney found this table that had belonged to her grandmother languishing in her mother’s basement, she didn’t hesitate to take it home for a makeover. Why not? “My grandmother was a decorator,” Courtney explains at All Things New Again. “She was always changing things around and trying new looks. I did not hesitate to paint her table for one second because I know if she was here, she would have told me to paint it already
Over at Architecture of a Mom, Rachel’s young daughter is going through something many of you are probably familiar with: an obsession with Disney’s Frozen. She’s also an beginning reader, with lots of small books that are falling off the bookshelf in her bedroom. Rachel decided to repurpose the boxes that some wallpaper samples arrived in to create some storage boxes that would make her little girl happy.
At Pudel-design, Lydia needed some bookends to keep her bookshelves looking neat, and to add a little color and design to them, as well. She realized that the bricks leftover from their driveway installation where just the right size and weight to be bookends.