Sometimes pretty flowers are the the pick-me-up your spirit needs. That's the case with these pretty pink roses that came to Aniko at Place of My Taste. "I adored these roses so much that I couldn’t just throw them away," she explains.
Amy shared this craft at Stow & Tell U for Valentine's Day. Her version of this is definitely geared for that holiday, but this is a concept that you could adapt for any holiday or event--it would be super cute at a wedding, actually. Amy crafted her version using scraps of pallet wood.
"In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by," confesses Shanna at Restoration Redoux. After figuring out that it was possible to actually paint upholstery, however, her days of passing by vintage chairs are over. Shanna was thrilled when her mom spotted this tufted number on a neighbor's curb.
Today all of our rescues are PINK, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. (Click here to see this morning's pink cup cozies.) This sweet little table rescued by Jen at All Things New is perfectly pretty after it's pink makeover.
These little side tables have already sat in two generations of homes. Anam's grandparents had them first, passed them along to her parents, and now they have come to live at Anam's house. At her blog, Delicious and DIY, Anam shares how she updated them to suit her taste.
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.
"When we moved away from Iowa, I had a couple of really old doors with the super cool keyholes in them," says Laura of Laura Kelly Designs. She took the doors with her, knowing that they had potential to become something really great. Recently, she decided to turn one of the doors into a desk.
"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?
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