"I saw some chairs by the curb as I was on a bike ride," Laura shares at Live. Love. Scrap. "My hubby picked them up for me." To her delight, the school house style chairs were sturdy and actually in pretty good shape.
April at House by Hoff nabbed an old window screen from the attic of her old home before she moved. "The house was built in 1921, and I'm fairly certain this screen was original to the house...cool!" April says.
It's hard even for me to believe that the before and after pictures of this rescue even belong together! Kathy at Petticoat Junkction swears they do go together, though, so let's talk about how she did this.
Over at It's Always Autumn, there were several plain Ikea kitchen stools that Autumn's children were using at the family computer desk. She decided it was time to change things up a bit and refresh the old stools.
At The Blissful Bee, Amy has a rustic grain scoop that she found while antiquing several years ago. She loves the patina and texture of the aged wood. When she brought it home several years ago, though, she wasn't quite sure how to display and use it.
The blogger at Full Circle Creations writes, "Two years ago my Aunt Barb (aka the Free Stuff Fairy) brought me this antique sewing machine base. It's been sitting in one of the grain bins, waiting for me to decide what to do with it."
Kelly blogs over at Primer and Painted Nails. "I got a call from my neighbor the other day because her sister had several pieces of furniture she just wanted gone," she says. This dresser was one of them.
At The Weathered Door, Reeves shares a makeover that brought a little excitement into the life of a hum-drum piece of furniture. "This little bench was given to be by some family friends," she explained. Once used as a vanity bench, it had stayed in the safety zone of bland neutrals.
At Names on the Jersey Shore, Susan discovered one disadvantage when she upgraded to a flat screen TV on the wall. "The table we had the old tv on was quickly becoming a clutter spot," she notes. "It's that spot that everyone dumps everything. Obviously we needed a piece of furniture that was smaller but still had room for the Fios box & the Wii, etc."
Sheila is so good at rescues, she can pull something from the gutter and give it a successful makeover! No, seriously, over at Plum Doodles, Sheila has some great ideas for reusing scraps of gutter screen. This particular project even made use of an old framed mirror, as well.
At Remodelando la Casa, Cristina has been having some fun experimenting with chalk paint. She tried out Annie Sloan's Duck Egg on this little tray, and loved the color. But the plain, blue tray still seemed like it needed something else to complete the transformation.
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