Last year, Stacy of Vintage Scrap Shop saw a free piece of furniture on the curb in her neighborhood. She says, “At first glance it looked like nothing more than a pile of potential firewood but thankfully I managed to take a 2nd look & saw what appeared to be an old potting bench.” So what else could she do? She loaded it into her car and brought it home to give it a new life.
You know you’ve really achieved elite junker status when even friends of friends start passing their castoffs on to you. That’s exactly how Reeves from The Weathered Door ended up with a free solid wood banker’s chair.
After six years, Karen from Desert Chica Ramblings still found her master bedroom lacking a headboard. Her husband came up with a solution using a couple of cabinet doors he’d rescued before they ended up in the dumpster.
When her future sister-in-law needed a large end table, Ashley from Domestic Imperfection knew she had just the one sitting in the furniture pile on her porch. Ashley got moving on her standard sanding and painting process while her son enjoyed crawling around inside the table. Thus an idea was born…
Amidst a big project, Faye from MacGIRLver needed a little “instant gratification” and decided to spruce up a chair she originally had no intention of keeping. Plain. Brown. Nothing to get too excited about.