When Manda and her Mom refinished this gorgeous old bed frame, they ran into a little glitch: modern day mattresses are a little bigger than the ones this bed was made for. To solve that dilemma, they pulled out the old frame and slats and attached the headboard and footboard to a modern, metal frame. Manda was left with some aged wood and shared the way she repurposed some of it at Lost in the Found.
At Thrifty Treasures, a friend passed along this shelf to Sara. The shelf was sturdy, solid oak, but it just wasn’t working for Sara’s friend.
A friend passed this old headboard along to Sara at Thrifty Treasures. Since the captain-style shelved headboard isn’t exactly cohesive with current decorating trends, she decided to repurpose it.
Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy was given a set of wood kitchen utensils and a vintage crate. She has loved the pictures she’s seen out there of paint dipped utensils, and decided that this free set was perfect for experimenting.
” I found this piece on the roadside and had a plan for it the second I saw it,” says Marta on her blog, Marta on a Mission. Part of a bed set, she was pretty sure the size and shape of the foot board gave it great potential as a shelf.
Poppytalk recently featured this amazing rescue by Nicole Phillips of Visual Heart. When Nicole found this ugly cabinet with a single drawer, there was very little to recommend it, other than the fact that underneath, she found brackets attached for legs. Good thing Nicole has an imagination!
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.
Kristi from My Weekly Habit has been working on turning her guest bedroom into an office space. She’s been pulling pieces of furniture in from other rooms of the house, like this small white shelf that had been down in the basement.