Ronja from Nur Noch used her "daughterly charms" to walk away from her dad's antique stash with this rusty metal 1950s measuring cup. When she couldn't remove all the rust, she decided it was time for the cup to embrace a new life as a funky, functional planter.
At Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna was delighted when friends passed along this tea trolley to her. "Don't you just love friends who give you their junk?" she laughs. The cart was a bit rusty and dirty, but Jenna could see the potential.
Want to learn how to turn a man's polo shirt into an adorable skirt for a little girl, without ANY sewing? Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom started this project with a green and white striped polo shirt.
"This old bench was rescued from the back of my mom's flower garden right before it completely slipped away into the forest never to be seen again!" says Amy at Joyful Daisy. "I am truly amazed what an afternoon with spray paint can do."
Rebecca blogs at The Crafted Sparrow. Lately her husband has been bringing home large tin cans from his restaurant when they get thrown away. "I love the idea of re-using them, but I just couldn't look at the boring tin cans anymore," Rebecca admits.
When Dena from Hearts and Sharts told her realtor than a basement workshop was a must for her--since she loves refinishing furniture--her realtor was quick to offer her some of the furniture languishing in her own basement. So....this project is courtesy Dena's real estate agent, who passed along these Louis chairs.
At I Heart Naptime, Liz from Love Grows Wild shared this great ideas for giving vases an extra dose of Spring Color. The great thing about this project, is you can reuse any available container, if you don't have real vases.
April from House By Hoff has had this little wooden side table for a while. When she was given a bundle of tea towels, recently, their pretty stripes and bright colors inspired her to recreate their style in a makeover for the little table.
Some rescues have a really fun history, like this little school desk that got a makeover from Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama. Dee tells us, "This was originally my desk back when I was a lot smaller and younger--and no, I'm not that old! My aunt worked for one of the local school districts, and she saved this from being thrown when one of the older schools was being renovated."
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.