An Elephant Foot Stool

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“This footstool had been kicking around the classrooms in my school for over fourteen years. No one is quite sure who it belonged to originally,” explains Lori at Rise.Shine.Create. When she found it hidden under a pile of books in another classroom, she asked her colleague if it could go home with her.

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Old Frame Becomes a Blooming Wreath

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Looking for a fresh new look for her front door decor, Cindy of Little Miss Celebration was inspired by the silk peonies that she spotted at her local craft store. She thought of a unique way to display them right there, on the spot. She just needed to withdraw a frame from her collection of old ones that is gathering dust.

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Tea Cart Makeover

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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.

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Beautiful Buffet Makeover

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“One day, as I was driving the car, I saw this dismantled dresser on the pavement in front of a house along with other rubbish,” Camille begins her rescue story at Gustave & Voltaire. “I stopped and rang the doorbell to ask if I could take it, but it was so big it didn’t fit into my car. So the owner offered to deliver it to me in his truck!” Rescue AND delivery? Why, yes, please!

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Cabinet Refinished with Maps

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“My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street,” explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.

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Toothbrush Holder from the Wild Side

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Here’s a quick and easy project for anyone who has access to animals. That would be wood or plastic animals, not the real thing–you don’t want to drill holes in those! Anyway, Betsy from Happily Ever After Etc. came up with this project, and while she purchased her animal from Amazon, you can find similar animals in toy bins and garage sales across America. Look around–you might find one in your own house!

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God and White Herringbone Flowerpots

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Over at The Happy Housie, Krista has been decorating in soft neutrals this winter. One of her recent projects was to transform several clay flowerpots. Do you have any of these lying around?

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Pretty Settee from a Crib

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I’ve featured quite a few projects here at Roadkill Rescue that involve cribs being turned into benches. This one by Sara of Thrifty Treasures, however, takes this concept to a whole new level. She transformed crib parts into a settee with some serious style credentials.

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