At Divine Lifestyle, Stacie demonstrates just how fun and easy it can be to add a trendy ombre effect to your home. It's a perfect decorating technique for summer, since, as Stacie explains, "Ombre colored pieces give a water color effect, where the color starts off light and trickles down to a bolder hue." Her ombre project started with a dresser that was rescued from the curb.
At Refashionably Late, Ruthie went out in search of a free swing set that she'd seen advertised. The swings were gone, but what she found instead was a woman in a hurry to unload a lot of stuff....with a garage full of furniture she was giving away for free! Ruthie was delighted to discover a piece of furniture she'd been wanting for a while: a tiered side table.
Okay, I just have to say that it is seriously hard to believe that this gorgeous and well-designed entry hallway is the product of not one, but TWO rescue projects! The fabulous furnishings in this hallway didn't start out quite so pretty as they are now. Instead, ChiWei of One Dog Woof started out with an old dining room console and a couple of free wine crates from the local wine shop.
"A neighbor down the street couldn’t fit her two green plastic adirondack chairs in her moving truck," tells Amy at Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. "These chairs were on their way to the dump until I intercepted." It just so happened that Amy had recently cleared away a spot in her backyard that was just perfect for a couple of nice chairs.
When Katie's mom gave her some nice, new loaf pans, it was time to retire her battered old metal pans. Instead of throwing them out, Katie (who blogs at View From The Fridge) came up with a cute new use for them and shared it at My Crafty Spot.
Mindy blogs at MyLove2Create, but she shared this nifty rescue at My Repurposed Life. This beat-up, cheap laminate cabinet was a free find that Mindy picked up when she was picking up some other Craigslist freebies.
It's not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That's what happened to April at House By Hoff. "The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, " April tells us.
"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.
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.
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.
"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!
"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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