At House of Hawthornes, Pam spotted this mid century modern beauty of a chair at a yard sale and brought it home for–get this–a dollar. (Since a dollar isn’t worth much these days, I’m counting that as a rescue!) It was made of really nice wood and had amazing lines, but the orange upholstery was an eyesore!
Have you seen those gorgeous carved wood angel wings that are becoming a coveted decor trend? Well, Deb of Lake Girl Paints figured out how to make one of her own using scraps of wood and fence pickets.
Two sad school desks languished in a thrift store until they were spotted by Eva at Humblebee Home. When she first saw them, Eva says “they were scratched, stained, and icky grimy but they were also DARLING.” Clearly she saw their potential and gave them the royal treatment!
At The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy was reminded of Fall when she spotted this forgotten wooden salad bowl in her storage room. She decided to bring it out of retirement and put it to use again.
Shanna from Restoration Redoux found this desk in the free section of Craigslist. “When we went to pick it up, it was in a very sketchy alley,” she confesses.
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.
KariAnne lives in the country, where it’s pretty easy to find wood pallets during the harvest season…..or any season, actually. With pallets being so easy to come by, it should be no surprise that she’s always finding new uses for pallet wood. She recently shared her latest at Thistlewood Farms.
When Julie’s kids outgrew this Ikea bunk bed, it basically became a pile of scrap lumber. She decided to use the wood to make a bench, and shared the tutorial for this project on her blog, Being Home.