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Monday, August 31, 2009

Road Kill Rescue?

A little late to the party, but better late than never. Today Becky is having a Roadkill Rescue Party! And, NO, that would not be possums, racoons, armadillos and such. It would be the furniture, fun project, kind.
What a name huh?
My first item is this desk, that we did actually rescue from a pile of trash. I wish I had a before picture, but this was completed long before blogs came along. My husband reminded me that he had to glue some of the drawers back together. The top had extensive writing and scribbling, not to mention that it was plain dirty! We cleaned, sanded, glued, and painted. Now it sits in my son's bedroom and has been a great desk.
Next is this headboard that my husband made from an old door that came from his grandmothers house. He just added some details with molding that we had on hand, painted it to match the desk and attached it to the wall.
So there you have it, my rescues. We have plenty of old doors that are just waiting for a project. Now, head on over to Becky's and check out all of those other Roadkill Rescues.
Have a blessed week!
Jackie

17 comments:

Beckypdj said...

Love the title!!! WOW on your projects, they look great. I don't have any "road kill" to speak of, but I did post about my office at work. The very last picture is my husband's handiwork. He added doors to a bookcase for me. It hides lots of office supplies. I didn't think to take a before picture, but you can look at the after at
http://beckyjacksonpdj.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-office.html

Thank the Lord for handy husbands.

Songbirdtiff said...

These are GREAT! You would never know that headboard had a previous life as a door.

Stacey said...

Great job! Making a door headboard is on my list!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Thanks for linking up! You still qualify because you have my party image. I have been looking for old doors I guess I need to drop by your house and thief one while you are not home.

Smelling Coffee said...

Those look great! Your husband is a very hand man! :-)

SuzSpeaks said...

It's so cool that the door has such a history!! It turned out great!!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Love the paint color on both items, they look great...and expensive!!
Janell

Christina said...

Those are some fabulous rescues. The door as the headboard is wonderful. Looks like Pottery Barn---but way better price and probably more sturdy too. Love the color too.

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

I love the headboard, i've been wanting to do a door headboard FOREVER! Love yours.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great job....I want to do a headboard too. Love your blog

Shannon said...

Love those re-do's! That headboard is so cute!

Room to Inspire said...

I love old doors! My husband thinks I am crazy...but look how wonderful they can look with a little love! Lookin' good!

Chelsea

sherri said...

I doing a little catch up...haven't been able to visit blog-land in a few weeks! It's great to see the new pixs of you and your family on your blog! Great post about your son's room too!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely LOVE that headboard! I would love one just like it - and, yes, any title with the roadkill in it is a bit "iffy" for me!! :)

nancygrayce said...

The door/headboard is just fantastic! I love that look.....I would never have guessed it had been a door!

sara said...

Love the desk and headboard! It looks great! :)

Fernseed said...

Wow, inspiring. That is a refab[ulous] idea!