Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Favorite Curbside Rescues

This old chair was brought to me by one of my

dearest friends, she rescued it from

the heap of trash and brought it to me.

The words she left

when I shared the photo with her

pierced my soul...

{Love it! We are like this treasured old chair. Some people treated us as if we were just trash and tossed us away. But The One who knows our true beauty and worth recognizes us, pulls us out of the heap, redeems us, and restores our honor. She is just lovely! As are you my precious friend.}

{ I love you Cami}

These shutters were in the trash when

I rescued and gave them a good cleaning 

and hung the pair on my wall.

I rescued old sturdy

bleached fence wood which Mr. Dior

made a table top and I married

them with two vintage eggs crates

that I found...

This trash bound trunk

was hiding a beautiful wood underneath...

 Mr. Dior  began the transformation

by removing all of the cracked leather

with a razor knife..

Then revealing the beautiful

bleached weathered wood beneath...

I paired this salvaged head board

with a curbside coffee table

for a unique settee...

Old directors chair that we removed

the arms and finished it with a white wash of paint.

 Afterwards I added a yard sale

piece of glass to reveal a modern

style coffee table...

Free reclaimed wood made a statement

wall in our kitchen area...

Creating a rustic feel...

I love all of old hammer marks

it gives such character...

Last but not least

Mr. Dior's favorite is the dresser

that was going out in some man's trash...

She was just a diamond in the rough!

 Mr. Dior and I worked until she was ready

to make her reveal debut!

I will be linking to my favorite gals in blogland

this week!

Beyond the Picket Fence

Have a beautiful and blessed week!

Much love


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You are the best thing that could have happened to these pieces. I love the reclaimed wood in your kitchen. It's a piece of art.

Polly said...

good golly Kate! those are some seriously beautiful makeovers! and to think you created such beauty out of someone's throwaways. i.love.it.!!



WhiteWhispers2u said...

It has great bones for sure! You have the eye of the beholder love.Dashing as always~Cheers Kim xox

CURIOUS said...

Kate . . .We have to side with The Mr. , That Dresser is a Real Beauty ! THANK YOU for Rescuing All those FOUND TREASURES ! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

Your gift of seeing the beauty beneath the dirt and the brokenness in each of these pieces is a metaphor for how you live your life.

Annie Louise said...

By George you have done it again!!!!! Wonderful, beautiful, inspirational post. Blessings to you and your family and as always thanks for sharing your incredible style : )

Anne said...

What a great friend! LOVE that chair.You added your special touch and it looks amazing!!! Your Mr. turned that trunk into a gorgeous treasure too! I also love your reclaimed wood on your kitchen wall!!!~~~~Beautiful~~~~

Anne Lorys said...

I marvel at your style, Kate!
I just know that I'm going to be seeing your beautiful home and style in magazines all over the place....SOON!

Love you, friend,

The Smith Hotel said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Lovely trash! Have a great week!

Tami Michel said...

You add so much elegance to your curbside finds, I really enjoyed seeing your transformations.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story! You amaze me! I love your style! You have turned trash into treasures! Your transformations are lovely!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Only you and your talented Mr. could take these individual pieces and turn them into such wonderful treasures! LOVE that amazing scrolly headboard! xo

boulderdamcottage said...

hi kate what great stuff you have! and so lucky to have the Mr to help you! :) newest follower....love your blog...so much inspiration for me......as I am re-doing each room in my home now....paint....furniture....re-purposed.......stop by if you get a chance! :) hugs kat =^.^=

It's me said...

You two are such a good team !!!...love the new coffe table !!...love from me...xxx...

Anne Boykin said...

I'm one of your new followers ... love your rescues!

Unknown said...

Ms. Kate, all your treasures speak to MY heart as well. You (and Mr. Dior) have such a gift in giving life back to tossed items. It's no wonder I love ya like I do : )
Have a wonderful week ~
Hugs my dear friend

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Kate, those are amazing finds...Lucky you!

Maryann - Interior Salvage said...

I love what you've done with that table, and that headboard is to die for! and the glass table too, All Gorgeous. You're so creative. Are those burlap walls behind the headboard seat? So lovely..

Ann said...

Great finds and amazing restorations. They all seem to have a special place too in your home. As if they were meant to be there. I too understand what they have been through. My best friend, Lord and Savior, Jesus, has restored my spirit, and I will never be the same. What a blessing. Hugs to you Kate.

the old white house said...

I love what your friend wrote, that is so perfect... along with the beautiful pieces that you rescued! I am trying to pick a favorite but it's impossible, they are all gorgeous! t.xoxo

Junk Girl said...

What a lovely post! I think God is happy we are all rescuing "his trash" down here...in more ways then one! :) Happy day to you and I bet you appreciate your husband for helping you, as I do mine. We are blessed!


Amy Kinser said...

What gorgeous pieces you have rescued, brought back to life and made beautiful!

I so love the note that your friend left you. What a treasure.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Such a beautiful chair and sentiments to go along with it. I love all these other rustic pieces, too. Always feel so serene when I visit you...

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I LOVE the story with the chair. SO beautiful.
You, my dear, have incredible style...everything you touch turns into such beautiful works of art.
Sending you huge hugs and so much love~

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable transformations!! just beautiful, of course love the story of the chair and your friend, love how you decorated the chair!!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

You are so talented and what a great friend you have.

Anonymous said...

Love, love that chair Kate!! What a blessed friend!!
I do so love your style, you are truly gifted!!
Hope your doing well sweet girl and have a lovely night.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love the beauty you create with these old treasures!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Great blog title!

Popped in from Jann's SYCT.


Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey there sweet Kate, just wondering if you saw my post on August 10. Vintage Inspiration? I emailed you, but thought you might have been out of town. Hope you're having a great week! xoxo

Olive said...

Kate, your friends statement is wise and true. Love
all that the pieces you have rescued from the trash bin. Olive

Bohemian said...

Adoring your Curbside Rescue Kate! It grieves me to think about what has landed up in the Landfills that we weren't able to rescue?! *Sob* Just this Month my Grand-Daughter spied a FABULOUSLY Expensive Palace Style Persian Rug sitting under a pile of Debris curbside on Bulk Garbage Day! She was riding Shotgun and squealed at me to stop because she saw a Persian Rug in there... I wouldn't have even seen it {6 year old's have sharp eyes}... we could hear the Garbage Truck coming and I had to muster all my adrenalin to heave that Wool Beauty into the bed of my Pick-Up Truck! Holy Mother of God are those heavy! *LOL* But no way was I leaving it behind! Rugs of this size and quality can sell for upwards of $9,000 to $30,000 dollars... hard to believe someone chucked it out in the trash heap!!! I shudder to think that within minutes, had we not discovered it, it would have ended up in the Landfill!!!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

bec said...

the shutters and small mirrors are so stunning!
thanks for sharing your finds.
Bec x

Unknown said...

The chair is so beautiful as is your friend and her words to you.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kate, you definitely know how to turn trash into treasure. I think that you and I are on the same wave length this week. I have drafted a post titled, "Don't throw me out with the trash". My rescues are not quite as fab as yours. People do not put items out curbside here. We have to take them to a thrift. I wouldn't know how to act if I found a treasure somewhere along the curb. Your dear friend knew you would give that chair Dior love. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such beautiful transformations. I love the reclaimed wood in your kitchen. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful day! Tammy

Kadee Willow said...

Wow, Kate... you have quite the eye!! It feels so good to transform a discard knowing that there is a gem hidden within! The headboard paired with the coffee table is pure genius! So glad I found your blog and I will most certainly be back for more eye candy! If you have a moment I would love to have you visit my blog to see my latest transformation of trash to treasure! You just might get a giggle!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Kate,

I really enjoy reading about your "redos!" You are sooo unbelievably creative ~ I LOVE it! :)

By the way, do you have a booth at Country Roads Antiques? I was there with my hubby a few weeks ago and was wondering where yours was. :) We made a quick stop there after our visit to the Long Beach Flea Market. Anyway, hope you are enjoying this wonderful weekend!

Hugs to you,

T. Roger Thomas said...

You have some very beautiful pieces here. I would very much like to have some of these things in my home.

Looking forward to exploring your blog!

must love junk said...

Gorgeous, inspiring pictures! I'm your newest follower :)

1House1Couple said...

wow, I love all of that stuff. I need to transform my whole house now into that style!! :)


latinabutterfly said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. Minutes in really. Your style is amazing, your Interior Taste is very comparable to mine. Style on a Pennie budget or even on the curb side of others is what I've had to do. LOL. Looking forward to surfing thru your old blogs. =)

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