What rot hath wraught.

When it comes to popular trends in furniture, there’s lightly distressed, heavily distressed, and possibly rotting. I wouldn’t aim for number three.  High probability of splinters.  But that didn’t stop Charlie from nabbing and rehabbing this sweet little rocking chair that her daughter discovered on the side of the road.  PS: her daughter is three!  Way to start ‘em young Charlie!

Check it out on her blog Attempting Aloha.

And here’s another in the dangerously distressed category.  Could this little thing be saved?  Nope.  Sorry.  It was thrown in a fire.  The end.  

Just kidding!  I wouldn’t do that to you.  That wasn’t the end at all.  Angela at Humble Beginnings came along and snatched it out of the firewood pile just in time. She turned what she could save into this adorable pink bench.  Redemption.
 

See, don’t ever give up!  Maybe sometimes you feel like a rotting old
pile of firewood too, but you are actually full of incredible potential
underneath.  All you need is a heavy-duty sanding and some paint, and
possibly some new handles on your drawers!  Er … that’s not what I
meant … my motivational analogy kind of went off the rails there. You
know what I mean.

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  1. Oh my gosh! That pink bench turned out amazing. It is one of the most sensational things I’ve seen. To go from what it was to what it is, that takes some some serious foresight. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Amazing, love it!

    I think you might like this makeover of my bathroom.

    http://cronicasdeumamae.blogspot.pt/2011/05/remodelacao-que-me-deu-mais-prazer.html

    kissy

  3. Ha! Love. Thanks a million for the feature.

    The pink bench is just adorable!

    Aloha,
    Charlie

  4. What memories this brought back! I had the exact same little rocking chair in my room! It was my older sister’s, then passed to me, then on to my younger sister. I so wish I still had it for my daughter when she was little (she’s 23 now, probably doesn’t need it!). Actually, now that I think about it, I wonder what happened to it?

    LOVE, LOVE your sight – I check the posts every day and get such great ideas. And you’re humor kills me!

    -Carol
    Lakeside, CA

  5. What memories this brought back! I had the exact same little rocking chair in my room! It was my older sister’s, then passed to me, then on to my younger sister. I so wish I still had it for my daughter when she was little (she’s 23 now, probably doesn’t need it!). Actually, now that I think about it, I wonder what happened to it?

    LOVE, LOVE your sight – I check the posts every day and get such great ideas. And you’re humor kills me!

    -Carol
    Lakeside, CA

  6. Thank you! It took a lot of work & help from my wonderful hubby who only rolled his eyes ONCE when I told him it was going to be a bench! :)

  7. Good find on the rocking chair!

  8. Thank you for the feature! I’m glad this project can be shared and enjoyed as it was a major transformation!
    -Angela from Humble Beginnings

  9. Wow the bench is amazing! Incredible transformation! I life your humor. It’s a great addition to my day! Thanks for all the great projects. Love your site!

  10. Is there a way to get the link to Angela’s blog, Humble Beginnings? The link isn’t working for me. I’d love to give her a click and see what else she’s done!

  11. Tj, here is the link to my Facebook business page. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/HumbleBeginnings.NE

  12. Nice analogy there! After having 4 kids I could totally use some new handles on my drawers! ;o)

    Love the makeovers! Especially that desk.

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