Roadkill Rescue Party

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Welcome to our 3rd Roadkill Rescue Party!  I am so glad you joined in. CSNstores.com (home to everything you might need from bar stools, cookware, homes decor etc. ) is sponsoring our party by giving one link-up winner a new air compressor. Click here for the details.

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To be eligible for a chance at this prize here are the rules…

1. The object you makeover must have been completely free to you, meaning you found it on the side of the road, in a dumpster, someone gave it to you, or Aunt Nelly died and left it to you in her will. YOU DID NOT PAY A DIME FOR IT…got it? Good!

2. You can use or buy other things to help fix it up (spray paint, embellishments, ribbon, fabric, etc).

3. It does not have to be a piece of furniture.  It can be some hand-me-down clothes you remade, a recipe you tweaked, a plastic container you recycled.  It just has to be headed for the trash can before you came along.

4.  You must have a before and after photo of it.  You must have completed the project and not just pulled something out of the trash.  Remember you are rescuing it to use it and give it a premier spot in this world.

5. You must have the Roadkill Rescue button somewhere in your post or sidebar.  Copy the code from the right hand side of my page.

6. It doesn’t have to be a new post, you can use an older post as long as it applies to rule #1.

this party sponsored by:image





  • Jennifer

    Love the rescued roadkills… can't wait to see all of them! Your linky part is great… so neat that you can see a photo with the link!!

  • Happy Momma

    What?!! Only 1 comment so far? I think I am really going to like your new linky system!!

  • Ann Marie

    Well, you know how to get me…offer an air compressor and I am so THERE!!!

  • Tracy

    LOVE the thumbnails … hope this catches on elsewhere.
    Great party, thanks for hosting.

  • Ms_Pea

    Like Tracy said, I LOVE the thumbnail previews. I often don't view many participants in big "parties" because there are too many links to click on (could take days to go through them!!), but having a preview lets me click on what looks interesting to me!

  • Nora

    I love what everyone has done! It has inspired me to do a roadkill rescue of my own! We went to a garage sale and there was a nice table with good lines! The table was a dollar, which technically doesn't qualify as roadkill, but my sister found a dollar on the ground so it was free!!! I already know what I am going to do with the table!

  • Meg

    Ha! I added a little thing I did with a chair I bought at Goodwill, because I wasn't willing to tear up a chair of my own! THEN I read the rules! Oops. So, I deleted it. Maybe next time! Here's the link, though, if you'd like to see how I chopped up this chair! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/02/wreath-stand.html
    Hopefully, I can join in next time!

Roadkill Rescue Party

Welcome to our second Roadkill Rescue party.  Click here to see the projects from the first party.I am bubbling with excitement to see all of your wonderful rescues.  I will show you mine if you show me yours. 

I found this bench at a repo’d house that was being cleaned out in preparation to be put back on the market.
IMG_0745 IMG_0744 It was a bit rustic and country for my taste but I was chomping at the bit to find a place to store all of our books in our playroom, which looked like this.  IMG_0752You could not see the spine of the books and they were shoved into the cubbies anyway they would fit. Storage is prime real estate in my playroom and the books were taking up too much space.  The bench was wide enough to fit those huge board books in it.  So I set to tweaking it and came up with this.
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Much better and totally functional!

I will show you later on this week how I remade it but for now I want to see yours. Anyone can link up but if you want to be considered eligible for the drawing of our uber cool prize pack then here’s the party plan..

1. The object you makeover must have been completely free to you, meaning you found it on the side of the road, in a dumpster, someone gave it to you, or Aunt Nelly died and left it to you in her will. YOU DID NOT PAY A DIME FOR IT…got it? Good! 

2. You can use or buy other things to help fix it up (spray paint, embellishments, ribbon, fabric, etc). 

3. It does not have to be a piece of furniture.  It can be some hand-me-down clothes you remade, a recipe you tweaked, a plastic container you recycled.  It just has to be headed for the trashcan before you came along.

4.  You must have a before and after photo of it.  You must have completed the project and not just pulled something out of the trash.  Remember you are rescuing it to use it and give it a premier spot in this world.

5. You must have the Roadkill Rescue button somewhere in your post or sidebar.  Copy the code from the right hand side of my page.

6. It doesn’t have to be a new post, you can use an older post as long as it applies to rule #1.

Let’s the bash begin…





  • Jennifer

    This is such a fun idea for a party! I can't wait to see all the roadkill TLC! :)

  • Lo

    yay! cant wait to see everyones stuff!!

  • Annie Rose

    This is my first time – I have only been blogging about a month so Im really new to all this stuff. I really hope I linked up right. Im excited to see everyones links to get more ideas! The project I finally decided to submit was my clock- I was so nervous and it was hard to choose.

  • GroverFamily

    this is so fun! i love this party idea:)

  • Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia

    So cute!!!

  • Michelle

    Great idea for book storage. We have books overflowing from our shelves; this would be a great idea.

    Mine #6 says PB sconces, but that's a mistake, it is a chair I rescued from the trash. Sorry for the wrong title.

  • Heidi@TheCraftMonkey

    what a fun party, mine was only a "mini" roadkill, so I hope it still counts.

  • Mod Podge Amy

    Oooh! Love what you did. I wish I had something, maybe next time. . I will definitely be following!

  • Cindy

    That looks so cool….did you remove the edging and flip it upside down? Love this idea so the books don't come crashing down. Looks like a PB knock off :o)
    Thanks for hosting!

  • Gwen

    My favorite hobby, Roadkill Rescue!

  • Jen @ jentility.com

    I love this party! Can't wait to see what has been transformed!

  • Su

    What fin!
    Can't wait to see the treasures :)

  • Richella

    You are THE BEST at rescuing the perishing! Your new bookshelf looks awesome and very useful. Thank you for hosting this party. I wish I had an entry. I just need to look more closely at the trash!!

  • Lisa

    I found your last Roadkill Rescue party just days after I finished this project. (#15-Mr. Linky) I marked my calendar so that I would remember to join the party! Great fun!

  • Laurie

    so fun! thanks for hosting.

  • The Weathered Cottage

    hello hello! thanks for inviting me, so fun!

  • Polly

    Okay…I posted two. None of them are all that impressive compared to the others here since they were just alterations to hand-me-down clothes. But I have a couple of Roadkill treasures that I really need to redo after we move, so maybe I'll have them done by the next Roadkill Rescue party.

    I love your shelves! I never would have thought to make them a bookshelf. So clever!

  • Jennifer

    This is such a great idea. I used an older post to join in the fun. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's rescue work!!!

  • KatrinkaJane

    I am seriously bummed that we didn't get our honest-to-goodness, hauled-off-the-side-of-the-road-on-trash-day rescue ready in time for your party! :( You are my inspiration, Beckie!

    ~ Hilary (The Fiskeauxs/The Dailies)

  • Funky Junk Interiors

    HILARIOUS!! I think everything I own and have in my home is Roadkill. So let's start with my bedroom shall we? Yup, linked it up. :)

    Donna

  • Lee @ thriftybeaver.com

    What a great idea!

  • Lula!

    Roadkill is dead skunks and opossums and such. Any furniture I rescue will be found at Ballard Designs.

    Don't shake your head at me. You LOVE me, Beckie. Hardcore.

  • Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

    Oh no – i missed your party again. I've been in Ecuador all last week and so I didn't have electricity most of the time. Just catching up on what I missed….love this so much. :)

  • ilovemy5kids

    I love this parTAY! So, much inspiration!!!

    Blessings to you,
    lana @ ilovemy5kids

  • Jane

    I have been searching for a new headboard for weeks. Low and behold yesterday I found something I can use on the curb! Too late for this party tho. Sure hope you host another soon.

  • Leigh of Bloggeritaville

    LOve the name, love a party, love a thrifty treasure (in case you didnt know—wink)I liked up to this one with a post I had done a couple weeks ago.Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, my sweet friend! Great deals!
    HUGS!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com

  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    That was AWESOME!!! I love it, you have amazing vision for this stuff!!

Roadkill Rescue Party

Helllooooooooo!
A
re you ready to party?

Cue the music…whoop! whoop!
I am sorry no music…I couldn’t handle it anymore.

I told you I would bring food. What is a party without some amazing sweets? And what is sweeter than a cupcake pop by Bakerella? Ok pass them around…there is enough for everyone. Alright now that everyone has a little sugar, let the party begin.

Before you get to showcase your Roadkill vRescue let me start by sharing mine. When running one night I ran past this hutch thing. I am assuming it went on top of a dresser or maybe a desk. I am sure someone has the exact same one and can tell me where it came from.

I didn’t have much interest in it and ran right past it, but I was thinking about what I could do with it in case it did find its way into my garage. The next morning I was cruising our neighborhood and saw it was still there. I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I hauled it into my mom van the whole time thinking, “What am I thinking?”

So I brought it inside and let my mind wander regarding what it would become. Does anyone else do this? At first it was a shelf and quilt rack for Kayla’s room painted white with her quilt hanging from a rod I would nail in place. Nahhhh….too big for Kayla’s room. Then I was going to chop off the bottom and hang it on our room and put little trinkets on it….nope no wall was going to work for it. Then it was going to be a red bookshelf in the playroom…but the shelves were too narrow for some of the huge children’s books. Then a vision came to me…

Ahhhhhhhh perfect! Isaac is a very imaginative little boy and loves to play make believe. I love to foster that creative spirit in him. HE LOVES IT! I am sure I will be doing some puppet tutorials soon. If you know of any good ones pass them my way.
I don’t want to steal the spotlight so I will post a full tutorial of how I did it later on in the week. For now, come on join the party and one of you party animals will win this…


1. The object you makeover must have been completely free to you, meaning you found it on the side of the road, in a dumpster, someone gave it to you, or Aunt Nelly died and left it to you in her will. YOU DID NOT PAY A DIME FOR IT…got it? Good!
2. You can use or buy other things to help fix it up (spray paint, embellishments, ribbon, fabric, etc).
3. You have to be a subscriber of Infarrantly Creative.
4. You must have the Roadkill Rescue button somewhere in your post or sidebar.
5. It doesn’t have to be a new post, you can use an older post as long as it applies to rule #1.
6. Enter your permalink to your Roadkill Rescue post and NOT just your blog url. All links that do not go to your party post will be deleted.


Note: I am not a fan of music on blogs…the song will be gone tomorrow. I thought it would be fun for today though. I am sorry if you hate the song or had your speakers up loud. And no, I am not sending everyone a cupcake pop, it was just for fun people…just for fun!






  • wedogmomma

    I finished these schoolroom chairs just in time!
    Woo hoo!
    Loving the puppet show :D
    Loving the party….Holla!

  • Chiloe

    Waow! Once again you amaze me with your creativity and imagination !!! You are an awsome lady !

  • Shannon

    super cool idea!! oooh Isaac…I've missed so much..he's getting so big!

  • Eryn

    Well, I ended up using my coffee table post for your party…but sister, I am ON the look out. Your puppet theater is UN-BELEIVABLE! So creative. And Isaac is so grown up!

  • Shanty 2 Chic

    Hey there~ We just linked our goodies up! Love the puppet theater! Take Care… Ashley & Whitney

  • randee

    thanks for being such a gracious hostess. there's nothing i like more than cake pops with my coffee.

    your repurpose was great. lucky isaac! and i've already gotten a lot of ideas from the other posts.

    blessings & peace -

  • Catherine

    I have to finish my project up this morning thanks to a delay in materials… ugh! But seeing that adorable puppet theater gave me the boost I needed. :) And all those goodies to win. ;)

  • Clean and Classic Interiors

    Seriously – a puppet theater and I have a basket!! It is AMAZING and something that can be in your family for decades. You have given me a new found appreciation for roadkill! Thanks again for the great party!

  • Julie

    I love the puppet theater!!! That is so cool!

  • Sachiko

    Such a cute puppet show! you did such an amazing job!

  • Lo

    Woot Woot!!! It's a party in here!!!

    That puppet theater is AMAZING!!! I would have never come up with that. Great job!!!!

  • Jenglamgirl

    Yeah' I am a part of the party Hollar! Woop woop! K- love the puppet show creation, how clever and darling!

  • Chasity

    What a great idea! I have to share… I passed up a piece of furniture at a thrift store last week because it had a hutch, and the only thing I really wanted was the bottom part. I didn't buy it because I didn't want to wind up putting the hutch on the curb and have it wind up in a land fill. I'm thinking a trip to the thrift store is in order today to see if it's still there…

  • SuzSpeaks

    I love what you did.. my son would be jealous!

    I found a dresser on the side of the road….and made it over!

    Happy Roadkill Rescue Party Day!

  • Amy Jo

    You are so funny pulling heavy furniture into your mom van. You must have some muscles! Looks good! Very creative idea

  • Debbie

    Unbelievable! Great idea.
    And I love those cupcake pops.

  • The Fiskeaux Family

    Just squeaked by on a technicality. I may have lost points from the Austrian judge, but it was worth it just to participate! (Be sure to scroll back a couple posts to see your blog love…)

    Can't wait to see your tutorial!

  • Chrissie Grace

    You did a great job on the puppet show.
    It's awesome.
    I finished mine up thanks to you…it gave me the drive for a weekend project!
    xo
    Chrissie Grace

  • Mom

    Ok Ok……….what's with the video of a rock star playing music during Isaac's puppet show? Did anyone else get that interference?

    Anywhooooo…… very very cute! Isaac and his imagination should really be working overtime now. LOL. Good puppet show buddy!

    Beau-Nonni
    xo

  • Lee Ann

    That Rocks! We so need a puppet stage here!

    We were driving along last night and saw a FREE dining set. Steve immediately did a u-e and went to check it out. Solid wood. He kept saying….but what about Beckies' road kill thing. And I kept saying, where in the world would we put it and who is going to re-do it?

    In the end we left it for someone who could really use it.

    But man am I jealous of your puppet stage!

  • Denise ~ Paper Ponderings

    Creative genius…pure genius! That puppet stage is the best thing I've seen in ages and what a cutie patootie you have there! We always just put up a tension rod, but that one rocks!!!

  • Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality

    Fun party & what a great makeover for your son. That's wonderful! I'll have to check out some of the other links.

  • Megan

    Hey just found our blog through one of your roadkill participants that linked to my project as her inspiration – whew! did you get all that??? LOL

    anyway, love the blog! I will be linking so I peek back in :)

  • Kristen

    adorable project, Beckie!

    BTW — can you leave up a Roadkill Rescue banner — then we all always have a valid "dumpster diving" excuse! ;)

  • Stacie

    Thanks for letting me link up!! By the way…I love that puppet theater!! :)

  • Stacie

    oops…i need to read better…i guess mine wasn't free..sorry. Anyways…thanks for putting my link in your sidebar! :)

  • Isabella & Max Rooms

    What imagination with YOUR roadkill!! Love it and love this post…
    My entry to your party is a footstool my dad pulled from a dumpster! Yeah for dumpster diving, though he didn't tell me where he got the footstool until after I transformed it…
    Janell

  • Isabella & Max Rooms

    What imagination with YOUR roadkill!! Love it and love this post…
    My entry to your party is a footstool my dad pulled from a dumpster! Yeah for dumpster diving, though he didn't tell me where he got the footstool until after I transformed it…
    Janell

  • Isabella & Max Rooms

    What imagination with YOUR roadkill!! Love it and love this post…
    My entry to your party is a footstool my dad pulled from a dumpster! Yeah for dumpster diving, though he didn't tell me where he got the footstool until after I transformed it…
    Janell

  • Isabella & Max Rooms

    What imagination with YOUR roadkill!! Love it and love this post…
    My entry to your party is a footstool my dad pulled from a dumpster! Yeah for dumpster diving, though he didn't tell me where he got the footstool until after I transformed it…
    Janell

  • Dee

    What a fantastic party this mornin'. You know how to liven a Monday morning.

    I don't have a roadkill rescure project to submit but you have me inspired to take a beginners sewing class. It's something I have always longed to learn but let's just say I'm very sewing challenged.

    Loving your puppet stage. You must have a ginormous house!

    So who won? Do you get to pick? My favorites: eryn's table, the dress up closet, and the polka dot stool. But I am so partial to red and my Crystal girl has me hooked on polka dots lately.

    Well you are amazing girl. I don't know how you do all this; I can't even get to the post office to mail your birthday gift. I'm sure you won't mind getting something in September. You are gonna love it. I so hope you blog about your birthday month gifts….hehehe!

    Thanks for the disclaimer on the music thang. I was so surprised cuz I so know that is one of your pet peeves about blogs. And yes, you woke me up. I needed to though, I need to get going on laundry.

  • Deborah

    Sooo cool a use for the hutch. I saw a few a GW recently and was thinking about getting for my kids room for a book shelf. Keep up the Rescue work

  • Ali

    The puppet show is so cute, your son is just adorable! Jimmy would love that, I will have to be on the lookout for something to use…I am loving this party, all the ideas are great and so inspiring.

  • brown eyed girl

    This is my favorite project of yours ever!!!! You have such an amazing ability to transform stuff =)

  • PlowgianPage

    Your creativity is so impressive. One of these days when I come across something similar, I'll know exactly what do with it.

  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    That is SO FUN!! You find the best stuff woman! My original plan for the party didn't work out — looooong story — so I'm linking up my sewing table. Awesome party!

  • Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful

    Ahhhh…I'm dying here. I am so disappointed I didn't get to finish mine. Two of my 4 kids got sick last night and I had to abandon my project. Serious bummer! If I get a minute between yucky cleanups, I'll try and link to an older post. Have fun partying everyone. I'll be back to check out all the fun projects later.

    ~Amanda

  • Carmel

    I LOVE THE PUPPET THEATER!!!!! So cute!!!!! You are officially the most creative person I know!

  • Empty Nest Full Life

    I joined the party but have not been able to put the button on my sidebar, I copy, but it will not paste in the gadget area, I did link to the party though. Jackie

  • Anonymous

    You are amazing!!! Nicole

  • glenna

    Fantastic idea. Your son has inherited your imagination!

  • Amber

    Ingenious re-use! I'm sure Isaac LOVES it! What a fun idea! I'm glad you snagged it knowing you could come up with some use for it!

  • Sachiko

    Such a fun party, thank you so much for hosting!

  • Better After

    Hey there! I LOVE your puppet theater! Would you mind if I featured it on my blog? You rock. :)

  • Jen – Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

    Oh my goodness…this is awesome!! And I am so bummed because I forgot to link up…AHAHAHA!! I had such great intentions. I needed to set my timer but I forgot since I also had Tasty Tuesday post to due .So sorry, but what fun this is. :)

  • Kelli

    What a splendid idea!!! Thanks for the invitation to party!!

  • Kimm at Reinvented

    Great party, girl! Only wish I had some free stuff so that I could join in! Anyone care to GIVE me anything?

  • Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings

    What a fun party…and I LOVE the name. ;)

  • Riggins

    Riggins-Love the recycle idea-Love the choco. pops. I promise I'll only take a TINY bite. I dig the puppet show. Keep up the good work!

  • Anonymous

    saw this super hot picture… check it out

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Roadkill Rescue Party

 I am having a parrrrrrrrrrrrrrrty!
Yep it’s true. It is my first ever blog party and I want you to join me. In honor of the last day of my birthday month, August 31st will be my Roadkill Rescue party. I will have food, I will have music and of course there will be a prizes (to be announced).

So grab my button on my sidebar and tell everyone about it. Let’s paaaarrrrrrty!

Here’s the scoop…

I will have Mister Linky up by 12:00AM for you to add your permalink to. Now anyone can link up that day but in order to be eligible for the super uber prize pack you must follow these guidelines:

1. The object you makeover must have been completely free to you, meaning you found it on the side of the road, in a dumpster, someone gave it to you, or Aunt Nelly died and left it to you in her will. YOU DID NOT PAY A DIME FOR IT…got it? Good!
2. You can use or buy other things to help fix it up (spray paint, embellishments, ribbon, fabric, etc).
3. You have to be a subscriber of Infarrantly Creative.
4. You must have the Roadkill Rescue button somewhere on your sidebar.
5. It doesn’t have to be a new post, you can use an older post as long as it applies to rule #1.

Sound easy enough? Wanna join me? I have a fabulous project planned that I hope I can wait the 1o days to show you.





  • Tracy Grubb

    I don't have a blog, so I can't participate {boo hoo}. It's funny that you posted this now, though, because I was planning to write you and ask permission to plug your blog when I post pictures of my roadkill rescue (mirror) that we'll be using in our vanity area.

  • Better After

    What a fun idea! Maybe I'll feature some of your reader's projects! Can't wait to see what people come up with.

  • Suzanne

    I have the perfect thing!! I'm finishing it up this weekend! What a great idea to have a party!

  • Joy Beadworks

    Now you've got me thinking…Can't wait!

  • Puva

    Looking forward to seeing your new project!

  • Crystal

    Can't wait! Fun! Fun!

  • Amy

    I'm out. I'm not a roadkill rescuer. If it's not new and shiney, I will walk right by it. But I'm excited to see other people will come up with!

  • Alisha Whitfield

    I know exactly what I am going to do. In fact I cant wait to get started! I must hurry and start quick or else it might not be finished in time!!! Great idea!

  • [email protected]

    I got my first big roadside score a couple of weeks ago in the form of a book case that had been in a used book store. But I'm not going to be doing anything to it and it's already filled with my homeschool stuff.

  • Lindsay With Lindsay

    Oh, this is super fun! Hmmmm…what can I come up with between now and then?

  • Erica

    I just saw some great stuff on the road yesterday. Hubby wouldn't stop then, so I'm hoping it's still there!

  • Clean and Classic Interiors

    I've been looking my neigborhoods leftovers in a whole new way the last couple days! Can't wait for the party!

  • Lo

    Woo Hoo!!! I LOVE roadkill!! :)

  • SuzSpeaks

    I linked to you on my blog tonight!

  • PlowgianPage

    I've got a half finished project. Here's the push I needed to complete it. What a fun party! One problem though, I'm having a hard time adding your Roadkill button to my blog. Its been a while since I've done that. Maybe I've forgotten. Help anyone?

  • Jenglamgirl

    Your button is on my blog and I will be joining tomorrow. I am also a new follower too! YEAH' ;)