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  1. Love your ideas. So inspirational.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed them!

  2. Your finds are some of the very best I’ve found on Pinterest for repurposing vintage items!
    What a treasure trove of ideas! Thank You!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I appreciate the kind words; glad you enjoyed it!

  3. It looks like you have real skill in repurposing junk. Love your blog. I’m an inveterate junker, too.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Beth! And appreciated your tips; changes made;)

  4. Love this post and all of your trash to treasure items. You seriously find the best stuff. And I adore your new blog page as well! Great job!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, friend! It was a labor of love…or something;)

  5. You’re my new best blogger! Just stumbled on your blog and love your creations. I especially like that you use colors and not just painting everything white! I love white but as a booth vendor I need to have more choices. Thanks for a great post!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you found your way here, Bennie! Yes, I love white just as much as I love all the colors:) We have all the seasons where I live, and I love each season’s colors when we’re in it! You should sign up to be an Insider, so you don’t miss out on anything!

  6. These upcycles are great! I have a large tool carrier that has a pipe handle (not a good look) so your idea of using a spindle for handle is exactly what I needed!! And I already have a spindle! 😄 Love your blog!!💜

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much! Good luck!

  7. I just can hardly believe that you find this stuff ON THE CURB and for FREE!! :oO I wish I lived near you because people leave stuff on the curb around here sometimes but it truly is garbage… particle board furniture that has gotten wet maybe, etc.

    I love what you’ve done with all these treasures!


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I know what you mean…I’ve seen plenty of that particle board junk! Yes, I am very happy I’ve been able to score so many good finds for free through the years!

  8. Hi Lora! This is my first time reading your blog… found you through “Thrifting With The Gals”. My jaw dropped open (really, it truly did!) when I saw your photo of the misc. spindle pile/collection. I have dreams of a stash like this. I also enjoy how you share your cleaning methods for all types of treasures to make them fit for bringing inside the house. I need to hang out with a junker like you (excuse me, Rescue and ReHome Hero) to get over my timid hesitations when I rubberneck what is at the end of a driveway.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad you found your way here, Beth! Yes, that spindle pile was a little out of control, and I was hearing it from the garage men in my family;) I’ve never seen Rescue and ReHome Hero, which is probably a good thing, because I’d be addicted! Hope you stick around and become an Insider; I think there’s plenty here you will love!

      1. The Rescue and ReHome Hero is what I call You! (so I guess we can say you are addicted) 😊 Hello, HGTV? I think we have an idea for a new show hosted by Lora B ….

        1. Lora Bloomquist says:

          You’re too funny, Beth;) I know I should be starting a youtube channel; it’s in my future!

  9. I love all of your thrifted goodies! I think that liitle wooden box is my favourite too, it’s so full of age and character.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I tried to so some searching to find it’s origin; possibly an ammo box? It’s very primitive and homemade-looking. Classic home decor item, too:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks Rita:)

  10. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love seeing what you create, it’s always so fun, and it always inspires me to be creative with all I drag home. Thank you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That’s so good to hear, Marlene!

  11. Lora I just adore your style and creative projects. Thanks so much for joining us!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Ann! This is such a fun group to be a part of; thanks for including me!

  12. Rebecca Payne says:


  13. Lora,
    I’m with you…junkin’ for me is so much more fun! You have some amazing finds and have really transformed them into something special for your home.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      When you start with free…!

  14. Lora,
    I just love your creativity. I love how you repurpose your finds. This was such a fun post. Thanks for joining us.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I so appreciate your kind words, Rachel! It was fun to go back and see all these makeovers! I still have plenty more I want to do!

  15. Lora I love your haul! you found some super cools stuff! I love your repurposing Ideas too. The candlesticks get me every time!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Stacy! It’s been fun to use those candlesticks all over the house, throughout the year:)