Monday, February 27, 2012

Trash to Treasure....

You know the saying...

"One man's trash is another man's treasure"

Well, in this case it was a woman that got a hold of this trash ;)

Can you believe someone would just throw this away?

Well, as luck would have it, I came across this piece while driving home from the grocery store. Trunk full of groceries and kids in the car, I went home and told my oh so sweet husband...
"Hey babe, I need you to drive around the corner and get a nightstand off the street for me..."
His response was something like this...

{insert my best smile here}

And then this beauty was all mine...

Not much to look at, I know...
and it needed some repairs

But that was nothing a little time and glue couldn't fix...

And then it was time for paint...

I have been trying out a little homemade chalk paint..and I really do love the results

2 tablespoons of unsanded grout to 1 cup of flat paint

will make a paint that covers surfaces without sanding them first!

{I am in love with chalk paint now...maybe too in love...actually, I think I may need an intervention soon}

The paint color is a mix of a few that I had on hand....I will try to match it up to real color soon and share what I find because I know I will need more of it in my life.

Have you turned any trash into treasure lately?
I would love for you to share it on my Facebook wall! I can't wait to see what you have been up to!

linked to:

These Peas Taste Funny
Skip To My Loutoomuchtime


  1. It turned out great, love the color!!

  2. It was love at first sight for me! I absolutely adore the color. It is so bright and cheery. I will have to give the chalk paint a try. I really love the way it turned out.


  3. Like I said on your Facebook I really did that color!!! I have a similar color in mind from the Martha Stewart collection that I'm planning on using for my half bath....its got this moroccan thing going....aqua and green.....hopefully I can do a test run...if not that may be the color I use in combo with the link you sent me about the cribs redux!!! Thanks again...and your work is phenomenal!

  4. Looks great! Love the color! :)

  5. Such a lovely little find! I have a few questions about your homemade chalk paint, if you don't mind....did this piece have a fairly glossy finish? Did the paint you used stick to it really well? What did you use to seal this piece? (thanks!)

  6. How fun and pretty!! Free stuff is the best!! :)

  7. Very nice job! Love the color.... You always inspire me with your wonderful projects!

  8. Awesome job. What vision to see this beautiful piece in that original junkie piece. Very nice.

  9. This is so sweet! So cute!! Found you via link party. Love it.

  10. I am jealous.. Why do people not leave such stuff out on the streets here in India :( :(

  11. That is seriously beautiful! I love that shade of turquoise!


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