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...
"Ummm....okay?"

{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!

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12 comments:

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

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  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.

    G

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  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!

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  4. Looks great! Love the color! :)

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  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!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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