Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trash to Treasure.... Roadside Re-Do

I seem to be lucky in the roadside furniture department....I mean just look at all of these projects I have done over the past year just from trashed furniture:

4. Kitchen Worktable Re-Do!

You might remember me telling you all on Facebook that I found this table on the side of the road....

It was a pretty cool piece and I couldn't see leaving it for the trash man, so I loaded it up in my car
{I am getting really good at this now..haha!}

I asked you all there on Facebook...
"What should I do with this thing?!"
Your ideas were amazing, but when I read,

"Keep it the same, just refinish the top!"

I was sold.
Too easy.

And that's exactly what we did.
{my dad and I, that is}

We sanded the top down to the original wood with a 60 grit sandpaper. The wood had some damage, there wasn't enough sanding in the world to take that out, so we decided it "added character" ;)

After staining the top with a "pecan" stain, we gave it about 5 coats of polyurethane to give it a nice shine and durable work surface.

For the bottom of the stand, we simply left it alone. It was chippy and white {my kind of perfect} so we painted on a coat of poly to seal in all of that goodness...

I am in love with the drop leaf... perfect for a couple of helpers in the kitchen sitting on bar stools!

This was a piece that I didn't have a place for yet, so I loaded it up {again}
and took it to a sale with me to display some of my wares on...

and guess what?!
Someone wanted to buy it immediately!

I wasn't prepared for that... and I really loved it, but when she told me that she had been looking for a piece just like this for her kitchen, I knew I had to let it go.

It sure was a fun re-do...
and I'll be on the look out for more roadside finds to turn into treasures soon!

Have you found any treasures on the side of the road?

I'll be sharing this post at these parties:


  1. I go out looking for roadside finds, and have found some fantastic things. I kind of feel like working on one right now, good thing I keep a stash of them in my basement!

  2. That piece turned out great! I'm not at all surprised that someone snatched it up quickly.

  3. That is awesome Carmella! I love what you did with it and I'm so excited for you that it sold right away! I know what it feels like to sell stuff you've put time and effort into - it can be hard to see it go. But I can't keep everything I make so I'm so glad there are people out there who like my stuff well enought to buy it!

  4. I have never found anything as you have! Everything looks great!

  5. Love the worktable redo! So cute! New follower from Chase the Star!


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