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“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves

does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Trash to treasure

Quite a long time ago on my way to the gym I saw this dresser out on the road for trash pickup.
I immediately came back home and asked the hubs to help me load it.
Amazingly he obliged even though he had to be at work soon,
and I had myself a project to keep me busy.
Which in the end was probably in his favor as I tend to get bored often. =0)

And so, very gradually as months went by I finally completed it,
and ended up selling it on Craigslist.

In the before pics you can see I've used wood filler on the top drawer.
There was a pineapple-y carving in it that I felt wouldn't go
 too well with the shabb-ifying I was planning to do with it. After that I lightly sanded it, spray primed it, and used a sponge roller to paint with.
I had an old can of white paint I got in the oops dept at Home Depot and just used that.
I sealed it with water-based polyurethane so it won't yellow.
I also did some light distressing on the edges.

All of the hardware was in good condition with the exception of the knobs on the top drawer, (one was missing), so I bought two cheapo silver knobs, spray painted all hardware black, and slapped them back on.

I kind of wish I had kept it but I wanted to see if it would sell, which it did.
Once garage sale season hits I will be out I will be out in full force trying
to score some cheap furniture to redo, perhaps for myself or to sell.
Well I'm off to wake up my daughter for school.
Check out my Parties page for all of the fun blogs I will be linking to.


Have a great week!


7 comments:

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love this and I love that it was trash :) It would be wonderful if you stopped over and shared this at my new party called Mix it up Monday:

http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/mix-it-up-monday_29.html

I hope to see you soon!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This project is awesome! Truly trash to treasure - I just had the hubs help me pull an old door out of a dumpster...
It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Ann said...

Best looking trash I've seen in a long time. Excellent redo.

Rachel Sue said...

This is so awesome! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

Cynthia said...

Wish I could find trash like that! This dresser looks terrific now!

Between U & Me said...

I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
www.betweenuandme.com

paige said...

looks great!
ps- you asked about our boots, all my cowboy boots are luchesse. i have a few older pair but i think the ones you're asking about are the luchesses!
:)