Saturday, March 27, 2010

Trash to Treasure

One thing that I really enjoy doing is finding something old and disgarded and giving it a new "life". I'm not really sure why I am so drawn to "old" things or things that need to be spruced up but I am. Truly I would rather take something old and make it new agian then go out and buy something that's brand new with no history or character. Here is a chest that I recently found in someone's trash - I just couldn't leave it there I knew it could be something special. These are the before, during and after pictures. I have to give credit to my husband who helped me by rebuilding a couple of the drawers that were in need of repair. In the first picture you may have noticed that the chest had doors at the bottom - they were very warped so I decided instead of asking my husband to build new ones I would just make this a neat place for some pretty storage baskets I am so happy with the way it turned out. What do you think?


Martha said...

It looks beautiful! You and big D did a great job. Hope you found your little white curtain to go with it!

Jama said...

You did a great job in restoring it !

B : ) said...

Absolutely fantastic! I won't say I'm amazed because I know you can do such wonderful stuff. But it does look amazing. Not many people could even get the idea, let alone make it happen. Love it!

Vicki ~ FL said...

It's did a great job.

I don't think I've ever told you this but in the early 80's I had a small "refinishing" business in Colorado Springs.

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Sweet and Savory said...

You did a wonderful job with this. You have one lovely piece of furniture now.