Thursday, August 8, 2013

More Curbside Goodness ...

Can you imagine these two beauties being put out with the trash?


Last week I showed you this cute little blue accent table that I picked up in my neighborhood the night before bulk trash pickup day.


Okay, so this one needed a little work.


And a little foot repair!


Remember it from this pile? ... See anything else good?

One of our reader's asked if I also got the drawers. Well, I did way better than that. Seriously, there was absolutely nothing wrong with this furniture. It was just a little, well you know, brown!


But now it's absolutely beautiful in creamy white, Megan's color pick!

A light distressing to bring out the details ...


a shelf and a drawer for storage ...


awesome retro hardware ...


and cute little feet!

And just look at this big, beautiful dresser!
I mixed up some homemade chalk paint with Sherwin Williams Antique White (the old formula).

I love the fluting on the sides.


And talk about storage!


The hardware got just enough Rub n Buff in antique gold to make it shine. But I'm always careful not to make it too new looking. The idea is to embrace the vintage charm!


Don't these pulls look like little graduation caps? Sure they do!


Yes, I really love the little feet!



So there you have it, more curbside goodness! Isn't it just amazing what people throw away? ..... Now before you come raiding my neighborhood,  you should know that these finds don't happen all that often. Usually bulk trash consists of smelly mattresses, broken patio furniture and just plain junk. But every once in a while you get lucky. In this case, really lucky! And your heart goes pitter-patter! ... Plus it helps make up for all the furniture that you pay way too much for, but of course can't live without!


Hope you all have a great weekend! Mine includes steamed crabs, barbequed ribs, homemade peach ice cream, a little croquet and my very favorite people! ... And I'll be back to post our August Garden Party! See you later!

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35 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What an unbelievable find! Lucky you for the dresser, and lucky you for the great weekend ahead!

Anna See said...

Oh I just love these! Curbside finds are the BEST!

Sherry Calamia said...

Those are some great curbside finds… Definitely now that you brought new life to them! Beautiful job!

NanaDiana said...

Holy Cow! THAT was curb side? Amazing. I love what you did with it. Just the right amount of distressing- xo Diana

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...those are some awesome curbside treasures...hope to see them at NTT next week. Sounds like a fun weekend you have planned.

Blessings,
Linda

Kristen Soderberg said...

Thanks like hitting the jackpot! GREAT find and GREAT job!

Twice Nice said...

Hope you also bought a lottery ticket that day! Those pieces are gorgeous!! Seriously if I could get there I'd buy those from you!

Dawn said...

What a find, you are one lucky girl. I wonder why someone would throw that to the curb. By the way you may want to check with bloglovin and see why comments for your blog aren't working through them. I have tried several days and can't leave a comment if I view you blog from bloglovin.

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

Seriously sop rubbing it in ;) it is crazy that they just put those pieces in the tash! You did a fabulous job bringing them back to life, they're gorgeous!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Sharon
I can not believe you found this on the side of the road! they are beautiful and i love your paint work. just perfect
have a great weekend
Fiona x

Laurie said...

These turned out fantastic! You were so lucky to find them. What are your plans for them?

Susan D said...

You picked the perfect color! This furniture reminds me of my parents bedroom set.

Nicole @ Simplicity and Delight said...

Those are terrific finds! you did a wonderful job in finishing them.

cindy the cottage chick said...

OH you lucky duck! What a score! You transformed them beautifully :) Love that hardware too...

decorumdiyer said...

I often see diamonds in the rough like that, but my husband will not stop. I can't lug those things myself. Great job with your vision and execution!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh these are easily favorites of mine from you! love the glamorous white and gold and the shape!

marie said...

Wonderful transformation! I really enjoy seeing all the furniture you makeover. So much inspiration!!

Gail Wilson said...

wow! pretty and prettier! great pieces Sharon.

the hardware does look like graduation caps! ;)
enjoy your weekend!
gail

With A Sparkle said...

Awesome finds, I love this my dad is amazing at finding things on the side of the road!

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

More great finishes! I'm currently working on a dresser I paid too much for (only $30 but on closer inspection shouldn't have wasted my money.) Hopefully I can make it work.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! you hit the jack-pot. Beautiful beautiful. Thanks for showing them. Karie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Sharon! I want to come drive through your neighborhood the night before trash pick up! : ) What an amazing find and both pieces looked like they were in good condition. Usually there is something {I tend to find small dressers with NO drawers!}. They look gorgeous in their new color.

Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop!

Katie said...

Amazing that someone would actually throw all that out!! It looks absolutely gorgeous now! I love the hardware on it!! Great job Sharon!!

Angela Ryder said...

Excellent transformation! I can't believe someone would throw that out but thank goodness they did!~~Angela

Leslie Harris said...

It's not what you find Sharon. It's how you transform these pieces that amaze me. Somehow you select the right colors and finish to restore each one back to its former beauty. Except with a more updated look. I love visiting here when I've got a paint project because it seriously motivates me. Right now I've got to paint a desk and a file cabinet for Michael so this post is perfect inspiration for me. :)

Ray said...

Love what you are doing with the furniture! So is this something you used in your house or did you fix it up for resale? If the later where did you market it?

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE BEST FEATURES. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL.. HUGS MY SWEET BEAUTIFUL FRIEND

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

wow great finds and I love the new look of all he pieces!

Renegades said...

Isn't it amazing what paint can do???

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Damn! I want to live in your neighborhood. Those are great finds. I'd love it if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-weekend.html

Angela Santaniello said...

The hardware, the color, everything is just perfect. Cannot believe it was destined for the trash...what is wrong w/ people!!!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a find! What kind of paint did you use?

Brooke Larsen said...

I love this, and can't believe you found it on the curb! I am featuring you at the Furniture and Paint Party! Thank you for linking up!

http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/furniture-paint-party.html

Brooke

Debbie - Deliciously Inspired said...

Great makeover - really like the color and the distressing. New follower from Throwback Thursday.

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

Sharon...What an awesome find. You did a great job transforming it into something beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

xoxo
Denyse