I love taking an old or dated piece of furniture and giving it a new life.
This sturdy desk was a curbside find in our neighbourhood on the first 'big garbage' day after a long winter. This is the day that we are allowed to put out oversize items for pickup. about once a month from April 'till October. The stuff is usually set out neatly so others can claim it. It is funny to watch big piles dwindle in size and great to know that good stuff is not hitting the landfill. I'm not above curb picking and my husband hasn't minded since I showed him how I could make a profit.
Before, or during sanding (I almost forgot a photo), a very dated and rough mustard colour finish with glitter glue here and there.
UPDATE: I sold this within 12 hours of listing it and now I need to find something else to paint ;) Cost to me was less than $3 of mistint paint and it sold for $80.
You can find me at the following awesome parties...
SNS #125 at Funky Junk Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Cowgirl Up Link Party at Cedar Hill Ranch
SNS Special - Refabbed Furniture - at Funky Junk Interiors