Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Few "Trashy" Projects

I know many of you are on the HGTV trash to treasure board and know who Sharon is. Boy, the things she finds curbside amazes me. I rarely find anything in the trash and buy most of my things at garage sales and thrift stores. Our garbage company charges people extra if they have to physically get out of the truck and pick up something, so most people put it in the trash can and I never see it. But here are a few things I rescued from the curb.

This table came from the side of the road. The top was very badly damaged so I did a mosaic on it, painted the table red and stained it. I stained the grout as well. The chalkboard/magnetic board on top was made from a cupboard door. I will share many more cupboard door projects tomorrow. Sorry the picture seems a little fuzzy.

This typewrite case was also found in the garbage. I painted it, decoupaged the top and screwed and glued it to a camp stool. I made a little shelf across the bottom rungs of the camp stool to make it more stable and sturdy.

I do drive the alley ways looking for old stuff and often find old wood, etc. Like I said in another post, I try to ask before I take something from an alley as I find many people are "storing" things back there. Plus, I don't want to end up in the police reports: Strange woman cited for stealing people's trash! I will continue to keep my eyes open for good trash (much to the embarrassment of my children) !

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you found my blog so that I could find yours too! I enjoy your creativity.


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