Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Roadside Makeover

Several months back I was driving home on trash day when what to my wandering eye should appear (ok - not really wandering since I was driving and the kids were in the car)?
Cries of protest from the back seat did nothing to deter me (my son is getting old enough that he begins to fear people he knows will see his mother dumpster diving - as if a confirmed junquer like myself gives a hoot about the opinion of others).  Screeching halt, car still running, pop the trunk and throw it in.
Fast forward a bit (ok - a LONG bit because you all know I have a procrastination problem) and look at her now.
Don't know why I waited so long.  Plugged in the palm sander and went to town revealing other colors underneath this paint.  Now she's hard at work in the master bathroom.
I do so love free treasures.  LOVE THEM!
Well I'm off to continue serving my sentence in the garage.  Piles and piles to sort and price for Sunday.
Burlington Antique show is going to be great.  The History Channel will be there to film their new show Top Collectors.  I am SO READY for my close-up (well my junque is ready for a close up...).
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16 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Hooray for free stuff on the side of the road! (sorry kids, I would have stopped too). Let us know when to watch for you on TV! :-)

Pam said...

I hope you get to be on TV!!! Love the shelf. I spent my teenage years hiding in the backseat while my Mom went to garage sales. Tell your son it's hereditary.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this shelf. I would have stopped and popped the trunk also! Cute!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

She's purty! Great free find!

AquaSeventy6 said...

That is fantabulous! I have yet to find a roadside treasure...but I am anxiously awaiting the day when I do.

French Hen Farm said...

great find!! my kids are horrified of me doing the same!!
Looks great!!
have a great week!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Love this! What space will you have at Burlington? I want to be sure I don't miss you!

junkermidge said...

Oh, boy, I do love free things too! AND I LOVE sanding and seeing the colors pop through! Congrats on scoring such a great piece.
Midge

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very merry vintage style said...

Great find--love the spindly legs! Your kids will get over it... mine always used to complain and now they are asking me to find furniture for their apartments! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Patti said...

great find...and it turned out fabulous!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

That is great! I love how you styled her with the boxes.

:) Michelle

At The Picket Fence said...

What a gorgeous piece! I can't believe you found that on the curb! You completely transformed it and I love it with the green boxes. :-) Great job!
Vanessa

Sarah said...

It looks great! I hope you and your family enjoy Harry Potter as much as we did!!

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Inexpensive is great, free is better! Such an adorable piece, and your re-do looks terrific!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Awesome! I have a wicker piece very similar to this. It looks great in your bathroom. Nice find. Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!