Saved from the Trash

I'm always on the look out for things I can transform from ugly to pretty and usable. Since I've always stuck to a strict budget I like to look at things from a creative point of view. Well one of my last finds was sitting curbside ready to go to the dump. I couldn't let something that was so sturdy and in pretty darn good condition go to the trash! Sure the colors were completely out dated and there were a few little scratches on the side but I knew with a little paint it would look LOTS better. So here is the before:

The coloring was actually a little lighter than the photo shows. The top was made out of the old formica but the rest was a nice hardwood.

Here's the after:

A clean white look with brushed silver pulls. (Same ones that were there just spray painted.) I really like how it turned out. Who can't use more desk space and someday it might even be Kaelyn's if I can part with it. :)

My mother-in-law gave me a few treasures last weekend. I was so excited! One will be a perfect chair for this desk... just have to get it painted.

Linking up with Studio JRU today. Be sure to check out these other talented souls HERE.
Have a great weekend!


Artist Terri Smith said...

Wow Jodi..love the transformation of the desk! Truly Lovely! Here's Hoping You have a Wonderful Weekend! Hugs, Terri

Christie Cottage said...

t looks awesome I love salvaged pieces!

Great job!


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Ohh... I ♥ projects like this. From curbside to beautiful. Great transformation Jodi! When you do projects like this, do you varnish when you are done painting?

Anonymous said...

Well it looks amazing! Great job.

Sonya McCllough Lockridge said...

what a payoff from some everyday diggin ... I love the mid-cen legs

Diana said...

Jodi, now that it's painted, it has this cool, retro feel. Looks really good white. Great work. I love to recycle,too!

Rhonda said...

How awesome. It looks like a totally different piece. Nice work! Enjoy your new desk. :-)

Heather Foust said...

Very cool!!!! And thrifty too.
It just goes to show you what a little paint can do. Its a tranformation.

Jodi L. Spilde said...

Awesome desk, Jodi! Cool about Lance Armstrong, too! I didn't even hear about it. :( Anyway, your site is looking amazing! You'll have to give me some pointers on making my stuff look more polished.