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Roadside Rescue: From Trash to Treasure

I absolutely love spotting a great "find" alongside the road! I definitely feel that someone else's trash is my treasure! My greatest finds are those that I am not even looking for, they just happen to call my name as I am driving or walking by. This little table shouted my name as I was driving home from work. It happened to be in one of our neighbor's trash, and I couldn't believe my luck......only someone who was moving would get rid of this little gem. Right?
I turned the car around lickety split and tossed it into the back of the car. Yes, I am just a little embarrassed taking items out of people's trash!! I try to do it as quickly as I can.... praying that people are not spying on me from their windows.
The white paint was in pristine condition, but I wanted it to scream with color. I am obsessed with every shade of blue on the market these days, and happened to have a Valspar sample hanging around the house....
After a good cleaning, light sanding, 2 coats of blue paint and a very thorough sanding to distress it, I am in love with it. Now to decide where to put it in our home!!

To see more: http://temptingthyme.com/2015/06/18/roadside-rescue-upcycling-little-table/

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  • Trixie63
    Trixie63 Waverly, OH
    on Jul 10, 2015

    Way to go. I too am not above doing a bit of digging now and then. When my daughter was little we called it goofing around so my husband didn't know we were dumpster diving. I love the blue and know you will find the perfect place in your home.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 10, 2015

    Lovin the new look!

  • Michelle
    Michelle Roanoke, VA
    on Jul 11, 2015

    oh, this is what I need in my tiny bathroom, I have also found amazing stuff on the curbside, sometimes I pick up and redo and sell on craigslist

  • Mike Williamson
    Mike Williamson
    on Oct 23, 2015

    I also sometimes find furniture curb side waiting to be refinished. This table is solid oak. I couldn't resist the challenge.

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