From Curbside to French Beauty

This year I had promised myself to not go "junking" during our city's annual cleanup. Then my neighbor comes up to me and says, "Hey, you should go check out this desk around the corner. I think it's an antique and something you would like, but go quick because the trash truck is coming." GASP.
I packed up my 6 kids in our suburban and found this beauty set curbside. With my new-found treasure hanging out the back of my truck, I headed home giddy that I saved this one-beauty. Head to the blog for the details.
Can you imagine someone setting this gorgeous piece curbside? Trashure, I say. "One man's trash is another woman's treasure".
It was missing the original mirror, but I was given this one from a sweet friend that would suit the purpose.
A couple days later, I found this antique vanity bench while's starting to come together. eep!
With the help of my sidekick, we sanded down that damaged top, and got our makeover groove on.
What a transformation of this beautiful piece! Some bling and TLC was all she needed. With the addition of some French love letters, this curbside lady is now a French beauty. Come see the makeover!
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
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  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Jun 14, 2016
    I think the refurbish is just beautiful. Any ideas what I can do with some yellowed pine furniture in the bedroom. The bedspread is white, with the throw cushions and rug, having greens and pinks - very pretty. The walls are a fairly 'blah' off white. Have been reluctant to tackle myself in case I 'stuff' up. Any ideas would be so appreciated. If I sold I don't think I would get my $'s worth, and then would have to buy new furniture - most of which I find these days fairly poorly made, and unappealing.

    • @Gabrielle Falk Hi! Thank you for the compliments. Would you mind emailing me and we can discuss more there. Thanks!

  • Catrice Webb Catrice Webb on Jun 14, 2016
    I'd like to know how you attached the mirror.