Saturday, December 09, 2006

Trash to Treasure Part 2

The best thing about Trash to Treasure, to me, is that something doesn't have to be a permanent fixture in your home. Items that are cheap or free can be used until you can afford to replace them. You are guilt free when you pass the item on to it's new home. I picked up this dresser at a yard sale. I needed a large table for my side of our bed because I have stuff. Lots of stuff people! Well, mostly books. I usually have 3 or 4 books in the process of being read. I also need drawers. I prefer small items to be contained because I have a tendency to be a clutterbug and I need to have somewhere to keep it all. Neatly. After sanding and gluing down some loose veneer I decided to paint it and stamp the top. I used regular craft paint for the base and the stamping. I finished it off with a coat of clear spray paint from Wal Mart. Perfect side table for the perfect price of $8 total. I'll keep this until we get around to remodeling our bedroom and get new furniture.

4 comments:

Sandra said...

How cool is that table! I think ALL bedside tables should be that big LOL. I don't have an eye for old furniture - I can't see the finished item like I can with fabrics. I like the stamping on the top :-)

Patti said...

Well done.. What a great bedside table that can be used in many areas later

Carrie J said...

Thanks for the comments. Sandra, I love the quilts on your page. My hubby spent 2 years in Queensland. He hopes to make it back someday.

Chappyswife said...

Wow! You did a great job - very pretty!