Sunday, November 13, 2011

Trash to Treasure


Can you believe this little beauty was sitting at the end of someone's driveway waiting for the garbage truck to take her away?  Beautiful she was not, covered in a very ugly orange/brown varnish, but I knew what was underneath and there was no way this little lady was going to come to a crushing end. 

One day was all it took to strip away the old varnish and give her a couple fresh coats of clear to bring out her natural beauty.  I also replaced the existing drawer knob with a very sweet antique porcelain brass knob. 

So, where will her new home be? My sewing room of course and a new work station just for my Quilters' Compost.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

22 comments:

paulette said...

SCORE!!! Love your new free table!!
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Karen said...

I am always afraid to take something someone puts out for the trash. You got a beautiful little table after some elbow grease.

Jeanette said...

Lucky you. Glad you rescued the table. It looks fabulous. Hugs,

onlymehere said...

This is beautiful! You did a great job on it and best of all, it's free!

sunny said...

It's wonderful! A couple of times, I've put something out that I'm hoping someone will take! I make sure to put it out early, and not on a rainy night. And I'm happy if someone finds it before the trash truck comes by. One woman's trash is another's treasure!! Glad you scored.

Raewyn said...

Oh what a find - and such a lovely place to store your compost...quilters' compost that is!

Gail said...

Lucky You! How pretty it is now, you have a good eye for seeing treasures!

marina said...

what a good save! It looks really lovely.

Paula said...

BEAUTIFUL TREASURE.
I used to do this, some years ago, (make over old furniture people were throwing away), but now my neck and shoulders don't allow it. But I know how you feel when you look at this beautiful table now. ENJOY IT:-)

Funoldhag said...

Good find, Karen. You did a beautiful job refinishing it. You will enjoy that for years to come.

Stray Stitches said...

What a fantastic find! You did a beautiful job of restoring its beauty.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

What a beauty! I am glad that you saved her!

Sheila said...

Wonderful table Karen , good for you taking it home and making it useful again and I just read your post about your Quilters compost and although I am not nearly so organized with my scraps nothing gets thrown out either . Thanks for those great tips.

Robin said...

Wow! It looks awesome! What a great find, and a beautiful transformation.

Merilyn said...

Now that!! is a treasure to behold!!!! Perfect!!!!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful job on the refinishing Karen. I think your 'little beauty' found a great home in your sewing room.

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Karen if it do not fit in sewing room I know that it will be very nicely in mine beautiful

Ellie's Quiltplace said...

It's a beautiful table. Can't understand why people throw this away...
I have no sewing room, but I'm sure it would fit in mine if I had one ;o)

Renate said...

A very beautiful table. I have in my home also some furnitures others wanted to throw away!
Have a nice day!
Renate

desertskyquilts said...

I love your table! What a find. They probably thought you were crazy for asking for it. LOL

Jeanne said...

What a great find! So glad you saved it from the dumpster. Your applique blocks are awesome, also.

Becky G said...

This makes me happy... Your good deed and hard work have become a well deserved treasure. Thanks for sharing your story! B