Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Curbside Redo

Not long ago, my husband and I were driving through our neighborhood on the way to dinner when I noticed a solid wood trunk on the curb,I knew if we didn’t turn around and get it,
 it would be gone when we came back.
It was a solid pine trunk lined with cedar and definitely homemade, but it was solid and just needed some love.

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I think what made it a little dated was all the brass hardware, I removed most of it and filled in the holes, then I  mixed up some homemade chalk paint and off I went.
The color I mixed up  was a dark grey almost black color. Once I distressed it, I added a antique brown finishing wax.

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I knew I didn’t want to put the original handles, so I asked my sweet husband to make some.
He is a leathersmith and very talented making anything with leather.

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I love the weathered look and the love new leather handles, looks like I paid a ton of money for it.

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13 comments:

  1. Great job. I am amazed at the treasures some people find on the curb. I never see anything except for rain soaked sofas and old tires. Maybe I need to move to a classier neighborhood :-)

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  2. wow! great curbside find! gotta love that!!

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  3. What a transformation!!!! You did a great job. My niece gets things off the curb all the time and her house is filled with darling things. You both have a great eye for trash 2 treasure!!

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  4. This is great! You all did a good job transforming this. Curbside shopping can be a good thing!

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  5. Wow- That looks REALLY great! What a good find! xo Diana

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  6. Trixie......I missed you! Great project. You have the magic touch!

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  7. Wonderful transformation and those handles are perfect. It really does look like an old antique now!

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  8. What fabulous finds! Great job! Hugs, Leena

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  9. That turned out wonderful. I love those curbside finds don't you.
    Rebecca

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  10. This is a great redo! It looks straight out of Pottery Barn or some fancy mall store. :) Great job!

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  11. so fancy! And I like the wall arts at the corner


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  12. that is just so beautiful!!! :) I'm a curbside picker too. :) Did my kitchen with curb side cabinets at our rental house. :)
    I loved it, now my daughter's family lives there.

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  13. Amazing! It's so difficult to have luck and find a treasure like this on the curb here in Italy! but sometimes I had a little luck... you did a great job, I love it!

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