Tuesday, August 4, 2009

trash to treasure

Last weekend Mr O' was going to pick up some dinner and spotted this hutch on the corner of our street. He called me right away and I just had to run down and see it! While the piece was very beat up I knew it had a lot of character and could be transformed. Here are some "before" pics. You can see how scratched up it was.




And here is the after. We liked it so much we decided to keep it. (I had planned to sell it) I absolutely loved the details of the old hardware so I cleaned them up and used a little brushed nickel spray paint on them to give them some new life!



13 comments:

  1. What a great freebie score!! You gave it a whole new life, it looks awesome!

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  2. Jan, this is gorgeous!! I'm super impressed. :-)

    --Lauren

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  3. Awesome transformation! It is so amazing what a few coats of paint can do. (And cheap, too!!)

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  4. That is sooooo neat! I really like it, too. Glad you decided to keep it!

    Nancy

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  5. Ah, why does everyone else find all the good roadside treasures! Love how it turned out, though, I would keep it too!

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  6. This is a beautiful piece of furniture - hard to believe it ever looked so badly before! Great job transforming junk into beauty!

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  7. Awesome find! I am always on the lookout for some free stuff!

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  8. Now why can't *I* find beautiful pieces like that on the corner of my street???? Lucky you! Love the transformation with the black paint and nickel hardware.
    peace!
    cindy

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  9. Yeah! Lucky you!!! LOVE this... so glad you kept it instead of selling... good choice!! Thanks for linking up!!
    ~Whitney

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  10. What a great freebie...looks great after you got your hands on it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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