I have discovered if we are DIYer’s we keep our eyes peeled for curbside castoffs. I recently did a post about my five favorite finds from the curb. That got me thinking about what my blogging friends from around the world discover. Look what my friends found on the curb!
So getting right to it, Evija whose blog is From Evija With Love created the most spectacular bench from two chairs that were destined for the burn pile. Can you imagine?
Pili of My Sweet Things had this curbside dresser for over a year before she became inspired to create a Faux Card Catalog. She lucked out by finding it on the curb and finally decided it was time to pretty it up. She takes you step by step. It doesn’t look like the same piece of furniture.
Pili also created a bench from curbside chairs. She paired it with a curbside headboard and came up with a sweet bench that we would all love to have.
Handan has a blog with her husband, Greg and their blog is called The Navage Patch. She found 2 chairs with great bones. She had to do a little repair work but it is so worth it. I think the chairs look better now than they probably did brand new. I love what she used for the upholstery, don’t you?
Now before the chairs, the first ever piece of furniture she painted was a mahogany piece from the curb. And if you have ever painted mahogany or cherry furniture you know what happened to her. But she saved the day with shellac and her husband, Greg saved the shelves.
Not to be outdone, Greg took a curbside piece and converted it into a wine bar. But it isn’t like it happened overnight. After many long months of working on it here and there the wine bar is done and isn’t it a beauty?
Val’s blog is Love My DIY Home. She and her husband were driving along and came upon this desk. Val just knew it belonged to a teenage girl because of the pink and purple paint job. She had a vision of sophistication and tackled the job. I would say she nailed it.
Now Courtney got a call from her brother in law. Her blog is All Things New Again. He wanted to know if she wanted a cabinet he found. Of course, she said yes because we never turn down free furniture, do we? Of course not. Courtney had second thoughts when she saw it in person but she is always up for a challenge. I would say Courtney met the challenge.
Have you ever walked by something a million times and never really saw it? That happened to Mary who writes The Boondocks Blog. But one day it occurred to Mary that she could transform a rusty table frame and make it into the beauty it is today.
And if you are in the Massachusetts area look up Jo of Lilac Lane Boutique or Carol of Painted Treasures Denver, Colorado. They will take your curbside treasures and make them new again.
I hope you enjoyed this trip around the world to check out what my friends are doing with curbside treasures. Isn’t it great how we can save these pieces one project at a time?