Nope, I'm not talkin about your credit report, I'm talkin about my lastest undercover trashpicking trip around the neighborhood - not MY neighborhood of course. That's just asking to get caught. I do have some pride ladies. Who am I kidding?
These treasures were lying helplessly on the curb, just begging for someone to pick them up and transform them. They looked like those poor toys on the Island of Misfits. I couldn't just LEAVE them there, that wouldn't be right. With a little help from my BFF's hubby, and some quick thinking, we outsmarted the other trashpickers (I knew the lay of the land) last Sunday and scored these beauties.
Above is a pic of an armoire that completely fell apart as we loaded it into the truck! We died laughing. Thankfully, my DH was able to put the whole thing back together and now it just needs a fresh coat of paint. I was gonna do black and make it an Entertainment Center, but the thing is so old, there is no place inside for a TV! So now I'm gonna paint it white - can't you just envision some old sweaters and blankets goin' in there????
This next piece was hiding behind an old pine desk and hutch that also got picked up that day. It's a vintage sewing table with a flip-top lid. Inside is a little shelf for holding sewing notions. I foolishly forgot to take a "before" so here is my after.
I threw that tassle on there for good measure - it was on clearance at Michaels for $4 - but my new friend Jen from Sanctuary Arts at Home is going to give me some suggestions on what I can do with it. I painted it Heirloom White to go in my bedroom, which is completely Shabby, but it just looks too plain. Jen is a dynamo with furniture. Her before and afters are featured on her blog and they are so amazing, seriously. She hand-paints each and every piece and let me tell you, there are people who would pay good money for this kind of handpainted furniture. She is SOOOOO talented.
These pictures were lying lifeless on an old dresser. I did a drive-by to see the dresser and decided to pass on it, but thank goodness I saw these beauties before I drove off! Can anybody tell me anything about these?? I doubt they are worth anything, but they are so pretty!
Those frames are SO going to be painted white!
So that's it! Was it worth sacrificing my pride?? I think yes!