Thursday, July 19, 2012

Teenagers and Trashpicking Don't Go Together!

TIP:  When traveling with a teenager, don't ask them to get out of the car and help you load someone's trash into your trunk.  They don't like that.  Something about possibly seeing someone they go to school with or worse, having a picture of it on Facebook.  Anybody else out there extremely grateful there was no social networking when we were young?  Holla!

And of course it wasn't something small, like a mirror or a broken frame.  It had to be a large desk that required a lot of heave ho-ing.  I've said it before, these trash-picking adventures would make for great reality tv.  I would call my show "Curbside Follies".

Anyhoward, here is aforementioned desk before:

And its new groovy self now:

Every desk needs a chair, so we looked on Match.Com and found this cute little number.  JK, we had it in storage.

Sprinkled on some cute fabric from Walmart (cause I'm cheap like that) and ya got a groovy twosome!

Now for sale at our booth!

Paint for this project was Baer Paint in Rolling Hills, followed by a coat of clear poly.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!

(p.s. don't forget to tip your teenager)

Joining:  Share Your Creations Party at Kristen's Creations
              Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
              Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed


Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute redo !
One of mine would have probably hid in the floor board and the other would cheer me on. :-D

Marigene said...

Love the colors! Bet it sells right off...

Karrie said...

Turned out great and I FULLY agree you need a reality show! Trash to Cash if what I would call it! ;) Maybe your teen could make a cameo on TV, then be famous for her trash pickin' days!

Emily said...

Wow! I love what you did with the desk and chair. The plaid and the floral fabric go so well together, and it's so perfect for a teen's room! For you teen's sake, I hope none of their friends saw your curbside follies :D

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, it is just perfect! Love the colors!! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Kristen's Creations. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand rest of the week. Tooodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It would have been funny if she decided she wanted it after the makeover, Kim! She'd probably be telling the "how we found my desk" story with pride! : )

Jemsmom said...

That is flipping awesome! Your new header is beautiful!

Tara said...

So funny..My teenage sons flat out refuse to haul something into the car.They sink lower in the seat just incase somebody sees their crazy mum doing a kerbside rescue..xx

Melinda said...

Oooo, I love the color and the fabric. Why would anyone get rid of something like that?

Great name for a tv series!!

M :)

Jessica said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one out there scavenging through someone's trash! Today I was dumpster diving with my hubs in broad daylight!! He was a good sport though. :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It really is just darling! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse