Monday, October 31, 2011

"Pretty Woman" Roadside rescue Desk


Whew!!! This one was a doozie!! Remember her? The roadside rescue. She was sitting at the end of the driveway waiting to be picked up by the trash, when my sister told me to drive by and see if it was still there.


I was pretty sure I threw out a disc in my back getting her in the truck, but I knew she would be worth it. The hubby got a little ticked because she sat in the garage for a bit; but I was waiting for my inspiration to come.

Well inspiration came, but then the weather would not compromise. Rain and cold..rain and cold..rain and cold..then finally on a Saturday I was able to start.
Now she used to be a vanity but the mirror was gone so there were holes. So I cut two little blocks of wood and nailed them in place and wood filled them and then sanded them down until they were even. Once it was primed..(the camera ate that picture) and painted, you cant even tell there were holes there.

I picked this gorgeous lagoon blue color because her lines seemed very Asian to me. I had this mirror for a while and so I painted her the same.  She looks perfect with her.  I call her Pretty Woman. : )

I can't believe someone was gonna throw her out.
I hope you all had a great Halloween and didn't eat too much candy.  Have a BEAUTIFUL day.





23 comments:

Lucy Designs said...

it turned out great! love that blue

Sherree said...

You really did a great job on her. If her owners could only see her now? They might be knockin on your door, demanding her back.

RitaD said...

I love this one! It makes me sad to think how many old pieces of furniture I have junked.

Decorating with Cents said...

You did a wonderful job!

Stacie @ Jame said...

Are you kidding me with this? It's awesome!

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Katie said...

This is such a fun and funky piece!! I love the color you painted it!! It looks awesome!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love it! so fresh and unique! who throws that away??!?!?

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

That blue is poppin - hoppin! Awesome restyle!

the cape on the corner said...

what a great piece! i love the huge drawer pulls and the shape of the mirror!

Sara said...

This is so pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-11.html

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing transformation. SO jealous you found this on the road...I never ever never find good stuff like this. I would absolutely LOVE it if you would come join my new linky. It's a co-hosted party so you get double the exposure. Hope to see you soon.

Jessica
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com
Totally Tutorial Tuesday
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com/2011/11/totally-tutorial-tuesday-linky-party-2.html

Comeca Jones said...

Its totally gorgeous!I love that color!

Sally said...

I love taking old furniture & making it new...this turned out great!! I'm your newest follower from the 36th Ave. blog party. I'd love you to stop by my blog & follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

So creative and awesome :)) Love it..I will love for you to share this awesome idea via my Pin'Inspirational Party today pls.Ty ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

Tina´s PicStory said...

very cool! :)

sstone said...

Gorgeous! I love it!
Shiloh
Everydaygameplan.net

Katie said...

Great color and love the hardware!

Feral Turtle said...

I wish people would leave trash like that around here. Good Score, and great job!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

You find the most amazing pieces and then do the most amazing things with them!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Love love love it!

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

looks great, i'm stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to come by and checkout the huge giveaway going on that ends thursday- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

Carrie said...

Can't decide whether my favorite part is the mirror or the color. Love them both! Thanks SO much for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday... it's always fun to see what you have in store for us!

Kammy Wielenga said...

wow, good thing you rescued that!!!! Thank goodness it didn't make it to the dump. The color is just awesome on it! Thanks for sharing on Kammy's Korner - please place a button for the Trash 2 Treasure Party somewhere on your blog, thanks and hope you have a HAPPY and blessed New Year!!!