Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Humpty Dumpty ROADSIDE RESCUE Desk and Chair






Good morning my Beauties. If you can remember
this little number.   I got it as a Roadside Rescue.


This is what it looked like in the beginning.           AFTER I
found all the pieces and started putting it
back together.


 I only had to fight off a couple of Raccoons that night while the hubby
and I went through all the stuff on the curb in the dark.
We actually had to dig and find each piece to each drawer.
Like I said...Had to fight a few raccoons.

So the next day in the light I started re piecing the desk back together again...(hence HUMPTY DUMPTY)



You can see...It was quite a bit of work, but oh so worth it.


See this chair...got that too...it goes with the desk..It was SCARY!!!


Here it is..all back together...and getting sanded before the paint.

 I got this great Blue Oops paint. It was $2.....So far...I have only spent 2 bucks and lots of sweat...:)


When it was painted I finished the top with a deep dark stain and then recovered the chair in a great
French fabric.


One of the other things I had to do..soak the handles in Ammonia and scrub and sand them
back to their original look.


Here it is...All finished... WHEW!!
That was a JOB,
but guess what...Before I could even post this...IT SOLD...
SQUEEEEEL!!!!
So excited!!



I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!
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42 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Fabulous!!!Both pieces turned out great. I know they will sell fast!
Cheers, Gee

http://www.simplymedesignsbygee.blogspot.com

Infarrantly Creative said...

Wow! What an incredible find! Love the colors you choose to use! It turned out Amazing!!

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

Oh my gosh, Karin! That is FAB-U-LOUS!!!! The color is perfect and I cannot believe that you turned that piece of junk into that! Well, actually I can because you're talented like that, but HOLY TRANSFORMATION! You knocked it out of the park, girl!!! Absolute perfection!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Wow! What amazing transformations! That blue is so fabulous!

Decor & Harmony said...

Hocus Pocus! You're a magician! Great restyle love the color too!

Jessica Culp said...

Yay!! You saved the day and made it beautiful!!

Michael Helander said...

Karin - what a lovely result!
Michael

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Now that was a project! They both look fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from ArtsyGirl. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-16.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Bliss said...

Another winner. I finished a little desk this week too. I've gotta get brave and start to color my world.

~Bliss~

Roisin said...

If I hadn't seen the before and after pics, I wouldn't have believed it. Wow!

Stacia Liechty said...

You've got to be kidding me! Looks amazing! I'm a big fan of blue, and now I feel like I must get myself a blue desk someway, somehow! Great job, that looked like a TON of work.
Stacia@ http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

Kathryn J Cain said...

love , seriously love this look, and to think you got it away from the raccoon squad..the chair perfect...

Katie Adams said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! I would love for you to share this on my Linky Party going on now - Blog Stalking Thursday. http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/09/blog-stalking-thursday-60.html

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful color combo with that teal and brown--those are two of my favorite clothing colors! I love the French fabric on the seat of the chair as well. We found a drop-leaf little table and 3 chairs someone just had out in their lawn for free a few weeks ago, so will be working on those after we finish the bazillion projects we're working on now for the living and dining rooms!

Jennifer said...

Looks fabulous! Thanks for stopping by our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

Donna Wilkes said...

That color really does wonders for the desk and the chair. How lucky you were that all the pieces were found and you could piece them back together. Maybe those raccoons were protecting the stash!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Denise said...

Oh my, hard to believe its the same desk. You did a great job!

Christie said...

Very nice! Would like to invite you to link up to My Monday Muse at Carter's Cottage :) This week is the Give-A-Way linky party!
Christie

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Visiting from MMS FFF. Great find! Love your two toned finish. Can't believe that was oops paint. The shade is beautiful. Nice job!

Susan said...

Amazing transformation! Gorgeous color!!

Found you through the Create&Inspire linky party :)

MadebyMommainPA

Good Time Charlie said...

Karin this is such an amazing roadside rescue! I am feeling dejavu at the whole "piecing" back together drawers. I brought home a dresser and two nightstand the other day, and I actually SAW the person dumping it early in the morning, I just drove around until they were done. But they had smashed each of the drawers so it would be easier to throw in the dumpster. I took all the pieces, then thought I would sit there and put them back, but it was cheap MDF on the drawers and they even broke some of the pieces in half. I had to admit defeat, but I can use the dresser for something else. So sad though!

misty said...

Gorgeous!!!

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Courtney said...

wow, what a labour of love!! you did an amazing job on both and LOVE the color you chose...gorgeous!!

Irene said...

BRAVO! what an ordeal.

Laura from Top This Top That said...

what a gorgeous transformation! I am visting from Restore Wed and am featuring this on my weekly wow's on sunday. ( the 30th)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

An absolutely fabulous transformation, love the color, and you really do great work! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Robin Richardson said...

Love the stained top and the blue that you chose is so rich! By the way I have some of the same fabric :)

The Far Fifty said...

This colour is fantastic! Did the oops can have the name on it? Great job saving the desk, definitely worth the time, it's beautiful.

4 You With Love said...

OMG, this transformation is AMAZING! You've done such a wonderful job! :D

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What an AMAZING transformation! That was a roadside rescue for sure! Stopping by from Cherished Bliss. Feel free to check out what I linked up this week.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a gorgeous rescue! i love the color and am shocked at how bad it looked to start!

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

I absolutely adore this!!! You are one brave girl to go digging through the trash!! You're right.. totally worth it though!! This turned out great!! I'd love for you to share this at my linky party at www.therusticpig.com Hugs!!!

Full Circle Creations said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Full Circle Creations said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Amazing transformation.
Thank you for linking up this week at Shabbilicious Friday.

Justine said...

OMG Oh My Gorgeous! Wow this is an awesome piece. I couldn't part with it. LOL

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

OOOO, i love this one! that teal is amazing and so pretty with the seat cushion. :) Thanks again for linking up.
http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-1/

Mandy said...

Wow! Humpty Dumpty is right! You did an amazing job putting it back together. Thank you so much for sharing at Project Queen's Link Party. I will be featuring it tomorrow (Monday) night at the Link Party.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Fantastic up-cycle!!
Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

Just wanted to let you know that you are one of this week's features at The Rustic Pig's Creatively Tuesdays!! Come grab a feature button and link up anything new this week! Hugs!!

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

An amazing transformation and I love the natural wood-stained top with the painted base, it just adds another layer of wonderful.