Thursday, January 3, 2013

Roadside Rescue Free Desk and Chair Makeover

Good Morning my Beauties.
Hope your new year is starting off GREAT!
We got the dishwasher installed yesterday and it only took us 8 hours..LOL!
So now I have time to write up a quick post
of my latest rescue project.

I got this desk for free as it was heading out to the trash...It sat about 3 months in my garage while I decided what I wanted to do with it.
Finally inspiration struck.

I was playing with my Ce Ce Caldwells paint and mixed up some custom colors.
The first was this smokey gray purple. I painted the whole base with that.
I then painted the drawers with a vintage white and the top with my ever so favorite..
Virginia Chestnut.

While that was drying I got started on another rescue. I got this chair while out on a walk one night
with the hubby. He actually tried to turn me down another road as we came upon it because he spotted it before me. He thought I might not have seen it...but oops too he bucked up and even carried it home..LOL!~ I painted it the same as
the base of the desk.

I then used one of my favorite stencils on the seat to give it an even more chic look and
shabbied it up.

It then got waxed and distressed and buffed and then got some pretty new
mercury glass knobs.

I love how it all came together and only cost me what I already
had on hand. :)

I hope you enjoyed this little makeover. Happy to say the chair has already SOLD..
I don't think it was even in my booth a day.
Looks like I will have to go hunting for another rescue......
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!
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Anonymous said...

Score! I can't believe somebody was happy to chuck that out! It looks stunning now that you've worked your magic. I adore those knobs! I've never seen anything like them before :)

Tee said...

Beaming with pride for you and your fabulous find!! In the spring our city will have their "anything goes" trash day and I always score some free roadside goodies.

Question: I sell items via a mall booth and my BF's Antique store. The 2-toned furniture is not my preferance but one of our girlfriends LOVES it. Do you have luck selling the 2-tones?

Thanks for always sharing your beauty.

Jenna said...

Don't you just love other people's trash?! Great find and great job on it! I especially love the stenciled chair!

Jenna @

Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered said...

Great job as usual Karin. Love the stenciling and the colors chosen. Enjoy your weekend.

Susan @ RusticRediscovered

NanaDiana said...

What a great roadside find! You did a really awesome job with it- xo Diana

Kathryn J Cain said...

Love love love as ususally what you do, this is really a cute piece and again the right touch of details...

Janel from NellieBellie said...

Love those knobs! Seriously gorgeous!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Ok. You are good. Like really good! But you already know that right?! if not- you should- because Dam Girl you are good! :) Loved the desk makeover!

Art and Sand said...

I just love the graphics on your chair. The C is wonderful.

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Trash to treasure. What a beaut! and I love the graphic on the chair. You are one talented gal!

I am busy with a chair project putting a stencil on the back rest and will be posting it soon!

Enjoy the weekend!


Unknown said...

Kaaaaaarin! Gorgeous!!! I'm going to have to say it AH-gain... This is my most favorite piece of all the ones you have done! Just beautiful!!! (And I totally have those knobs on my credenza - Hobby Lobby, right?) You knocked it waaaaaay out of the park, girl!!!!! Spectacular!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

They really turned out so pretty, love the graphics on the chair and the mercury knobs. If the "tossers" of this furniture could only see them now. The vignette you have is pretty too.

Shannon Fox said...

I bet it sold that fast! Stinking cute it was!! I always wonder what people would do if they saw what your did with their trash? Bet they would want it back!! After they picked up their jaw. hehe

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Its great when inspiration leads to sales. Bet the desk flies out too.

Visiting from Debbiedoos.


Good Time Charlie said...

So gorgeous, and I love the story with the chair! Good thing you didn't listen to your husband. Hey, you are going to Ireland with some of that cash you made from trash right? He should be encouraging your trashy ways!

Jenn said...

Nice job - I love it!

Unknown said...

Why do people toss out good pieces I will never know, but I am glad they do! Visiting from the POP party, would love for you to join me on Tuesday's for Pretty Things Link Party too :)

xoxo, Tanya

Amanda said...

Great job! And good eye for way improving this piece.

Unknown said...

So cute! I love a good trash-picking. We found some amazing mid-century end tables in the neighbor's trash, but I haven't decided what to do with them yet.

Unknown said...

So cute! I love a good trash-picking. We found some amazing mid-century end tables in the neighbor's trash, but I haven't decided what to do with them yet.

Unknown said...

So cute! I love a good trash-picking. We found some amazing mid-century end tables in the neighbor's trash, but I haven't decided what to do with them yet.

Unknown said...

This is lovely! My husband would have knocked me down to the ground to stop me from picking up yet another chair to fill his side of the garage, especially during snow season!

I love your work and I'm now following.


Shari said...

I love this! Thank you for introducing me to the Ce Ce Caldwell paint as well. I'd never heard of it but love those colors.

(PS -- Found you from your Hometalk entry)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Great finds Karin and a gorgoeus transformation. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday last week. I'm featuring you today :)

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

So cute! I love the idea of the stencil on the chair. You used that on a table before, right? I love it! Thanks for sharing at the Humble Brag!

Roeshel said...

Wow! Great finds and gorgeous rescue!

Pamela said...

Wow! Great find and makeover!