Upcycled Painted Dresser

From Trash (literally) to Treasure!

Living in an old house means that storage is minimal so there is always a need for other means of storage.

My husband was walking the dog one day and found this dresser along the curb. I came racing home from work with the SUV and hauled it home. I painted it and turned it into a fun piece of furniture.

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Kitchen Before Pictures

America’s Worst Kitchen!

Our kitchen most definitely falls into the category of one of the worst kitchens. It has not been updated since at least the 50’s and is in desperate need of a makeover. The only thing holding up the cracking walls is the layers of blue wallpaper!

When we remodel, we intend to blend modern functionality with vintage farmhouse charm.

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The Garden Makeover 2015

Let the Challenge Begin!

In a previous post I shared pictures of our “wild” garden taken last year after we purchased the house.
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Sunshine Yellow Garden Stool

For a while now I have been eying those trendy ceramic garden stools that appear in every magazine and throughout the Pinterest pages. They are a perfect accessory for the porch or nestled in your garden.

The only problem is that they can be quite pricy. I’ve seem them upward of $150! Even on sale, I’ve not seen one for less than $60.

Then much to my delight, I was driving by a garage sale down the street from my house and low and behold was a yellow ceramic garden stool!!

It was calling my name…”Summer! Come take me!” And the best part is that it was only $15!!

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Upcycled Vintage Ladder

Re-purposed Ladder

Derek found this old wooden ladder when he was cleaning out the garage. He dumped it by the roadside as freebee trash.

I’m not sure about your neighborhood, but there are a lot of “dumpster divers” or in our case, “curbside shoppers” who take things either for their own projects or to sell, especially if it’s metal. Derek put an old metal fan out one time and it was gone before he made it back in the house!

Fortunately, I saw him put the ladder out and was able to rescue it in time!

The ladder looks pretty old. It has that nice textured grain that becomes more prominent over time.

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