Hi Friends, and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!!
Sharing a good trash-to-treasure project is my favorite, and today’s project was pretty trashy:
The top was a hot mess:
On my ONE AND ONLY day yard saling this season so far (Can you believe that?? Desperately trying to be good and clear out my garage!), I was having very little luck…until I happened upon this one sale that had this buffet. I’m calling it a buffet, but it is likely the bottom portion to a china cabinet. I asked how much she wanted for it and she said $10. Then she immediately said she would take $5. Um okay…I’ll take it!
I knew I could just sand the top down…no problem, right? Except when I started to sand it, I realized it was more like pressboard, not solid wood. On the inside I was crying big ugly tears. I try to never buy anything that isn’t real wood if I can help it, and I should have known, this piece is super heavy!
And then I realized the corner was missing…
A small detail I missed in my excitement over hearing I could snag it for $5. I don’t even want to know how that happened.
Okay enough of the before! Here it is after:
I originally wanted to stain the top and paint the base white, but after realizing the top wasn’t real wood, I decided I would go for a two toned painted look instead. So I painted the base in Pure White made into DIY chalk paint.
Then I painted the top in Annie Sloan’s French Linen that I lightened a bit with some Pure White. The top was so damaged thought that even after sanding and filling, you could still see damaged areas on the top, so I decided to add some pattern…with stripes!
It’s hard to see it unless I show it up close since the light from the door is washing it out a bit, but it looks really pretty in person.
And it the stripes do a great job of concealing the imperfections a bit.
I used the same hardware, just sprayed them with a couple coats of Rustoleum’s Satin White.
The center panel was missing its hardware all together, so I broke the hook off of this piece from Hobby Lobby and sprayed it white as well…
And by the way, those doors? Yeah, they’re plastic. Uber classy.
Here is the inside before:
I sprayed the inside with Krylon’s Aqua spray paint before I did anything else.
It was a super quick way to update the inside and add a fun pop of color! This is the same color I used on the drawers of Charlotte’s night table.
For all its faults, it turned out really pretty, so I’m hoping someone takes it home and loves it now that it’s all dressed up.
And as for that bum corner…
Let’s just say it adds character?
Hope you enjoyed this makeover!
Here are all the goodies I found that day, including a cute child’s desk at the same yard sale:
I usually head out every Saturday in the Summer with my boys to go yard saling, so being on this “yard sale diet” has NOT been easy! This little day out helped to tide me over a bit. I’ve already sanded the top of the desk…it’s real wood, thank goodness! I just need to find a cute chair to fit it.
Don’t go anywhere yet!
My friends are sharing their own trash-to-treasure makeovers today as well!
Visit them all at the links below! 🙂
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Décor Enthusiast Girls sharing how I decorate with thrifty and vintage finds…another favorite!!
UPDATE: Take a tour of all the thrifty finds I have decorating my home HERE now! 🙂
If you want even more thrifty makeovers, see all my Trash-to -Treasure Tuesday posts, HERE!
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