DIY on Roadside Finds

I know you are wondering, and yes, that was me you saw.  Monday night, on the way home from school board meeting, dressed in a suit and heels.  I was pulled over to the side of the road, beside a pile of trash, the Honda trunk popped open, and it was me trying to jam an awesome hexagonal 1970’s side table into the trunk.

 No luck.  It had to go in the back seat leaves and all.  Oh, and did I mention that I also picked up a white board/ bulletin board combo that are for sure going into the Garagemahal for a project board too?  I was hungry.  It was 7:30 in the evening, I was dressed up and even knowing all that If you know me at all you know that I could not pass up the side table.  The bulletin board I might have let go if I didn’t already stop for the side table.  I guess I have found my next project.  It is going into my guest bath and the piece that is in there is going to be redone for Baby Boy’s old bedroom. I do need help with the color of the roadside find.

  • My off-white cinnamon cake color with glaze.
  • Red roughed out and glazed
  • The turqoise color that I painted Sweet Amanda’s and Baby Boy’s furniture.
  • Charcoal colored chalk paint roughed out and antiqued
  • Something else…

I found these inspirtation pieces at facelift furniture, an awesome store store in College Station. I am so visiting there this fall.

What do you think?

I love finding furniture.  I have learned that even if I only like part of the piece- like the knobs, or feet, it is worth it for me to pick it up.  We take the whole wood parts, the interesting hardware, the hinges drawer runners etc. I have a set of legs waiting to turn into a suitcase table in the near future. 

My daughter, the Southern Belle, has also been known to pick up a piece of two along the way.  She recently found a great stuffed armchair chair that sits in her guest room.  She has an old milk stool that has the most amazing peeling paint on it. 

Sweet Amanda is a proud furniture rescuer.  She has a coffee table in her front room that we picked up on the side of the road when the guys wouldn’t stop.  Something about church clothes or some such.  After lunch and church she and I went back and it was still there.  We snagged it.  I said it was meant to be.  Baby Boy suggested that the fact that it stayed on the side of the road all day meant that all the rest of the town knew it was junk. Sweet Amanda and I disagreed. 

I can’t wait to see what the side table turns into.

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