From trash to treasure.

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This little chest of drawers was rescued after three days in the rain abandoned on the front verge outside of someones house a few blocks from home. I drove past it for a few days, and every time I said to myself… if it’s still there tomorrow, it’s meant to be ours. Finally my sisters came to town and not only did I have an extra set of hands but also a bigger car to slide this little beauty into the back of. It sat in our front room for weeks before I had the chance to do anything with it. And slowly, over many days it began to be transformed. It was scraped and sanded. It was repaired in places and painted in others, and after several weeks it was given new life. Paired with a coat rack that I made out of the wooden support packaging from a friends new dishwasher and a few old hooks I pulled out of the trash from work… it has made our awkward little entry room a happier place to be.

One man’s trash… another (wo)man’s treasure.

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  • September 9, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    Denise Coulter - Looks Great Sasha, well done!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    Mama's Secret - wow total transformation! love itReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2013 - 3:05 pm

    Alma - The second photo, that’s who made it all?;-) Pretty!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2013 - 5:33 pm

    Lila - Great job Sash, there’s so much satisfaction in giving things new life.ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2013 - 7:34 pm

    Rachel - It looks amazing! I love it when people put unwanted items out on the footpath for others to collect!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2013 - 9:31 pm

    Emily Crawford - Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2013 - 6:01 am

    Julie - Looks amazing. I love stuff from the side of the road. I just got Tamika this amazing (huge) wardrobe. I must have looked .a sight, huge robe on top of a shopping trolley, with Jarvis in the sling. Was so exhausting, but so worth the effort. I hope she turns it into something as pretty as your findReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    Arna - gorgeous! you must feel amazing. fantastic job xReplyCancel

    • September 13, 2013 - 8:15 pm

      Sash - I’m pretty happy with how it’s turned out 🙂 Wish I had more time for projects like this! xReplyCancel

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