Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Trash to Treasure- Lil Black Beauty
I am officially hooked :) I have been picking up poor sorry pieces of furniture like crazy lately! This one in particular was a curbside find. I can definately understand why? lol
Even with layers and layers of paint, one drawer missing, and filthy beyond belief. I saw it and had to have it!
This was the fun part.
I broke out our pressure washer and with the help of my bigger lil man... gave him a bath...yep he's a him :)
then I stripped him down with a crap load of "Jasco." Looks cool huh :) (such little things amuse me) By the way... when you use a paint stripper, you should always be wearing good gloves and eye protection You should do this in a WELL VENTILATED area as this stuff stinks and its not good for your health to breath a lot. REALLY!
Next painted it with about 2 coats of primer,
I used Zissner 123 (primer, sealer,stain killer). Works really good, and my hubby gets this stuff free all the time from work :)
Then after about 3 coats of "Krylon" satin black...Hes already looking super handsome!
If you noticed in the picture, I took out the drawer mechanic (since there was no 2nd drawer) and cut a piece of scrap wood to fit into the bottom...the wood was actually the backing off of a dresser that I tried to rescue...but it didn't make it, so I took it apart and stored all the scraps, to use later...like now :)
I picked up the handle from a yard sale for $1 it is a pretty shade of turquoise, and made of glass...cool huh! and after a lot of wandering around the hardware store I figured out how to put this cutie on the drawer...and I think it looks great!
And to wrap things up...I also got a small basket from the same yard sale, it was red now its a creamy cream colored (thanks to spray paint) and I grabbed some fabric to compliment the color of the handle at Joanns, made a liner out of it, and set the basket in its place...
And here he is...
Handsome huh? This little guy will have a great little spot at my sale coming up this July!
I will be linking up to some of the funnest parties...check out my side bar! They are all fun! Come join in on the festivities, and check out others great projects too! ( not saying mine is great...well I think it is)
I will be back!