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!


33 comments:

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

Oh I love this! I just collected a dresser off of the side of the road. I'm sure I can turn it into something amazing, but I haven't decided what yet. This gives me a few good ideas though.

Thanks for linking up to Transform Tuesday. You always do such nice work. I look forward to it every week.

Angie said...

Brilliant!!! Wait till you see what I scored (kinda close to you) :( sorry!! ;)

M.O.T.B said...

You are brilliant!

Mandy the TrenchMommy said...

I am impressed! Looks great!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Fun isnt it? I just posted today about an end table I got at the thrift store for under $6 and redid(same color as yours here:))
Sarah
HandbagsNPigtails.blogspot.com

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Wow! Love it! I would really like to see this on Modern Craftswoman Monday. Please link it up if you have time. Rory

Suzanne said...

Wow. What an incredible transformation. Seriously gorgeous!

Meg said...

That looks great! I'm amazed at your perseverance. Great job!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Alright Angie...I hope I don't have to wait until Sidewalk Sunday to see?

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Alright Ladies! I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your sweetness! I love hearing from all of you! Thanks :)

♥ Roberta ♥ said...

wow that looks awesome!!

One Life Many Journeys said...

So cute. The handle and basket pull it all together. What kind of sale are ya havin'? I hope it is not rude to ask. I am wanting to figure out how to sell mine too. Thanks

Linda said...

Looks fantastic, Nikki~ so fresh and up-to-date!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Her makeover looks great on her! Hope you have a FUN day:)

Blessings,
Linda

Elaine said...

Very nice re-do. Amazing the change a coat of paint can make. Love the turquoise accents.

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

So totally beautiful! I love the handle!!! It's pretty!!!!

Okay - seriously - did you just use spray paint on this piece and nothing else? Well, besides the primer?

I love it!

And, do you sew, too? *sigh* I wanna learn to sew - but there's just never enough time. :( I'm like super-duper major jealous now!

I'm soooooo excited for you!!! GREAT JOB!

Jackie the Junk Junkie said...

I adore that handle!! Good Find :D

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

You do great work! I scrolled through your projects. good job!
I love old, junked, curb finds!
gail

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Awesome Nikki...you are hooked. Link up to my party Saturday, this is perfect! I love the black and the turquoise pull, so classic and cool!

Gracefully Vintage said...

LOVE that piece- and love that it was curbside- THe ceiling (ugg) well the tulle was way too wedding like-used sheer white-then cream both looked wedding like as well-and like clouds- then painted a small portion -but you just couldnt tell- so then i bought a bunch of muslim-and tacked it up in neat rows, and at first it looked good- but then i got a headache-and i brought my hubby back up and see what he thought-he thought it looked to dark-and then it occured the headache was from feeling closed in-so back to square one- yikes- my husband wants to lift the ceiling-frame it and put dry wall up-im just not that patient.
SO sorry-
last week of school , 3 differ pick up times mim days-graduation..
great job-loving it.

sweet european dreams said...

woohoo! That is a beauty! I don't know where my life would be without spray paint!

Robyn :) said...

Awesome!! I especially love the turquoise handle.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

What a difference! You've inspired me - I have so many 'to be painted' projects I want to get to.

Dropping by from Follow Friday! Nice to see you again.

Shopper Gal said...

Hi, I'm following you from New Friend Friday :)

Hope you can pop over to my blog and follow me, too.
Have a great weekend!

http://www.shoppergal.com/

That table turned out sooo good!!

Krissy said...

How adorable!! I want that table, now! I do the same thing with stuff from yard sales. I love remaking things. :)

I'm following from Trendy Treehouse. :) Hopefully you can stop by and check us out as well.

http://theartsymom.tk

jamigoldsmith-imagine said...

Gosh! All these projects you've posted are awesome! I just found you over at Angie's 'Treasures'. I live it Southern CA too! In the foothills. Love your blog - following you now! -Jami

Jill said...

Wow. It looks great! You did a super job!

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Happy Friday!!

Flory said...

well done...stopping by thru FMF. hope you'll follow back!
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jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

I am following you from Friday Follow;-)

Thanks

Jeanette Huston
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junkermidge said...

What an amazing transformation! Great job.
Midge

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What a great makeover!
Thanks for sharing at Anything Related!

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