Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Make-Over Party


Sweet Jen at Sanctuary Arts at Home
is having a make-over, trash-to-treasure party. I had a hard time deciding what to show you (I have shared this before, but hopefully it is new to some of you). Not because everything I do is so wonderful, but some projects do become like babies to you--it is hard to pick your favorite! But this is one of my favorites I guess because it was made from objects found roadside or for free at garage sales. I started with a desk that was sitting on the side of the road with a free sign on it.

I took out the drawers on one side because they were broken. I also took out the center drawer because it was broken and turned it around to make a shelf.

I added a metal oil drip pan (I think that is what it was), letting it overhang on the backside for seats and beadboard.

I used a board across the bottom, put wheels on it , a wine rack, hooks on one side and chalkboard paint on the other, and painted it red. It was fun to come up with the different components and it sold right away! Go to Jen's site to check out more fabulous make-overs.

38 comments:

  1. Oh MY--that is an astonishing transformation! I love it!!!

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  2. That is sooooo cute! I never would have thought of using a metal drip pan. Great idea! I love the hooks and the bead-board on it :)

    rue

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  3. Great transformation!! Love it! :) Vanessa

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  4. That is sooo cool! What a great transformation! You have a fabulous eye! What a great color! I am so glad you could join the party! :) Jen

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  5. This is beautiful and makes for a great kitchen island!

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  6. goodness, you never cease to amaze me. That's a great t2t!

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  7. I would have never thought "kitchen island". That is brilliant. Love that finish too.

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  8. What a great piece!!!!! Amazing transformation!!!! So much talent.
    Cindy (tinta)

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  9. Hey all!

    I've decided that I'm going to jump onboard with the latest, greatest way to share junk and have an ONLINE GARAGE SALE! Thanks Margo and Mindy for this great idea and it sounds like a lot of fun!

    So This Sat and Sun, check out my blog: www.rustandsplinters.blogspot.com for some great bargains!

    Spread the word and be sure and say hello!!!

    cynthia

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  10. You had me at road side find! :o) We would be fast friends! :o) Your island is awesome! What a great vision to pull all the different pieces together. :o) It looks super!!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  11. I can't believe it's the same piece! Very nice!

    The Texas Woman

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  12. What imagination you have! That is wonderful! Fantastic job!

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  13. All I can say is WOW! I adore what you did with the piece. :-)

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  14. I love that! Wow, to think that was just a piece of 'junk' on the side of the road!

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  15. wonderful makeover. It is a beauty.

    Kris

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  16. I can see why it sold right away - it looks AMAZING! A makeover & then some.

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  17. Wow, what an awesome transformation. I am in a phase of loving beadboard.

    Cece

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  18. This is the best idea that I've seen! I just love it! No wonder it sold so fast! You have the best eye for turning trash to treasure!

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  19. What a sanzzy idea. You hit it out of the ball park!

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  20. That's beautiful! I love the drip pan on top! It looks amazing.

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  21. That is about the most creative thing I've ever seen!!! Love it! I'm currently looking for an island for my kitchen, but since I have a small area I'm going to have to "create" my own. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

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  22. Oh, wow, that is fabulous! What a trash to treasure transformation. You've got a great eye for a diamond in the rough.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and choosing to be a follower.
    I'm going to "follow" you too!

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  23. Really cool makeover--very creative!

    Thanks for viewing my "party" posting. I never thought I would like black, however, it has grown on me and I love it now--as long as it's primmed up.

    Smiles and sunshine...Bev

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  24. That is awesome!! I love the repurposing!! Great job:-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such sweet comments! I hope to see you back there soon:-)

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  25. Okay...where do we start...this is truly incredible...great, great job...congrats on being featured in such a great magazine!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

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  26. That is really really awesome, no wonder it sold so quickly!

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  27. WEll, this is a GREAT transformation! Love all the texture and things you combined! I wouldn't have thought of it!
    GREAT resourcfulness you have... AND a good eye!

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  28. This is absoultey FABULOUS! I wish I had something like it for my kitchen makeover!!!!

    Sooo inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing! LOVE IT!

    Rebecca

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  29. THAT is TOO cool! my brain just doesn't picture what something "could" be.

    thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  30. Love it! the red looks so good, well done

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  31. FANTASTIC redo. You should feel very proud of that peice of art now. Well done!!

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  32. Um.... Ok... that is about the cutest darn thing I've EVER seen! I llllllloooooooovvvvvveeeee it! Caaaauuuutttteee!

    Smiles,
    Jen

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  33. Thanks for doing a repeat of that. it is sooo cute! I love your reds!

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  34. I looooove this!! I have finally pulled myself out of my "pity party", decided to give my unemployed status over to my Daddy God to carry and have emerged ready to hit the thrift stores, sew, paint and be creative!! I always envied those of you who had time to do your projects.....well guess what....I've got loads of time now!!!

    HUGS!
    Tracey

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!