Friday, November 4, 2011

Dump Wood Love

I spied this wood one day by a church, in a pile.  Living in a small town and having taught here for nearly 20 years has its advantages, one of them being I almost always know someone to call for a connection.  So I rang up a friend that attends church there and asked if she knew anything about the junky wood pile.  She said it was some thing or another that they had torn out and it was headed to the dump.  Well, saved them a trip to the dump, or at least hubby did.
I got 1 large sheet of painted plywood, and several 2 x 6's..  I saw a few hints of what was under the standard barn red paint and knew it was meant to be a table top.  So starting with a simple rectangle made from 2 x 6's (not from the dump pile, from the swing set)., I came up with this sofa/buffet table (it is a little larger than a standard sized sofa table)..

Love the turquoise that came through with the sanding and the wood grain that showed up with the stain.  My kids want me to keep it, but it is at our holiday junk fest for sale.
  
Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, that is just stunning...don't you just love free stuff?

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  2. Oh, this is great! Love the layers of color.

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  3. A girl after my own heart... LOVE the woodpile story and your table is awesome!

    Donna

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  4. Turned out wonderful. Diamond in the rough!

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  5. Oh my goodness I am sorry I deleted the previous post! I noticed that I spelled something completely wrong but should have just left it :)
    Anyway... your table is awesomeness!! You gotta love finding cool stuff in junk piles!

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  6. Wow!! Love the way this turned out. A true trash to treasure.

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  7. Love the mix of colors and wood grain!

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  8. What a beautiful table you have created. Great idea!

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  9. I wish you could keep it ....it fits perfectly there. Great save.

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  10. You amaze me with what you create, Becky!

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  11. That is really beautiful. It is amazing that you got that from a pile of trash.

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  12. Don't sell it!! It is too beautiful for words! I just love what you did!

    ♥charlotte

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  13. Sensational find and beautiful transformation. It really needed to be given a good home. penny

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  14. Someone's going to get a fabulous old/new table! Becky, I just love the colors and textures on the surface of this table. Great eye to spot that pile of "treasure"!

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  15. LOVE that sofa table Becky! super job! (free is great!)
    gail

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  16. Sincerely?! I don't know how on earth you would part with it!! I love how the paint job turned out. It gives me such a thrill to see it. Wow...good luck with the parting, hope it goes for BIG BUCKS!!!

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  17. this is gorgeous. you must have such pride in seeing it, knowing that it cost you next to nothing!

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  18. That looks so great! I can't believe you were able to score the stuff for it out of a junk pile. Very cool.

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