Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dumpster Diving Minus the Dumpster

Okay, I didn't dive into a dumpster for this item, but I have been known to do that.  I found this little work table sticking up from a burn pile at the fairgrounds.
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.htmlIt must have been used in one of the barns--it had some chicken poop on it.  I gave it a good scrubbing and removed the composite top to reveal a wood top.
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I had hoped to leave the white base as it was, but I couldn't get it clean enough.  So I painted it with Annie Sloan Old Ochre and the top with Emperor's Silk.  I had to secure the diagonal crosspiece, but that was all the work that needed to be done to it.
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A little wax and a pew clip
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and spoon added for hooks
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makes it a great island or workspace.
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html

Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html
I love free, it makes me smile.
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29 comments:

  1. Cuuute. Not normally a fan of red {just me personally!!} but I really like that a lot!

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  2. That is toooo cute. Love the red and especially love the spoon hooks. So, how do you bend them??
    Candy
    PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

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  3. What a brilliant makeover! I love it! The hooks are so cute! And it's a great size!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  4. It looks absolutely wonderful - I love the makeover and you can't beat the price.

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  5. I would LOVE to have that as a work area in my kitchen! It would make me look forward to each meal preparation. I so LOVE a good find!!

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  6. that is awesome. I need to start dumpster diving.

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  7. Oh I love this piece. From perfectly gross to perfectly wonderful!

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  8. Becky,
    Free and you made it beautiful! That rocks! I love the table!!!!! Someone quick! Find me a dumpster! But, not a stinky one... ;)

    Blessings!
    Heather
    thecountryschoolmarm.blogspot.com

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  9. woohoo becky! I love your newest find in it's new outfit! You sure do have an eye for junk!
    gail

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  10. Love the red top on the table. Cute little piece for the fall and winter months ahead of us. Great colors to work with. Love the little hooks. Adds a little something extra. xo's Pam

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  11. wow. It's 6:00 am and I see your small table and have to smile. I literally smile with delight. Red, white, black, free furniture... what's better than that? Beautifully done!

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  12. Another great find and project from you.
    enjoyed it
    T

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  13. That would make me smile too Becky... I love the colors you chose!
    Susan

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  14. I wish I could find things like that!!! I love that!!

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  15. What a great find. I love what you did to it!

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  16. So stinking cute!!!!!! I want one now lol

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  17. What a totally charming transformation! Great job.
    David

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  18. Love it and the pew hook brings back such memories!

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  19. Absolutely adorable! Where did you find the old pew clip?!

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  20. Yay for free things!!! I feel the exact same way, it just doesn't get any better. Thanks for sharing.

    Jane
    FF

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  21. Aw, I'm always hoping to find something like this sticking out of a pile! Nice job!

    Gloria

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  22. I could hug it and squeeze it and love it....all day long!

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  23. What a gift you have....The pew clip is unbelievable...Your makeover is amazing...Blessings, Becky

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  24. Ohhh! This is soooo cute Becky, I love it. Great job!

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  25. So cute! Great job re-purposing it and letting your creativity shine!

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