I’ve been waiting for exactly the right time to start blogging about some fun “trash to treasures” projects in our home. What better time than #makeovermonday ??
This week I’m introducing our new little desk area by the front door.
I convinced, no, make that BEGGED my hubby to load up this banged up cherry desk from a trashed foreclosed home. It had some dents and dings and a bit of water damage on the bottom. I could see the potential. I may have even said something about painting it and…umm…selling it.
I did however, take a photo of what it looks like when I get into a painting mood. This is our front porch in the midst of my last painting splurge – wouldn’t you like to be our neighbor??
Now would be a great time to admit that I have a terrible habit. While having the greatest intentions of truly selling these treasures, they turn out looking so stinkin’ cute and I find just the PERFECT place for them in our house…
Can you see the problem?!?
Let’s break down all of the deals in our new desk area:
Desk: free from a foreclosed house
Chair: Ethan Allen – also free from a foreclosed house. I just wiped it down.
Orange Pillow: from Glennie the Great
Orange Lamp Base: free off the side of the road. It was left for trash. The light bulb even still worked!!! I just wiped it off. Ha!
White Fabric Lamp Shade: IKEA Clearance section for $3 (it is being held onto the lamp with bread ties!! No joke!)
Gold Mirror: Salvation Army of Matthews $4
Green Curtains: Scrap fabric super cheap for a gigantic roll from the Salvage Shop of Monroe. My grandma ran the edges through her serger machine. I got curtain rings from Walmart and cheap rods from Big Lots.
Brown Tray: part of a staged house full of furniture we got a few years ago.
New Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray
Turquoise knobs on desk drawers: Target (4 pack for $12)
Scripture Print: the one item in this photo that I splurged on. It is from Emily Burger Designs. (http://www.emilyburgerdesigns.com/scripture.html)
My favorite part of this area is the scripture that sits as a reminder when we walk out of the door each day:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Phil 4:8
What items have you found that were trash to treasures in your home? I’d love to hear about some of your deals!