Saturday, June 22, 2013

Trash to Treasure Stool, Magnetic Chalkboard, China Cabinet and Frame.

Three items that were meant for the trash, rescued by me! I'm not sure how this post will look online, as it is the first post that I am trying from the iPad. Doesn't seem like I have as many options as to where to place photos and such, and no spell check! Yikes! Here goes...

Adorable old fashioned step stool. It used to be a weird beige color. A few coats of cherry red spray paint give it a new life in my retro home. 
Yep, someone threw this out on the very day we moved in, and happened to have a truck on hand to pick it up. It used to be very dark brown, doors falling off of hinges. My awesome son helped me sand and stain it to a color that matched the rest of our furniture. He also fixed the hinges. We had to use a very white wood stain called "Limed Oak" before two coats of "Honey Maple".
This sweet magnetic chalkboard was once and old baking pan. 3 coats of chalkboard paint and voila! More cute decor for my retro kitchen. 
Last for this post, I was shopping for a card for a friend (yes, I usually make them, but my craft room was in boxes) and I bought myself this card. Went to thrift store same day and found adorable red frame, added gingham ribbon and glued a pearl brad to the top of a flathead nail. 
This says it all...

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