On garbage day last week, I drove past a house with a mound of stuff set out at the road. I wanted to stop, but I was on the way to work and I was driving our little car. Well, what do you know! On the way home, it was still there, so I took a few minutes to check out the “trash”. There were three TV’s, a particle board entertainment center, two wooden closet doors and a king size headboard. The headboard is what caught my eye; you can see a portion of it in the picture below. (It is halfway to awesome-ness and maybe I’ll get a chance to finish it up this weekend.)
I pulled over and tried to fit the king size headboard into my little Honda Civic.
Uh. No. Not even close.
I had twenty minutes to spare before I needed to pick up Gracie. Easy Peasy.
I drove to Brian’s work and scanned the parking lot until I found his truck. Parking is scarce, so I did a little switch-a-roo , leaving him the itty bitty car and taking the big a$$ truck. After all, we got that truck because it can pull our trailer AND haul all my awesome finds. LOL
I painted the wooden door with a sample paint color I got free from Lowe’s. I love that blue… After it dried, I brushed some brown paint over top to add some depth and interest to the color. A couple sections of cork board covered up the door knob hole. Turns out that painter’s tape didn’t secure it AT ALL – but clamps overnight did the trick.
I dug around my basement and found a white shelf and those awesome tin buckets that mom gave me for a birthday gift last year. I’m happy I waited for the right place to use them. I can visually store some of the tools I use most frequently in my studio/ dungeon. I screwed in white hooks on each side of the shelf to hang things like my tape measure, and added pretty wood trim around the cork board.
I love buttons and actually have a lot more. Sometimes when I’m feeling like I need to be productive, I separate them out by color into glass jars. Fun times. Check out my pinterest page dedicated to the little things: Repurposed Buttons
I’m happy with how this piece of “trash” turned out. It was a random find, a road kill rescue and a good distraction during a hard week. The weather has turned; we’ve had our first snowfall and my paint brushes have been put away for the next 482 days, or until spring comes back. You know, whichever comes first….