My first find of the summer was this gem, oh how I love thee!
It was at a moving sale of this single retired teacher of 30 some years. She was such a sweetheart, I really enjoyed talking to her. For some reason people have the tendency to tell me their life stories within the first 10 minutes of meeting me, I seem to have a "I will listen to absolutely anything you have to say" sign flashing on my forehead. This old trunk was originally her fathers and is from the early 20's. It's a little rusty and beat up but that is why I love it so much, so much character! I use it as a coffee table in my living room. It makes for a great conversation piece!
My second great find of the summer was this pretty basic round table and four chair set. It was originally this nasty light brown color and pretty scratched up but other than the cosmetics it was in pretty awesome shape! I found it at Goodwill. The manager said she didn't have any room for it and just wanted to get rid of it so she gave it to me for an amazing $20 bucks!! YES! It originally looked something like this: (I forgot to take before pictures of all of these projects but I found ones that are almost exact)
I sanded all the chairs and table down and then painted them a semi-gloss black. I found the super cute chair cushions at World Market on sale for $8 a piece. I am not totally finished with them yet though, this coming summer I would like to paint them in a antiqued white and then sand them down for a distressed look.
Have any of you ever done something like this? Let me know!