Monday, January 21, 2013

Dreaming of the Lake & Dumpster Diving

I went and did a little garage sale-ing this weekend. There was a huge dumpster in front of one of the Estate Sales. I drove up and instantly saw these pulls sticking out of the top. So I climbed on up and found nine of these beauties. 
Attached to these awesome solid drawers. The ideas started flowing.
As I was searching I saw the top of what looked like a table, I was super excited to see what this might be. The nice man putting on the Estate sale offered to help me. When he pulled it out I was so thrilled, I felt like a kid  at Christmas. He said it was in his dad's garage the last 60 years. They thought it was trash.
I found all of the drawers and the top is beautiful. I started working on it as soon as I got home. I can not wait to see what he is going to look like.
Now for a finished project.
This is my before, cute but a little boring.
I thought I would add a little something to dress her up.
I think she looks quite adorable.
 I actually repainted the body, due to the fact I have six kids constantly touching everything.
I went with a cute image found here vintage-beach-signs, and made a few changes.

I used chalk ink to do the drawing and put a clear coat over to protect the surface. I think it would be great inside or out. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


  1. You did that with chalk? How cool! You found some goodies for sure.

    1. Thanks Stacey for taking the time out to check out my table. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. It always amazes me what folks throw away. I went through my sisters neighbors trash and got a bunch of houseplants and flower pots. My sister thinks me crazy but I do not care. Love your LAKE table.