Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Think I am in Love

Hello! I just finished up this beast. I still can't believe someone trashed this guy.
I am absolutely in love with the way he turned out.
before (in all his garbage glory)

 I decided to go with a simple white for the paint and I added some legs to give this guy a little oomph!
 I stained the top with a home made stain of coffee grounds and Balsamic vinegar. I love the way it came out. It aged the wood nicely and gave it a ton of character.

Hope you all enjoyed this guy as much as I do.


  1. Wow! Very impressive! You saw the treasure in the trash- I love it.

  2. Oh I DO love this guy as much as you do!!!
    What a gorgeous transformation!

  3. WOW- what a wonderful find and an wonderful transformation!! Good job!

  4. Wonderful transformation! Great job!

  5. Amazing! Can't believe that was to go to the trash! So happy you saved it!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. Featuring this tonight by the way!

  7. Beautiful!! Love it when that happens!

  8. That looks fantastic! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  9. This is incredible. I've never heard of this type of staining. Can you share your recipe for this coffee grounds and stain? This is amazing, and I would really like to try this.

    Thank You,

    1. Hi Melody, Thanks for stopping by. For the stain all I did was take my coffee grounds from my morning brew, added about two cups of balsamic vinegar (the balsamic gives it a bit of a green aged look, I have used regular vinegar and you get a more true to the coffee color). Put a piece of steel wool in with the mixture, close it all up in the container for about 24 hrs. I use the steel wool that has soaked and apply the mixture. It is a messy process, but I thin less messy than some stains. I let it sit until desired color and than wipe and wax. Hopefully this will help you out. Kathryn

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It is always nice to hear others opinions, Have a great weekend.