One man’s trash…

deskOne man’s trash can indeed be another man’s treasure, just as they say, and this time around it couldn’t be closer to the truth.

My family and I spotted this sad piece of furniture discarded to the curb. I couldn’t take it, I put my vehicle in reverse to see if I could find a sign, and sure enough a piece of paper was next to it on the ground, that read, “FREE.” It took a little maneuvering to fit the thing in the back of my SUV, but 5 minutes later… it was ours!

It was quite the choir removing the multiple layers of veneer (UGH), but it had to be done. We sanded and painted with some homemade chalk paint. It was our first try with chalk paint and we loved it; then we distressed and finished with some old fashioned paste wax. Last, but not least we added cast-iron pulls and a vintage lock.

I was really happy with the way the chalk paint turned out and will definitely use it again.

My mom and sister should appreciate the end result, as they helped rescue this heavy son-of-gun.

Our Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe:
3 Cups of Paint
1 Cup of Plaster of Paris
1/4 Cup of Water