Sunday, October 14, 2012

Neighbors Trash

On garbage day last week as hubby took out our trash he noticed a table in one of the neighbors trash. And of course knowing me he grabbed it.  I wish I had the before pic but I forgot to take it, but this was a cute maple table. I am guessing she was tossed to the curb because she was outdated and had a wobble. We primed her and hubby fixed the wobble.
 Painted her a bright white, taped off the edge..

Now the pretty lady is a chalkboard table. Perfect height for kids to sit on a stool or on the floor and chalk draw away!

  Check out her pretty legs and scalloped skirt!

I can imagine her with lots of kids just having a hay day around her. Drawings, tic tac toe, hangman or how about drawing roads and houses and letting your matchbox cars go on a trip!!


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A Garden of Threads said...

Nice makeover!

It's All Connected said...

I may have to steel this idea and make one for my grandkids! Thanks. ~ Maureen

DeeAnna said...

That is soo cute! I wish my neighbors threw away such amazing finds!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute and very clever!

House on the Way said...

Love the makeover! Thanks for linking up to my party! Have a great week.

~Laurie Ann said...

Very cute! My kids would have loved this when they were younger. Stopping by via Kammy's Korner.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks adorable! does your neighbor want it back now?!?!? :)

Ann said...

Good for Hubby--keeping salvageable goods out of the landfill! The chalkboard top is a clever idea and one I'm sure the kids will love.

Smart! School {House} said...

Beautifully done:) We love having you at Whimsy Wednesday!
Smart! School {House}

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Oh, you have a smart husband! Free is the best. You did a great job on it. :)

Catherine said...

This is such a great idea - my kids would love it! Visiting from Live Laugh Rowe

SamanthaD said...

Great idea - I just found a table myself!


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I LOVE you took what was destined for a landfill and made it into such a wonderful table - sure to bring hours of fun memories for the right household.

Well done!

THANK YOU for caring and making the world a better project at a time. And give your hubs a hug for it, too.

Pamela said...

Your table turned out great!

Pamela said...

I forgot to say thanx for coming to THT!:)

Carrie said...

One mans trash was certainly your treasure! Looks great!

Would love for you to share this at my very first linky party. My sister and I are working together over at “Think Tank Thursday”…hope to see you there!

Laura said...

Oh my word, this turned out cute!! I love the idea of a chalkboard table. I especially like how you taped off the edge for a border around the chalkboard:)

The Rusty Heart said...

What a great idea! Looks great!

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said...

Thats a good hubby! Great find!

Crystelle Boutique said...

You have a good husband! Love how you used the saying "Trash to Treasure" quite literally here!
Enjoy your lovely new table!


Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I've been mourning the end of summer and the fact that I'll have two bored preschoolers fighting over the toys- if I do something like this they can chalk draw their little hearts out inside! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Bonny Yokeley said...

It looks awesome. We have a truck that drives through our subdivision the night before trash pick up. I love the idea that he finds things to repurpose or fix rather that letting them go to the dump. Good job on your table!

Kathie said...

Glad your hubby saved that one! Such a cute table after it's makeover! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

Jann Olson said...

What a fun idea. The kids will have a great time. I can see hours of creating. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Myric said...

I would never had any clue this came from trash! Amazing transformation!

Thanks for sharing at Passion Parade!


Carrie said...

Thanks so much for linking this up at our very first "Think Tank".

This week's party is up and running. We would love if you would visit the "Think Tank" again this week!

Terry Moore said...

Just adorable. When I saw the thumbnail picture at the party, I first thought this was a bed tray and what a cute idea to paint the top chalkboard. Well, I was surprised and happy to see it's a larger little table, but you just gave me an idea for my bed tray!

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