About one week before we moved, I was driving Mallory to school and it just so happened to be trash day. Now you have to know me to know that I am no stranger to curb trash or dumpster trash. While I have never been a "dumpster diver", I have been known to bring home a treasure that was left waiting beside the dumpster.
Well, like all trash days, I am well aware of my surroundings as I drive through the neighborhood and I always take special notice of what MIGHT just be waiting for me. As I rounded the corner about 1 block from the school, at the curb of one house, I noticed a rocking chair sitting beside the trash can. Well, it didn't take me long to whiz the car to the opposite side of the street and check out my FIND! I popped open the trunk and loaded that baby in a heartbeat!!! I knew if I waited and took Mallory to school first and picked it up on the way home, it wouldn't be there. It was TOO good of a find!!!
I was so excited to get home and get a good look at the chair up close and personal. I knew that there had to be something terribly wrong with it for someone to be throwing it away. I looked and looked, but couldn't find anything wrong with it! It was in need of a good cleaning, but that was an easy fix! It was also painted red and the paint was chipping, but paint can cover a multitude of problems!
Since I've been in the middle of our move, I have just now been able to take the time to clean it up and give it a fresh coat of paint. Here's a BEFORE picture...
Isn't it CUTE!?!?!?!?!
LOOK at those SPINDLES!!!! I LOVE it!!!
And the red wasn't that bad, but I decided I wanted to put it in my office where the walls are painted a burgundy red. It definitely clashed.
Here's the AFTER!!!!
Isn't it FABULOUS?!?!
I just love it and am so excited to have found it!! I plan to show you pictures of my office soon. I have ALMOST finished organizing and decorating it! And, the black rocking chair goes PERFECTLY!!!
I hope you've enjoyed my Trash to Treasure find, too!!
I'll be linking up with several blog parties to share my fun find!
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
CraftOManiac Monday at Craft-O-Maniac
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff