Thursday, October 16, 2008

Trash to Treasure

Don't you love when you can dig through your neighbors trash! Last year on Christmas my neighbors put out a beat up old china cabinet out on the curb for trash pick up. After seeing it my mind got to thinking that I had been needing a china cabinet and could redo this one to work with what I had going on in the dining room. I convinced my husband and brother-in-law to carry it into the garage for a redo. Many, many moons later Mr. Tanner and I got to the project and it did not take us long at all. We painted it black and then distressed it a bit and left some wood detailing. Our sideboard is black and wood so it looks great with that. I am so pleased that we picked it out of their trash and I love nothing more than my FREE china cabinet that holds all of my lovely china, crystal, and special serving pieces.

Here is a picture of the Halloween decor on my dining room table. You can see a little bit of the sideboard in this picture.

9 comments:

Erin said...

I love your china cabinet. I love re-doing pieces too. It really turned out beautifully! Your dining room table is so cute! How creative are you!

Angie said...

WOW! I can't believe you got that great piece for FREE! It looks so good!

Wendy said...

What a lucky find! It's beautiful!

Brittany said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see it all tomorrow!

Susie Harris said...

Wish I had your neighbors...hehe! What an awesome find. Dont show them how great it looks now. They just may want it back, smile!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh that is AMAZING. I can't believe anyone would throw it out, but I am so glad for you!
Carrie

Shannon said...

WOW!! Ya'll did a great job on the cabinet. I love it!

Kssnnikkel said...

Great job! I'm in the middle of redoing a piesafe/ciffrobe...not sure which one it is but I'm going to use it in my dining room.

HD said...

Why don't my neighbors put stuff like that out in their garbage!?!That is awesome!!!