Sunday, July 1, 2012

One man's trash...



There she was sitting amongst the

trash cans begging me to love her...




A simple yard sale made

my heart skip beats as the gentleman

said I could " take the trash off of his hands "





She was missing much of her back and yet

she held her beauty with chippy remnants

of paint and beveled drawers...





Even with her weather beaten top

I knew I could not leave her behind...


Mr. Dior spent many hours along side me

as we worked to bring new life

back to her...




She fit so perfectly in the Dior home...






Along side my rusted

clocks and coral...





I was so delighted that

she still had her original hardware...





I'm sure that I will

dress her up throughout the summer...





With driftwood

and gifts from the sea...





Isn't she lovely...




I gave her my signature

dry brushed gray white mix

and sealed her with clear wax...

One man's trash

another woman's treasure!!!

I will be linking later this week

with my favorite gals!








Much love to all of you

XOXO

53 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

you lucky duck!!
Amy

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

Ummm, I think that's my basket, yes? This dresser took my breath away, knowing the before and now seeing the after. Sweet!!

{ Kristen } said...

You did such a great job restoring this piece! I love her subtle curves! It's amazing what people think is junk.... And they probably think its amazing that we like their junk!! Really beautiful work.

Bente said...

What a beauty. You did a great job.

toves sammensurium said...

now that's my kind of trash;)
And you did miracles,I am sure this is one happy chest,finally loved and shown as the treasue it is!Lucky you Kate...and talented you Kate :)))
Tovehugs :)

Polly said...

love her! that rusty clock is a cutie too! look at you doing your thing........you're too cute, even when you're working!! :-)

xo

Pols

Susan said...

What beautiful treasure you acquired! It is so gorgeously chippy!

dogwalker said...

Is your signature gray/white paint mix a family secret or would you share the recipe?
Love it.

chateau chic said...

So much character and charm! She's perfect!!
Mary Alice

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Kate that is just beautiful!! I love how
you have it displayed with the things on it ~

Laura from Top This Top That said...

simply beautiful!

Debbie said...

I happened upon your blog this morning, and was blessed to read your posts.
Great writing! You let your heart lead.
I love the way you decorate...very nice!!
Congrats on all of the business coming your way, and the magazine article!
Have a wonderful week.

Annie Louise said...

Once again Kate, an outstanding piece!!!
Blessings to you and your family,
Jeanette

Debra @ Common Ground said...

You've worked your magic on this wonderful piece, Kate. I love her simple lines, she's just perfect. Glad you were there to save her!!

Deserae said...

Your new chest is a beauty! No one would ever guess she was a curbside find :o) Love your driftwood too!
~Des

Anne said...

Kate,
I see the beauty that you do.What a treasure!!And you brought her back to life in your lovely home.
((((Hugs)))
Anne

Rita said...

Did you heart skip a bit when you saw the dresser and then skipped two bits? It turned out beautiful. Your home feels really peaceful. So glad to see you at CR! Ciao Rita

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A serendipitous moment indeed. She was just waiting for you to bring her back to life and you did a beautiful job! Wishing you a lovely rest of the week. Tammy

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh she is so beautiful Kate!! You always have such a way with bringing things back to their former glory!!
Thank you again for yesterday, you are such a special and lovely person, and I feel so lucky to know you!
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice rescue, Kate. Yes, she is lovely.

CURIOUS BOYS said...

HMMmmmm . . . Looks like something we would have in our home . . . She's BETTER THAN EVER !! Awesome Find KATE ! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

It's me said...

Beautiful job you did !!....love love love Ria...xxx..

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Kate I would have carted her home in a minute and she would have found a comfortable place in my home as well. I so wish I could find pieces like these with little life left to them, I always find the pieces I have to nudge there life in the direction of old, making there old age look old.

This is a piece to love, and the display is soulful. Did you say this is in your home, home? or your shop space home? I understood it to be in your home and it is the perfect weathered piece washed with your beauty artistically.

You have inspired me to find something of this despair, I am inspired.

Lots of inspiration in all you seek this coming week.
xx
Dore

Irma@CosasBellas said...

WOW Kate, she's amazing! You're amazing! I bought a piece a few years back that has been dying a slow death...maybe you can help me bring it back to life.
You might have to hook it up to an ASCP IV but if anybody can do it...you can.

Besos,
Irma

Rea said...

It's a beauty now. You did a great job.

June said...

You found such a treasure there Kate. It is the perfect piece! I love yard sales where they just 'don't get it' : )

I hope you are having a stellar Summer sweet friend.
sending hugs...

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You create magic Kate!
She surely looks wonderful under your spell....
:)

bni niu said...

rayban サングラスを装着したまま、日差し強い炎天下で何時間も経ってば、多分パンダになれるかもしれません。街で、レイバン アビエイターなどを掛ける人たちはよく見かけます。特に、そのレイバン RB3025は多分ブームになっているでしょう。

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful job on your new addition, Kate! I can't believe that guy wanted to let this treasure go! You breathed new life into her and she looks just perfect in your home dressed for summer! :)

xoxo laurie

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

super pretty! I am looking forward to a fixer upper project like this too. One that was sitting in a barn for several years! {yikes!}
beautiful.

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful!!!

blessings
barb

A Cottage Muse said...

She is shining from all the love you put into her!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

She is gorgeous, just like her new owner, Kate!

XOXO,
Anne

Anonymous said...

I always get so much inspiration from you. Thank you.

Nell

Amber said...

Love it, Girl! :) She looks fabulous!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WHOO HOOO!!! BRAVO!!

You (and Mr. D) did a tremendous job - yay!

Candylei said...

I'm loving it's new/old look. Lovely!

bec said...

What a beautiful blog I have found here!
You have really brought life back to a neglected old piece... lovely!
I am definately returning!
Bec x

Michele said...

Such a beautiful job, I so enjoy finding treasures like yours on craigslist or even garage sales, it is true, one can feel the heart skip a beat because of the joy found in something that someone else does not want.

Bless You today and Always,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Rose Carey said...

Would you believe I have a dresser almost identical. I bought it over 10 years ago from the Long Beach flea market and it's such a versatile piece that I'll never sell it. Right now it's being used in Ally's room, but for years it was in my bathroom! You did a wonderful job on it and it looks perfect. Enjoy!

Lynn Richards said...

Simply stunning. I love how you give new life to so many things!
xo
lynn

weisser traum said...

traumhaft deine kommode.
wünsche dir ein schönes wochenende.
herzlichst daniela

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Precious finale Kate! You did "her" proud.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Ticking and Toile said...

Totally gorgeous!! You are amazing girl! :)
xoxoxo,
Shellagh

Jann Olson said...

Kate, you can turn any trash into a treasure. If only that man could see her now. Mr. Dior is such a good helper. I think you have a keeper for sure! I love your signature touch and yes, she fits right in the Dior home. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Do you love him Loretta said...

Yep, I would have looked at that, scratched my head, and kept on walkin'. To quote Russel Peters, 'its mindblowingly fantastic'!!

Anonymous said...

Oh kate, she does look lovely! I'm also drooling over those bunches of driftwood!

Pat Allen

A Ruffled Nest said...

Beautiful! I love when I find treasures like that!

Kristen said...

Looks like it was meant for you to find her. Looks amaze.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

She is stunning....you have returned her to her former glory and then some!! x0x0

SHERRY HART said...

A lot of work.....but totally worth it! She is singing now!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Just beautiful.

melifaif said...

I see my mom was right about alot of the things she told me when I was growing up. This one does it though! "Someone elses trash, is someone elses treasure!" So true here. lovely!!!

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