Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Trash Find





While walking the dog last night I happened upon this sad looking cabinet.  My heart literally stopped and I realized that I had to pounce on this before someone else grabbed it.  I rushed home with the dog (much to his dismay) and ran out to get my car.  I had promised myself that I was no longer going to bring home stuff from the trash...but when I saw this beauty I could not help myself.  It is in terrible shape and needs a lot of TLC, but I think it has a lot of potential and will look terrific when I'm finished with it. I'm thinking of getting some new hardware for the drawer and the two front doors need new pulls.  The legs are some sort of metal, possibly brass?  I'll have to shine the up with some fine steel wool. My back is a bit sore from trying to shove it into the back seat of my car, but the pain is well worth it.

5 comments:

Lemmy Caution said...

Very nice! I would have picked it up too. Perfectly useful piece of furniture! Nice find.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, you softie! But this would be hard to resist. I bet it'll be gorgeous when you're done fixing it up.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I fell in love with the clean lines and the tapered legs. The piece has a lot of potential and is structurally sound so it is worth fixing up.

La Résidence! said...

Great Find. Love the tapered legs. What are you planning to do with it?
Paint or sand & stain?

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I'm planning to sand and stain it, hopefully sometime this week, If I have time. One of the doors is broken..and needs fixing though. Debating whether or not to just get rid of the doors all together and just paint the inside shelves.