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Sunday, July 31

From Trash to Turquoise Treasure

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OK - I'm just going to admit it . . .
There's a special thrill I get when I see 
value in something someone else threw away.
Here's my latest victim find . . . 
This little baby was destined for the dump!
This is what it looked like when I rescued it . . . 
It had lots of dust, silly string, & holes,
but it was really sturdy!
So whipped out the sander & the wood filler {again}.

{Holes filled in - much better!}

After a spray coat of primer, I used Valspar "Mediterranean" paint.
All it needed was a little love & a good home.
I also made this little "Scrabble" sign for the guest room.
It reminds me of my Uncle Bill - who used to say,
"Good night, sleep tight, 
don't let the bed bugs bite!".
{The tiles are glued on.}

The darling lamp is from "Home Goods" {$29.99}.

Are there any other 
out there?  ;D

I'm Linking up to These Great Parties . . . 
"Twice Owned Party" at Creating a House of Grace
"Everything But the Kitchen Sink" at A Little Knick Knack
"Show Me What Ya Got" at Not Just a Housewife
"Topsy Turvy Tuesdays" at I'm Topsy Turvy
"Think Pink Sundays" at Flamingo Toes
"Saturday Nite Special" at Funky Junk Interiors
"Sunday Scoop" at I Heart Naptime
"Nifty Thrifty Sunday" at Nifty Thrifty Things
"Flaunt-it Friday" at Chic on a Shoestring
"Sunday Showcase Party" at Under The Table & Dreaming
"Feature Friday" at Spunky Junky
"Trash to Treasure Tuesday" at Sassy Sites


  1. love your table!! i'm addicted to turquoise right now... i'm about to refinish a table i bought at a yard sale with some turquoise spray paint! :)

  2. Great Job!! I love how it looks... wish I had an extra piece to make it turquoise. I guess I better hit GW tomorrow =D Happy Sunday!

  3. I love the color of the table and the color of the lamp together. I would never think to put them together and they look gorgeous!

  4. TOO CUTE ... love the color! Can I be a guest in your house. I would feel right at home!

  5. love that color!!!!
    congrats, you won one of my burlap bags!

  6. Such a fantastic makeover in that lovely shade of turquoise

  7. This is great!! Who would throw that away!! I love the blue you chose - that green lamp looks perfect on it!!

  8. What a great save! I love the blue. And that lamp!!! I'm off to Home Goods! ;)
    I hope you can join my link party going on today!
    (How can you be a grandma?? You look 20!)


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