One mans trash is another mans treasure.

I am so excited, Grey and I have plans to buy a place together! Of course these things take some time, but that hasn't stopped me from shopping the curb for some furniture. I have found some real gems over the years. It is a great way to recycle furniture as well as budget for those new things you really want.

I found a chest with lots of cool detail on it and I spent the day cleaning, sanding and painting it and then sanding it again.    


For this piece I used a sponge and some soft soap, some medium grit sandpaper and paint samples from Home Depot, which are less than $3 a color! 

I love it! I can't wait to put a tv on it and decorate the living room to match.  

This is one reason I love being an artist. Being able to create something pretty as well as functional is very rewarding.