trash to treasure, weekend recap

Weekend Recap: $Free.99

  1. Kate at dream to life

    March 7th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    SO much potential! I love the top….very cool!

  2. Kate {DomestiKatedLife}

    March 7th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Awesome, it would make a great bar! I love curb-finds.

  3. Erica

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    What a totally amazing find! Can’t wait to see where you put it.

  4. Blayne Beacham

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    THATS’S AWESOME!! and for free too!! You lucky girl!

  5. Post-College Working Girl

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I dream of the day I will find something like that on the road side! I did score a craigslist coffee table without getting killed or kidnapped so I was psyched about that!

  6. modern jane

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    My dad refinishes antique furniture and swears by Restore.. you could try that!

  7. carmel

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I’ve never found anything that great on the curb! Why on Earth would anyone actually throw think that’s trash!!!

  8. Elizabeth Peremans

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Wow you are one lucky lady… maybe driving by that house every week around garbage pickup time is a must for you guys from now one? 😉

  9. Katrina

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Wow what a great FREE piece – can’t believe it was left curbside! lol — All the free curb side items left in our neighborhood are scary crap! lol

  10. Kate Collins

    March 7th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Fantastic find yet again. Love that you found it at the last minute on your drive home. Nothing like a treasure after a long day of hunting. It’s so beautiful.

  11. Kari (The Babs Blog)

    March 7th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    You obviously have a much better neighborhood to score deals in than I do! That is a gorgeous piece. I agree that it would make a fantastic, elegant bar!

  12. alison@MyLittleHappyPlace

    March 7th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I can’t believe people throw an entirely good piece of furniture to the trash like that – you’d think they’d at least donate it. Oh well, MA-JOR snag for you!

  13. laxsupermom

    March 7th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Wow! What a great find, and you can’t beat free! I think a little Restore-a-Finish would take care of the top. Love the hardware! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Sheila

    March 7th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I cannot believe someone else uses the term Free.99! That’s what my husband says. I always thought it sounded goofy. Then I caught myself saying it. Now it’s a fav phrase. Can’t wait to see what you do to your Free.99 piece!

  15. southbel

    March 7th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I recently scored a free leather desk chair and was so excited. Must say that your piece is in MUCH better shape and quite the find! I’ll be interested to see if you try the Retore-a-Finish because I’ve been looking at the same thing for the wood on my chair.

  16. kelley

    March 7th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    holy lucky you! would fit perfect in my dining room! love, love. never found anything curbside. sad for me.

  17. Julie

    March 7th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Who throws out a beauty like that and why can’t people in my neighborhood do the same? Great find!
    ~ Julie

  18. Oh, It's Just Perfect!

    March 7th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I can’t believe somone threw that out!! Geez. Wish I found something that good!! Can’t wait to see how you rehab it.

  19. Danielle {freshquince}

    March 7th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    That is the best curbside find yet for sure! And I thought my Thomasville bamboo cabinet was a lucky find…

  20. way way

    March 7th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Wow! A great find!!! I can’t wait to see it after a little TLC!

  21. Marina

    March 7th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I’ve had the best of luck with Restor-A-Finish, and HIGHLY recommend it. Use it with 0000 steel wool, and you won’t believe your eyes. It’ll be like new. I JUST restored the 90 (or so) years old dining set, and it looks GH-ORGEOUS after a little bit of R-A-F! Tip: buy a slightly darker color than your piece (I’d go for dark walnut).

  22. Design Goddess

    March 7th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I haven’t yet started the whole thrifting/making something old new yet I love to see pics of what people do to transform old furniture. It has good bones so looking fwd to seeing what you do with it.

  23. Heidi M

    March 7th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Lucky!! I never seem to find those curbside gems… this one’s a beauty. Have fun with it!

  24. Scientific Housewife

    March 7th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    That is an awesome piece!

  25. Moni

    March 7th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    What a beautiful find! We’re always afraid to pick up stuff off of the curb because of the possibility of bedbugs. We live in a high bedbug area. Do you take any precautions when you snag a curb find? If so, what do you do?

  26. Fab Leah Ashley

    March 7th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    You have GOT to check out my latest curbside find!! Its FABULOUS! Well, it is now with a little TLC. Hope you like!

  27. J&J

    March 7th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Amazing find! Lucky girl. I’ve found a few chairs, but that’s about it.

  28. Kylie Sarley, Bandelle

    March 7th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you work your magic with it, Camila.

  29. Sarah

    March 8th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Gotta love a curbside gem. This is a beautiful piece. I cannot wait to see what you do with her.

  30. Anne

    March 8th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I second Marina’s comment above. I have had amazing and quick results with Restore-A-Finish.

  31. Decor Arts Now

    March 8th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Wow. What a great find. There are loads of products that might help with the scratches without a complete refinish, unless of course you were going to paint it…. Shiny black or red goes well with the Asian details. But you could do anything with that jewel.

  32. Sarah (Matters of Style)

    March 9th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Wow, what a find!!! Fab!

  33. Doorknobs And Daiquiris

    March 10th, 2011 at 1:27 am

    How in the world did you end up with all the curbside luck? What an amazing find!

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