Monday, August 29, 2011

What Could It "B"?

That blue-green base "thingy" that you see sitting on top of the box is what will be featured on my Trash to Treasure Thursday blog. 

Hmmm....I wonder what it could "B"?  

Spool No. 72

Notice the label on the box.  I love Spool No. 72.  They have new merchandise, but I am obsessed with their AWESOME vintage items.  I ordered a bag at midnight on Thursday night, and the postman rang my doorbell on Monday morning with the package...shipped all the way from the state of Washington.  Now that is what I call service!  Until next time!

Bizzi B

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trash to Treasure Thursday ~ ~ Island Paradise

This is truly someone else's trash that is now my treasure!  A junkin' friend of mine was driving down the road and found a table in a trash pile on someones curb.  It was literally in pieces!  I gladly brought this bad boy home.  I knew that with a little work, a coat of paint and some distressing, it would be a perfect island in my kitchen.  

The underneath side of the table top.

I forgot to take pictures of the previous base, but it was beyond repair.  Trust me!  So my hubby, Handy-Dandy Rob (HDR), constructed a new table base and attached the legs to it. You can't really tell in this picture, but HDR rigged the legs to the base so that the "island" would be 33" tall.  

Beginning stages of distressing the base.  I used my son's metal baseball bat and began-a-beatin' on the new table base.  We had issues getting the table sturdy, so HDR used extra screws.  This was an okay thing, because the sides of the table will hide them.

(Please ignore the background junk!)

I love how the layers of paint show through!

Distressing details...

and more...

Love, love, LOVE my "new" kitchen island!

This project is not complete until I get a pretty rug to go underneath the island.  It may take me awhile to find the perfect one, and when I do I will let you know.  Until next time!

Bizzi B