Monday, December 2, 2013

They Say Trash... I Say Treasure...

Howdy everyone!  It's been a while.  I took some time off and went home to Portland to visit friends and family.  I even got two days away to spend with my best friend!!  We made Thanksgiving dinner, went to antique stores, and finished it up by watching the Ducks and Beavers fight it out until the bitter end!  There is nothing better than spending a cold day at Autzen Stadium rooting for the Ducks!  My throat is still dry from yelling!!

I found this awesome shelf on the curb outside one of my neighbors house.  Can you believe they were going to throw it away???  I snatched that bad boy as fast as I could.  You should have seen me running back to my house!  I felt like Charlie when he found the last golden ticket.

Of course I couldn't just let it be, I knew immediately what I was going to do!  Here is the after.

So much better huh?  I don't normally keep my projects, but this one is staying right here.  The best part is that this whole project cost me $1.50.  The contact paper that I used for the backing is from The Dollar Tree.  I use this paper all the time.  You cannot beat the price.

I made that little window into a chalkboard.

This shelf is huge.  I haven't measured it yet, but it takes up almost all of the space on top of my table.

  I hope that you guys have an awesome week!