Turning Junk into Jazzy Treasure!

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Home Stager with Rooms With Style

Well....okay it maybe wasn't actually junk but it was buried under a pile of old rusted pails and tools when I found it. I wish I had a picture of it that day as I found it.

Anyway...I saw a very 'rustic' table sitting outside of an antique store that was basically blocks of 2 x 4s nailed together with an old picket fence nailed to the back.

Here are a couple photos once I got it home and cleaned up.

 

 

 

Nothing pretty that's for sure. It technically was put together to be a gardening bench. A old rusted shovel and bin attached to the back for the dirt.

I painted the base "Smokey Blue" by Sherwin Williams and left the picket fence top distressed in white. I spray painted primer on the dirt bin and shovel and then a couple coats of white paint.

It has turned into the best beverage station on my patio! I have used it a couple times now for entertaining and it not only is the perfect size, it adds charm to my back yard.

 

 

The old dirt bin has become the best place to hold napkins. And the old rusted shovel now holds a cute message.

 

 

Keep your eyes open to the piles of 'junk' you see at flea markets and antique stores. One person's junk is another person's jazzy treasure for sure. This is my treasure!

 

 

 

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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing. You are talented. Have a great day

Aug 23, 2018 07:28 AM #1
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
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Looks like such a fun piece with a good story to go with it. 

Aug 23, 2018 08:06 AM #2
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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What a great use of that table.  Looks completely different now.

Aug 23, 2018 09:34 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Shar. You know I love this and do this sort of thing all the time.

Aug 23, 2018 11:01 AM #4
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Susan Haughton
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Oh, this is right up my alley...I just love it!  You are very talented. 

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