Monday, November 29, 2010

Tossed And Turned Tuesday!! ~ Roarin' 20's


Visit me on Tuesdays when I reveal my transformation of what was 'thrown out' from Thursday's post.

Ok, that being said... Here is the little three dollar guy. You can read about him here.

My sister has a friend with a black and white 20's bedroom. With that in mind, this is the transformation.

AND... for those of you who think black and white is boring...

oh wait...what's this inside the drawer???

Could it be??? A hint of blue???

Yeah, I figured he could use a pop of color~

Hope you liked it. See you Thursday!
:) Rita
posting here:

For Tony...

My father-in-law found this chest when he was moving. We don't know how old it is or what it was used for but he decided he was going to use it as his liquor cabinet. Just like old pieces I love, they seem to have secrets everywhere which makes the remake all the more fun!
This started out brown and worn and the look he was going for was black and masculine.
Here it is before:

1. The top is in two pieces and folds back at the top.
2. Inside has custom shelves with holes (??? interesting)
3. The right hand door has a lock and the left has a small latch that hooks onto the bottom of the shelf.

Here it is During:
1. shaved off and sanded the top.

2. This old paint would not come off and needed lots of hole filler and sanding :)
3. Here it is primed. I liked the color so I used it in the finished product.
Here it is After and in use:

~ Rita
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for Tossed and Turned Tuesday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm taking this week off in preparation for Thanksgiving at my house.

...And while my Roarin' 20's piece is only yelping at this point, stay tuned for her debut on "Tossed and Turned Tuesdays" next week.

(yay almost time to put the Christmas tree up!)


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thrown Away Thursday- This screams 1920's to me!

WELCOME TO THE FIRST EVER...Thrown Away Thursday! I'm very excited to introduce you to new projects I'll be working on. These are items that have been thrown out, picked up at garage sales, thrift stores, whatever. Basically someone else threw it out and I picked it up.

This was a garage sale find for three dollars! I LOVE the round pull. It just says Roarin' 20's to me.

The inside is cracked and will need some attention but I wanted to point out that the layer of crap you see in here isn't rotted wood. VERY IMPORTANT! It's merely crap and dust and stuff.

The top has a little water damage but nothing elbow grease wont' get out.

I think she may be spoken for but if not I'll post it as "For Sale". You can click on my side bar
tags to see what's for sale. You can also click on the red button above, however, I can only post five items on it. (waa waaa waaa).

Ok, that's it for now. Stop by next Tuesday for "Tossed and Turned Tuesday". I love alliteration :)


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

News from the Curbside!

As of October 25, 2010 I am the sole owner and operator of "Curbside Creations". It's mine~
I'm excited to see where Curbside takes me. So far this hobby has brought happiness I didn't know I could find. I have a mixture of emotions and I just had to share.

Also you'll probably start to see a few changes around here. I want to start to post not just my before and after pictures but new items I pick up here and there before I recreate them. Other than that I don't know what extra stuff you'll find but you know that feeling when you lose extra pounds and you're like " I wanna dye my hair"...yeah I'm going through something like that!

Who knows the blue background might even change. I don't know yet but I guess we'll see.


Rita :)