September 14, 2008

Trash to Treasure

A few weeks ago I happened to drive past a yard sale.  
On a Friday.
I didn't even know that was allowed!

Since I noticed several pieces of furniture, I turned the car around and checked it out.
I ran across this gem:

It had a sticker for $20.  I went WAY out of my comfort zone and did what you're supposed to do at yard sales:  Will you take $15? 
At first she didn't bite, but when I  started to walk away, she accepted my offer.

$15.oo
Solid wood teacart. 
$15.00!!!!!
It needed a little work on the wheels.  Okay.  One of them completely broke off before I even got it in the car.  But other than that, it was in great condition.
Since the stain was super dark.  Dark, as in 1970's dark with a few water stains.  We decided to sand it down and paint it.  

Isn't it beautiful?!!!

Did I mention it was $15?

For my faithful readers:  This went into my makeover room (post coming soon!) along with the treasures I brought back from my girlie weekend away.

If you're wondering: the plant is real.  

19 comments:

AJ said...

Don't you just love finds like this?! Can't wait to see your makeover room:)

Amy said...

Beautiful! I like the sneak peak of the makeover room, too! Looking forward to seeing more. . .

Tricia Anne said...

I just love it! And yes, the fact that you got it for $15.00, makes it even more beautiful. You did a wonderful job on repainting it!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Maricar said...

Beautiful.
I still have my Salvation Army treasures awaiting the coat of spray paint for new life. You're motivating me, though ...

Martha said...

What a great find at a great price! The after is absolutely beautiful.

Martha

Pixeltrash said...

Looks awesome. I've never even seen a tea cart. Good job!

susan said...

Great find! I know what you mean about the price haggling--out of my comfort zone too, but I'm working on it!

Linda said...

Love the way the tea cart turned out. I have one sitting in my basement now. You have inspired me! Linda

Linda/"Mom" said...

***HOW F-U-N!!! Not only a "FAB FIND", but, what you DID with it is just wonderful!!!! Huge kudos, kiddo!!! Best, Linda

kari and kijsa said...

This looks fabulous!! What a great find (love the bargaining to make an even greater find!!!) beautiful!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Fun project and a great transformation!

Jane said...

Awesome find! It's amazing what paint can do.

Cheryl said...

I tell ya... I am a shabby chic'er, but that black is growing on me! Your cart is lovely!!
Cheryl

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a great find - don't ya just love garage sales? We bet that lady would have hated to part with it if she saw it now!!
Karla & Karrie

Handmade Housewife... said...

It looks great! My husband even gave an, "Oh, wow!" I can't believe the deal you got. It's gorgeous!

-Hayley

kari and kijsa said...

That is such a great transformation! We absolutely love it!

Thanks for the inspiration!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I adore teacarts! They are such fun to decorate with! I bought an old one last year & painted it white!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

edie said...

Yay! I'm so glad you joined us! I love the piece and the color. Painting is such amazing bang for the buck.

Thanks so much for coming to the party!

Hugs,
Miss Edie

Becolorful said...

Yes it is beautiful you lucky girl. I really like the black. Where am I when all these deals are on the curb? :)
Pam