This was just another lesson in seeing potential. Z (the hubby) and I were driving along this country road a couple weeks ago and saw some people piling a bunch of furniture out by the road. So we figured, let's check it out! Turned out they were trashing everything that hadn't sold in their garage sale. So.. we picked up an old shelf that looked kind of like it used to be a "hutch" that went on top of a desk or mini-buffet. It was in sad condition.
I can't find my before pictures to save my life, but just trust me- the finish was flaking, there were all sorts of stains and drink rings. But, that's what we do best, right? - Make the ugly pretty.
EDIT: Found some befores!!
So I whipped out my trusty sand paper, primer, and spray paint. Here it is, all spiffed up, making itself useful in my kitchen (and let's pretend my apartment doesn't have ugly 70's floors, k?):
And trust me, when apartment living, you need every bit of storage space you can get! Not bad for free, huh? :)
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