My friend Cathy and I had a yard sale. Cathy had this dresser at the sale, it didn't sell. While we were cleaning up, I asked her "garage or shed". Which means where were we going to store it. She said "curb". I was like "huh". She said I'm tired of messing with it. I told her I would take it, you know I love a good curb find! This was a huge curb find! I loved the legs. It had really nice bones, and was a very sturdy piece. It was painted a really pretty brown, however the top was not in the best shape due to it's age, and being in the weather.
I brought it home, painted it with some oops black! Can you believe I got a one gallon can of Behr oops (black) for $5.00? Talk about the right place at the right time! Okay, back to the story. I painted it black, and did the brown paper bag technique on the top, sides and drawer fronts.
After doing the brown paper bag technique on it, I diluted some of the black paint and did a "wash" over the brown paper. I then sealed it with a couple of coats of polyurethane.
Check back at a later date, to see another brown paper bag technique project. Same yard sale, same response from Cathy "curb, I'm tired of messing with them".
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.