Thursday, June 6, 2013

Breathing new life...

Hello Blogger buds!!! 
I found this dry sink in a pretty sad state.  It was a stained brown wood with zero personality so I decided to rescue it! 
I'm sure you know that feeling.  You see an old piece of furniture and think to yourself....."I can breathe new life into this sweet thing...a little paint, a little sanding and then some staging and oh, yeah baby it's blog worthy!"

Well, maybe not all that, but it's kinda cute...
 It would make a great potting stand or a coffee bar...

She's still a little rough around the edges but still very sweet in a rustic, shabby farmhouse kinda way...

Okay, time for me to go snooping around your blogs and see what you've rescued lately.

I'm joining Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm!



Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Farmhouse indeed!!! What a fresh makeover she got.


Debra Oliver said...

what a great find, she's a true farmhouse staple!

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Blog worthy for sure. I think it's beautiful! Sue

Marsha said...

She is right up my alley! I love her shabby charm. You did good sister!!!!

Deb said...

This is just the kind of thing that stops me in my tracks. Love it. You did a fine job. Deb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so pretty! I think you have helped me see things in a new light!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat! There are so many places you can use a piece like this! Hugs!

Carolyn said...

I love it!!!


Cindy said...

Shabby Farmhouse heaven! Love the staging too with the cloche and the pretty greens. I want to do a cloche just like that on a cake stand with a sweet fresh fern under it... You give me too many ideas!


Blondie's Journal said...

I absolutely love it! Lucky you! When we bought the lakehouse, the sellers sold us much of their furniture. They had an old dry sink and I asked them to throw that in. The woman was appalled, it had been in her family for a zillion years! lol! I'm so bold!


Linda said...

Hi Sissie...(I had an Aunt called Sissie and when I visit your blog I always think of her.) Anyway, that is a darling little piece you rescued! You just have a good eye and the "Midas Touch"!!!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

NanaDiana said...

That is very cute, Sissie. There is hope for almost anything with paint! xo Diana

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I do love your dry sink remake! and you have it displayed so nicely! Great job! Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I can so see it as a potting bench, what a find!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that piece--I could think of all sorts of things to do with it :)

Dewena Callis said...

That's a pretty piece and you did a great job on it.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out great Sissie! I love the coffee bar idea:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great cottage, farmhouse look to it, Sissie! Love the size and your ideas for its use. I'm heading out to some garage sales today hoping to find a few pieces.

Okio B Designs said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love it's farmhouse vibe!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

I LOVE this piece, Sissy! You truly transformed it into something "swoony". Thanks for sharing your vast decorating talent. I always love visiting.

Kathy Moreland said...


She's a beauty! I'm glad you rescued her. You staged her perfectly. Thanks for your visit on my home tour post. To answer your question, "no" I clean it all myself. A whole lot slower than I used to do. Hubby does all the yard, so I do the house. We have both worked on the basement the last two days, and are BEAT!! (still not through) Anyway, I hope you have a fabulous week. Again, I love your dry sink.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sissie,
I love it!!! What a great piece. There are lots of uses for this.
I always enjoy seeing what you are up too..
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Debbie said...

Perfect makeover! She's a beauty, Sissie!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a great find, Sissie! I like your vignette on it too. I found a stereo stand a number of years ago and did a make-over on it. It was dark brown and looks like a dry sink too. I brought it home and shabbied it up and it looks really nice. I've gotten lots of compliments on it.
I always enjoy stopping by to see what you've been up to.


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