Friday, October 22, 2010

NICE FINDS

Over the last couple of months I have found some nice items as you can see ,mind you these items have been thrown out so I am walking along and I see them always by the trash bins and if I like them I pick them up . I think they have potential to become use full and very pretty , the little chair above I love and I plan of having it re weaved there is someone downtown that does it so I just have to take it down it is small so I can ask how much it costs and and then take it down.
The photo of this wooded suitcase is not to good ,anyway I love it I plan of sanding it and applying  some wood glue at the joints and driving the nails back in tight and use it to store something in it ,that I will decide latter ,maybe some fabric LOL.
Can you believe someone through out this beautiful foot stool it is awesome !!I can't wait to bring it to the store ,sand ,refinish ,and reapohlster it I have to many pretty thick fabric samples I can use, I will have a tough time choosing .
And this nice country style stool chair ,the back was removed when I found it ,I have already started on it ,I patched the holes where the back of the chair posts stood ,I used wood shavings and wood glue and ,mixed it and pacthed it ,let it dry and added more untill smoothe and sanded it . I plan of painting it white and  sanding it to give it a used look and then varnish , what do you think ,then I will sew a pretty flowery cushion it will look WOW!!!
And last,but to least some nice shirts to cut into I have a bunch saved for a futer quilt  ,the one on the left is a pretty pink with blue and brown stripes it doesn't show up in the photo , so these are it for now.  I love finding things ,I am amaized at what people throw out ,I will keep working on the top four items and I will be posting the after ,it might take a while ,but shurly I will fix them up I promised myself well!  happy crafting everybody.

8 comments:

Maria said...

What great treasures, looking forward to seeing them when you have restored them all.

Kim said...

Wonderful finds!!! I especially love that suitcase!

Quiet Quilter said...

I like all your hidden treasures. Glad you were able to find them and looking forward to the final results.

wackywoman said...

Wonderful finds! And, recycling to boot. Now, I must warn you not all trash finds work out. I found a gorgeous redwood burl one time that I intended to recycle. Turned out to be tick ridden and one one my kids got a tick before I tossed it.

Tammy said...

I love cast outs, cast offs and abadoned items. They make for the best pieces in a home. Hugs. Tammy

Nifty Quilts said...

What great finds! I admire your courage and ability to make them beautiful. It will be fun to see what you do with them all.

sunny said...

Awesome treasures! Don't you just love finding something that nice, and the price is just right!!

Micki said...

You found some wonderful things!
Micki