Somethings: Things are Getting Trashy - Part 2

 I was driving home in the middle of winter with probably 3 ft. of snow on the ground. Out of the corner of my eye, I see the color turquoise sticking out of the snow on someone's tree lawn next to their trash cans. I slam on my brakes, hop out of the car, and find this table (in two pieces) buried in the snow.



I couldn't get it in my car fast enough!! I knew I'd have no trouble getting the base in the car, but the tabletop was probably bigger than me and not to mention really heavy, oh and not to mention buried in the snow. There ain't no way I was leaving without though. So what's a poor girl like me to do... how about ask the man three doors down who's out shoveling his driveway (in 10 degree weather) if he wouldn't mind helping me.

I think he tried to avoid eye contact with me, but I just smiled and waved my arms a lot and asked for his help in the sweetest of sweet voices. Luckily he obliged (I mean he really had no choice) and helped me finagle the table top in my trunk. I thanked him profusely, but I'm not sure it registered. I think he was still trying to make sense of how he just got roped in to spending 5 minutes out in the freezing cold helping some random girl shove a huge piece of "trash" in her car.

The base is in pretty good shape and just needs to be wiped down. The top will need a serious sanding job and a few coats of wax, neither of which I've ever done so it will be a learning experience. Although, I might consider painting the top white. Any thoughts, tips or suggestions are welcome! Once complete, this might become our new kitchen table! Some inspiration for colors and chairs (still to be found):

Via House of Belonging

Source unknown. If you know, let me know.

seen here at Inspired Bride via Kissed by Tammynize 

via Ikea Family Live

via Cameras and Chaos

Stop back tomorrow for part 3 of my trashy finds. And don't forget to enter the Candy Jar Giveaway by answering two easy questions. Check out some of the funny answers already submitted.

7 comments:

  1. Assuming the top is solid wood (or at least a decent wood veneer) and you don't just paint it, I've had good luck with Howard Restor-a-Finish and Feed'n'Wax. Pretty low-tech stuff. Gives a matte finish. Looking forward to some "after" pics.

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    1. Silly me Nick. I forgot that I've contracted you to do these types of projects for me. What would be a good day for me to drop it off?

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  2. oh i love trash finds! when my daughter and i had a booth for once a month sales we found a couple of things in the trash AND i have also left stuff out for free and people have taken it...hey it works:)
    i love your little find--can't wait to see what you do with it
    xotiff

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    1. Last year my husband and I put a tube TV from 2004 at our curb with a huge sign reading "This works! FREE!!" on it. No one took it. No one. I think we tried to take it to a thrift store and even they didn't want it. Funny thing is that we have the same exact tv in our bedroom. Might be time to upgrade to a flat screen!

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  3. oh i love trash finds! when my daughter and i had a booth for once a month sales we found a couple of things in the trash AND i have also left stuff out for free and people have taken it...hey it works:)
    i love your little find--can't wait to see what you do with it
    xotiff

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  4. Well done! Earlier this year a neighbor put out a wicker chair and table that I hauled home (ran across the street and dragged into the garage). Hubby was mortified but after he got over that he was impressed as it is a nice piece that we are going to paint up, get a new cushion and give to my Mom. Very nice trash find.

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    1. Hilarious!!! I'm sure your neighbors were glad that someone took it and that it didn't go to the trash.

      By the way, just stopped at your blog and had to laugh at your post about the TV. See my comment above to Tiffani.

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