Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17



Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm still here! And I still like free things!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile.  I didn't forget that I have a blog!  And nothing bad has happened. Sometimes the busyness of life just gets the best of me.  I'm working on some changes (good ones!) for my business.  Oh, yeah...And my daughter Becky got engaged over the weekend....Oh boy!  But I still love  junking, and I still love getting free things.

Well, I did get this for free but it didn't look like this!  This is the after picture.  What a great bench for extra seating.  But that's not all....

When you lift the lid, attached are those plastic protectors for holding unpaid bills, calendars, office supplies, etc.  And in the main body of the bench....

Metal rods for holding hanging folders!  So it's a bench AND a home office.  AND it's portable, because I removed the existing legs and added casters.   

That was just before I added some paint details and decoupaged the front with old newspapers and dictionary entries with words like file, organize, success, accomplish.  You see, I wanted to highlight some of the details of the original blanket chest.  It did need a little attention.  When I got it....  

It looked like this.  Well, not a good picture, but it was stained brown, and WAS pretty beat up.  My friend (a mom of 7) said it was time for it to go!  I tried to encourage her to keep it, but she was determined to get rid of it and told me to take it, or she was dumping it.  What could I do?.....  

But this. Did I mention that the center circle is chalkboard paint?  Peace. 

Midge

5 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how fun is that?!!? i love what you did with it. it all looks fabulous!

vintagesusie & wings said...

I just found your lovely blog & look forward to following you through lifes amazing adventures!
Happy Halloween,
Susie

judi said...

hey midge! i'm glad i'm not the only one who goes mia in blogland when life gets busy. love the new traveling "office" it is super creative- love the casters and paper decoupage on front!

judi ;)

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Glad to see you back, I was wondering where you had gone to. I go MIA all the time when work keeps me too busy to blog, so I know what you mean.
Love your new filing cabinet/office organizer/bench! Good way to give that blanket chest a new lease on life. Watch out, your friend may want it back when she sees it....

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Fantastic project! You've just given me a great idea for a foot stool / file box... Now where to pull the metal hangy parts from? Happy Thanksgiving!