If you are wondering where the heck I got the name for my blog, here’s how it came about. I think if you’ve even looked at only one of my posts, you will understand the Painted That, part. But what about the Found This, part?
I have a deep,deep love for finding the perfect piece of furniture for my home….on the street. I share this love with others. (I know you’re out there. I’ve read your blogs.)
Here’s a few of my favorite finds, some found within a few feet of my door. Of course I painted the dresser and hutch from beaten up wood to white, keeping the hardware on the dresser but changing the old brass knobs on the hutch to crystal. (Why do I always forget to take before pictures???) I use the bottom drawer in the dresser for collecting the paper recycling – prettiest recycling box EVER.
This artwork was left out in the garbage! What the what? The lantern was found curbside, still in its wrapper!
The driftwood was collected from the beach. The column was from a bathroom reno, the table (a future before and after post) on the sidewalk outside a warehouse and my favorite, found with broken antlers and painted BROWN – who ever heard of a brown deer in decorating. Seriously.
It’s true I have given my husband near heart attacks by screaming STOP! as we drive along the roads and I spot my next project (I’m not proud of that but it’s out of my control!). Sadly, I’ve had to drive by some amazing future refurbishes because of time or space or no sympathy constraints.
Still, spring comes and I know my chances of finding another abandoned beauty are near. Thanks neighbours!
Paint from the Home Depot