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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, April 5, 2010

FrOm TrAsh to TreAsure~

This was my very first SUMMER redo project. Thrown to the curb and disposed of as junk! That certainly is not the way I saw this gem.  Very heavy piece at that, I managed to throw it in the back of my SUV and off I went.  I already had a color in mind, and could not wait to get started. First things, first. Clean this baby up.
I used a mild dish soap and cloth and wiped it down.  The piece had some substantial rusty spots that I lightly sanded.  Because the piece was light, I did not feel it needed to be primed.
I have had it for over a year now, and the spray paint job has held up well.
Come take a look for your self.

Pretty bad shape, and then the miracle unravels right before your very own eyes...
And TAA DAA..........

Added some fun colorful accessories and I have a pretty display piece for the summer!
If only they could see it now.

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Blogger Melanie said...

That is beautiful. You did a great job!! I love the color!
Have a good week. :)

April 5, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh Debbie, I love it. Wow you did transform that piece. Love the yellow with your colorful accessories.

April 5, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

LOVE IT! The yellow was the perfect choice! All of the goodies you added are beautiful!


April 5, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

That's a gorgeous piece, Debbie. You're very talented and creative.

April 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Megan Gunyan said...

WOW! I can't believe that is the same piece! What a great job! Love the color!!! So bright and cheerful.

I would love for you to stop by my site and check out my spring block give away! Have a great night!

April 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Debbie, the iron shelving unit now looks fantastic spray painted yellow! It's so cheerful and I love how your decorated it!

April 5, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Debbie- this turned out just gorgeous! I would never have thought of using this color, but it is really perfect! Displays all your great accessories wonderfully!

April 5, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Red Door Home said...

Looks great! Love your color choice.

April 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

That looks really nice! I love the style of it. How pretty it will be all summer.

April 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

If I had any creative talents at all your posts would be inspiring! Instead I just have to accept that I am not and admire all you do from afar :)

April 5, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this! WOW good job!!!
The yellow is perfect and unexpected too!
Finally got you on my blog list :)
Thanks for your comment :)
Marie Antoinette week this week. Hope you like it :)

April 5, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

WOW! What a fabulous transformation!!!

April 5, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

That's quite a transformation - I love it!

April 5, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

OMG! You are better than Martha Stewart and all those others. Fantabulous!

April 5, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, this looks great! I love the pretty cheerful color you chose! What a handy little piece of outdoor furniture.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

April 5, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Debbie, great job. I love the color! You do such a great job of inspiring others. Thanks!

April 5, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did a fantastic job Debbie!! Love the color and the cute accessories on it. Martina

April 5, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Menopausal New Mom said...

Wow!!! So when is the BBQ? I assume there will be an outdoor party :)

Absolutely stunning and I bet the envy of your neighbors.

April 5, 2010 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Great transformation. The color really is fun...perfect for a summer display.

April 5, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Debbie, this turned out awesome!! I LOVE the golden yellow! What a great color! I am so thrilled to see you didn't just repaint it white! That color is perfect! You so rule! LOL

April 5, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Whoa Nelly!!! That is awesome! I was thinking a little black, but the yellow is unexpected and phenomenal! How cheery to sit out on your deck and see that little bit of summer sunshine. You are just too clever!

April 5, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie, I absolutely love the painted wrought iron. Who would have thought yellow could be the perfect color? But it's gorgeous -- truly a standout. I would love to have you link it on Wednesday to the Boardwalk Bragfest, as well! It's quite an inspirational piece!

April 5, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

That is a great transformation! I love it and the yellow that you used. :)

April 5, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I love it and I want it!! :)


April 5, 2010 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Tree said...

Wow! You did an awesome job! I love the bright yellow summery!

April 5, 2010 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

I love it! It's very pretty, Debbie. I love iron work......Christine

April 5, 2010 at 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So gorgeous. I love it in yellow. Perfect color. It really makes it stand out so grand. Thank you for your sweet comment on my post.

April 6, 2010 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger Its So Very Cheri said...

That is so cute--I love the color. You did a fabulous job on it--I love the rooster ==perfect contrast.
Holly is a doll--love her--

April 6, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Grannys Attic said...

Debbie, I love the YELLOW it looks so good with all your accent pieces. Great JOB, Blessings, vicky

April 6, 2010 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oh I love that, and that warm wonderful color, it would look good in my bathroom! what vision you have.

April 6, 2010 at 12:49 AM  
Anonymous 25BAR said...

Well done! Well done!
gr8 to see stuff like this. from waste to best.

April 6, 2010 at 2:20 AM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

Love it! Pretty choice of Yellow.

April 6, 2010 at 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie! This is so warm and fun! I love your spray paint idea! The summer is sure going to be lovely :)

p.s. glad to have you back posting here!

April 6, 2010 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...


I'm a new follower and I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I love the "new" shelf unit...really cute! Your pictures are just lovely! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz =)

April 6, 2010 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love, love, love this! The color is BEAUTIFUL! Great job! I'm inspired.

April 6, 2010 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

You can't beat that! Nice.

April 6, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

A great piece of rescue and renovation. It glows.

April 6, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, i love it!! It looks great where you have it.I wish i could find something like that! I love the color.You did a great job.....Kathy

April 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Wow, what a find. I would have never thought it could look that great. What a cheery yellow color.

April 6, 2010 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Very cute, love the color choice - great eye, seeing that find!!!

April 6, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

That's beautiful, I love the color you chose!

April 6, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

That's the cutest thing Debbie! I love finding things like that. Love the color too, it's definitely you!! We are getting a little green finally with the 80s. We went from 30 to 80 overnight and the poor trees don't know what's going on! Now we're having a drought. I have a lot to do outside now that Easter services are over I can get out...

April 6, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Stunning! Looks like a page out of Ballard!!

April 6, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love that pop of blue against the yellow/orange!

April 6, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Creations By Cindy said...

This is what I call a double wow! I love the outcome of this! Beautiful! Be blessed. Cindy

April 6, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I have to admit that when I saw that first picture of this piece laying on the ground I thought..."What the heck?" You had far more vision about what it COULD be than I did! Lol. It turned out so cute! :)

April 6, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

It looks great! Good find and great transformation. I love the yellow and how you accessorized it.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Tracy

April 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

That really is trash to treasure. It looks wonderful. Great job.

April 6, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Erica Cook said...

Pretty fab... great blog too. Will be following to see the goodness to come. :) Erica

April 6, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

What an amazing find and how you painted it and it looks at your home!!!! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

April 6, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Wow, that turned out so fabulous. I LOVE the color you chose.

April 6, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh my goodness, that's awesome!!! I love it.

April 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I like the warmth and whimsy of the yellow.

April 6, 2010 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Marice said...

WOW! are you Midas? heheh you have such a magical hands :) can i invite you in our house and turn our stuffs into some sort of magical things? :)

u may view mine here

April 6, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way cute!

April 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about seeing potential! Great job!

Hi, I'm Jacki and I am your newest follower! You followed my blog "Diary of a Fat Chick" @
so I am following you back!

Please check out my other blog "What's a Mom to Do? @

I have a post there about my two boys always arguing I think you may like!

April 6, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great find and an awesome color...luv how it turned out...looks outstanding on your deck! Thanks for coming to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hpe you had a good time:)


April 6, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

OMG! Just found your blog and have been scrolling through for ages. It's all so bright and cheery. Lovely. I'm a new blogger from Australia. Feel free to drop by and let me know your thought about it. Apologies though, it's not nearly as colourful as yours!

April 6, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still in total awe of this project -- that you decided to recycle something that looked to be in terrible condition, that you then chose "yellow" (how brave is that?), and that now I want one too!!!!! Great job, actually more than great, really fabulous. That's a wonderful "bragable" and I'm so glad that you shared it at Wednesday Boardwalk Bragfest!!!

April 6, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

You did a fantastic job bringing it back to life!!!

April 6, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Absolutely can't beat $10 for that! Love the color... so summery!

April 6, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Get out of town!! Is that the same piece? You did an amazing transformation, that's for sure. It's just perfect for your deck.

April 6, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Yay for the PoPP, now I get to see my favorite yellow thing-a-ma-bobber. Shelf? Plant stand? Thing-a-ma-bobber. And 62 comments so far, and you still have party members yet to see it - that's how you KNOW you have a winner!!!! Just wanted to drop by again and tell you how much I adore it!

April 6, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

great piece of rod iron, like the paint choice too!

Looks great there on your porch, dressed up with rooster

April 7, 2010 at 2:12 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Holee Molee, you took that rusted thing and made it a fabulous focal point ~! you are Brilliant

Hugs and Happy Thoughts

April 7, 2010 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Where did you find that iron treasure? Talk about being at the right spot at the right time! I'm looking forward to more of your posts. I finally had some time to look around on it. I'm still recovering from the picture of the ugly toes you had on a while back :-)

April 7, 2010 at 6:52 AM  

GREAT find Debbie!!
It looks beautiful against the brick texture of your home!

:D Lynda

April 7, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Allison Shops said...

How cute - love the yellow. So bright and cheerful for Spring and Summer.

Thanks for stopping by AtticMag. I hope you registered for our Giveaway!

April 7, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

That is awesome! I actually bought a piece very similar to that last year at a garage sale, and you have given me a great idea!

April 7, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments, I truly am grateful for you taking the time to view my blog. There are so many awesome blogs out there, and it can be a bit overwhelming who to stop, who to comment, who to thank you again!~ Hope you come again:)!~

April 7, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Alicia ~ time worn style said...

super bargain, its really come up a treat!!

April 7, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I would have walked right past that bold spray paint and never looked back but this iron piece looks fabulous wearing this color!!!
Thanks for joining our first Anything Related party! Hope to see you back next week!

April 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh me oh my! I WANT ONE! Awesome, I think my patio just made it to the front of the to do list!

April 7, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger linda said...

i love this now i want to paint one i have of course mine is not fancy but i bet my herbs and potted plants will love to sit on such a cheery color :)

April 7, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger HollyC said...

Wow,Debbie!!! You did a great job!
I can just see this beauty being used to hold plates or chips & dip..etc. while having an outdoor party! I love your accessories! Thanks for sharing!

April 7, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Cassie Bustamante said...

it looks great! i love the color you chose- so bright and cherry and a perfect backdrop to the greenery of plants. nice work!

April 7, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! I love that color! Hope to see you back at my place. I have become a follower and hope that you will do the same. until later...

April 7, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

LOVE the yellow!

April 7, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

This is great! and such a wonderful color for outdoors.

April 7, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I need to do this with my bakers rack. Great job I love the color.

April 7, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger chris said...

I would NOT have picked that yellow. I'm just not drawn to it as much as other colors... however I LOVE WHAT YOU DID! It looks so fresh and pretty. Thanks for sharing, Its gorgeous.

April 8, 2010 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger One Cheap B*tch said...

Coming over from the Shabby Chic Cottage and so glad I did! What a great makeover - love it! Happy new follower!


April 8, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

How cute! I love the bright yellow!

April 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Mitten from Smitten said...

I LOVE the yellow and am actually quite jealous of the cool rack :)

April 8, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa B. said...

That is definitely a treasure! Great job.

April 8, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Wow that turned out beautiful! I love the color you chose. I would love you to link up to Favorite Things Friday if you are interested!

April 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger missDDT said...

Wow!!!! Just beautiful! I love the transformation...great job :D

*I found you on NFF!*

April 9, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is lovely! Hi, Im new t your blog, following from FF! Have a great day!

April 9, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Great color! It looks awesome!

April 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

From Friend Friday. AWESOME trash to treasure project. Love the new color.

April 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Laurie in SC said...

Loving it! Awesome job - what a find. I'd love to find something like that to redo. I'm "in the Carolinas," and I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to come see me, and follow if you'd like, at

Take care!

April 9, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

So lovely....great job! I also love the name of your blog. I grew up in South Carolina so I know what you mean....I miss it and I still love it after all these years! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. I'd love to have you drop by my place when you can. :)

April 9, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Just Trying To Save Money said...

Happy Friday Follow!!

April 9, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Wow! I love the yellow! Great job!! :o)Found you at New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative.

April 9, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger XmasDolly said...

Happy Friday Follow, and let me tell you some good news. First that's absolutely beautiful how you gave that piece of furniture life. It's gorgeous. Now my hubby bought me one of those about 10 yrs. ago at Hobby Lobby on sale at $75 for my birthday. So, you have a very nice piece there at a really good price. Great job. Following you! Nice to meet you. Have a great weekend. Hope you find time to stop by me.

April 9, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Wow great job! Found you on Friday Follow and am now following. I hope you'll come stop by and see our story soon at
Have a great weekend.

April 10, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Okay so I totally had a jaw dropping moment when I saw the after. For mouth came open and the sound "ahhhhh" came out. I would never in a million years have picked that yellow color, but holy cow, I am totally looking at color in a new way! Fabulous!

April 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Darcy said...

GREAT JOB! so pretty.

found you thru FF!
Have a wonderful weekend.

April 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very pretty!!! :) You really gave it a second life. I found your link on Tatertots and Jello. I wish I knew which parties you're linked to so I could check them out too, but you only have the homepages listed. :(

April 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Ashley Houck said...

that looks AMAZING!! way to go. come check me out sometime.

Ashley @ {The Appraiser's Wife}

April 11, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the color. What a great job! Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. Rita @ One 2 Try.

April 11, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger musingegret said...

You have truly inspired me to look at old wrought iron with new eyes (and imagination!) Absolutely gorgeous transformation.

April 12, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thanks everyone for the awesome kindness and compliments on this ever so easy project, that you too can do....just go buy your favorite color and spray away...I am looking for more things to paint and sand this week:)

April 12, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Miss Janice said...

This looks sooooo good. I love the color!

April 12, 2010 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger A rootdigger said...

i found a plastic bird cage at a thrift sale last year, it was a dull gold, I thought I would paint it, seeing your shelf, I could rethink it, or get it a little brighter. And now to think what I want to do with it? lots of ideas. jo sunnyside.

April 13, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the yellow color--I think it is going to be hot this year! Thanks so much for linking up!

April 21, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love this color and your lovely rack. I just bought this same color for a buck a can!! I bought new seat covers for my wicker chairs and they have this shade in it is I am planning on repainting some of my garden things. Thanks for the inspiration!!

April 26, 2010 at 5:54 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

This caught my eye when I was looking at missmustardseed's fff. Great job Debbie!

May 7, 2010 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Hiya Debs! I'm on the hunt for something just like that for my patio. I'm gonna keep that awesome color in mind!! Thanks for the colorful inspiration.!

May 7, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is amazing! The color is gorgeous and looks stunning on your patio! Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Love this! ~ Stephanie Lynn

May 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love the color you chose. What a whimsical piece!!!

May 9, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is an awesome piece and the color makes it even better. What a great buy for $10! Good for you.

May 11, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

LOVE the color and your accessories. So cheerful. Your blog always puts a smile on my face!

May 19, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Amazing redo! I love the color!

July 21, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS! And the yellow is fabulous. I hope you win!!

July 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM  

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