The criteria for this entry is that each rescued item was found, donated, willed, discarded or in one word, FREE.
My all time favorite freebie was a bed. The sad news is, by the time my son's friend told me about it, the rest of the set had been hauled to the alley and had disappeared. But, I did get the bed you see here.
The detail had me in a frenzy. At that time I was "in love" with the McKenzie Childs look and I'm surprised I even took time to get a picture before grabbing the paint.
I wanted to be able to see all of the headboard over the mattress and springs so I had to boost it up foot or so with an extra board.
The lovely lady is a poster decoupaged within the arch. The poster was a little narrower than the arch at the bottom so I fudged the extension of the picture with a little paint. The arch was done in a granite look which is hard to see here. The rest of the headboard was marbelized and the ornamentation was gold leafed.
The flowers in the arch of the footboard are decoupaged wrapping paper. The rest is hours and hours of painting on my kitchen island.
What a chance to try every finish you know on one piece!
I think this might be a good candiate for CSI's "roadkill rescue"
Check it out.
Another item that came my way was a little round table on a barley twist pedestal.