Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Roadside Find…{DIY}

A little while ago I gave you a sneak peek of a little something in the back of our Car.

After leaving dinner with some friends late one night my husband with his keen roadside find eye “drawers” I yell “Go back!” under the dark of night we quietly inspected the fabulous find with minimal light, I said “Castors, get this thing into the car!”.

The very next day I ripped off the mirror hold and attacked this beauty with my electric sander.


After: I think it's rustic imperfect charm fits well within our eclectic apartment and , I love the raw wood finish.

Here is a better photo of one of my favourite prints from Driftwood Interiors

I put the old entertainment unit on Gumtree, It was sold and picked up within the day for $60….. It was bought it on Ebay for $20 four years ago, got to be happy with that!

A bad photo of the old TV Unit:



  1. You guys seriously lucked up on that one! It looks really nice in your space. Good eye!

  2. Looks great, well done on scoring such a great find :)

  3. What a wonderful rescue! So rare to stumble across quality solid timber furniture.

  4. that looks wonderful! it looks perfect in your house!!

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  5. Love it Sam!
    We got one like this a while ago. It was an eBay score! Can't remember exactly how much we paid, but it was well under $50
    My husband did a few minor repairs on it and its now in my daughters bedroom!
    I love it! I think the handles may need replacing on our though.

  6. It is so beautiful. My first visit to your amazing space here. Thank you so much for sharing. I know I am going to enjoy looking around and returning often. I look forward to engaging throughtout twenty twelve. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  7. It's come up beautifully!! What a great job you've done and I love that round mirror on your wall too x


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