What’s On My Porch 1

Date
Feb, 24, 2015
What's on My Porch 1

You’re probably wondering what the heck this post is about huh? Well, if you’ve followed me for a while, you might have an idea. But if you’re new around here, we rent a small apartment and our porch is my work space. That is, when it’s not -5 degrees outside. But even in the cold temps, the porch is where I keep most of my pieces I pick up until they’re ready to come inside and get some lovin’. So I thought it would be fun to share with you what’s currently on my porch! Besides lots of snow 😉

Frist up are my most recent finds that I picked up this past weekend.

This awesome little mid century filing cabinet I got from my local Habitat ReStore and I’m in LOVE.  I saw it as soon as I walked in and knew I had to have it. I just stood next to it for a while guarding it until someone finally came over and helped me move it 🙂 No idea what I’m going to do with it yet!

What's on My Porch 1

This guy was in the window of one of my go-to spots and I was immediately drawn to the hardware. I know I won’t be changing that.

What's On My Porch 1

I got this little table from the same place and love all the beautiful curved lines. I recently picked up some Annie Sloan® Scandinavian Pink and am thinking this could be the piece I try it on. Thoughts? Anyone use that color yet?

What's On My Porch 1

Next up is a chair that my friend gave me. She had mentioned it to me a while ago and asked if I was interested in redoing it for her. Now she’s having a baby and just wanted to get rid of it to make more room for their little guy so to my porch it came 🙂 I really wanna use it to learn how to upholster. I’ve never done a chair like this so it will be a fun challenge!

What's On My Porch 1

This sewing table I got from a garage sale at a local church last summer and it’s been sitting in our friend’s garage ever since. I finally brought it home and it’s even better than I remember it. I think I’ll probably turn it into a cute little desk 🙂

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This beauty a friend’s mom told me about and I’m so glad she did. It needs a little work to get all the drawers in working order but I’m super excited about it. I’m also thinking the Scandinavian Pink would be pretty on this one.

What's On My Porch 1

And lastly, this guy I got off Craigslist last year. He’s Papa of the porch. Only because he’s been here the longest 😉 A friend recently expressed interest, so I’ll be doing a custom job on him. We haven’t talked details yet so I’m not sure what she’s looking for but I’m excited to get started!

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And that’s what’s on my porch! Guess it’s time to start painting, huh? Have any ideas or thoughts on what I should do to any of these pieces? I’d love to hear what you think!

Hopefully the next time I share what’s on my porch, snow will not be one of them 😉

Have a great day everyone!

brepurposed

20 Comments

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    Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    February 27, 2015

    What great finds! I love the variety of styles. It will be exciting to watch how you transform them. 🙂 Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/26/home-matters-linky-party-26/ 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thanks Lorelai! I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me! And I will definitely come link up, thanks for the invite!

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    Christina @ Operation Home

    February 25, 2015

    Man, you find good stuff! I can’t wait to see what you do with them! Especially Papa and that filing cabinet. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Those are two of my faves too! I need to get to work!

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    Aurie Jenkins

    February 25, 2015

    I love them all. So much potential and some of that hardware is just dreamy. I love them all. I know what I would do with half of them. I need to get working on my projects in my garage before I add more. I can’t wait to see what you do with them.

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      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      I love when I find a piece with good hardware, one less decision I have to make! ha.

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    Havok

    February 24, 2015

    All of these look like great pieces to get to redo! They have such fabulous shapes already, they just need a color and some finishing work and they will all be gorgeous!!

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      brepurposed

      February 24, 2015

      I’m excited for them all! I definitely have my work cut out for me 🙂

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    Kristi

    February 24, 2015

    Tons of fun treasures!!! Cannot wait to see what you do with them ALL, but I think I’m most excited about that pieces that you’re hoping to paint pink!

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      brepurposed

      February 24, 2015

      I can’t wait to try the Scandinavian Pink! It’s such a pretty color 🙂

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    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    February 24, 2015

    You are producing those amazing makeovers and after photos on a porch!!!! Just proves you don’t need a workshop/garage to run a successful furniture refinishing business. Impressed the heck out of me. Sweet finds – can’t wait to see what you do with them Bre!

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      brepurposed

      February 24, 2015

      Aw thanks Marie! Yep, my set up is far from professional but it does the trick 😉

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    Liz

    February 24, 2015

    Love your projects. Makes me feel not so bad for my hoard lol. I’m not the only one who keeps projects in the wings and still looks for more..

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      brepurposed

      February 24, 2015

      Nothing wrong with a little hoarding 😉 Thanks Liz!

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    Rebecca

    February 24, 2015

    You have some very pretty pieces of furniture to work on! One suggestion, when you get ready to re-ulphoster the chair take lots of photos first. A friend of mine took a video of her couch before she tackled it and that saved her a lot of problems with where to fold her and there. Good luck!

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      brepurposed

      February 24, 2015

      That’s such a great tip! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 I need all the help I can get!

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    Lindsay Eidahl

    February 24, 2015

    You have so many great projects to work on. It is freezing here in Iowa too and I have to paint in my basement. I am looking forward to warmer weather, projects I can do outside and YARD SALES!!!!

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      brepurposed

      February 24, 2015

      YES YARD SALES! I can’t wait! At least you have a basement 🙂

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    Katie @ Little House of Four

    February 24, 2015

    Fun series! I am so jealous of that mid century modern file cabinet and fabulous dresser/side table, you’re right the hardware is incredible! I can’t wait to see how you transform each piece. I have no doubt they will look amazing 🙂

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      brepurposed

      February 24, 2015

      Ahh thanks Katie!! I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me!

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