Monday, March 19, 2012

Trash to Treasure Butt'ry Shelf

Hi everyone, It is a lovely day here in Massachusetts!  Our temps are hovering in the high 60's and things are beginning to look a lot like Spring around here.  Last week hubby and I were going the back roads to the grocery store and it was trash day in the neighboring town.  STOPPPPPPPP!  ( that's me)  I see something on the side of the road. There it was an old, dirty, very chippy white shelf just laying there with other trash. So he threw it in the back of the Jeep and off we went.  Hubby said I should paint it and distress it in another color, but yesterday I asked him to bring it in and see if it would fit where I wanted to put it we decided we liked the old cruddy chippy white for our farmhouse prim kitchen. I cleaned it down and filled it with kitchen needfuls and I love it!  Don'tcha love freebies?


  1. It looks just wonderful! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. Hi,wow,great find,looks positively primitive in your kichen. Love it,Francine.

  3. Wow...simply perfect...wish I could find something like that up here in Michigan. Looks great in your kitchen! Take care, Janice

    1. Looks perfect for your kitchen!! gotta love freebies :)
      have a fantastic week!
      hugs, Trish

  4. It's wonderful. Love those accidental treasure finds. It's 75+ degrees here in W Mass. Isn't it grand? I'm sitting by my kitchen window and they are all open, it's a warm breeze and the cats are fighting for window sill space. My leg is getting most of the battle.
    Your crocks and old boxes look perfect in the chippy white backdrop. You did a fantastic job
    arranging everything.

  5. That is an awesome gift from the trash Gods. I love it so much. It's perfect and I love all the things you put on it. Good job. -Steph-

  6. Ah man, I LOVE it! Why can't I ever find awesome trash like this?!? That is exactly what I'm looking for for one corner of my kitchen. I guess I need to be looking in people's yards, lol. Love the way you have it decorated with your awesome antiques and prims! Enjoy that piece~

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE freebies! I have spent 15 years restoring my 18thc. NH house and have garbage picked my way through most of them, gleaning some incredible finds!
    I built MY ENTIRE BUTTERY from free, salvaged, 250 year old materials, and spent NOTHING!
    (You can see it on the TOUR page of our website,

    Well done, you!