Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

When I was growing up, I was so so blessed to have a grandfather who took me to the dump for fun.  I guess you could also say that I was equally blessed that I didn’t contract some deadly disease in said dump.  I don’t know that my Grandma was ok with such an activity as “dump-diving”, but Grandpa took us anyway (possibly without her knowledge).

He was amazing with finding treasures in the trash!  And it was indeed FUN!

That same Grandpa was a fabulous wood worker and I am so thankful to have lots of furniture that he made for me!  I spent a lot of time painting and finishing each piece he made for me and in the process learned a lot about painting and staining furniture.  I also fell in love with this hobby, and while I don’t get to do it much anymore, I still love to see others take an ugly piece of furniture and make it irresistible!

Here are some of my favorites out there…

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

PaintMeWhite.com

Sandy, at Paint Me White, does such beautiful work!  I LOVE this armoire that she painted a french blue and dry-brushed white on top.  Then she sanded it down to reveal the original black underneath.  Absolutely stunning!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

CentsationalGirl

This is a fun DIY success from Centsational Girl.  Check out the full post!  I can’t believe how ugly this piece used to be!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

This piece is charming if you can look beyond the ugly color and see the beautiful wood details!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

This is what The Crafting Chicks saw in it!  I love the wallpaper on the back!  Great idea and nice contrast with the red!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

New paint, hardware, and update by removing the mirror back and…

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

ApartmentTherapy

You get a one of a kind piece!  I also love the idea of storing your liquor in it!  Partial bar storage!  Very clever!  Makes me want to go find an old china cabinet!  Round Top, here I come!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

Who didn’t have this type of stool growing up?  They must have been a dime a dozen!  But look…

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

ApartmentTherapy

Renders me speechless.  Of course you know how I am around pink and gold!  But seriously!  Brilliant!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

OurSouthernHome

Speaking of Round Top, old doors like this are literally in piles out there twice a year!  I’m doin it!  Everyone is getting an outdoor drink station made from an old door for Christmas!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

TheResplendentCrow

This beauty is actually on the market on Etsy!  I wish she had before pics up!  Someone buy it please!  And send me pics!

Grandpa made this bed for a friend of mine before he passed away in 2007.  And I painted it black for her.  She was amazing enough to give it back to me several years ago.  I’ve kept it black until this move.  I even thought about getting a new headboard for our new home.  But in the end I couldn’t think of one that I would love more than the one my Grandpa made.  But I was done with the black.  Here’s a before.

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

I love that the lines are imperfect as he cut and shaped each piece by hand.  I love and miss my Grandpa!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

I will say I didn’t paint it this time.  I had my friend, Becky do it.  She did a great job and it turned out to be the perfect choice for my new room.  I love it all over again!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx | Trash To Treasure

Such a different feel than when it was black, but it’s still my Grandpa’s handiwork!  It makes me happy.

I hope this inspires YOU to turn a piece of trash into your very own treasure!

Happy Hump Day!

Jenny Tamplin Interiors | College Station, Tx

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