Turning trash into treasure, one piece at a time

Author: That Trashy Lady

Refinished Vintage End Tables

Refinished Vintage End Tables

A couple weeks ago, I picked up a set of vintage end tables. Structurally, they were terrific. The finish, however, had seen better days. They were all scratched up and had a few water rings. This is pretty normal given their age, but that doesn’t […]

Restored Mid Century Dresser

Restored Mid Century Dresser

Last week, I posted about a mid century dresser that I purchased (and dubbed, “The Mid Century Mess”). The dresser had been so badly abused. It broke my heart to see her in the condition she was in. So much so, that I drove an […]

Mid Century Mess

Mid Century Mess

I promised my husband (and myself), that I wouldn’t purchase any more furniture until I refinish the pieces I already have. Yeah… that lasted like 3 days. I happened upon this mid century mess and had to rescue it. Just look at this sad and […]

Antique Dresser (Coming Soon)

Antique Dresser (Coming Soon)

This weather is really slowing me down. It’s raining so much that it feels more like Portland than Canton, Ga. Under normal circumstances, the rain wouldn’t have too much of an effect as I tend to work in my garage. That’s not possible at the […]

Mid Century Buffet

Mid Century Buffet

Let me start out by saying that this Mid Century buffet has been sold and picked up. It sold faster than I could even get it posted in the shop. I can’t take credit for it though. This stunning piece was refinished for me, by […]

Farmhouse Tater Bin

Farmhouse Tater Bin

Potatoes and onions, living together in harmony. Yes, it is possible! Normally, you should keep your potatoes and onions separate, to prevent them from rotting. I’ve learned first hand that it does in fact happen. What a mess (and stench)! Fortunately, there’s a practical and […]

Refinished Antique Dresser with Mirror

Refinished Antique Dresser with Mirror

How adorable is this refinished antique dresser with mirror? Before I gave it a makeover, it was a plain Jane piece that was begging for a face lift. Overall, it was in great condition. The only issue with it was a broken leg. Fortunately, it […]

Chewy Acorn Fudge Recipe

Chewy Acorn Fudge Recipe

We’ve slid in to my favorite time of year…Fall! The leaves are changing color, the temps are cooling down and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Do you know what else Fall brings? Acorns! Did you know that acorns are edible? They’re a great source […]

Another Update on My DIY Vegetable Garden

Another Update on My DIY Vegetable Garden

It’s only been 3 days since my last update about my DIY vegetable garden, but there’s so much to share! When I started my garden on March 19th, I was hopefully but iffy. I wasn’t sure what my results would be as i’m new to […]

UPDATE: DIY Vegetable Garden

UPDATE: DIY Vegetable Garden

On March 19th, I blogged about a DIY Vegetable Garden that I started. It’s been 21 days (3 weeks) and we’re already seeing results! Our green peppers are doing really well! In fact, in the last 24 hours, the pepper shown below (on the left) […]