Out of someone's trash.

Jill Martinez



On my bike on the way to work I spotted this green desk discarded at the curb. On my way home, it was still there! I got the car and it was mine. I sanded and sanded the desk, painted the legs and stained and polyurethaned the top. I found saved hardware and presto! I was so satisfied I send pictures to the man who put the desk to the curb. He was delighted by my efforts. On to the next furniture roadkill.

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bossyvossy

Looks great but at first I thought you found the white version and painted it green.

Anyway, good job!

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lovemrmewey

So cute!

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grapefruit1_ar

That is beautiful!

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thegratefulgardener

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. How long did the transformation take you?


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fredda501880

Lucky You. A good save.

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bcskye

Really great redo.


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sedona16

Sure is inspirational!

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sunnyca_gw

Looks like a new desk! Good save!

Also nice it doesn't take up a lot of room!

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