curbie (ker’bee) n. 1. broken, discarded, or worthless things left along edge of street. 2.raw treasures found along edge of street.
My niece called to tell me about some furniture on the curb I should come take a look at right away—I have pickers…! I wasn’t interested in what she called about, but, there were two night stands in rough shape I grabbed pretty quickly. You know the french provincial bedroom furniture, so commonly found in thrift stores or repainted in vintage furniture stores? One of the night stands was that, the other was just simple and boxy. Both were missing parts, but I was only going to pilfer them further, so , no problem! Here’s the boxy one–forgot to take a picture of the french provincial style–but you know what they look like!
I was about to start taking them apart, when I got an idea.
Hmmm–instead of a screw driver and hammer, I got out the circular saw…! I cut the top portion off both (I was only interested in the bottom drawer down) and built hutch tops for both using a variety of other “reclaimed” parts!
I worked on these two cabinets simultaneously, which was kind of funny. Think boy! Think Girl! Think boy—no, your still on the girl’s cabinet. But it was fun, and I love the outcome!
Meet my little “Curbies”—-JeanAnn and Rudy!
And find them available in my Etsy shop!
24″w x 47″h x 16″d 23″w x 45″h x 16″d