One Man’s Trash…

Back in October (of 2009), I picked up this table from a curb. It wasn’t something I have ever done before, but I felt like it would be an easy project.

I scrubbed, sanded, and primed it. I wasn’t about to take any chances, this thing was nasty. My cousin had actually lugged it into my trunk at night. Had I seen it, I wouldn’t have touched it. 

Chubb Scholl?

I spray painted it a lovely shade of yellow.  I’ve had it in the corner of my living room since October 2009.  Not sure what took me so long to finally post it.  Oh, right, it’s because every plant I had gotten would die before I could take pictures of the finished product.  Here she is:

So long “chubb scholl”.

The tile is a gift from Iman from her trip to Spain, abstract Ka’baa canvas by Peter Gould, white Target frame with picture of Jenin on my late grandmother’s veranda, and glass house thingy also from Iman. I found the “T” shaped stick at Tenaya Lake during our first trip to Yosemite.

Linking to: Made by You, Just Something I Whipped Up, Get Your Craft On, Blue Cricket Design, Sew Much Ado, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots&Jello.


  • Mona Z says:

    It looks great! I love recycled stuff. Peter Gould's stuff great, mashaAllah.

  • C says:

    Asalaamu alaikum

    Recycling means your a good caliph 😉 My parents do this all the time.

  • Zayna says:

    When you start building kitchen cabinets, give me a call! 😉
    You have courage to take on a project like this, it came out beautiful!

  • Kate says:

    I just love your blog! I've spent the last week reading all of your old posts. I absolutely love and admire your creativity mashallah! And you did a beautiful job on the table mashallah!

  • Em Maliks Kitchen says:

    I LOVE THIS TABLE! U did a great job!!!!!!!!!
    i also adore turning old junk into awesome stuff! i refinished a couple of this around the house too. just never got to take pics…

    cant wait for spring, when the garage sales take off again!! then i can find new stuff to repaint

  • HijabiMommy says:

    love that yellow! Masha'allah, you are one creative girl!

  • Shahirah Elaiza says:

    You are wonder woman mashaAllah! Btw, is the link for your 30 day photo challenge?

  • ajjah says:


    i love the outcome.. you really really did a great job there sister!! 🙂

  • Noor says:

    wow sis mashAllah you did a really good job with this. I like that table a lot and the color is awesome 🙂

    You should join us in Cafe Muslimah 🙂

  • Sharstin says:

    i love how the table turned out! the yellow is perfect!

  • Amnah says:

    @Mona – Yes, his stuff is awesome. I have a few more pieces by him that I hope to put up soon.

    @C – Thank you. I also have some brass lamps that I picked up that day that I hope to get around to spray painting soon.

    @Zayna – I wish Eddie put in some new cabinets!!

    @Kate – Thank you! Hope you found some interesting things and it wasn't a waste of time 😛

    @Em Malik – Thank you. Yes, I can't wait for garage sales even though I hardly ever find anything. My mom is the garage sale queen.

    @HijabiMommy – Me too! It's my first time using yellow. Such a fun and cheery color.

    @Sha- Hardly wonder woman! But thanks! The spray paint did all the work.

    @Ajjah- Thank you!

    @Noor- Thank you! I will try to check out that forum soon, inshAllah.

    @Sharstin- Thank you! Yes, I will definitely be using yellow more often.

  • Summer says:

    Great transformation! Loving the yellow!

  • Kelli says:

    I love that yellow! I am trying to be brave and add more color into my living room and I love what it adds to yours. It looks fabulous!

  • Stacey - Elle Belle says:

    The color you picked is great!

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