Last week I took our trash to the dump before our action-packed weekend trip to Knoxville. As I always do, I took a cruise through the Transfer Station during my visit. The idea is to leave things that are still useable for others and to take what you might need or want for your home. As you might recall, I’ve rescued many things from the Transfer Station in the past including the mid century modern daybed that we have in our library and brass bar cart that I served cocktails on at our Winter Solstice party.When I saw this turned wood piece of furniture laying against the side of the building – I had to take a second look. The shape of this wood bed (headboard, footboard and two side rails) is fantastic. I believe that it’s the color that makes it appear dated. If you know me by now, it’s likely obvious that I’d love to see this lacquered. Wouldn’t it be F-A-B-U in candy apple red, kelly green or black?The shape is not dissimilar to those I have been eyeing in the marketplace. Take the Quincy Bed from Ethan Allen for example. All those curves look really good in black, don’t you agree? Granted, the Quincy Bed has far more exaggerated curves than my Transfer Station find, but consider this the “look for less” variety. And by less, I mean free plus the cost of a coat of lacquer.Honestly, I have no use for another bed in our tiny two bedroom house – not to mention it’s a full-sized bed – but I think with a bit of elbow grease and a nice coat of paint that this bed would be adorable in a country cottage for a little girls room. So let’s just say I am taking a leap of faith on this project. We’ll just have to wait and see where it ends up. Stay tuned for the finished product!