Manuela over at The Pleasures of Homemaking blog, which I adore, has a feature called "Thrifty Tresures."
http://thepleasuresofhomemaking.blogspot.com/ called "Today's Thrifty Treasures."
The picture above is one of my "thrifty treasures." My friend Nancy spotted this bottom of a Hoosier cabinet left out for the trash a few weeks ago. I wish I had taken a "before" pic, but I'm always so excited to finish the project that I forget.
We hauled it across the street and up on to my porch. The counter top was gone, you you looked directly into the drawers. It was paint splattered and had some "plastic wood" repairs. Two cans of white spray paint later, I think it looks pretty good!