Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Curbside Redo

I was driving along, minding my own business, when I passed this awful pie cabinet on the curb and of course, I have to figure out how to get it home and refinish it.  It was so bad looking, but solid wood.  I always look at these pieces as "nothing spent so nothing lost" if I hate how it turns out!
This picture does this thing some justice, it even had square knobs, it was so nasty I considered just dragging it back out to the street, but thought better of it, because then my neighbors would think I had that in my house.  So either way I had to paint it.
So it became a guinea pig. I mean, I'm going for free here people.  I mixed my own paint to try to create a grey, that turned a sea -grey -blue color, not bad really.  Then I did a little white wash treatment and added some crown molding that was in the garage-I picked that up at Restore for no reason a few months earlier (glad I did) and some crystal knobs from Walmart.   I added natural muslin to the doors in lieu of glass because the guinea pig already cost me $10 bucks in knobs, so whatever material I had was going in there - attached with a glue gun of course. Yes, chicken wire was my first vision, but again, not on hand.  I still thought about throwing this out at this point. 
So after I stepped back, I liked it enough and it now has a spot in the kids' "video game room"or VGR for short- with toy bins in it!  The spouse hates it.  So it is out of plain view!  I might paint it turquoise or yellow, now that it has found a spot.  It was upstairs for a few months, in the basement for a while, & for now in the "VGR."
**A special thanks to my brother-in-law Kevin for driving over to trash pick the thing after I couldn't pick it up myself!!!!!  :)


  1. It came out great. You should be proud of your work!

  2. Thank you Susan and Rebecca's for your positive feedback!