As I have said before, we all love furniture repurposing or just redoing furniture with a more up to date style – it’s so eco friendly and a green way to decorate! We regularly run the yard sale, auction and thrift store circuits searching for a diamond in the rough.
While out on a treasure hunt with mom and sisters, I happened across a super yard sale that was selling a ton of furniture. Most of the pieces had already been redone in a shabby chic style and were great pieces to take home, plop down and use immediately.
However, I like a bit more of a challenge. Finding a “once loved” piece and turning it into a “once again” loved piece is so satisfying. I found one piece that was still in its’ original shape (not counting damage from use over the years). I walked around it, walked away and ended up coming back to it. Here’s a picture:
This was after I had started sanding. I just love the lines — very mid century modern — an era I love. It is actually a record cabinet to store LP’s back in the day of LP’s. However, I thought it had potential as an end table or small entry or occasional table, so I paid the lady and headed for the van with my treasure.
Anyway, I took off the pitted brass handles and hinges and then the doors. I sanded for what seemed like forever to get some “tooth” for the paint to adhere.
I almost finished today and then the rain came so I had to pack it in. I will finish tomorrow, hopefully and get a finished photo for comparison.
I can’t wait to show you!!
UPDATE 8/25/2011 – Ran into a problem with the finish on top. The previous owner had left it out in the yard and it was rained on. It is proving to be pretty stubborn in achieving a smooth finish. I had to resort to stripping the top so it is taking a bit more time. The rest looks great! Should be ready for photos tomorrow — Friday — if all goes well. Wish me luck!