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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oak Cabinet Redo


Here's the before pic of the adorable solid oak cabinet I picked up for $5 this weekend.Here she is all sanded and taken apart. I always recommend taking apart a piece so you can clean up the hardware (or replace it) and really do a good job on sanding. Next step is to prime, then paint.

Here she is all done up. I don't normally become attached to pieces I intend to sell, but doesn't she look perfect under my frame collage?I'm tempted to keep her, but listed it on craigslist for $195. I've already had an email offer of $150- but I countered at $175- I must really want to keep her, don't you think?

Here's a close-up of the distressed finish. I did a little heavier treament on this piece, just for fun.Here she is all opened up- no shelf underneath, just great storage.
I love to refinish furniture and take it from a not so pleasing state to a cute useful piece. If you ever need tips on how to refinish a piece, just send me an email, I'd love to help. Love, Kelly

Linking up to:
Strut Your Stuff Thursday At Somewhat Simple

Do it Yourself Day at A Soft Place to Land

Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family

Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented

Get your craft on! At Today’s Creative Blog

I did it without my Hubby at Shanty2Chic



15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous piece, no wonder you want to keep her.

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  2. That is beautiful. I wish I had a bigger home so I could get it.

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  3. Have I told you lately how much I love your blog and all of your incredible finds?! =) I need to go thrifting and garage sale shopping with you!

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  4. I can't believe you found that for $5!!! It turned out SO cute! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  5. That is a NICELY done cabinet! I would be tempted to keep it too but for $175..ahhh. LOVE YOUR BLOG!

    You've inspired me to go yard saling this weekend.. =)

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  6. From one Kelly to another - gorgeous! I have been looking for something like this for a long time..... $5 - wow! And what you did is beautiful.
    I first found your site when you shared your amazing dining table!! I am hoping to do something similar one day. You mentioned being willing to pass on tips and I would love to have any you are willing to share. I am new to all of this and recently picked up a headboard and a couple other pieces to refinish. Not sure how to e-mail you though.... my e-mail is klpeissig@yahoo.com Thanks!!!

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  7. It's fabulous, AND it does look PERFECT there! I think you MUST keep it. I'm just sayin. It's meant to be there.

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  8. So tell us did you Sell it or Keep it???? huh?

    Inquiring minds want to KNOW!!

    Great Job!
    Kathryn

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  9. I'm drooling over your amazing makeover! Come by and show her off at NTT...hope to see you there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. I am over the oak and this is a huge improvement. I like the weathered look you did here.
    Pam

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  11. Love it! I can't believe you found it for $5! I have been looking for something similar but smaller to use as an end table! No luck yet!

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  12. What a great piece! It looks like that could be used in any room!

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  13. it's lovely. your distressing job is great. I have a little distressing project going on right now myself!

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  14. Oh boy do I love that. I think I would want to keep all the things I transformed. Kinda like your babies aren't they? Just beautiful!
    Brooke

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  15. It is Amazing how different furniture can look with differeny paint. I am a sucker for black paint and it looks great on that piece.

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