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