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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


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

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

  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!

  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!

  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.. =)

  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 Thanks!!!

  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.

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

    Inquiring minds want to KNOW!!

    Great Job!

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


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

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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.