Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A New Cabinet!

. Tuesday, June 29, 2010 .

Two things I'm a sucker for: old furniture and rummage sales.  And what goes together better than old furniture from a rummage sale! (Maybe ice cream and peanuts :D )

Anywho, I go this ugly old cabinet at a sale for like $3!  Seriously!  And I am a seriously bad blogger for not being able to find a decent before picture.  (side note: how do you organize your photos?  Mine are a crazy mess!) Here is what it is in much better condition than I got
(I took that one after paint--woooops!)   
and they sell for A LOT more than you think, way more than three buckeroos!
Mine was stained much darker and was in really really sad shape with water damage and the like.  The top was coming off and it had no back.  Although, I'm kinda thinkin' it never had a back since it housed a radio?  
Here's my only before pic that I can find
yes.i.am.a.lame.blogger :)
Here is what happened next: 
sand, sand, sand--the top did NOT sand well, but that's ok--you'll see why soon
prime, prime, prime (with my good friend Mr. Zinsser-oil based primer)
paint, paint, paint-with the same white that I used for the trim in my house--because I still have some left

dontcha love these details!  Did I mention it was only tha-ree greenbacks?!
btw, yes I am a rule-breaker and no I do not remove the doors or hardware when I paint-neener neener neener :D
back to our regularly scheduled steps
sand sand sand again--but only in selective areas--gotta bring back some of that old character
glaze, glaze, glaze-to make it look really old a worn

uh-oh, too much glaze! 
 No worries, this stuff is moveable for a good 20 minutes, even in the AZ heat, just wipe off the extra or get a wet rag and scrub-a-dub-dub

Then realize that you have no floor space in your oddly shaped master bath! oof!
 Pout a little because you really need storage space in your oddly shaped master bath.
Call your handy Pops to come to your rescue, even though he shakes his head when you tell him what you want.  Luckily, he helps you do it anyway!
Hang your cabinet on the wall of your oddly shaped master bath!

then realize you must.go.shopping.to.accessorize your new cabinet
 It's also going to be our towel rack above the bathtub.  Oh and I need new knobs--waiting for some 50% action at the HobLob!  Do you love it?  I lurve it!
I'm thinking of doing a little tutorial of how we hung it and of course a post on the accessories!  I can't decide yet what to put on there though...I think I hear Goodwill calling my name...

I'm also linking to some par-tays:
Go check out all the creative projects! Sooooo much gah-reat stuff out there!



Amy Jo @ The Little Moments said...

Seriously? Hung on the wall? Wow.. that's creative! I love, love, love how it turned out. Amazing what some paint and glaze can do!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That piece is GORGEOUS!!! I love the creamy white with glaze... it's lovely!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out beautifully! and i never would have thought to hang it on the wall to use as a towel rack, too- genius!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I can't believe you hung that on the wall! However, it looks fabulous! Great job on the refinish!

Prior said...

Stunning piece and I just love that you posted it up high like that! Great job! Lezlee

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

VERY creative. Love this "bragable". Thanks for sharing!

Staci J said...

I love how you found use for it by hanging it on your wall, the finish is great too!! Visiting from justsewsassy.com

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Too nifty and creative! I can't wait to see it with it's "dressings"! Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

Nora said...

Great way to use the cabinet. Now you have the supports to hang hand/bath towels from!

Kenzie said...

I love it! What a cute towel hanger!

Stephanie Cameron said...

That is really cute! Interesting idea to hang that baby on the wall...I love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

Happy 4th of July!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Wow! I can not believe the price...$3. It looks GORGEOUS!!! I love the creamy white with glaze. I wish I could find one like it.

Chris said...

What a fun idea. I wouldn't have considered using a side table on the wall. Well done.

shannon i olson said...

well that is just plain cute.

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That turned out so cute!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

THREE DOLLARS??!? Are you freaking KIDDING ME???

You totally scored, and I kinda like it on the wall.
Well done!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

SO beautiful! I think its also cool that you thought to hang it on the wall and use it as a towel rack! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Its A Blog Party said...

Wow! Such a great idea for a towel rack! It looks fantastic!
Thanks for linking up!

Alison @ Stretch My Check said...

Ok when you got to the "hang it on the wall" part I was doubtful, but OH.MY.GAWD. the most amazing storage/towel rack I have EVER seen! You did an amazing job.

Patti said...

Can't wait to see the TOWELS your gonna hang!!!!!!
How creative!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Um yes that is a brilliant idea. I love it SHelly. And the bar below for towels...totally awesome. The shape of the cabinet is superb. WOW. I am in love.

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

That is so cool. I love doing old furniture makeovers. I just started my own blog any tips you have would be great your site is awesome.