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Monday, March 8, 2010

A little before and after. . .

Our little town is filled to the brim with neat little antique stores.
So, Jeff and I have made it a bit of ritual to venture out to them on Saturday mornings.
It's been a lot of fun and we've found some really neat things, plus, it's something that he and I like to actually do together.

I know I've stated that on more one than occasion that he and I are complete opposites and have completely different interests. But, this is one thing that we both enjoy and we always have a good time.

Anyhow, I'm still on the lookout for some shutters for my bedroom so I wandered into the local Habitat store to look for some and found another treasure, instead.

He and I both stopped in our tracks, when we saw it.

It was solid wood, had vintage glass knobs, the drawers lock (no key, though) and it sits on casters.

We LOVED it.

I checked the price on it, it was $50, I took that tag off asap and practically ran to the register. : )

So, we loaded it up, took it home and started stripping it's paint, asap!


(ok, I am totally apologizing up front for the terrible pics, these were all taken with my phone)

Here it is, loaded up in the back of the truck.

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A better shot of it before (knobs removed)


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The top before Jeff stripped and sanded it down.

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Three layers of paint (white, peach and tan) and a few hours later, the wood finally surfaced. 

We decided to not strip the paint on the bottom, partly because we are impatient and partly because I actually liked the chippiness of the paint underneath.

So, I wiped it down good and gave it a fresh coat of antique white.  

Jeff finished stripping the top and sanded it down and stained it a deep walnut color. 
We put the original glass knobs back on and she was good to go!


Voila!!

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Much, much, much better, right?!

I truly love it and I promise to take better pics of it, once my camera is fixed! 

9 comments:

Frugal Home Designs said...

I love it. Great job.

Paige said...

I love it!

Desiree said...

Beautiful! The top looks amazing.

Team Carter Jay said...

I LOVE IT! Awesome work!

Cottage Mommy said...

Really, really cute!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

much better, indeed! wonderful job with this piece.

Razmataz said...

oh it looks great....love it

Meg said...

Very nice. Love the contrast. Great job!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a wonderful piece and a great find for $50. I am a huge fan of the white base and dark top, so you get a big thumbs-up from me.