Everything listed under: cabinet

  • Finally an After!

    Hello everyone, hope everyone had a good weekend. I certainly did, just enjoying the last days of summer with family!

    This morning I have a question for you all.  Is there anything that you own that you would have a hard time parting with, no matter how much money someone offered you?  I asked this question because the other evening we were watching American Pickers and we have all seen this happen over and over again of this show.  Mike and Frank are offering this person a crazy amount of money for their prized possession and they just keep saying "NO!" This is when my husband usually says "Oh my I can't believe they won't take that!"  Then he turns to me and asks "Is there anything that you own that you wouldn't be able to sell for that price?"  Until now I never really have had one thing (besides my wedding ring or family momentos) that I would have a hard time selling for the right price, that is until now.....................................drum roll please.............................

     

     

    I am in LOVE with this piece... It is the perfect warm, industrial rustic cabinet.  It has so much character and charm.  I love the function of it also, my office supplies look wonderful in it.

      

    You may have noticed from the before picture that I did not paint this a color and that is because after I started sanding and cleaning the dirt and grime off, I fell in love with what it was.  The natural wood peeking through the paint was something that you can't achieve with fresh paint.  So I put a good coat of poly on it and called it DONE!

     So how much money would I take in exchange for this beauty, its hard to say I just hope if that day ever comes they don't ask my husband, I don't think he loves it as much as I do:)

     

     

    Mandy

  • Just a Before

    I picked up this piece at a local estate sale and what excited me the most about this piece was that it was going to be all mine!! I wasn't going to sell it or paint it with the intention that one day I would sell it, it was going to paint it to suit my taste.  While it may instantly scream uck to some of you out there, it screamed pottery barn to me.  I pictured it in my home office holding all my office supplies.

    Now it definitely needs some work, like a serious cleaning. It also has a little bit of a smell that I'm not to fond of, but otherwise I know its going to be beautiful.

    The reason this is titled "just a before" is because that's all I have, is a before.  I haven't touched it, yet!  I'm not in a rush for this piece, and I actually enjoy looking and thinking about a piece for a little while.  I like to picture every color of the rainbow and think about all the possibilities.  Anyone else like that? Any ideas on color? Let me know what you think!

    Mandy

About Me

My name is Mandy and I love finding something old, outdated and giving it a new life using paint. The process I use to restore my furniture is an Art. Not only do I tediously pick and build every piece by hand but I only get pieces that I truely love. If I love a piece of furniture I will spend the time that is needed to hand-paint, distress, sand and wax every nook and cranny.


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