Tuesday, October 02, 2012

a cupboard makeover...


Remember the $10 primitive cupboard that I bought
at the flea market in August?...I knew it had potential,
but even my better half wasn't with me on this one--he was wearing that mortified look, but was too kind to object and loaded it in the truck for me without any complaint.
It was really ugly... 



He was even kind enough to help me with the restoration, ripping off the old backing, which I replaced with planks;
setting me up with the air nailer-what a time-saver!
and cutting some new boards for the top--it would seem that it
was actually displayed upside down when we bought it {?}
Here's the AFTER,
in my workroom:


I've loaded it up with sewing & knitting books and lots
of baskets to hold all my clutter.

{Little mouse hole}... 

The plank back I added:  
The paint I used is a french gray homemade chalk paint,
which I then distressed a little and waxed with some clear wax.
I also painted the little corner shelf unit to match...

I'm really thrilled with my 'new' cupboard!

And, because the green pieces I had in my workroom
no longer fit in, I will have another makeover to show you soon,

Deb

26 comments:

  1. Looks like a completely different cupboard! Lovely job. :)

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  2. Talk to me, Deb, about this wax thing you do. I remember something about that years ago, but tell me what are you doing and with which wax and the walnut one, from the table?

    I LOVE the cupboard AND the color..so peaceful.

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  3. Oh my! It looks absolutely wonderful! You did such a great job with it! :)

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  4. That is really fabulous! You have a good eye for pieces of furniture. The paint is perfect. Good for you!

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  5. That is really fabulous! You have a good eye for pieces of furniture. The paint is perfect. Good for you!

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  6. That cupboard is wonderful! I would have grabbed it too. Love the color.

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  7. What a lovely make over...I love that grey colour.
    Deb

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  8. It came up a treat. It looks great. I know too well the feeling of the other half not approving of a find... particularly when I have find roadside treasures.

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  9. You have vision... not sure I could see this beautiful piece in that old cupboard!

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  10. Oh my goodness, that makeover is amazing!!! I haven't been here in so long, so I will have to take some time to catch up!
    Happy FALL!!!!
    Elise

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  11. Wow! I love this, great post. I hope I can persuade you to come share on my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-2.html

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  12. Oh good work! It looks great with all your goodies loaded inside.

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  13. Great cupboard...well done I love it!

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  14. Great vision! The finished cupboard looks great! I love all the wicker baskets you have on it!

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  15. Wow! You did a wonderful job and your cupboard looks great...perfect for a workroom!

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  16. I have to admit I would have walked past this one but you've done a fab job. Well done! xx

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  17. Such a pretty color - I like that the baskets are coordinated in color but not all matching too. Excellent makeover!!

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  18. Looks fantastic.

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  19. Great job! You have quite the eye for those types of things, such fun to follow your projects! Thanks for sharing and highly anticipating the next one(s).

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  20. Well done! I once bought an old dresser set at a garage sale and minus the drawers and with some shelves added it has been our stereo cabinet for many years. I've always been proud of it.

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  21. Fabulous makeover! You were clever to see the potential in it.
    Teresa x

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  22. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Hi Deb, Thecupboard looks great! Well done to you for seeing it's potential - and for getting it restored so quickly xxBrenda

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  23. That is beautiful! and I love the rattan baskets you used. Fabulous job!

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  24. Good job on repurposing this old cupboard! I do love the color and kudos to Hubby for helping out, too! It looks very nice with all of your baskets and books. Love the little corner shelf, too. Can't wait to see the end result in your work room. Happy Fall! xx

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  25. This is great--I love your idea to replace the backing with planks, those make this project look terrific, and I may have to borrow your idea here some time in the future. Thanks for the inspiring post and a neat blog too.

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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