Monday, June 22, 2009

Refashioned Wine Cabinet

Another great day for garage sales last Saturday. You may think that when it's raining you won't have any luck with garage sales.  The good thing about a rainy day is that people have already committed to have a yard sale and they just want to get rid of everything that they can. You can usually get a few screamin deals because of the weather.  Take for instance this wine cabinet. I asked them how much they'd sell it for and they asked me what I would pay for it. I told them I really didn't know and so she offers up $5.  Well, YES!! That's sounds like the right price. With a little sanding and green paint it can turn into a nice little accent piece for a girls room.  I used Mod Podge to glue a piece of craft paper that I also found at a yard sale for $.10 to the drawer and added a cutesy pink knob.

I then sanded down the whole thing. *TIP* If you are sanding down a piece of furniture that just has a pretty light finish on it you just have to sand it down enough for the paint to adhere. You really don't need to get every little bit of finish off. 
  I painted a few coats of this awesome green paint that I found at Lowes in their 'oops' paint area for $8.  I sanded down the edges and a few random places to distress and age it a little.

  I topped it off with a clear varnish. 
 
I'm participating in a trash to treasure party at Reinvented!

16 comments:

  1. So cute... I love your refinishes :) I have to ask though, how in the world do you get the awesome distressing like you have on the seventh picture down, you know the ones where it isn't on the edges... I have tried and it always look bad :(

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  2. Haha, I was ust looking on KSL and saw this and thought that it looked like something you would do. You don't know me, I actually found your blog through KSL and have been looking at it every day since. Love your ideas. Now I just need your creativity to do my house. I'm not nearly as brave as you and my husband likes the really simple decorations and styles which just get old really fast. I still love looking and hoping some day I will have a cute place like yours.

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  3. Thanks for the comment :) You are so sweet and thanks for the info!! I will be back! Trust me this is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs!!!

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  4. First time visiting your blog, and I LOVE IT! I'll be back soon.
    Sandra

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  5. That would be great to hold towels in a bathroom. Very cute!

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  6. Ok, that is GORGEOUS! Really turned out amazing!!

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  7. once again, I love it! Do you sell your refashioned furniture on KSL? I just saw the above comment and wondered?

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  8. So cute! I would never think to turn it into something so useful!

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  9. Great transformation of a GREAT deal!

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  10. Wow, your gallery is impressive. What an imagination you have.

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  11. What a great idea. It turned out awesome.

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  12. What an awesome repurposing project. It's adorable and I'm sure adds great storage to a kid's room! Thanks for linking up.

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  13. That is adorable! What vision you have! Linda

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  14. That turned out just beautiful! I never would have thought of using a wine cabinet that way, but I just love it. Pure genius!

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  15. That turned out adorable! You are so very talented. This is my first time to your blog, and I am enjoying my visit tremendously! Great work!
    Blessings,
    Traci

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