Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Little Furniture Project

There's a blog I absolutely L.O.V.E.: "Better After" (check it out under my favorite blog list on the right).

I love seeing how people transform an ugly piece of furniture (or a room) into something absolutely dreamy. And I vowed that if I ever came across a piece of furniture I though had potential, I'd try my hand at refurbishing it.

And so I walked into the Goodwill store in Scottsdale when we were in that part of the Valley. This particular Goodwill store is the first of its kind: it's sole focus is furniture.

And that is where I found this little treasure and paid just $18.00 for it!

I love the shape of it, and the metal grate on the door. And it just screamed, "Fix me!" Much to my surprise, Jonathan was on-board with the idea of turning this piece into our little treasure.
So we bought a smaller sander, and I got to work.

We're trying to figure out where it'll go ... and the location will help to deside what color I paint it.
I'm thinking some shade of white, and then I can "glaze" the various grooves and scrolls to make them stand out.
The exciting thing is that my favorite catalog, "Ballard Designs," sells similar pieces of furniture from $300 and up ... and I paid a mere $18.00.
So stay tuned for the final reveal of my handiwork!!

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