Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Cabinet gets her Legs

Hey How's it going?  Thanks for all the lovely comments on my Potting Shed.  You all are the sweetest!  Seriously you're my favorite.  No one in "real life" will listen to me talk about my potting shed for more than 5 seconds, let alone look at pictures ;)  They don't get it. 

I wanna show you my latest project, I just finished her.


Do you recognize what I built this out of?  I took before and during pictures but I must have deleted them without loading onto the computer??? I cannot find them now this is the best before I could do.


Yep it’s a one of those oak stereo cabinets. With the rounded trim and two smokey glass doors.  Just Awesome.  (Not!)  We used it up until a year ago when thankfully the oak clad TV (circa 1990's)bit the dust & we got some new goods.  It was all oak, all the time in our living room as you can see from the picture.  Anyways It's been in the garage since then until inspiration struck.  Here’s what I did.


I started by adding some furniture legs purchased from a Home Improvement store.  I used glue then pre-drilled and screwed the legs onto the bottom.  Then filled the screw holes with wood filler.


For the top I miter cut crown molding then glued and nailed it with my nail gun.  That's it.  

I love her legs.   
  

For now she sits it the corner of my craft room. 

For the finish I primed, painted gray, lightly dry brushed with cream paint and then finished with dark brown almost black glaze.  The glaze I used is Ralph Lauren tinted chocolatey brown.  I added some black craft paint until it was the shade I wanted. 

Most of the furniture in that room is painted creamy white so I thought I’d try something different. 

Whatcha think?  



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11 comments:

  1. I love it! The legs are amazing! Great job!

    Holly

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  2. I LOVE this! Your blog is awesome! :) keep up the amazing work! And thank you for your sweet comment on my post!

    Hugs :)

    Alee

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  3. I know what you mean about people not wanting to listen. I have yet to make any local friends that share my passion for farmhouse/vintage style. Now that I'm blogging I can chat all day long about it!

    Love your spruced up cabient. Adding the legs what a great idea! She looks so pretty now and I just love how you decorated it. That tool box is AMAZING!

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  4. Girl... I laughed through this entire post. You are too much. I hear ya on friends not giving a hoot about the projects and things we do. That's why blogging is so much fun! We genuinely love this stuff.
    What an awesome idea! I see these cabinets in thrift stores all the time. Never again, will I overlook one. This is amazing! Truly! It looks vintage. Love how you've displayed it. I want to copy everything you do :)
    Thanks for sharing the idea and the laughs! HAAA
    Have a super weekend! XO

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  5. Fantastic - I love your cabinet!!!!

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  6. Oh yes, you have done it again!! Those legs are fabulous!

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  7. The legs made all the difference on this! Plus the molding is gorgeous too:)

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  8. http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2010/05/nightstand-transformed.html
    http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2009/08/repurposed-night-stand.html

    Thanks for linking to me for inspiration. I did this several times. Two more items above.
    Love your legs! hehehe Your project turned out great!

    gail

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  9. You ROCK! I remember that cabinet! WAY better now! Oh, you are so coming for an extended visit to help me do all sorts of things once we get moved to WI!! So prepare! LOL!!

    (Oh, and by the way...your sister-in-law LOVES to listen more than 5 min. about your potting shed! It's the cutest darn thing in the world! You're making me one of those too in WI!! hehe!!)

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  10. Hi, Mimi...lol Im Meme from Screaming Meme...Love your name! ;) I want to personalty invite you to come visit my blog and sign up for my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway! I hope to see you there! Now, I am off to read some of your lovely blog!

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  11. Unfortunately I am still in the oak phase but not by choice. I actually have an entertainment center with a side cabinet like this. What a great idea! It turned out lovely! Love your blog and all of your projects. You're certainly giving this old gal some inspiration!

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