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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Furniture redo

I will confess that I love a good project as much as the kiddos. I have a major cheapskate side to me, that along with my DIY attitude and I have been a busy girl this week. I couldn't resist when I saw this blah little china cabinet on craigslist a few weeks ago for $40....

I spent the morning priming and painting and came out with this.....
I really like it and it fits right next to the TV so I can hide all those hideous cable boxes and video game consoles in it... why do I love technology but hate any traces of it to be seen ??? Don't mind the framed photos, I had to swipe the frames from my master-bedroom to fill the cabinet... I will put some family photos in there soon.
I started this little tradition a few years ago...when we go on vacation, I fill a baggie full of sand and bring it home as my souvenir, label them and you have a little collection... oh & it's free!

Please don't tell my pip-squeaks that they are painting the back of a cabinet... they work really hard but I wasn't really in the mood to have drippy paint splotches all down the front of my furniture.. We painted & recovered 4 different pieces in the last few days so they have been busy :) They get so excited when they come home from school and see me immersed in a project...they can't wait to jump right in.

20 comments:

Michelle said...

I love it!!! Love the sand idea also.

Mommy said...

I don't even know what to say. Is there anything you can't do? You rock sister!

Elizabeth said...

turned out so good!!

Courtney said...

Love the new look of your cabinet!

Our family: said...

I absolutely love it! It reminds of another blog we sometimes follow:
http://www.centsationalgirl.com/category/before-and-after/

monica said...

Wow, I'm totally inspired. That was a cool find and I may just follow suit, somehow...

The Tucker Troops said...

WOW! That is amazing. I want a new piece of furniture...I just don't have the talent for a re-do. I do love your sand in the labeled jars..great idea.

fullertribe said...

Can you please move closer to me??? Oh how I wish I could have gotten some of that DIY DNA in my body!!!!

Gretchen said...

We LOVE Craig's list! We have bought both of our cars and sold so many things on there.

You did an amazing job on that piece. I love it!

You should come and visit me. We have lots of beach sand down here in Florida!

Jennifer Barbee said...

LOVE IT!

Jennifer Barbee said...

Nothing like a project to occupy your mind :)

Truly Blessed said...

Awesome! You ROCK as a mom to let your kids paint even the back of the cabinet!!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I love it, Amy! I don't know any other way but DIY! :)

The cabinet looks great!

Tammy

Robin said...

You did a great job! Come tackle some projects at my house!


Blessings,
Robin

Bailey said...

Beautiful transformation! Great work.

Afamily4Him said...

My kind of girl! I love craigslist! I find it extremely hard to buy brandnew and full price. I am all about the DIY, coupon, thrifty shopping! It looks beautiful and makes me want to look at CL right NOW!LOL!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

oh my goodness gracious, i LOVE this!!

Alaina said...

I love the new color, great job.

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