Friday, August 26, 2011

Curbside Cabinet Finished

Remember this?


This is a cabinet that my girlfriend picked up for me off the curb.  You can read about it here.

I cleaned it with my favorite stuff, TSP.  Then I gave the outside two coats of  Ultra-White Semi-Gloss paint from Lowe's. 


My husband added these details to the bottom.





I painted the inside a very light green to match the nightstand in my daughter's room.






We found out that this cabinet used to be a built-in.  This is the left side of the built-in.


You can see the edge, above, where it attached to the wall.  In the picture below you can see a square area where another column sat on the top right of the cabinet.



I decided to leave the top stained dark to give it more of a furniture feel.

My daughter loves this in her room.


I do too.



Have a great weekend.

Kaye

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12 comments:

  1. Kaye,
    I hope you hugged your friend for giving up this find! Your bookcase is gorgeous and has such a rich look. Choosing to keep the top dark works so beautifully with the bright white!
    Wonderful and inspiring!
    Yvonne

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  2. Absolutely wonderful! Love the added details at the bottom. Found you via Common Ground. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

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  3. Wow, what a great curbside find. You did a gorgeous job on it. : ) I'd love something like that in my living room! Visiting from At The Picket Fence.

    ~ Catie

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  4. I wish I had a friend like you do, great cabinet!

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  5. WOW! What a great curbside find. I have two of these that I bought at an estate sale and refinished. I have been wanting to paint them to better show off the leaded glass in the doors, and now I know that is the way to go. What a nice friend you have!

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  6. gorgeous piece!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  7. I think this is the best curb-side find ever; and it turned out beautifully!

    Dana
    www.northwesttexas.blogspot.com

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  8. This is such a great freebie and the details your husband added make it look classy :). Love that you kept the stained top and so glad you daughter likes it too!

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  9. Cute! i love the detailing and you can't beat that price :)

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  10. What a gorgeous bookcase~ I love how it turned out and love the mix of finishes!! :)

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  11. Oh my--nothing as cute as that gets left on the curb around here!

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