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.


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  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!

  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

  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

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

  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!

  6. gorgeous piece!!

    barbara jean

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


  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!

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

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

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