Just the other weekend, my friend and I were running errands and drove past a busted up little cabinet on the side of the road with the sign "free" on it. I whipped out my reckless driving maneuvers, made a quick u-turn and stopped to investigate this little gem. Yes, it was missing a drawer and it had ahorrible stain-job AND reeked of cigarette smoke, I knew this little guy had potential, so we loaded it up in the Jeep and went about our merry way.
My husband wasn't too impressed with it, when I brought it home, but I convinced him of the potential I saw in it - with just a little elbow grease, we could make this freebie into something we love. He wasn't too hard to convince - any chance he has to use his power tools, he is pretty much game.
So off to Home Depot we went, we bought a small can of Behr paint in Tropical Sea and some wood moulding to create a faux drawer front. First, we removed the doors and hardware and then we had to sand off the hideous, glossy, oak colored stain:
Then, once we got the gross stain off, we began painting it:
After painting the doors, faux drawer front and letting them dry, we attached them to the cabinet:
Then we put on the super cute, yellow and white ceramic knobs from Anthropologie:
Then, we sanded and distressed the dried paint, to give this piece some age. And voila! Our new cabinet, that I can't wait to put in the foyer of our new house.
Once this piece is in it's permanent place, with a lamp and some decor gracing it's lovely distressed and chipping top, I will post more pictures.
It's so true - one man's trash truly is another man's treasure!