Monday, July 13, 2009

Awesome Find Continued

Yea for blog parties. This is going up at Nesting Place for the blog party Price My Space.
Awhile back I posted about a cabinet that Nathan and I happened upon at a yard sale. We weren't even looking for a cabinet that day but when I saw it I knew it would be perfect. It was a unfinished and a little rough around the edges. The hardware on it was hideous but oh the potential that it oozed. We have a very large wall at home that goes from the living room into the eating area. I needed something large to ground the living room arrangement.
We paid $40 for and hauled it home. On closer inspection we realized that it was handmade. There were pencil markings for measurements. Nathan of course was please that it was so sturdy and seemed like it would hold up well.
I asked my readers to guess what color I would paint it. There were some good guesses. Several people said blue, they know me well. My mom guessed red, white, and blue. Someone else guessed white. But the winner was Mandy's 'Pookie Bear' with black.
This isn't the best picture of the finished product but we absolutely love it. I bought new knobs at Wal-Mart and Nathan spray painted the hinges.
Here's Before.
And after primer.
And finished product.Next task, make a great tablescape for the top. Something with a beachy theme.


Nathan said...

It looks great. Some handsome man must have helped you get it all together...

LDH said...

This piece is beautiful! Black is the best color you could have picked and the hardware looks great! I wish I had a piece like this in my home :)

Kindly, ldh

palmtreefanatic said...

GREAT JOB Rachel AND Nathan!! It looks so nice and what a perfect color!

Sissy said...

Love how it turned out, and can't believe someone would want to sell something they sweated over like that. Lovely.

The Downing 5 said...

And to think I laughed when he said black...he he he

Marie said...

Hello Rachel - love your cabinet! It looks fabulous painted black. Thank you for sharing!