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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Diamond in the Rough

My latest thrifty acquisition from the consignment shop is a little rough around the edges and shows years of use. One of the edges was broken off and it had more blemishes than one would normally like when buying furniture. Still, there was something about the character of this gentleman that I couldn’t resist. He is sturdy, unwavering, and I am so drawn to the detail on the doors. I walked away from him that first day, but thought about him all that evening. I just had to go back and buy him.

Why did you buy that? Jordan asked. It looks horrible. What are going to do with it?

I’m going to spruce him up and use him as a TV stand in my bedroom.

Are you going to re-finish it?

No. A layer of primer, a coat of paint, and an application of antiquing glaze transformed my tired, aged cabinet into this dapper addition to my romantic bedroom makeover.

Moral of the Story:
You can’t judge a book by its cover or a piece of furniture by its finish.

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I will be linking this post to the following parties:
Debbiedoos Loves Living in the Carolinas Before & After Party
Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, and
Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursdays


  1. Hi La,
    Love this transformation! Good job.

  2. Popping over from Debbiedoos:) That looks GORGEOUS!!! You did a great job! That happens with me sometimes, I'll pass something by then can't get it out of my head...lucky he was still there when you went back!

  3. It looks great with a coat of paint! I love the doors on this one. You did a great job.

  4. The old boy cleaned up real nice!!! Good job!!

  5. Love this, holy cow what a little cutie!

  6. Great job. I like how the glaze sits in the grooves in the door.

  7. Wow, that looks great! I would love to try that on some old pieces that I have. Could you possibly send me details on the products you used? I'm new to the DIY world!

  8. Well ain't that the truth sista! Love it, it looks should be so proud!!!~ thanks for joining in my fun party! Debbie

  9. It looks amazing! Love what you did with it.

  10. The doors on this were the first thing I noticed too! They are great! I cannot wait to see where this ends up in your room! Looks Great!

  11. This looks great! Where others noticed the doors first, I didn't initially realize they were the same, had to do a double take!

  12. This is a beautiful piece of furniture - well done!
    Stop over to enter my giveaway!

  13. If I would have seen this in a thrift store I would have snatched it up! Great job! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.



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