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Ugly Duckling-Swan Story


I'm back again with a little cabinet that was hiding in the corner of the basement.  It was painted a pink/beige color and was pretty dingy.  I loved the fact that it was solid wood, the rest of it?  Not so much!  The top was yellow with a nifty green edging.  Quite the choice for a pink cabinet, don't you think?

Guess what came off first.  I used a screwdriver and a hammer - gone in no time at all!
Next, the drawer knobs came off and the entire cabinet was scuffed with some 220 on my palm sander.  
The cabinet was painted with chalk paint in Peacock, distressed, and waxed. Once again,  this paint was purchased in my local discount store for under $5.  

Now I had to deal with the top.  I cut pallet wood to fit, sanded, dry-brushed some white paint, and stained it to give it a rustic look. I attached it with Liquid Nails and left it to dry overnight.

Then I had to addresss the unfinished edge.  After removing the edging, I was left with this:
So I bought some plain wood molding, cut pieces to fit, and gave it the same finish as the pallet wood.  Attached it with small nails, gave everything two coats of polycrylic and called it done!


I bought 4 new knobs for the drawers (wasn't crazy about the old ones), attached them, and brought the cabinet out of the basement.
It now sits in my (soon-to-be) new Craft Room, which is being purged and moved out of the basement.  You can see the Sahara Chair next to it and soon I'll share the whole room.  Right now, it's a work-in-progress.


So, there you have it.  An Ugly Duckling turned into a Swan, or, maybe, a Peacock!  
I hope you enjoyed this little makeover.  I hope you'll share, pin, and follow.  There's so much more to share.
Have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting the Cottage!

Comments

  1. Looks really great! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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    1. Thank you so much - always love the DIY Party!

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  2. Ann,
    What a great transformation. I love how you replaced the top. Great idea and love the color. Thank you for linking up at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa,
      I really wanted a rustic look for the top.
      Glad you like it!
      Ann

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  3. Great job! Love the color! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Pam,
      Glad you like it!
      Do stop by again soon.
      Ann

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    1. Thank you, Amanda.
      Please stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  5. Aww...this turned out so cute!

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. Always a pleasure to join your party!

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  6. Visiting from Cooking & Crafting ... what a great job you did with the cabinet. It gives you such a good feeling to repurpose what we have rather than buy more stuff. Love that shade of blue :)
    Wendy

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    1. Thank you, Wendy.
      I'm a big fan of repurposing.
      I hope you'll stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  7. You did a great job on refinishing your little cabinet! I would not have known I could have gotten that top off! It looks great. Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you, Sheila -I loved your hutch! Taking the top off would have been more work than my shoulder would have liked!
      I hope you'll stop by again soon.
      Ann

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  8. Your cabinet looks great and I love the color you painted it.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. Thank you, Julie.
      The color is darker than what I'd usually choose, but I'm really pleased with the result.
      I hope you'll stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  9. Definitely a swan now!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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