Thursday, October 16, 2014

Saving a radio cabinet

I love old radio cabinets!  Who wouldn't?  They have such great detail and they can be made into so many useful things. This radio cabinet was in need of a rescue.  It had some severe water damage, but it can be saved!

This poor thing.  The top was cracked and all that veneer was already long gone.  The front had lots of veneer peeling.  The doors wouldn't close, and the base was wobbly because some of the feet were deteriorating.

Take a closer look at the veneer.  Instead of peeling it all off, like I normally do, I glued it back on.  I wanted to keep as much of the detail as I could.

While the cabinet was on its back gluing the veneer in place, I decided to shorten the legs by cutting off the ball at the bottom which was not in good shape.  You can see the top one I already cut off.
I decided to go bold.  This color is from Martha Stewart's new vintage paint line.  It's called wagon red.  On this piece it finished with a tint of pink.

I added a shelf on the inside and painted it a pale grey.

I finished it with a black glaze.

I also added on a new back also painted grey.  This would make a great storage piece for pretty much any room in the house.

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Truly Lovely

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some tips about upholstery fabric

I've been upholstering for a few years now.  It started with very basic seats and gradually I got up the courage to upholster difficult pieces like an antique couch.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Transform a corner cabinet by adding a door

This freebie came to be from a friend.  It just wasn't working for her so she decided to give it to me to see what I can do with it.  Well, Stephanie, I hope you are not disappointed!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Painting this and that

Painting furniture is one of those things that we re purposers do.  It's not something I post about often, but when I do I like to give you a few of them to look at.  It's amazing how paint can transform any piece.  Hope you find one you like!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Highboy gets boy stripes

I just couldn't pass up this dresser while out garage saling (how do you spell that???) last week.  It was in great condition despite the poor paint job.  This highboy dresser just needed a new dressing.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Headboard to storage coat rack

I was given this headboard from a friend.  I just love it when that happens!  Anyways, I wanted to make it into something different.  I decided to alter it slightly and came up with this coat rack.

Monday, September 15, 2014

15 Couch Revivals

Hometalk asked me to create a board about couch revivals after seeing my painted couch.  I feel very honored to be asked. More than that, I was inspired by other couch revivals I found.