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Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend Painting Project a $20.00 makeover!



It's amazing to me how a little paint , antiquing stain and some vintage pulls can change the appearance and feeling of a piece of furniture. I brought this pine tv cabinet wth me from the beach cottage when I moved here to the country.With my new decorating being done on a very tight budget I'm always looking for ways to incorporate things I already have into my new decorating scheme without spending money. In this case it was only my time and labor.I had found a photo of an antique french hutch which I just loved the color of and decided to mix the paint color from some old paint I had in the garage. I had collected quite a few vintage handles and pulls over the past year and I was so pleased I had these 4 that matched, at $5.00 each equaling a $20.00 makeover! P.S. I might still do some decorative painting on the doors but the idea hasn't come to me yet. Christie

22 comments:

  1. you are right!!! it looks like an antique piece now! beautiful!

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  2. WOW WEE ITS TURNING OUT BEAUTIFUL, PAINT DOES GO ALONG WAY :)

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  3. Good job my friend! Reminds me of that show that use to be on HGTV, "Design on a Dime"!

    Take care, Sue

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  4. What a beautiful transformation Christie! I love the new 2-tone color and the antique pulls are the perfect choice.
    I don't think you'll be able to resist adding your sweet painted roses to those perfect "blank canvases" on the doors though :-)
    Enjoy a wonderful new week in the country!
    Hugs and Smiles,
    Lynn

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  5. Oh Christie,
    I love it! The old handles really make it complete too. How great you were able to even mix old paint on hand, it's like the project was meant to be. Have a happy week!
    xo~Tracie

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  6. Howdy,
    Christie, I am so impressed...when you said you were keeping it I did not know you had that in mind. NICE! I likey... I am so sorry i forgot to tell my Mom to briing the glass :( I will bring it tomorrow to you :)

    xo,
    sheila

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  7. Wow love this transformation. Great job!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jeanette

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  8. I really like it. I have one just like this....I have been wanting to paint it. Thanks for the ideas.

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  9. doesn't even look like the same dresser...you did a great job...

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  10. Hi Christie :) What an amazing transformation! It looks nothing like how it once was! You did an amazing job; love the colors and the antique drawer pulls give it that perfect antique-french feel :) If you do decide to do some painting on it, please do show us!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  11. Love it!! I've been thinking about painting my wardrobe & now I am inspired...thanks!!

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  12. You're inspiring me - I have a smaller pine version of your cabinet and have always wanted to paint it!

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. I Love it!!! Can"t wait to see what you do next. Your amazing! Peace love and happiness love Lori

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  14. Hi Christie...I love what you did with the tv cabinet. I liked it before and I loved it even more after. You have a good eye for color and only $20 !!! That's amazing!!! have a good week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  15. Wow!!
    That looks Awesome Christie!
    I can't wait to see your transformed Living
    room next month!!!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  16. Totally love it! I've never seen pulls like that before, they're really pretty. They look so nice on that cabinet. You did a beautiful job painting it. I love the color (it looks aqua) one my favorites. I think I've got in some form in almost every room.

    Blessings,
    Missy

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  17. Hi Christie,

    I have a wardrobe very similar to yours. I painted it in a cream color and added reproduction hardware from Lee Valley Tools. It's amazing what a bit of paint & imagination can do.

    Warmest wishes,

    Rita

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  18. I dont know, I think this piece isnt finished until you add some faded old world scrolls and your Fabulous French roses!!! Beautiful job:)

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  19. Christie it is beautiful! I am crushin' on the hardware. Gorgeous!!!
    hugs

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  20. Christie,

    I am loving the antique patina you achieved on this painted piece,
    I believe I see a bit of pink peeking thru,
    truly beautiful !
    Looking forward to seeing the hand painted design on the blank panels
    that are calling out for your creative personal touch.

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  21. I think you should leave the doors as is. This piece is just beautiful the way it is. I, too, love repainting old furniture. Just finished a piece today. Love the feel of accomplishment.\

    Linda

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