I think I might have mentioned in the past that I am a sucker for old furniture. I mean old, dirty, someone threw it out, furniture. Brian calls it junk! I disagree.
Well I have this friend (she's great) and she loves to go to auctions. I'm talking about the kind of auctions where you stand in a hot barn all Saturday morning bidding on amazing stuff that you never in a million years would find anywhere else but there.
Lots of old interesting items that were collected over years and cherished (or not) by someone a long, long time ago. I love it. I mean I LOVE IT!!
This might not sound like a ton of fun to some of you but when you find something that looks like "junk" and then with a little TLC it becomes something beautiful, that satisfaction is just so good! It's especially good when it's cheap! I mean under $20 cheap.
Last weekend I ended up with some cool stuff and one of the things I brought home was this cabinet with glass doors.
I bought it with the winning bid of $13...yeah!
It was pretty yucky when I brought it home
It needed some cleaning up and the back needed to be stapled in some spots.
When I took the shelving out I realized that the previous owner had apparently used them to store their hot iron on.....hmmm interesting.
After the glass was removed from the doors, I have to say I thought about taping them but it's so much easier to just take it out, it was time to paint.
I chose Valspar Gloss Pewter Gray 65039 for the outside and Valspar Gloss Exoctic Sea 65201 for the inside because it reminded me of a Martha Stewart cabinet I once saw in a magazine.
I started by spraying the outside first and then worked on the inside
Next was the shelves
oh did I mention I was getting eatin alive by mosquito's the whole time....yuck! But it was worth it.
Awe I love it! Now nothing left but to fill it up!
That didn't take long! Now let's see what this Saturday brings....their auctioning off a tractor at this one! Brian says, NO!