Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Show and Tell

When Jeff and I built the kids a stage in the basement we finally moved a few things out that really didn't belong there now that it's a playroom.

One of them was this old wooden filing cabinet:

We bought it at a salvage shop about a dozen years ago. It is solid and still serviceable, but not the best looking piece of furniture. And it definitely didn't fit in with everything else we have.

So while Jeff was home around Christmas, I took on the transformation.

A little sandpaper, a little primer and paint, and some new hardware (67 cents each on clearance!) and check it out:

The total cost of the project was about $15. I had the primer on hand, and I only needed a quart of paint for such a small piece, although I did give it four coats.

As the picture shows, black isn't always black, but I think it turned out great and looks perfect!

© Trippin' Mama 2011


Suzy said...

I am very impressed! I wish I could see crappy furniture and envision what it could become with a little paint and some new hardware. I just don't have the imagination, I guess. :)

Molly said...

You know I'm a big fan of upcycling furniture!