This has definitely been one of THOSE pieces! You know... the ones that you don't totally know what to do with, the ones that you really aren't sure about. Once in a while that happens, I guess!
It looked more like this when I found it a yard sale up the street from my house on my walk uptown one morning...
It was a mess, plus, the veneer was peeling on the top and the drawer.
I hemmed and hawed about it, decided to leave it, and continued on my way. But I got to thinking about what a great organizing piece it would be, so after about half a block, I turned around and offered them half of what they were asking... and they said sure. So, then I had to get it home... I literally carried it down the street to my house... I probably made quite the site for all the cars passing by! Oh the things we do!
After, I got all the veneer off, I decided I would refinish the sides, and paint the rest... so I did, and it looked funny, so the sides ended up getting painted, too.
My husband took off the back for me and we gently hammered each divider to make the painting easier.
I would have loved to change the handle, too, because I'm not terribly crazy over it, but there was no way to take it off without damaging the drawer.
Even though it's still not my favorite piece I've ever done, it is a HUGE improvement over the dusty, dirty, peeling and scratched mess it started out as. I honestly think it would make a great bookshelf, or a terrific organizer.
Linking to:Domestically Speaking: Power of Paint
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The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
The 36th Avenue
Chic on a Shoestring: Flaunt it Friday
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can
Homespun Happening: Rustic Restorations
Five Days: Five Ways
Gingerbread: Sweet Saturday
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Night Special
Classy Clutter: Spotlight Saturday
My 1929 Charmer: Sunday's Best
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