Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Revamped Garage Find – A Fun Piece For Objet d’art


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Every now and then I buy a piece that needs to be painted and it will sit around until I know just what I want to do with it.  This cabinet – once a man’s garage tool organizer – is one of those pieces that waited awhile to be beautified.  When I bought it I knew it would be a great piece for an art studio or craft room.
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I didn’t snap any “before” photos, but the entire cabinet was the color of the drawer below.  Not bad if you like all wood, but having a bit of old-white AS chalk paint added really freshened it up.
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To get the stripes, I eye-balled the placement of the blue painter’s tape along the front of each drawer.  I used a sponge brush to apply several coats of chalkboard paint – about 5 total.
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After the paint dried, I simply wrote numbers on each drawer.  Instead of the numbers, you could also write what is in the drawer, such as craft paper, buttons, glue, paint, etc.
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For the final touch, the edges and sides were sanded down and a clear paste wax was added only to the white painted surfaces. 
I am linking this to Wow Us Wednesday’s at Kim’s blog, Savvy Southern Style.  Stop on by her blog to be inspired this week!  There are some lovely re-do’s and recipes there, like breakfast quiche muffins!

20 comments:

cynthia lee designs said...

Love this piece! It would be perfect in a craft room...just thinking of all the wonderful supplies it could hold.

Cindy

Vee said...

It's so cute! Are you keeping or selling? You're so creative...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute chest. Love the added numbers.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Vee, it is in the shop as we speak. If I had a sewing room, I would be keeping it. Someday....

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love the way this turned out!
xo
Penny

skoots1mom said...

LOVE IT!
would love to see your shop

Katie said...

Love the labelled drawers!! I'd kill to find a tall skinny chest like that!

Sinta Renee said...

Oh I love this! I really like the numbering on furniture... with chalk it's even better!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great idea!!

chris

Jaclyn said...

That turned out so cute Becky! I love it!

NanaDiana said...

How cute is that! Love the chalk numbered drawers! xo Diana

Miss Jean said...

1 - 2 - 3 - SEWING ROOM!!! I am going to have to start hitting the garage sales. I love this for my sewing room to put patterns in.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love this idea with the chalkboard stripe down the front. Oh, the things I could store in here. Fabulous!!

Elsie said...

Becky I could fill that up fast. It would be perfect in my sewing room. Gosh I wished I lived closer.
I love the way you added the numbers to it. Pretty darn neat!

Blessed Serendipity said...

That turned out so cute! I love it.

xo,
Danielle

"Create Beauty" said...

Anything with drawers or cubbies (or tiered things) always grabs my heart! Love what you did here, a fabulous idea!

I was reading some of your recent posts (am behind on blogging!) and saw that you are choosing laminate flooring. We have used this in several houses, and recently chose one for our upstairs (studio etc).
It is such a wonderful product for dog owners! Does not scratch like hardwood.

I too was deciding between light 'woods' and darker... liking both. My husband was in on the decision too of course, and we decided on a warm medium-dark color since we will have white-ish painted moldings and also enjoy the wood-tones. Today the main floor (all concrete) is being stained in the same hues.

Keep us posted on what you decided!

Love the photos of your Scotties, they are ADORABLE!!!!

~ Violet

Susie said...

I really like that cute dresser. Great job !! Smiles, Susie

marie said...

This IS perfect for a craft room...my craft room that is! : )

Awesome makeover Becky!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This turned out awesome!!!
Love this!

May have to copy it for ideas for my shop.

xox
Alison

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu