Sunday, June 27, 2010

A new coat...

Remember this?'s FINALLY getting a makeover...

It's still in progress, but I'm liking the new coat already.  Some would say don't mess with the finish {but in reality, it wasn't all that great-lots of nicks and discolorations} but my new motto is this:
If you don't like it- paint it and make it new.  At least that's what I keep telling myself.  I don't really even like to paint, but for some reason I started and now I have to finish!

It was $8 well spent!  Inside the doors I found three different variations of vintage Contact Paper - none that I had any desire to keep, but it sort of told me about the woman who once owned it.  Also, there were about 10 little cup hooks on the inside of the left cabinet...seems someone had a tea cup collection at one time.  I wonder, as I paint, where this piece has been...what stories it could tell.  It'll never fetch a hefty price at a sale, but it's exactly the thing that will suit my diningroom well. 

I'm working on painting a bunch of mismatched pieces the same color...that makes it a set, right?
Another couple of days and I think it'll be ready for more pics!

"Happiness is making the most of what you have."
 {Rosamunde Pilcher}

1 comment:

  1. Beauitious! Can't wait to see the finish product!!! You inspire me. Truly, you do.