Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's makeover time again

Here's the next installment of my furniture makeovers. This credenza started off as a pretty shabby buy from craigslist. It was originally a dull white, with cup rings, burn marks, and a sticky texture that turned to crazy glue anytime we put something on it. The inside was a strawberry shortcake pink--enough said, right?

My "before" picture is in two parts, because I didn't remember to take out the camera until I had already removed the credenza doors.

And I can't believe our place was that disorganized just a few days ago! We've come a long way since then, thankfully!

And here's the "after!"

I opted to not strip the paint, in order to save time. But if I had it to do over again (and if I had a work area that I did not also live in), I would probably get rid of the previous layers of paint, to get a smoother surface overall. But, I'm happy for now. I painted the interior a satin white, and the exterior a satin gray (à la Martha Stewart paints). I sealed the fresh paint with a clear, water-based Minwax wood stain. It adds a nice shine, and should hopefully deter the surface from turning into crazy glue again.

I still need a knob for each of the doors, but I'm waiting until I find the perfect one. There are some really cute knobs at Anthropologie I have my eye on. What do you think? Any favorites? Email me--I'll keep you posted!

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