Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Before....and After!

Last week I was poking through Value Village and came across this hutch in the furniture department. I hummed and hawed....pictured it with all my stamps inside....pictured it painted white...
Then I looked at the price tag.....$14.99! Can you believe I walked away and left it there? Sometimes when the price is so low, you think, okay...something is really wrong with this.

I thought about it the rest of the day and finally decided to go back and see if if was still there....and it was. So we piled it in the back of the Burb and brought it home.

I had to replace the glass shelves inside (2). The light on the top inside worked and there were no major problems with the wood.

I removed all the hardware, sanded it all down, taped up the glass and painted away. Sanded again and did a second coat. When it was dry, I roughed it up a bit and then finished with a coat of wax stain. Let that dry and them buffed it to a polish. It worked out great because the dark wax caught all
the depressions and grooves and gave a great aged

I was going to replace the hardware, but once I was finished, I really liked them and they seemed to be good quality.

It is now moved up into my "creative
room". It nicely holds my stamp
collection, all my inks, and various
other items. The bottom stores all the
yucky looking stuff that is so nice to
keep hidden.

So there you have it...a steel of a deal!


Anonymous said...

Fun! I love it. Maybe I will have to copy you and upgrade my stamp shelf as well:)

Sheena Richmond said...

Thanks Darlene. You find the unit...I'll help you paint it!

Brian said...


Holly Blocker said...

WOW! THis is really awesome! I am all about a bargain....Id say you hit JACKPOT!! Happy Shopping!

Me & My House said...

Wow Sheena! This is awesome and no one would ever know that you spent LESS THAN $20 on it!!! Excuse me!? You friggin' rock girl! Now, all I need to do is go back and take note on your paint that by me again? What type of stain wax did you use? Shoot me an e-mail chica and oh, thanks for stopping by my blog and signing up for the giveaway and party...I am so excited and with work like this...I can't wait to see what you have in store for next Thursday! OMG!

foxxy said...

I can't believe you got that for such little money. Cool!

Thoughts on our lives by Tammy said...

that is fab! I love it!!!!

Me & My House said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...thanks for joining the party! I can't wait to see more of your work! You are awesome! Have a wonderful weekend!


Marie said...

Hello Sheena! Love your fabulous transformation.


Evy said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love what you've done with it

Jane said...

Wow!! The steal! The makeover! The stamp collection! Wow!

Sammer said...

Hey Sheena:
You are so right...we do have similar cabinets; ONLY my was expensive as compared to your steal!
Thanks for hooking me up to your blog. Love it!