Monday, April 29, 2013

In My Garage Right Now...

I have a fantastic aunt who recently moved here to Arizona. She drastically downsized her home and had lots of great, wood furniture that she no longer had room for. She called me over to see if I would take a couple pieces off of her hands (best aunt ever!). When I pulled up to her house, she had a corner curio sitting on the curb with a "Free" sign on it. It needed a little repair and she figured no one would want it. I snatched the sign off and loaded it on my trailer.

I knew I was just going to do a basic, lightly distressed black with this piece, so I never planed on featuring it (it's kinda boring, I know). Because of that, I never took any "before" or "during" photos. You can imagine what it looked like before. Basic 80's, medium oak. Brass, pseudo-victorian hardware.

It did have 2 glass shelves, but to update the look a little I decided to make some wood shelves instead. I'm really happy with the way they turned out. The moulding fits the style perfectly. I updated the hardware as well.

Sorry for the mugshots. This lady already sold to a friend before I finished it, so I didn't see the point of dragging it into the house to take a couple shots and then dragging it back out to the garage. Not bad for a free hand-me-down eh?


  1. So Cute Elisha! I love it! I have a corner shelf that I have had primed forever, I just need to pick a color! I love the black, but I already have too much in my living room!

  2. I have always been very fond of these corner cabinets. You did an amazing job with it. I also love to refurbish old furniture among other interests. At the moment my husband and I are restoring an old wooden sailboat. We named her Gypsy Rose, she is small but a little beauty. I am your newest follower, and I would be honored to have you visit my blog, and hopefully decide to follow me back.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)