Finally...

I finally finished this piece!!

Here is a sneak peek of it finished: (sorry for the bad pic - I photographed it at night. For some reason it looks so small. It's actually quite a large piece. Also - the mirror is not staying in that exact spot. It takes an act of congress to move it and I just haven't had the chance to tackle that task!)




I inherited this piece of furniture from my great grandmother (Big Mama). After staying in the shop for a few years it was in desperate need of refinishing and using.



Notice all of the peeling and missing original veneer. It took a while to get the rest of it off - I had to peel it by hand.

After sanding and sanding and filling holes this is what she looked like:



After several layers of bright white, semi-gloss paint, and Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint on the drawer pulls I was finally finished!!!!



She now sits in our living room an holds office supplies.




40 comments:

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Wow!
What a transformation! It looks wonderful.
Fantastic job.
~Amy

Kaysi said...

Wow what a difference!

Gloria said...

Great Job! Wow, I can see it took a lot of elbow grease, but it looks fabulous. Congratulations!
Best regards,
Gloria

Renee (eatliveshop.com) said...

it turned out great!!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job Stephie! I bet your hands are aching!! Excellent results! Love the contrast of the hardware!

Lisa said...

It looks WONDERFUL. All your hard work paid off!

The Persimmon Perch said...

Looks great. A fresh coat of paint does amazing things. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Nikki@kreativeknack.com said...

ooooh pretty! Good job!

Melissa said...

Wonderful transformation!! Sounds like a lot of work.

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

oh my goodness, that turned out amazing! I can't believe the before picture...I would have passed that puppy up with two shakes of a dogs tail. You go girl :)

Kim said...

The looks good, I've seen a lot of those old pieced. You really breathed new life into it. I really like the mirror over it.

Heather @ McKinney Living said...

WOW that looks amazing!

carlotta said...

SO cute! I wish I had one :)

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

Wow! It looks great now. Your hard work shows :)

Mimi said...

Beautiful piece of furniture!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

incredible. and i looooove that mirror.

Heather said...

Awesome transformation, it really looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! You did a great job.

All Thingz Related said...

I looks beautiful!
~Rebekah

Becolorful said...

What a pretty vignette.
Pam

Diann said...

Great job!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Looks very fresh. And I love that mirror! Did you make it or buy it?

Debbie said...

That is fabulous looking! Amazing what a little paint can do...and hard work too:)

Room to Inspire said...

You really did a fabulous job giving new life to this piece! Thanks for linking it up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I am currently working on the same kind of project. Your new piece looks great! It offers a lot of storage. way to go!
gail

fawnda said...

WOW! That is a great piece! I love how it turned out! : )

Lori said...

This turned out great!

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Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Wow!! That turned out great! Good job :)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

That cabinet has a fresh new face! It looks like it will store lots of supplies.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a beauty! Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

Maria and Michelle said...

This looks great! I love it!

~ Michelle :D

Miss Obara said...

What a transformation! I'm looking for a buffet to do the same. I don't want to pay alot because I know what a little bit of work and paint can do! Great job!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

and she was well worth the work--beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

Tricia said...

This is fantastic! I am going to include a link to this post in my Inspire My Saturday Post today. Thanks so much for sharing.

XO*Tricia

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Beautiful transformation! I think Big Mama would be proud!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Wow! Fantastic redo. I mean truly!

Andy Porter said...

Oh, I totally love it Stephie! It looks fantastic! Why does the mirror have to move? I like it:)

Thanks for linking!
Andy
Poppies at Play

Kelsey said...

I love this!! It turned out SO cute and looks so crisp...great job!

Angie said...

You put a lot of work into that piece and it looks like it was worth it. Great job.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh my goodness, girl. I know the work you went through with this piece. Been there, done that. It turned out great, though, and I'm glad you stuck with it and shared it with us.

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