I found this little pine cabinet at an antique shop this weekend in a 50% off booth. It was a little rough to start with. I was so excited about getting started on it that I didn't make a good before picture!
The pictures below should give you an idea of what it looked like before!
I used some old wallpaper that looks like vintage newspaper to line the shelves and the new back panel. The hardware was a hodge podge of various knobs and pulls so I bought some new hardware that I thought would look nice.
After painting the piece I distressed it a bit and rubbed it with a tinted paste wax.
I also painted the interior doors with chalk board paint. Why not!? I had some and it's just one more way to make this piece a little more practical.
I'm not sure I want to get rid of it now that I have it sitting in the living room! I kinda like it!!
I picked up the little thread cabinet below at Goodwill a few weeks ago for $5. It had a bad white paint job and the drawers were missing but I plan to put a piece of wood in the bottom and finding a basket just the right size. Where to put it... now THAT is a good question!
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