Yes…. this cabinet was headed to a dumpster!!!!!! (shouldn’t that be punishable by law???) But, my husband (God I love him) rescued it for me!!!!
It may look good in the photo, but it was in really poor condition. The white paint was half rolled on/half brushed on. It was chipping in spots, a dog had chewed on the bottom of the cabinet, it had mouse doodie in it (gag, choke, gag!!!!). It was a mess.
I have a few unspoken rules about furniture. I don’t strip furniture. I don’t sand paint off furniture. If it is already beaten up pretty good, I don’t try to hide the beating….. I usually just try to make the piece look even more distressed.
So, we cleaned it, sanded off the edges EVEN MORE and the girls threw a quick chocolate glaze on it for me!
After maybe 2 hours of work, the cabinet is now in our basement (otherwise known as “Legoland“….). I’d love to tell you that I will decorate the top of it with a cute lamp or a vase or something sassy. But, the truth is…. I had to clean all the Legos off the top of it just to take the picture of it! Ha! This is my life in the real world with real kids.
Hobby Lobby’s new knobs are just too cute. I have had different knobs on each door for weeks trying to decide which one I like best.
Ava just enjoyed admiring the knobs.
I was going to have you all vote for my knobs by adding fancy-schmancy poll to this post….but I already took the plunge.
I went with #6. I’d show the after pictures with all the knobs matching. But that would mean I would have to clean the Lego’s off the table again.
And I.just.don’t.have.it.in.me….. (*smile*)
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Thank you for all for your well wishes for my Ava Grace. She broke her leg when jumping off of a playground toy at her Mom’s Day Out. She is adjusting to her cast and I am adjusting to her needing us much, much more.
yep, you never know what’s hiding in the dumpster! LOL It looks great! And I vote on #2.
it looks fantastic! i wish my husband would actually stop and pick things out of the dumpster for me…. he would just drive by and leave it and never tell me about it. so sad! it looks amazing though- well worth the save!
Wow! It looks great! You gave it a new life!
Hope your little girl is feeling better!
It kind of reminds me of a lego.
Mmmm… glazed legos!
I like it!
LOVE IT!! Its amazing what a little glaze will do, hope your little one is feeling beter 🙂
Amazing what happens to furniture over time…a scratch, a dent, a “chewed up” side, broken knobs, cracked sides, etc. What do people do with their furniture? Throw it down cement stairs or something!
Cracks me up whenever I do to GW and see stuff like that. How did it get that way???
However, you see the possibility in things and alter them to be worthy of another life in hopefully a better place with people who will respectfully care for the things they have.
And you ALL do it so well!!! Class act all the way!
Awesome, Awesome,Awesome find!
You were very lucky to have stumbled upon that piece. I’m jealous!
Looks great by the way.
Wow! What a gorgeous cabinet made over by you. Reading blogs like this make me want to paint EVERYTHING. I’ve never really done much of it, but I’m ready to give it a try.
What a good hubby! 🙂 Love it all creamy & glazed (sounds like I’m talking about chicken)…. and your knob choice is perfect.
I would say he did good and so did you!
Looks great! I’m Miss Ava is adjusting…and I hope you can too. 🙂
Glad to hear she’s doing well!! That cabinet looks AMAZING!!! Hubbys that will dumpster dive for their wives ARE the best!! 😉 You’ll have to stop by this week and see my post I’ll be doing. It’s my husband saying goodbye to our first piece of “trash” that we refinished together. He thought I was INSANE when I begged him to pick it up for me. Then after he helped me transform it he said he’d never doubt me again! I had my first sale this weekend and sold that piece. It’s almost funny how sad he was to see it go. But what they were willing to pay!?!?! I couldn’t say no!
Hug your husband. He’s awesome! And so is that “new” cabinet!!
absolutely beautiful! What a simple change you made that made a huge impact! Husbands can be the best!
one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my home is a piece I found for $5.00 at a garage sale…one person’s trash, etc…beautifully done. It looks great!
Looks great! Don’t you just love it when hubby does good!
The cabinet looks awesome!
Glad Ava is doing well!
I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I agree #6 looks the best! I soo love a great dive find! Looks awesome!
Looks great! I would have gone with #6 too! Makes me wish even more I had a Hob Lob!
This turned out great!
Isn’t it crazy the stuff people throw away?!? Thank goodness your hubs was there to save the day 🙂
I was going to say I loved how you used all the different knobs at once…oops!
what a find!!
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i audibly GASPED when i read that someone abandoned that amazing piece. although you say it was in bad shape, and had MOUSE POO in it (eee!), STILL, who would get rid of something with so much character and potential?!? you gave it a whole new life. GREAT dumpster dive, chica.
It looks great! I always picture a Hazmat suit when I hear the phrase “dumpster diving”, although I’d never rule it out. I never hit Goodwill until I started blogging.
Seriously, you guys rock. I’m in awe of you. It’s just gorgeous!
I’ve noticed those cool knobs at Hobb Lobb, too. This is great for Lego land – my boys could seriously use one of these!
That is really a great piece…and it holds legos, huh? (hahah). Well done, Jennifer! Thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest!
That is the nicest piece of furniture I’ve even seen pulled out of a dumpster. Simply stunning. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. grab my “featured” button.
Congratulations, that is a great find and an even greater makeover. You two are a good team!
I love this…I want to find this cabinet somewhere and sneak it into my house. (My husband isn’t quite as accomodating as yours seems to be!)
that’s a great piece for distressing and glazing! all those grooves and raised panels…
Gosh I miss Hobby Lobby! What a great guy to dumpster dive for you. I’m sure all those drawers are full of lego creations. I think I may even miss lego messes! It looks great!
The cabinet looks great with your added distressing. And I like your rules–no sanding, no refinishing. Just my style. Kudos to DH.
Nothing like a good dumpster diving hub!! I love your distressing, it looks fantastic and look at all that great storage for Legoland!
Your husband is my (your) hero! What a beautiful piece of furniture! I like that you put the kids to work. It’s good for them 🙂
Yea for your husband!! It should be punishable to throw away such a great piece..I would have voted for knob #6 not that you are askking.
Holy Moly! Gorgeous rescue and refurbish! Your hubs has a good eye and of course, you’ve got talent!
You’ve convinced me this is a must have! I LOVE your new colour combo. You make it look like a nice piece of painted solid wood cabinetry vs partical board purdy.
Well done my friend!
xo to Ava!
Thanks for linking up to SNS!
Wonderful! Looks like the kind of thing I would see in a local high-end re-claimed furniture store – a store where it would likely cost $500+!! Great job!
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You amazing beauty, I featured you on http://www.mydeartrash.blogspot.com. Super job, but I’m not crafty so I don’t get how you do it, I just don’t get it.
way to rehab that cabinet.
COOL Cabinet and it is nice to know that other people have to clean toys off of something before the pictures are taken.
What kind of chocolate glaze did you use? I like the color!