Friday, February 13, 2009

Furniture Makeover


This week I worked on setting up a piece of furniture for my creative space (more about that in an upcoming post). It's a piece that we got from a friend of a friend many years ago. It was going to be put to the curb and we rescued it. It's probably one of my favorites. We have many pieces in our home that we picked up curbside and gave new life to. So, in its former life, this one was an Entertainment Center (I think there will be many of those at the curb or second hand shops). We removed the top set of doors and cut back the shelf to open things up. The cast iron scrolls add a pretty detail to the corners. The bottom set of doors had these dated raised panels, so we removed them and replaced them with fabric and painted it in a light sagey green and cream. It's a great piece of furniture by Drexel Heritage that's perfect for my supplies.

Melissa at the Inspired Room has posted about finding beauty where you are right now. This week, I have accomplished a little piece of my goal, My Creative Space. It's where I find beauty each time I walk in this room. Even more when my little ones comment on how "beautiful it is in here mommy".



Make sure you stop by Sanctuary Arts at Home to see more Before and After projects!




I am also participating in Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After party. Check it out!





This post is also participating in Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special. Click below to check it out!

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Also, visit this new site I just found called Reinvented for more great projects!



49 comments:

Diane said...

What a beautiful transformation! Thanks for the inspiration! ♥

Lajoni said...

Hi first time reading your blog and your makeover is one of the nicest I've seen.....totally transformed not just a coat of paint...may I ask where you got the iron scrolls as I have been after something very similar...I do a little bit of decorative painting and am hoping to open an online shop so I may pop back and interrogate you ;-)...lovely blog x

Barbara H. said...

That is just gorgeous!!

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

Amazing transformation! I have been looking for an old armoire at thrift stores but I haven't been looking beyond ugly doors! I'm on a renewed mission!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning transformation - you would not think it was the same piece of furniture. the little iron scrolls are perfect :-)

Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Dawn, fabulous makeover!

Mrs.RGS said...

Excuse me while I pick my chin up off the floor!!!!!!!
A great make-over.
I've been wondering what will happen to all of the entertainment centers now that our televisions are being replaced by HDTVs that hang on the wall. You've just demonstrated that they can live a beautiful second life.
Rita

Sunday Girl said...

Wow, what a great job. I'm on the lookout now.

Patricia said...

Dawn, what a gorgeous job you did on that. I love it.

Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

Miss Janice said...

Wow, what a transformation! I love what you did with it and the color of it now. I also loved the way you displayed everything!

Joyce Lucas said...

Absolutely gorgeous transformation! It's so much fun to work in such a pretty place!

Hugs, MB

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Dawn,

You are so incredible!! I love everything you did to that piece of furniture, choice of colours, fabrics, everything!! I wouldn't change a thing. You are so creative and talented!!

Pei Li

Beloved Creations said...

that is an amazing! You really do have a good eye and vision.

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Dawn, love your makeover! The sage green, the scrolly thingy love it, love it!! I need to find me a piece of furniture like that, who would have thought!
Have a great week!
Helene
SistersGiftCompany.com

Carolee Crafts said...

What a difference a make over can make, looks lovely now. Thank you for sharing

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Well done! Isn't it amazing what one can do with a little paint!?! It's a perfect fit. Beautifully done!

lisa said...

Dawn

I love the makeover, that is a beautiful piece of furniture. You did a fantastic job.

Lisa

Susan said...

great look...I have a friend who is redoing brown for me for my shop...love that green
Susan *dutchrose*

Marie said...

Wow! it is gorgeous Dawn.
Marie

Cindy - Angel Wings Cottage said...

Hi Dawn - - Wow! I just love what you did with the cabinet! You have certainly given me some very inspiring ideas! You have such a talent for pretty things! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Cindy O.
www.AngelWingsCottage.com
www.angelwingscottage.blogspot.com

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

well no one left me a thing to say :)

except I'm not amazed because I know you have that talent and creativity !

Susie said...

Hi Dawn! Holy Moly! That is beautiful! A total transformation from the ugly duckling to the swan. You should be so proud!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Helloooo fabulous!! Can we say looooooove it! Great work Dawn. It's fantastic!
bunny hugs,
shell

Wanda said...

Thats a very nice re-do, I like to reacue and re-do. I like the color choice as well. Cheers

Gayle (The Shabby Crafter) said...

Wow what a transformation!!!!!!!I love how you did the fabric panels in the bottom and the corbels in the corners are awesome. Great job!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Dawn! WOW. Simply lovely!!! I would never believe it was the same piece. You did a great job!

blessings,
Melissa

Craft Diva said...

that's awesome, dawn....i just love that makeover! looks like a whole new piece.

kath@retromantic antiques said...

You did a great job. Your room looks like the perfect place to hang out and be creative.k

Cathy said...

Dawn,
Thank you so much for becoming one of my followers! I'm looking forward to following your blog! It's beautiful! I love your armoire transformation! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!:)
Cathy

Diane said...

Dawn
What an inspirational makeover!
IF you are in the mood for a swap come on over and join in on my first ever swap.
xoxo
Diane

Annie Pazoo said...

I can't believe how great the armoire looks. Love the fabric panels and the paint color. Was it difficult to get the door panels out of the door frames? (I'm feeling inspired.....)

Katherine said...

Wow...this is a beautiful redo!

Just wanted to let you know I received my order yesterday and love my candle berry rings. Thanks for the little extras too. :)

Blessings,

~Katherine~
CountryRomantic.blogspot.com

avalonrosedesign said...

This is such an inspiring post, thank you! I have a similar piece of dated furniture that's in need of a makeover, and this really gave me some great ideas!

Cathy

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Dawn, This is an older post I'm checking out today...don't know how I missed it! I love the transformation to this piece and think you did a fabulous job recreating it! Totally love the new look! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Anonymous said...

I love the cabinet redo! It's so beautiful!

maryboys said...

this just an amzing transformation! so lovely...

Shanda said...

Hello, found you by recommendation from Just-bee-n-me. Love how it turned out. I enjoyed my visit here and joined your following. I love blogs that show this type of work. It's beautiful, you should be so proud.

Barb said...

This is awesome!!!

Love the fabric panels and iron trim.

color too.

just love it ll!!

blessings,
barbara jean

AnneYarbs79 said...

What a transformation! Great job!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love the dresser! It doesn't even look the same (I love free furniture)! Great Job! ~Ashley~ shanty2chic

Kaki said...

Wow! I think most everyone has already said it, but I can't believe it's the same piece! What great vision!

Jen R. said...

Wow, it's amazing, what an awesome transformation!!!
Thank you so much for joining in on the party! Jen

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is wonderful and what a perfect fit for all your creative goodies! Come by and see my post if you can it fit's your blog so perfectly! I added on too! Cindy

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I think this has to be one of the most outstanding revamps I've seen in a long time. I canNOT believe that is the same piece of furniture!

Love open shelving! I did the same to my kitchen hutch turning it into an office, but after seeing yours in white...

Thanks for linking up to SNS #5!

Funky Junk Donna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is beautiful, Dawn! Amazing when you think it was going to be put at the curb. I love everything you did to it ~ from the paint to the fabric in the bottom doors.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

You are right about a lot of orphaned ent. centers. I love the iron corner pieces.

Mimi said...

That is one nice piece of furniture! I love that you took the doors off, shortened the shelves and painted it. I think I will be looking around for an old entertainment center to do like that for the guest bedroom. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

That is very pretty. The green color is inspired.

Casana Zistl said...

Wow Dawn, Casana here. Haven't emailed you in a long time. I received the de'lis knobs that I plan on replacing on my living room coffee table and end tables with. They are so gorgeous. Just need to get proper screws to fit. But I'm sorry I never took time to look at your blogs, especially this one, as I too have a rescued piece of furniture. I think it is from the early 70's. It is a huge clothes armoire with lots of cubbies at the top and two drawers on the bottom. I am trying to redo my office/craft storage area, and the cubbies would be great. So now I know what to do with the top of the piece and it's plastic ornate front doors, but do you have any suggestions for what to do with the plastic drawer fronts. The piece is really nicely done in wood except these front pieces. I still would like to keep them as drawers, as we can never have enough drawers for items, I just don't have any idea of what to do with them. Any suggestions. I plan on painting the piece a yellow white to match the rest of my furniture that I have yet to set up in their. Their is just not enough time when you have horses, and I have to deal with this relentless disease(rsd). To think, I almost put the piece outside and covered the wood with t-111 and used it for a tack closet, while I've been searching for that inexpensive perfect bookcase to put in that room to hold media and so much more. Not that I don't still have a horse tack problem, but this will at least get my office organized. Thanks for the inspiration. How perfect it is. Can't wait to show hubby so he can help with it. Casana