Sometimes, I think my daughter’s haggling skills put mine to shame. When she bargained for this piece last summer I was definitely surprised at how good she’s become. Her eye for junking is growing for sure. She was able to look past all the mess and see a diamond in the rough.
And, rough this piece was; the doors were about off and the drawers barely working. We removed all the hardware and functioning pieces, cleaned, cleaned and cleaned again and then we sanded all the rough surfaces down. After sanding we wiped clean with a damp cloth and painted with a latex paint.
The turquoise color just adds to that fabulous country style. A color, I’m so in LOVE with at the moment.
After the paint dried we used the palm-sander to give the overall piece a distressed look, wiped clean and finished with a medium stain (color: chestnut).
Last, but certainly not least, we added “new” rusty cast-iron hardware.
The carved details in this piece give it so much character and charm. It’s truly one of our favorites. It can be used in a living room as a television stand… You have to think outside the furniture box, and besides the cabinets will make for great storage for movies and such (That’s exactly how we use these pieces!).
Happy refurbing people!