|Being someone who is still in the process of furnishing her home, loves the word "free" and can make ugly things beautiful, I was intrigued with my neighbor's junk, so I stopped to take a look at the piece.|
|Using a small furniture and cabinet roller, I primed away. Two coats of primer later, I was ready for the next step.|
Now I really wanted to keep this piece white, but I was going to put it in our bedroom which means I had to paint it black to match the pieces that I found on Craigslist. You can read more about the Craigslist purchases here.
When I purchased the furniture on Craigslist, the lady gave my a small container of touch-up paint, so I took the touch-up paint to Lowe's. They matched the color and sheen perfectly. I purchased one gallon, because I still have an armoire hanging out in my garage that I need to refinish in the same color.
|After letting two coats of paint dry, I added the hardware and put it in its new home ~ the sitting area in our master bedroom.|
|I left the original hardware on, because I had a hard time finding something that I liked to replace it. Our bedroom has a vintage feel though, so I think it kind of works.|
|We did, however, have to replace the two knobs, because one was missing. These were $4 each at Hobby Lobby. If you wait for the sale, they are only $2 each.|
|We still need to paint our bedroom and add curtains, so try to ignore that in this picture. Slowly but surely everything is coming together thanks to garage sales, thrift shops, Craigslist......and now I can even say thanks to my neighbor's trash;)|