Sunday, 10 June 2012

Saved From The Tip

 
 
 
 
 
 
I was presented with this by my neighbour a few months ago, with a big grin he said "I've been to the dump and I've got something for you" - most people would be horrified to hear this - not me I was so excited to see what it was, and very grateful as he brought it out from his porch to see that it was not too big, as the house is already groaning with the amount of furniture in it.



Anyway, it was this cute little bureau unit with shelves, the back board was badly warped and hanging off and although the original key was in the lock it was very difficult to turn.
The first thing I did was to get out the WD40 and give it a good squirt, left it for a few minutes and hey presto! it was like new.
The back board came off easily and I was going to replace it, but in the end I was able to slide it back into its grooves and tacked in place, no problem at all.
I mixed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen with Old White 50/50 for the outside of the cabinet and the inside I painted just in the French Linen so it gives a lovely contrasting tone with the inside slightly darker.  I picked out the edges on the outside with the old white and I heavily distressed the outside only, waxing with clear then dark wax.
The 2 panels on the front were crying out for something and in the end I plumped for the good old faithful sheet music which is always effective.
Although its not my favourite project to date I am pleased  with the way it turned out.
Bye for now
CJ


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58 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, great colour, great finish and I love the music sheets !

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  2. What a beautiful piece, and I love the shade you chose to paint it. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a save! It's gorgeous! lucky piece of furniture...lucky you...you've got some neigbor! :)

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  4. This is Melissa@daisymaebelle.com. Beautiful! I wish I had a friend that would go to the dump for me!!! I am a fellow "newbie" over at the newbie party!

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  5. Your cabinet is just beautiful! Love the colors and the sheet music. I really like the vintagey fan on top too. Have a wonderful day! ~ Jamie

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  6. I think it turned out just darling. I love the sheet music inserts and the color too.

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  7. This turned out really beautiful, and I just love the sheet music!

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  8. Beautiful. I adore the finish and the sheet music. Your accents are lovely too.

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  9. What a BEAUTIFUL piece and amazing transformation! The sheet music really adds something special to the piece! Lovely!
    ~Maria @ www.shopgirlmaria.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, it's just lovely! What a fabulous neighbor you have who will go to the junk yard and return with a hidden treasure for you to work your magic on!

    So inspiring ...

    :)

    Linda

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  11. What a beautiful transformation! I love it, so much so that I had to share it on my Facebook page. Amazing work!

    Carrie

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  12. Absolutely beautiful! The color is fantastic and the music sheets are the perfect touch!

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  13. Well if it's not your favorite, I'll take it! Isn't it amazing what a creative mind and a little ASCP can do!?! Looks fabulous!

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  14. What an awesome neighbor to save such a great piece from the dump for you! It turned out fantastic! Love the color and the sheet music gives it just the right touch. I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's, so happy to be now following! :-)
    Sharla

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  15. I can't believe someone threw this piece out, CJ! What a great makeover! Love the colors you used and the music used on the inserts. I did guest bedroom side tables recently in the French Linen and one has doors with inserts that really need something. I have to figure out what to put in there. It's nice to get an idea of how something might look after seeing your piece.

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  16. This is stunning! I love the color and the sheet music is the perfect finishing touch. If someone told me they had something for me from the dump, my heart would be pounding!! So happy to be your newest follower and looking forward to more of your creations.

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  17. It's beautiful. I love the color!

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  18. What a great neighbor and look at what you did with the gift from the dump! I'm loving it. What a great vision you had for it. The pages in the panels give it great character as well as the two tone finish. So pretty!
    Liz

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  19. It's gorgeous! You must have awesome neighbors! - Susan

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  20. This turned out so gorgeous!

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  21. Your cabinet is gorgeous now. I will be featuring it next Tuesday at my Swing into Spring party. Don't forget to stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  22. Wow what a lovely cabinet, the color is just the right one for the piece, you did a great great job and I like it so much.

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  23. WOW! that is adorable and perfect place for sheet music! love!

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  24. What an awesome neighbor! This is beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up at http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/

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  25. this is so pretty! I love the combination of the color and the yellowed sheet music insets!

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  26. That is a great makeover...love it!
    Julie x

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  27. I can not believe that was at the dump! If the people who left it there could dee it now! It is perfect in every way :)

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  28. So beautiful!!! Sharing it on FB.

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  29. This is gorgeous. I love the two shades of French Linen!

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  30. I had to click on this because of the sheet music - anything with sheet music is gorgeous in my book! That friend is a keeper :)

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  31. That's so fabulous!! Just found you via Julie at the cloth shed. I will return
    ....... Helen

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  32. I love this, so elegant looking and using sheet music is simply inspired!

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  33. I think this is AMAZING! The sheet music is just the right finishing touch. Love the mixture of colors you chose. Pinning this one.
    Heidi :)
    (visiting from POWW)

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  34. This is just gorgeous and I love it. I love the addition of the sheet music and the contrasting colors. Thank you so much for sharing. Visiting from POWW.

    PS I have a linky party going on every weekend, I would love it if you had a chance to stop by and link up. Thanks!

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  35. It is absolutely beautiful! What a nice neighbor! That sheet music idea is fantastic. That is funny about your house groaning.:) I would love for you to share this at my Linky party--Rustic Restorations Weekend!

    http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/06/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky.html

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  36. Oh wow, that is a beauty! Love the color and the addition of the sheet music. What a great save!

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  37. It's lovely!! I'd be proud to have that in my home ; )

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  38. Beautiful makeover and beautiful staging! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!!
    xo Becca

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  39. Wow, I am impressed! this looks wonderful! You brought it back to life and I would love to have it! he he
    Thanks for sharing!
    Leticia

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  40. Wow! People bring you great goodies! You are so lucky!
    Love what you did - a great before and after!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  41. Featured you this morning at our Be Inspired link party. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  42. What a pretty piece! You did an amazing job transforming it.

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  43. Beautiful! Wish I had neighbors like that! LOL

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  44. Thank you so much for linking up. Sharing tomorrow afternoon at my party ;)

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  45. It's darling~ sharing this at tonights party~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  46. This is my "FAVORITE MAKEOVER EVER"! The fact it has it's original key makes it "PRICELESS" in my book! LOVE THE MUSIC!
    I am your newest follower and I hope you will peek into my world and maybe choose to follow too, It you like!
    Have a fun week,
    Donna

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  47. I just found you through French Country Cottage Link Party. Love your blog, am your newest follower and subscriber!!!!
    did you get the sheet music from The Graphics Fairy????

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  48. This transformation is stunning. I love how you dressed it up, kept its vintage style and accessorized it. Now a new follower!
    altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  49. Absolutely beautiful, so glad your neighbor rescued it for you.

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  50. I think it's beautiful! Your neighbor is so sweet to think of you!

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  51. This is a gorgeous piece! What a beautiful job you did, and the music adds a very special touch!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  52. Awesome transformation! I am your newest inspired follower:)
    ~Debra xxx
    capersofthevintagevixens.blogspot.com

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  53. It's absolutely perfect, especially with the sheet music. I'm sure the little bureau is singing your praises for saving it from a landfill. Great makeover!!

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  54. Wow I can see why this is your favorite! Absolutely beautiful work!

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