Furniture Feature Friday – Oh, The Wonderful Things That White Can Do!

Marian ParsonsFurniture Feature Friday, Furniture Makeovers23 Comments

Welcome to my second Furniture Feature Friday! Remember I’ll have my very first linky party next week, so get your posts ready!

For this week I found a wonderful makeover to inspire you. We all have seen those gargantuan 1970’s china cabinets in thrift stores and on Craig’s List for next to nothing. I am pretty brave with the furniture I buy to redo, but I’ve never had the guts to take on one of those. They are huge, heavy, often times have weird hardware and dated details. I now see that I was a fool.

Do you see what I mean? The Enchantresses Three saw the potential in this old china cabinet that was purchased off Craig’s List for a song and, boy, did that vision pay off! This is what it looked like before…
Yikes…That molding is really something else. I know I would’ve walking by without a second look if I saw this in a Goodwill.

It’s so big it takes two pictures to show you what it looked like before! The top actually has a great shape, but I would have been deterred by the bottom half. They used a spray gun (smart girls) and painted it in a crisp white – hardware and all! Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

The top piece is lovely and the slight distressing really brings out the curves and details.

And even that dated hardware and chunky trim looks classic and even a little edgy with a coat of white paint.

And the display inside? Oh, ladies…well done. Lots of arranging ideas and inspiration, here.

Make sure you pay a visit to the blog of these three brave & talented ladies and tell them (and the helpful hubbies) what a wonderful job they did.

Another makeover that I thought deserved an honorable mention was the Bookcase Before & After at The Whispering Creek House. Great work!

So, get your furniture projects ready to share for the linky party next week. I will post it on Thursday at 10:00 pm and run it through Friday at midnight. And as an extra incentive, I have a giveaway for my favorite transformation! I found this great wood tray at a thrift store a few weeks ago and have been saving it for this. I will custom paint this tray however the winner would like. It can be modern, floral, shabby chic, primitive, classic, monogrammed or left as is. Whatever! It’s winner’s choice!

Thank you so much to all of my followers, new and old. It’s been so exciting to watch my numbers grow and to read all of your encouraging comments. I really do value each and every one!

One technical note – it was brought to my attention that my buttons were not functioning properly. The problem has been solved, so please grab a new button to spread the word! Thanks!
Furniture Feature Fridays

Miss Mustard Seed

Furniture Feature Friday – Oh, The Wonderful Things That White Can Do!

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23 Comments on “Furniture Feature Friday – Oh, The Wonderful Things That White Can Do!”

  1. This turned out absolutely beautiful! Now I'm wondering how my built-in china cabinet would look painted white. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks so much for the feature!!! It makes me feel good that you love my china cabinet so much, because I am in love with everything you do! You have such amazing vision and style!

  3. What a great transformation! I think I would have also walked by this piece (my Mom would not). It is so great to see how people take a step into changing a piece.

    Still trying to find a feed sack so I can attack this footstool over here.

  4. Your numbers did take off! Good ~ you deserve having all these wonderful people {myself included} getting inspired by your talent. I saw that china cabinet redo yesterday and couldn't get over it. It looks fantastic and the detail on the piece itself ~ well, I love that type of thing.

    Great giveaway item ~ I could use a tray!

  5. Now that is a FABULOUS makeover!!!!
    I too would have walked by that piece.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog….I've also become your follower.

  6. I love how white paint can bring out all the details and beauty of an ugly duckling piece of wood furniture, love the makeover. Sandra

  7. Wow…love that big hunk of white furniture! The white is the perfect color to balance the heaviness of the piece…really love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  8. I agree wholeheartedly with your comments…and am now feeling really brave. I'm heading to Goodwill today. Maybe I'll have something great for your first linky party! Excited about that. : )

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