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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Display Chain and a Makeover

I was trying to think this morning of what I could submit for the Tuesday Display Chain, and I came up with a couple of quick things. 

This cabinet (which I desperately want to find the time to redo) actually has our paper recycling bins inside, along with some large platters and tablecloths.  I could have sworn I took a picture of the inside, but when I downloaded the pics, it wasn't there...but you didn't miss much!

Sweet little 'fake' wooden cabinet that my hubby made for me...it hides...

..my ugly and ancient Oster mixer (it still works great)
Next I wanted to share a make-over I did!  This shelf was handed down to us from my parents when we got our first place.  It's been here and there, including in my sewing room before it's redo in September.  I decided at that time to sand, paint and age it, so I could reuse it...it was looking pretty tired.  I love the way it turned out and now it proudly hangs in my kitchen (just hung it this afternoon)

Before....

During....

After!  It's hard to see the finish from this picture, but I painted it black and used an antique walnut poly stain on it.  Love it!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy:) I was trying to figure out what those were on the front of your old cabinet. I know you'll fix it up real nice and primitive. Oh boy, I love the your knick knack shelf. It's beautiful! Even better it's a family heirloom. Thanks for sharing with us:)
    Hugs~Carol

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  2. I just love your recycling bin! I can't wait to see what it looks like after your makeover! Your mixer cover is great! Good job hubby! Great shelf redo, LOVE it!
    Thanks for joining in!

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  3. Just Love all Your Great Re-do's Favorite is
    Mixer Hide-Away Cover Excellent,Clever idea !!Cabinet would look wonderful done in Black with a underlay color like mustard or Tan or Gray..
    Thanks for sharing...

    Blessings to all !!

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  4. Thanks everyone - Trish - I was thinking of doing the cabinet in aged black (great minds think alike) - Carol - the things on the front of the cabinet were decoupaged swags. When I posted that picture it looked even worse than it really is! I did that 20 years ago or so, and I did such a great job on the varnishing of the piece, I almost hate to mess with it, but I am going to..hopefully in the next couple months.

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  5. Hi... love the mixer cover.. I bought one of the cabinets and painted it black for my shop.. I wish I had room in my kitchen to use it..
    The display chain idea is lovely.. Thank you..
    Blessings

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  6. LOVE YOUR MIXER COVER!! WISH I HAD ONE!

    CLEVER IDEA FOR YOUR RECYLING AS WELL.

    SORRY TO POST SO LATE! (GRAM HAS BEEN SICK ...CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE)

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!
    HUGS,
    LORI

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