Thursday, June 27, 2013

Trash to Treasure

I found this cabinet that probably came from Target (at least the tag looked like it).  Sort of cute and certainly cheap enough.  The cabinet was baby blue and the drawers were yellow.  Would have been great in a babies room, but I don't have any of those anymore.

I forgot to take the before picture.  I'm getting rusty these days.

Anyway, I liked the cabinet and saw some potential. I pictured it black and white.  I was going to change the knobs too, but decided to keep them (for now).

The vintage look seems to really be in these days.  I love the "shabby chic" look but thought maybe I'd try something a little different.  Crackle.

I know it's been around for a long time, but I just felt like I wanted to give it a try.
 This just happens to be the crackle medium I used.  I didn't read the the directions, it really helps!! I lightly sanded the cabinet so the new paint would adhere.

I painted the entire cabinet satin black, including the drawers.  The crackle technique was used on the drawers.  I selected a white background with black crackles.  Love it!

 The knobs are just the opposite.
 All finished.  One persons blue and yellow junk, turned into something I really like.  I may change those knobs in the future to an antique looking knob. That's just something I'll look around for in my travels.

On a totally unrelated topic, this sweet puppy was found at the gas station by my wonderful, animal loving daughter. He was dropped off there by some very heartless people.  Full of fleas and ticks, he was bathed, de-ticked, dried, fed and watered. The next step: we found him a wonderful forever home. The sadness is completely gone in his eyes and he's like a new pup!! Better news: the people across the street adopted him so we can watch him grow up.
 I think he may be beagle/retriever.....maybe.  Plus, he has a little white heart on his forehead.
 I'm so proud of my daughter, Taylor. This is the second dog she has brought home in one month.  Both of them tossed out by their owners.  She found a great home for both.  You'll have to come back to my blog to meet the "other" doggy she found.
If you have love to give and a home to offer, go to your local shelter and adopt a dog or cat.  There are so many homeless pets out there just looking for a warm bed, some food and a little love.  I promise, they will be your friend for as long as they live!

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