Friday, September 30, 2011

 I found this beauty at our local auction.  I stayed till the bitter end waiting for this piece to come up and luckily for me the place had almost cleared out.  I really wish I had taken a picture before I wiped it down and started stripping the top.  

It was bad!  The drawers were literally stuck because of all the goo.  This didn't really matter to me because I already knew I was gonna do away with them all together.

It literally took me three days to strip down the top down to this and I still couldn't get all the 101 layers of nasty black paint off!  (update:  found a new product called Citristrip for stripping -- its awesome!)

All ready looking better.  I painted the whole thing an off white. Built shelves where the drawers went.

Found a graphic from the Graphic's Fairy blog and transferred it to the top, filled it in with black paint then heavily distressed the entire piece and finally finished it off with a good sealer.  Here is what I ended up with...

If you like the transformation then we'd love for you to PIN IT!  Thanks!

{A BIG thank you to the Graphics Fairy for all the wonderful graphics on her site} 

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