Tuesday, September 6, 2011
diy: new life to shabby furniture
(Today, I give an old piece of furniture new life.)
On a trip back from wine country over two years ago, we stopped into Pier 1 Imports to search for a wine rack that would hold all of those new bottles. What we found was much better: furniture! This floor model was inexpensive and we knew eventually it would get a makeover, but for two years it did its job. (And at the time of this picture, it did a really good job holding all of our wedding cards.)
Since the wine racks were difficult to take out, spray painting was my only sane option. After a good cleaning, I used primer and then painted the piece with matte black paint.
I lined the drawers with striped paper from the $1 bin at Michaels. A girl is always looking for a good deal!
Its new home will be right next to the front door and above it will be the gallery I'm working on ... I've already said too much!
Since I provided you nothing more than a few words to describe this project, there are other experts out there that I reached out to for advice and wisdom. Check out Project House Love and read how they've turned homely looking pieces into glamorous furniture.