I’m enjoying the extra space in our kitchen but I’m definately missing the storage that I had before I decided to sell my antique wardrobe. It’s been about a month since I emptied it out and moved it down to my shop and all of my crap is still sitting in boxes in the corner of my dining room.
And it’s looking a lot like Sanford and Son’s .
Big Daddy is not amused.
So, in an effort to find a suitable replacement I’ve been hitting the occasional thrift store the past two weeks. I have an abundance of them in South Asheville plus I try to stop in Habitat twice per week since my credit expires the end of September. There is a smaller, newer faith based thrift store near my home but I’m always forgetting to stop there, so I sent them a personal message on Facebook and got a response almost instantly.
This picture was more than enough to make me drive as straight as I possibly could to there after I got off work!
I went back and forth on color for a few days. I knew I wanted to use this dresser, or the bottom of it anyway in our kitchen so black would have been a no brainer. In the end I went with Old White for one reason. Our kitchen is the darkest room in our home and I thought more black in that space would just make it darker.
I amost didn’t paint this one.
The cherry wood was beautiful but some little human had drawn all over the dresser with every color ink pen in their house.
I’m really glad I went light on this one 🙂
I was worried it wouldn’t take well to the Dark Wax I’ve grown accustomed to using on my pieces but it finished up really pretty.
The drawer pulls were a steal from dlawless Hardware.
And they are nice and heavy! I was super pleased with there quick shipping. I had these in my hot little hands in three days.
I distressed this piece ever so slightly.
I loaded it with all of my paint, lamp parts, knobs and pull and all the rest of my crap that I use regularly when I’m working on furniture. As of this second I still have a drawer to spare 🙂
The lamp bases I found at Habitat. They were 1980’s shiny brass and I also painted them in Old White. When I plugged them in I found out they are Touch lamps. I’m really loving this look in the eating area in our kitchen. It has really classed it up a bit.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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