Breaking out of the color rut

This is another dresser that was found on the curb, destined for the dump.  I just feel the need to "save" all the discarded pieces of furniture.  I see what they can become....they almost always have a lot more life left in them, they just need someone to help them transition.   This one had a few minor problems.  It had a drawer that was broke and the top was in pretty bad shape.IMG_0442

 I decided to turn this into an entertainment center.  I built shelves in the top part to house the receiver and blue ray player.  I used some tongue and groove wood that I found in the scrap section of home depot to build the shelves.  I also flipped the top over and stainedd it a deep ebony.  IMG_0441 IMG_0440

 I decided to do this one in a bright cheery color.  I have mainly stuck with the e blues and whites up to this point.  I chose a buttercup yellow for this project and then distressed it and sealed it with an ebony stain.  I really like how this turned out.  I liked it so much that I kept it.  I had originally picked this up for a friend to have but it really was too big for her space.  So I gave her the one that I had made a few months back.... it too was found on the curb.  (I love curbs) :) Ok enough chatting.... here is the pictures.  

 

 

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9 comments

  1. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.August 25, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    What a great save and a beautiful color choice!

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  2. […] the need to ‘save’ all the discarded pieces of furniture,” confesses Sherry, the Upcycle Addict.  That’s why she brought home this dresser with a broken door and damaged […]

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  3. This is beautiful! I found you on Roadkill Rescue and I love the colors you painted it!! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at www.craftdictator.com! We'd love to see this at our party!

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  4. Thanks for the lovin!!!!! :) Thanks for the invite!!!!! I did show up to your party :) I love your blog... I'm now a follower. Happy blogging.

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  5. Love your refinish! I'd love to find one of these:) I posted scrappy pumpkin to the party!

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  6. Curbside finds are my favorites!! This is gorgeous too. Featuring at my party today at Redoux, starts at 2:00 PST. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. […] know how much I LOVE curbside shopping and a good Dumpster Dive.  This clever girl from Upcycle Addict transformed an curbside find in poor condition and transformed it into this gorgeous entertainment […]

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  8. Thanks for the feature!!! I love me some Redoux!!!!! :)

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