Monday, October 17, 2011

Isn't She Lovely?

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My morning cup of coffee and I had settled deep into perusing through Craigs List when I came across this old victrola cabinet. The feminine curvy lines of it spoke to me...I knew I could do something fabulous with her. Later that afternoon she was in the back seat of my Honda Accord and on her way to becoming something beautiful.

I decided to paint her a turquoise color from the "oops" paint section...I really love the lines of an old piece mixed with a new fun color. I distressed, aged and waxed her. I needed to remedy the gaping hole in the top where the victrola used to be so I covered a piece of wood cut to fit with a paisley fabric. I also covered the sides of the piece in turquoise and brown paisley after I painted it and added trim.

Ta da, this is how she turned out. I added a mirror to the lid and there was already a little cubby there (maybe for needles originally?) that I thought would be great for jewelry. The cupboards can hold all the gear that us girls come with. It turned out better than I could have ever hoped for.
                 
 Until next time-
 Carrie

4 comments:

Kahli said...

She is very lovely! I love that turquoise color!

Debbi said...

ya know Carrie, we need to go out and do some serious junking....you are a master at finding these treasures!! Love what you did with this:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So cute! love the color!!!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

this is just beautiful! wow!

i'm hunting you down b/c you have your blogger acct set to "no reply" so i can't reply via email to your sweet comment and advise about jb weld! and, yes, where were you when i needed you most????? i’ll be finding myself some of that fine goop just in case this happens again.

so funny that you drag your husband! mine takes quite a bit of cajoling after some LONG rides for junk!

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