Vintage Market Design

Vintage Market Design

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God does have a sense of humor, after years of infertility, we adopted 2 beautiful babies, I later had the "surprise baby"! In the very spare time I have, I love to decorate, paint, and make all kinds of things. I do repurpose old furniture and custom paint furniture for clients. I work with all types of vintage items. I love to make our house a home. I like to see how others do it and share what I do also. Contact me at if you are interested in any products I have posted or if you are local to Atlanta and want a furniture face lift! Love your old junk again!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Good Will Hunting

From time to time, I wander into Good Will. Sometimes you find a gem, but, you gotta look. You gotta be consistent too, or you miss out. I found this cabinet for $10.00, that's right.....$10.00!!!! I said yeah, baby!  It is REAL wood too!  No particle board, but wood!!  Hubby wants to build a bookshelf upstairs for the kids, but I thought this would be perfect for now. It is huge inside, and all their books and games fit inside, just fine, out of sight!!!  I never know, how I am going to paint a piece. What color, and whether to distress or not, what hardware, etc... I made some chalk paint with unsanded tile grout, in an off white color. I have been using it on some other peices. The paint turned out very well, very much like ASCP.  I already had some cute knobs (black iron, egg shaped knobs) left over from another project. So, Saturday I went to work on it, I decided to really distress it. Sometimes, I distress a little, sometimes not at all, but this was like therapy....I went to town with my sander, and loved it!!! Very old, chippy looking.  Very Farmhouse Chic.....

On another note, The Nester  wanted us to think about HOME goals for 2012.  Me, being a mom to 5, have a house in desperate need of some work, inside and out. Having given the house over to my little ones, the past 9 years, I am now ready to reclaim some spaces.
 Fresh paint, new carpet in some rooms, refinishing some cabinets, working on the back deck, repair the ceiling in kitchen, and the list goes on....these are in no particular order, but I will get them into some kind of order of importance.  I will share them, as I get them checked off my list. It will take longer than 2012, that I guarantee!! Hopefully, my furniture flipping business will help finance my home repair endeavors....God willing..... Enjoy Peeps!


covering up the hideousness...

I love how big it is..lot of storage!!

Now, your talkin....

Did you come out of an old, turn of the century farmhouse?
No, I came from a thrift store!!!

I am a lover of furniture hardware!!!

Styling isn't my strong suit, and I have a" point and shoot" camera, but I think you get the story!!
Hee Haw Yall!

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Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great job..I have not tried painting my furniture yet, but will start this year. You made it look easy and a great result.

Bliss said...

OK, that's a cute little make over for sure! I am never looking at old furniture the same after seeing what everyone can do!

Natalie said...

Hi Beth - Im your newest follower and a newbie too. I love this piece of furniture - I did something similar and attached is the link to that post. Please pop over and visit - I would love to have a new follower too, if you like what you see.
Take care

oldthings said...

Dear Beth,
Wonderful job and so nice result !!

Burlap Street said...

LOVE IT! 10.00 cant believe it

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love it! The paint, the distressing, the vignette...all perfect!! I'm one of your newest friends! Drop by for a visit sometime!

andrea said...

Gotta love thrift stores! I love how you found the perfect spot for this by your stairs! andrea@townandprairie

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

I love your shabby makeover! It turned out perfect! Would you be interested in sharing this or another furniture makeover as a guest blogger for Bella Nest sometime? If you get a chance, please stop by and check it out. I'm your newest fan!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Awesome redo, the treatment is perfect. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

It certainly doesn't look like a $10 find anymore. It is so nice, love the shabby look. It does look like it would hold a lot. It really is a great transformation, love the paint and the distressing. Great job! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hi Beth~

Love discovering new blogs, your piece of furniture is simply lovely. Happy to be a new follower and I invite you to drop by on Sunday & link up to my {k.i.s.s.}blog bash.


Drop By & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

Leslie said...

I just read "about you" and what a wonderful testimony of God's goodness you have! (Reading that give me hope, too;)

I LOVE this piece you found, and can't believe you bought it for $10! You have a real knack for transforming things! I'd really like to get into doing more of that this year.

Thank you for stopping by my cozy kitchen and leaving me such a sweet msg. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! Come over anytime!

frugal-interior-design said...

Absolutely love. It's amazing what can be done with a great Good Will find!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love thrift shop finds - that one is a winner (the after)! Great job!


I love seeing what paint can do ...years ago, I always had something sitting in the kitchen to paint. But now my house is full, along with my I have to delete an item before I bring in anything else :)

Anne said...

great find and wonderful makeover!

Lynda said...

What a fabulous find!! I always feel like I hit the lottery when I walk out of Goodwill something so wonderful :)

bth I am Lynda & am your newest follower. I have given you a Liebster Award, you can find the information here {{hugs}}

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's a charmer! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!