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Monday, November 10, 2008

T to T Tuesday

It's Trash to Treasure Tuesday over at A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words. Be sure to see what others have done with things they do not want, but you do! This particular cabinet was at a garage sale several years ago and they wanted $45 for it. It was painted TURQUOISE! I bought it and thought it would be no trouble to strip it. Well, more of a problem than I anticipated to get turquoise paint off. My DH took it completely apart, board by board and stripped each one. This picture doesn't show the detail on the lower doors unless you enlarge them but he used dental tools on those to strip them. I've seen this same cabinet in antique stores several times priced over $400. This is one cabinet that will NEVER be painted! I have it in my family room. I love old cabinets!

15 comments:

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...love your name btw... This cabinet is a real treasure! I can't imagine the agony involved in bringing it up to its present condition. Big hugs to your hubby for a job well done! ;-) Bo bringing it into its present appearance...big hugs to hubby for this job well done!
;-) Bo

Bo said...

oops...my comment went all "wonky", but that's OK...it complimented your husband twice.LOL

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pammiejo,
That is a wonderful bargain. It is a great cabinet, and looks like it could be used for lots of purposes!

Your husband sounds like a treasure to me! LOL

Thanks for playing along on Trash to Treasure

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a lovely cabinet...It's gorgeous...all the detail in those bottom doors!

~Blessings,
Jan

Deb said...

Your cabinet was a great garage sale find! It looks fantastic back to its original condition.

Picket said...

Morning Pammiejo...that is a great 'treasure' for sure! Hubby is a keeper for sure..doing such great work! lol

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow! Such a bargain! You did such a nice job on it. Glad I popped in from Diane's.

Sheila :-)

Melissa Wertz said...

Very nice cabinet Pam! I would never never paint it again either!

DD loves your blog, "Oh mom, it's adorable!"

Mad Red Hare said...

OMG! That is absolutely gorgeous. Can you believe what people do to good furniture?

Darlene said...

I came to visit from Diane's blog. That is a GORGEOUS cabinet...I can't believe it was painted turquoise...yuk! I have a cabinet that is a bit like yours not nearly the detail on the bottom doors but reminds me of it. Mine is not painted either.

Jeanne said...

Pam, Your cabinet is a true treasure. I can't even imagine stripping paint off it. I enlarged it and the detail is wonderful. I agree, never paint it.

Hugs...Jeanne

Pat said...

Oh wow! That sounds like a lot of work but it came out beautiful!

beth at aunties said...

It's beautiful. It was worth the work to strip it:)

Tootsie said...

what a beautiful cabinet! thanks for the visit and the kind words....I have added you to my blog list....will be checking in often!

Lorrie said...

Hi Pammiejo--what a great treasure your cabinet is! You and your husband put so much hard work into it--turquoise--oh my! I know you must enjoy it each and every day. This is a super trash-to-treasure post.

Thanks for the visit. I've enjoyed your blog so much!