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August 19, 2012

Before & After Thrift Find

Meet Mary Jane!

One Saturday a good friend of mine Kaye and I set off to Goodwill to find some thrifty finds for her brand new house that she had built and just moved into. 

She had ask me to help her decorate her place and I was super excited to accept the challenge. 

I laid my eyes on this Shabby piece for 12.00

When I saw it I said, wow...My friend Kaye said ......UH~REALLY (with  a look of horror) what are we going to do with that?

I laughed :)  because all she saw was this ugly piece of furniture with runny gold paint and no top.

I said ............oh this will be awesome, trust me.

She said ........OK.......(sigh) .......I trust you .......let's get it.!

She had no top as you can see above but she did have doors ...............................

I was so excited about the redo that I forgot to take pictures before I took the doors off.

The great thing is this piece was solid wood, however she was in rough shape and needed a good sanding to remove some gold spray paint that someone had attempted to spray on.

Kaye and I took to our project sanding off all the mess.

Oh I forgot to mention Mary Jane had these old gold caster wheels which we removed.

Like any good DIY'er I saved those casters for another project down the road.

I had Mr. CIS to cut me some pallet boards to make a top for this piece, I had a vision and was hoping that it would all come together in the end.

I ask her what color she wanted on Mary Jane

.................. she said what do you think?

so their I stood trying to figure out the perfect color for her new thrift find.

She had a multi color rug in her foryer and it had one of the colors I thought would be perfect.

This turquoise has been one of my favorite go to colors this year.

So we painted Mary Jane and immediately she had new life in her.

I told my friend, now we need to distress her a little and age her with some glaze.

At this point before the distressing and glazing my friend was falling in love with her now found thrift find.  :)

We stained the top boards before they were attached......

we stained the center board for contrast as well as the inside shelf.

Oh did I mention Mary Jane had STORAGE!!

Once we finished the glazing and distressing we spray painted the hardware with oil brushed bronze and put her all back together.

Now she was all dressed up and perfectly ready for her new found home.

Into the Foryer she went......

The pretty wood tulips sitting here we picked up at goodwill that day as well.

what do ya think of our Mirror we found the same day at goodwill?

Oh my our heart went pitter-patter when we saw this.

I knew it would be a great match to hang over Mary Jane in the foryer.

So what do you think of Mary Jane?  My friend loves, loves her new thrift find sitting in her new found home.

Until next time,
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8 Thoughtful Comments:

Kaye said...

I LOVE Mary Jane!!! She is still my forever fav!!

Audrey said...

Very nice make-over and looks so good with the beautiful mirror. Kaye is lucky to have a friend like you.
New follower.
Audrey Z.

~ Liz ~ said...

The color and that top do give it new life. Great choices and the new mirror is a sweet accent! I bet your friend will begin seeing old junk with new eyes now! I'm your new folower. Hope you'll stop over and follow as well at Quirky Vistas, if you like.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Real I wish you were my friend and had given this to me! It's so pretty and what a great transformation! Love the color, love the pallet on top - love everything about it. Oh and the mirror is just gorgeous above her. I hope you friend appreciates you! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Rani @ La Maison Jolie said...

Love the transformation! Sooooo beautiful, I think I am in love! Turquoise is my favourite colour too. Love the pallet top, love the handles love everything about it! A perfect piece of furniture! You are amazing! Rani

Lori@Color It Simple said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comment!

must love junk said...

Wow-What great vision you had!! Turned out great! I'm visiting from My 1929 Charmer, and am your newest follower-I'd love you to stop and say hi :)

Diane said...

Nice! I couldn't have stopped there, I would have painted the mirror too! xoxo


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