Sunday, July 26, 2009

My latest greatest auction makeover...

I really like doing this.

I won this thing at the auction this morning. It was $2.00. My receipt says it is a cupboard. Ok, we'll go with that. I need a cupboard.

It did have shelves, but they were covered with ummm, something icky. So when I took this picture they were soaking in cleaning stuff. Then the outside of it had like six layers of wall paper on it. It was cute wall paper but torn and stained and it had to go, so I scraped it all off.

Then I thought, now what? Do I paint it, do I strip it, do I leave it like it is? I decided to go shabby chic and leave it pretty much the way it was.

I had these glass cabinet doors that I got at the auction a few weeks ago, I think they were $4.00. I KNEW I'd find a use for them.

But did they fit my "cupboard"? Nope. So I had to go buy lumber and tweak a little. The little oak carved thingy came off a mirror frame that I tore apart for another project. The hangers were on the inside, but I moved them to the outside.
So after some swears and pounded thumbs...I am pretty happy with the end product. I think my total investment is about $20.00.


Smiles from the farm...
Lisa

14 comments:

  1. great makeover!! I love it!!

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  2. Good find and better makeover; great job!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE shabby chic...what did you use for the shelf edging? Is that lace? I can envision it as a "dessert cupboard" with luscious layer cakes and elegant pastries displayed on antique and milk glass pedestal stands, and for course with a few homemade jars of gem colored jams and jellies thrown in there for good measure. Now I must go as I'm getting very hungry. Thanks for sharing this....you done good!

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  4. Oooooooo. My Peanut stash would look very nice in that.

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful.....man I wish I lived closer to you Id love to have someone to go to auctions with and get great buys like you do and then take them home and turn them in to beautiful pieces!!!!

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  6. Lisa...you have me looking at "junk" in an all new way. I just love this cupboard, you did a wonderful job making it. I still haven't got down to the Sunday auction. It's so early, and so far from where I live....but I will get there someday. For now, I go to the Chesley auction every Saturday...I am hooked! Hugs, Kathleen

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  7. Where do you to an auction on Sunday morning? Burnham?

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  8. Thanks for all the nice compliments!

    I did line the shelves with vintage lace and I love the idea of big fluffy layer cakes and pink frosted pastries, however no one in the house would appreciate the decorative value of such!

    I go to the auction in Burnham. I love it, it's chaos and sometimes scary, but so much fun.

    Smiles,
    Lisa

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  9. You are talanted! I have never been to an auction. I think I have to find one near. That cupboard looks so cool!
    Kelly

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  10. Lisa,
    Where and when in Burnham? It might be fun to take a trip down there.
    Thanks,
    Kelly

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  11. Lisa...This is fabulous! No kidding! Absolutely 2die4. You are right girlfriend. It's right up my alley.

    I'm going to come back (PROMISE!) and peruse your site when I have more time. Today is busy so I'm off for now. Your $2 bought you a load of JOY!

    Blessings to you!

    Rebecca

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  12. I found your blog through Harvest Thyme's blog and think your site is wonderful! Will be back to visit often.

    Is Harvest Thyme a M.J. Farmgirl? (I'm M.J.'s Ranchetta) I can't seem to leave a message on her blog and I'd like to tell how much I agree and appreciate her July 22 blog.

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  13. Hello Lisa, I am a new follower. I am smiling as I have the same love of redo that you have. I did live on a farm and the farm house was quite old. Actually it was rather prim. But there was an old shelving unit like this in the wash house and I could see wonderful possibilities. My husband thought I was nuts! I used chicken wire on mine and have a collection of blue graniteware pots and pans, etc, displayed in it. Keep on creating!!! Your hutch is beautiful!

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  14. Hi Lisa, it's been a long time since you have posted anything. I hope all is well and you and the family are ok. Missing you, Char

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