Wednesday, April 14, 2010

First Furniture Transformation

TADA!

This project has taken me way longer than I would have ever dreamed. I hear others in blog land talk of doing projects in a weekend....what is up with that. Maybe some day I can be more efficient.

I bought this gun cabinet from a lady on Craigslist. Her dog tried to bite me but it was so worth it.

Are ya just itchin to see it? Ok I will stop teasing. Her she is in all her faded glory.

She is a little rough around the edges. I am sure she had seen better days.

I took her apart to make the sanding and spray painting a little easier. Time for sanding.....

I sanded the whole thing down and filled in deep scratches and chips with wood filler......I kinda missed some picture taking opportunities here. I added crown molding to the top. After sanding I primed everything and then decided to add two slots for baskets.


I remembered to take the most random pictures. This is the basket box that I was building.

Just a little peep





The drawer pull and knob were both ORB and did not show well so I gave them a spattering of silver and now they pop and match the chicken wire!


Oh...I know....GET ON WITH IT!



I junked the pressed stuff that was on the back and replaced it with bead board. I painted it white and then glazed it. There was no glass for the door so I stapled and stapled and stapled....oh sorry....chicken wire. Did I mention that it took a billion staples for the chicken wire and that I can attest to the fact that it will eat your knuckles off.



BEFORE
AFTER

Just a couple more angles cause I just cant stop!!!

This one helps you see the glazed bead board goodness!

 


Ain't she a beauty? Just as I envisioned her to be!!
Would you have done something different? Let me have it.

Update: I just have to say that the best part of this project has been the end. Let me explain....Every person that has come into our home has been escorted by my husband to see the cabinet. I think he is a tad proud. Makes my heart go pitter patter!

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74 comments:

Meg said...

This looks AWESOME! Great job! I'm so impressed! You built the shelves?!? Wow! I am slowly getting brave enough to try something big like that. It looks wonderful. Great job!

Crystal said...

Wow! How creative! I'm thinking I need you around the next time I have a big project to do.

The Floppy Cow said...

Great job!You go girl!

Shayna Mills said...

Yes she is a beauty! Amazing job, just love it.

La Vie en Rose said...

It looks exactly like the hideous gun cabinet I have in my living room. Now if I can only persuade Monsieur Rouge to do something else with the guns, I might be able to replicate your fantastic results!!

Peace,

Anne (ashabbylife.blogspot.com)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! that turned out great! It really looks fabulous. I love the chickent wire, but oh my, it IS hard to work with!
Thanks for taking the time to comment about my repurposed headboard.
hope you're having a great day!
gail

Fawnda said...

It really is a thing of beauty! I love the chicken wire and the hardware you uesed! FABULOUS job! :)

junkdreams said...

What an absolutely stunning transformation...gorgeous!
Happy day!
xojanis

Suzanne said...

That is absolutely fabulous. Love everything about it. I don't know how people refinish furniture in one weekend (or day) either. It takes me forever to do one piece.

Kacey said...

Wow! It really turned out great. Furniture pieces always take me way longer than I expected, too!

Catherine peacelovesweater@blogspot.com said...

Wow! You gotta be proud of this one! No wonder it took you that long - your finish is showroom perfect! I love it and think you should be showing this off for years to come! I'm soooo impressed!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How sweet of you to give her such a beautiful makeover...luv the chicken wire!

Blessings,
Linda

I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

FabShabbyRoses said...

OMG this is amazing! Who hasn't seen these at various places for sale. I will look at things a little differently now! What a wonderful vision you had! Great job!

felicia said...

i love this cabinet. I will have to go yardsaling or thrifting to find one to fill a spot in my home since i can't talk my husband out of his. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

whoa mother!! what an amazing transformation!! i love what you did to the piece itself, but a genius idea to put the wire so your built (!!) shelves and its contents are visible. bravo!!

Marna Arlien said...

That is just an exceptional transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Fantastic job! What a great transformation. Are you sure you haven't done this before??? JK!You should be very proud! Way to go!!!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

WOW - WOW! That is a transformation! Thanks for linkin' up to the POPP.

Jennifer said...

That is awesome. It looks wonderfully classy.

Jennifer

shannon said...

This is my new favorite project! Turned out Fabulous!! Did you say her dog tried to bite you? Now that is a craigslist story. I love the chicken wire, it made an impressive look. Amazing!

Lisa said...

Great makeover! I don't think you could have done anything any better than you did. Great job. Thanks for stopping by today.
Lisa

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh my goodness...I love you! You're right. That piece was worth a potential dog bite and all the work. The chicken wire and beadbaord totally make this piece. Great work!

Scottfamily said...

I just found your blog and am so impressed with your projects. I love how you try something, if it doesn't turn out the way you imagine you just go try it another way. Your journey into blogging is so uplifting. I really enjoyed "getting caught up with you" by reading your previous posts. Looking forward to seeing what you work on next.

ThisHomeOfOurs said...

Amazing.

Ashley said...

Great job!

The DIY Show Off said...

It's beautiful. First furniture transformation? Really?! You did a fantastic job. I love it!

Thanks for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade!!!

;)

Roeshel

Michelle said...

Oh...my goodness. That looks fantastic. Your first redo? Wow! Can't wait to see what you'll do next!

Bubba said...

Great job! No wonder he's proud!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is stunning and the transformation is incredible! Amazing job and I would never have guessed it was a gun cabinet!! Looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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Stephanie Lynn said...

Hello - Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring your project today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kristi said...

Um, I'm in shock. I would have never thought to do this. All of your HARD work paid off. This is awesome!!

The Southern Door said...

This is beautiful! I love how professionally done it looks. Perfect!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What an awesome redo! I love the basket shelf and the addition of the crown molding!

Connie said...

AHHHHHHHH!!!!! (me screaming). I absolutely love that. You are so awesome to give step by step photo's of the process. Don't feel bad, projects like that take me waaaaaaaaaaaaay longer than a weekend to do.

alwayslearning said...

way to go, you really took it up several notches!

Bobbie said...

I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join
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SDVJULS said...

So amazing.. You did an awesome job!

Kim said...

That is amazing - you'd never know what it was in it's former life!

junkermidge said...

Awesome job on the cabinet. Amazing transformation. It's gorgeous!
Midge

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

That is the most beautiful gun cabinet I ever did see!!! :) Great job!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow! What an awesome makeover for your cabinet!
I love the chicken wire, we made rabbit cages with it one year, it was a bear to work with.
I can see why your husband is proud of you and your project.
Dena
sweet pickles and chocolate

One Cheap B*tch said...

Fabulous makeover! The chicken wire is the perfect finishing touch!

Jeanine

Kerstin said...

I love this. this is amazing. I always struggle imagining what something can be when it starts out looking a little tattered. But you did a great job bringing something back to life! Congrats!

kirstin & jordan said...

This is so fabulous! I would never think to look for gun cabinets to refinish, but you've inspired me... I'm off to scour craigslist. :)
We have a Friday Fun Finds party (on Fridays, of course)... If you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up this week!

Joy said...

Wow! It looks so great, who would have guessed it started out as a gun cabinet. Amazing job!

Joy@thiftyparsonageliving

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

My goodness-that turned out great--the chicken wire with the black is a wonderful contrast. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

AMAZING!! I can see why your husband is proud of you! The cabinet turned out so beautiful!

Kenzie said...

I love it, it looks amazing!

Marla said...

Amazing! Great job. You wouldn't know this was once a gun cabinet.

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

That turned out great! Cool! Good for you!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Super job. I'm so impressed that you took it apart and then did such an amazing job putting it back together with all of the bells and whistles!

Kristi said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my blog.

http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/04/weekly-faves.html

Chris said...

Who knew gun cabinets could be so stinkin' cute, eh? I just love it!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I would have never thought to do that! Never! But it is one of the best makeovers I have ever seen.

Tracy said...

WOW!!! This might just be my favorite furniture transformation, EVER! Great job! Hope this is the first of many! = )

Katie Jones said...

I found your blog through Just a Girl, and I love the makeover! It looks wonderful. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a gun cabinet!

Blarney said...

FanTabUlous! Visiting from JAG and now I've gotta rss you! Have a great week!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Hey girl! I'm stopping over from JAG - and wow, let me tell you, I LOVE every.single.thing about your gun cabinet. I mean, wow! I'm a sucker for chicken wire, black, beadboard and gorgeous projects. My mom actually has a gun cabinet that has been transformed to hold her ironstone and fancy dishes. Gotta love those gun cabinets!

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

That is an amazing makeover .. never would've guessed it was a gun cabinet in a previous life.. love the added shelves for baskets and the chicken wire..

Elizabeth said...

Wow, you have vision!! For your first transformation, it is absolutely STUNNING! I can't wait to see what else you will come up with in the future. :) Great work!

#7 Mockingbird Lane said...

Great job! I would never think to turn a gun cabinet (of all things) into a shelving unit! It is just beautiful. I wouldn't change one thing about it.

Oh and I collect those angel figures too. :) I got my mom collecting them as well.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You did a fantastic job, I'm glad your hubby is lovin' it too!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! It looks really good! I love the willow tree figure too!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

SO happy to see you at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

Wow! Great job!

TidyMom said...

WOW you did an AMAZING job!! I LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a FABULOUS weekend!!

Green Willow Pond said...

This is just stunning! I will never look at a gun cabinet the same again! I love it!

April Francom said...

That looks fantastic!! Great job!

pieters said...

Oh my goodness YOU DID AWESOME! Very inspiring as well! Lauren

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

You did an amazing job! Looks great!

Kathy said...

Incredible and what an inspiration!Thanks for the pictures. Didn't want to get rid of my late son's gun cabinet, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Now I know! Thanks.

If you'll just tell me how to install shelves in interior, I'll get started.

LeAnna said...

I am SO excited to have found this. I typed in "gun cabinet redo" on pinterest and this popped up. I found a gun cabinet almost identical to the one you used (at a garage sale for $10, woot!) and just knew I wanted to turn it into something fabulous. Your post gave me some great ideas!!!