Steel for a Steal

January 5th, 2012 in member junk     
JunkAlley JunkAlley, member
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This porcelain-topped steel cabinet was a free alley-find.

This porcelain-topped steel cabinet was a free alley-find.


When I found it, this cabinet was a rusted and peeling shadow of its former self, in powder pink. Unfortunately, it was just a bit too distressed. Some sanding, priming and spray-painting, and we were back in business with an updated, yet retro, feel.

This one wound up staying in the house. And if you can believe it, the carnival glass bowl and small, porcelain bowl to its right were also alley finds. Those came from two doors down.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, house wear, kitchen, dining room, retro, bathroom, green, red

Comments (7)

suewhitney writes: Fabulous work. Better watch out for Jim...he's going to be searching for your alley. Beware!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:15 am on January 7th
JunkAlley writes: In the city where I live, there are alleys behind most homes. So when I run errands, I usually drive down the ones that parallel the streets of my route. I'd say that I've found the majority of my stuff within two or three miles of my home. There's plenty to go around. Come on down! Posted: 8:05 am on January 6th
JunkArchitect writes: There's probably too many alleys in Florida to track down the one where you find all this great stuff.

Jim

Posted: 6:51 am on January 6th
gadgetsponge writes: Great job on snapping that cabinet back into shape! Posted: 1:58 pm on January 5th
annebell writes: I love it! And I'm amazed at what you find in your alley! Very cool. Posted: 1:27 pm on January 5th
JunkAlley writes: Thanks for the compliments. Yes, the alleys near my home provide abundantly for my...um...hobby. More pics to come soon.

Storage is one of the reasons why this piece was also claimed by my wife to remain in our home. It's pretty incredible how much stuff is in there now. Posted: 10:06 am on January 5th
MakinItHappen writes: You did a great job. I'm so envious of your alley finds!
I have one like this only it has only one drawer on top. I didn't do the total makeover; just painted it with bright red latex paint. They make great storage. Posted: 9:38 am on January 5th
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