East meets Midwest

January 21st, 2009 in member junk     
DejaVu DejaVu, member
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Table was the key, it unlocked the creative juices.
Could you pass up this hardware?
A little goldleaf and black gloss paint does wonders!
Table was the key, it unlocked the creative juices.

Table was the key, it unlocked the creative juices.


I'm the kind of girl that will build a whole outfit around a $3.00 belt, so with that in mind.  A while back I came across this fabulous machanical brass lock and key with an oriental flavor.  When I saw this table on the curb I had a 'Ah ha' moment.  Someone was good enough to give me a couple of oak panels that they had torn out (I know it was crazy to me too!) but who was I to argue. The other two pieces were from a builtin unit in a building that was being torn down. The only thing I had to add was the plywood for the back.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, family room, living room, bedroom, black, dining room, chic, modern, office, great room, contemporary, game room, paint, gold-metallic

Comments (20)

DarbyGirl writes: Fabulous job! What a creative eye you have.
I can't believe it came from that pile of odd pieces.
Posted: 8:56 pm on May 30th
nancysfancy writes: Extra Awesome! Posted: 7:18 pm on April 26th
luvstojunk writes: OMG, you R very creative....Who would of thought you could get that beautiful piece out of all that stuff>>>!!!:) Posted: 3:48 pm on February 23rd
MimiToria writes: This DejaVu, should be the project post of before and after photos shown to all non converted junkers to win them over to the "junk style" rescue missions. No one that wasn't already a junker would believe that your Asian Themed Cabinet was once a pile of throwaways and built for very little money.
The cabinet turned out fabulous! This post should be featured in a "Trash to Treasure" magazine. Incredible!
Gretchen Posted: 10:41 am on January 23rd
CottageElements writes: Wow, what a magnificent transformation! Never would have thunk it came from those pieces. You did a great job! Welcome to JMS!

Lani Posted: 9:26 pm on January 22nd
junkjunkie writes: I am in awe! What a beautiful piece from throw-aways.

Patty B.

Posted: 7:46 pm on January 22nd
SnowmanHill writes: WOW! How amazing! You are a fabulous artist! Krista Posted: 2:15 pm on January 22nd
georgiamoon writes: I can't believe that this is the same stuff as in the first picture! WOW...You did an excellent job and the painting and gold leaf are truly a work of art. Congratulations, this is beautiful! Georgia Posted: 1:44 pm on January 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! Wow! Wow! And another Wow! This is really spectacular and you definitely seem to be a master at this.

Beautiful work and thanks for sharing!
Candy Posted: 12:33 pm on January 22nd
junkermidge writes: Oh, WOW! You're GOOD! That is truly an amazing transformation of junk. Beautiful work. Way to Go!

Midge Posted: 12:14 pm on January 22nd
PaintedShed writes: Wow! It is amazing. Love the painting. You have a great eye for details Posted: 9:33 am on January 22nd
SHABBYPATTY writes: YOU ARE THE MASTER! Posted: 8:18 am on January 22nd
janwinn writes: This is stunning. I love it. Posted: 5:20 am on January 22nd
writes: I LOVE your "AHA" project! Beautiful job.

JennyK Posted: 12:15 am on January 22nd
paisleypenguin writes: Amazing project. Love the end result! Posted: 11:21 pm on January 21st
shabbychick writes: DejaVu - You definitely created something wonderful from a stack of pieces and parts (but with a Junker's eye...you saw what it could be - don't ya love it??). It's a beautiful cabinet - congrats on the transformation!

And - Welcome to the JunkMarket - looking forward to more of your posts!

Kathy Posted: 10:16 pm on January 21st
tami4gsd writes: Wow, this is just terrific. Looks like a piece right out of an import store & we all know how much they would charge for something like this! Posted: 8:52 pm on January 21st
chosmosw writes: Beautiful work! Posted: 8:27 pm on January 21st
MelHow writes: Amazing - isn't it nice, that little aha, moment? Posted: 6:27 pm on January 21st
LuAnn writes: Great transformation!! Posted: 6:15 pm on January 21st
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