Back to life with a little TLC

January 31st, 2009 in member junk     
SweetMelissa SweetMelissa, member
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Sometimes a little paint...and sometimes a little less paint are the TLC a piece needs to come back to life.
In their lifetime some pieces of junk have been given a little too much attention!  This is the cupboard as I found it.
Sometimes a little paint...and sometimes a little less paint are the TLC a piece needs to come back to life.

Sometimes a little paint...and sometimes a little "less" paint are the TLC a piece needs to come back to life.


Sometimes a junk hunt will reveal a piece that has been given a little too much attention. I saw potential in this simple enamel top, hoosier bottom cupboard...I had to look hard to see it! I stripped the top back to it's original enamel, and added a coat (many coats) of fresh white to the rest. To add some character I covered the large drawer with chicken fabric and chicken wire, and lined the bottom shelf to coordinate. With a little TLC is has a fresh look, this time with a "country kitchen" flair. I thought it would make a cute addition to a porch as well.


Pattern or design used: My own design - SweetMelissa
posted in: member junk, cottage, furniture, funky, , country, white, kitchen, porch, farm, red, paint, cupboard, enamel

Comments (7)

Faeryhollow writes: This is a wonderful make-over. I love the chicken and chicken wire. This would be a great addition to any country kitchen (including mine)!
Barbara Posted: 7:26 pm on February 4th
MimiToria writes: Wow! I had to read your post twice. I didn't even realize that they were the same piece. I thought you were showing 2 different projects. You really brought this baby back from the grave. Awesome redo!
Gretchen Posted: 6:29 pm on February 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! You did an amazing job on this. It really does look a different piece.

Great work!
Candy Posted: 6:01 pm on February 1st
SweetMelissa writes: It is actually real chicken wire (over a "chicken" panel of fabric). I loved adding some texture to this project. The bottome shelf is lined with fabric too. Then I sealed it with polylcrylic so it would be washable. Posted: 10:03 am on February 1st
suewhitney writes: Great transformation...barely looks like the same piece. Nice TLC!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:01 am on February 1st
junktiqueboutique writes: You did a fantastic job. You have more patience than me. I need that "EAT" sign for my kitchen as well as the "Open 24 hours". They would go together at my house. Posted: 8:58 am on February 1st
irishrovr writes: I really like the new, fresh look after this piece was redone! Is that a picture on the top right of the cupboard or did you add actual chicken wire to it?

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 11:00 pm on January 31st
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