From SCHOOL to "COOL"

February 17th, 2009 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
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After: Primed, painted and covered with a rich looking wallpaper.  The little detail on the front is half a wine cork over a piece of rusty metal and a couple decorative nail heads.  The original top was cracked, so I made a new one.  (The top slides open).  Lots of room for storage.
Before:  Lets just say I didnt have to pay much...
After: Primed, painted and covered with a rich looking wallpaper.  The little detail on the front is half a wine cork over a piece of rusty metal and a couple decorative nail heads.  The original top was cracked, so I made a new one.  (The top slides open).  Lots of room for storage.

After: Primed, painted and covered with a rich looking wallpaper.  The little detail on the front is half a wine cork over a piece of rusty metal and a couple decorative nail heads.  The original top was cracked, so I made a new one.  (The top slides open).  Lots of room for storage.


I was the happy winning bidder of this old wooden filing cabinet at a school auction.  The tightening panel on the inside still slid and when moved there was about a 2" opening down the center of the bottom.  My hunch was right and incredibly, wine glass stems slid in perfectly.  The goblets hung down far enough to be seen on the underside.  (You can see four wine goblets in the photo). Wine bottles fit perfectly on the bottom shelf.  Added bonus - it had wheels!  A Junk Fest shopper grabbed the tag off this "wine caddie" at last year's sale. 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design
posted in: member junk, transformation, before/after, wallpaper, school filing cabinet, repurpose, wine caddie

Comments (11)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Just gorgeous - great transformation! We have school auctions here in Michigan, but the good old pieces are long gone. You're so lucky! ~Mary~ Posted: 5:25 pm on June 11th
snowyowl writes: Great transformation here!! who knew? Great storage piece too. Posted: 9:47 am on February 25th
CreepinJen writes: I love the color and that wallpaper is so elegant. You sure made it look classy.
Posted: 8:25 pm on February 19th
irishrovr writes:
This is a wonderful transformation!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 8:52 pm on February 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Reading the posts that mention school auctions really has me intrigued. I don't recall seeing any in my area but will definitely have to pay attention more. ;)

Your redo is fab and I can see why someone snatched it up! Love it!!
Candy Posted: 8:16 am on February 18th
junkcollector writes: Love it, love it, love it--you Junk Fest ladies do a great job!! Had never heard of you until you showed up on this site, my calender is marked for your next sale!! Posted: 6:09 pm on February 17th
piecesofthepast writes: This is incredible...how lucky were you to find this???? Posted: 4:53 pm on February 17th
writes: Wowza! What a fabulous transformation. Nice job!!

JennyK Posted: 2:51 pm on February 17th
shabbychick writes: What a beautiful transformation - It's like magic!

You definitely took a throw-away and made it a keeper!!Great job!

Kathy Posted: 2:35 pm on February 17th
SHABBYPATTY writes: SUPERCOOL! Posted: 12:56 pm on February 17th
gilswife writes: OMG!!! You did a BEAUTIFUL..BEAUTIFUL job on that piece!!! You definately turned the Junk to a JEWEL!!!!!!! I love it!!! .... Donna Posted: 12:45 pm on February 17th
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