Saturday, 15 March 2014

An Eyesore Made Beautiful

Two posts in one week, I'm on a roll!

This post is brought to you by this:

A complete and utter EYESORE!! It came to live with us last year...that's my new way of saying I brought a new piece of furniture (I don't need) into the house just so I could save it. 

It was missing the shelf and doors, the back was falling off and it was just screaming "I used to hold a TV in the 80's". 
I let it sit in our basement for almost a year! So embarrassed by it, that at my daughters birthday party I hid it under the table that held the food and threw a table cloth over it!!

Enough was enough. The time had come, make it over or pass it on. I went with the first option. 

Here it is with her second coat of blue drying.

 I was rummaging through my pile of stencils and came across this zero. I thought if I staggered it randomly it may look half decent. So I grabbed some chalk and traced it out. 

With the stencil finished I lightly distressed it and gave it a nice coat of dark wax. 

It is now the perfect spot to display our handmade wedding quilt. Eventually I would still like to add in a shelf and some proper baskets. But for now I would have to say the eyesore is gone! 

Linking up to:
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Embracing Change


  1. Wow, what a transformation! Love the color you chose and the pattern on top...really turned out GREAT! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

    1. Thank you cindy! It was my pleasure thank you for letting me link up :)


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