Monday, October 26, 2009

From Goodwill find to Dog House to TV Cabinet

Here's my $20 Goodwill cabinet. Solid wood construction, except for the laminate top that my youngest quickly divested of its side strips.

Here's Butch who decided it would be best utilized as a dog house.
Sorry Butch, but I've got other plans!

Three coats of Glossy Black by Valspar. A pine top stained a dark walnut. A set of 6 inch legs and a quick rummage for all matching baskets in the house. Definitely not a dog house anymore.

See that bookshelf? It was plain wood and sat right on the floor on the bottom shelf. I bought matching 4 inch legs for it and put a couple coats of the left over paint on it-I think it turned out just as great as the cabinet!

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LizO said...

Looks fabulous!

Maureen said...

Love it! But I think I love Butch more!

I hope you have plans for those doors too.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the cabinet and I think you did a wonderful job making it look so new and beautiful, repurposing, so cool...I am a new follower of yours and I will return, come for a visit..

Mimi said...

Wow! That cabinet came out really nice. I ♥ it!

Gillian Layne said...

Terry Jo, Wow! That black is gorgeous--I just love black furniture.

I have got to get me some baskets. They look amazing.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very nice job you did on the cabinet. Isn't it a great feeling to do it on the cheap?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Gillian Layne said...

Terry, I just had to come back and say, I've spent the last week explore new blogs (nope, don't have the time, but I'm doing it anyway!) that you have linked to. All sorts of beautiful ladies and their homes and all sorts of frugal savings tips on making a home beautiful. It's ten times better than HGTV. Thank you! :)

Terry Stone said...

Gillian, aren't they amazing and talented? I am so glad I happened upon those ladies' blogs-they've made redoing the house a fun and pleasurable activity!

Terry Stone said...

Oh, and the baskets came from the dollar store!! I fell in love with them immediately and had to have one of each-they've been setting in storage for about five years while I was waiting for a way to use them!