Monday, August 11, 2014

A Warm Yellow Cupboard

This is one of those amazing trash to treasure transformations. I found this cupboard on the side of the road and immediately did a u-turn to rescue it. It's solid rock maple, well built by the Sterling Company of Jamestown, NY. I love the neat clean lines of it, and immediately knew I wanted to go with a rich warm paint tone, to compliment the delicious wood grain of the top. If you're interested, this is the color that maple has with just polyurethane, I didn't stain it at all after sanding off the old finish. Isn't it spectacular! I love maple. I then bought two baskets to add storage to the lower portion. The knobs on the drawer are antique, salvaged from a 19th century chest of drawers.

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7 comments:

  1. adorable, i love it, would love to feature , would this be ok please let me know.
    lauren

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    1. Hi Lauren- please feel free to feature it. I'd be tickled pink :-)

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  2. This turned out lovely! Well done! What a transformation...I love roadside finds!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you! Truly I need a bumper sticker that says "I brake for furniture"

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  3. Love it. What color did you paint it. Also where did you get the baskets.

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    1. Hi Connie. Thanks! The paint is a custom mixed chalk paint with Glidden's French Mustard as the base. The baskets are from TJ Maxx.

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  4. Anonymous9/08/2014

    Such a beautiful piece! Saw on craigslist & just had to see the before & after. Wish you were a little closer so I can see in person. Fantastic job!

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