A couple summers ago, a friend went to an estate sale and bought a bunch of stuff all in one big lot. She had no use for this piece and was going to throw it away, but thought of me instead.
I think we all know by now, Rose will take anything! (kinda like that old Life cereal commercial…”Get Mikey, he’ll eat anything!”)
Her husband brought it over and apologized up and down for “dumping” it on me. He even offered to take it back and throw it away!
I, on the other hand, was totally enamored with this piece. Just look at it!
It was obviously the cabinet of an old console television.
Check out the legs, the curves are to die for!
What intrigued me most was the fact that someone had already put their hand to this piece and repurposed it into a curio cabinet of sorts.
Check out the paneling.
The metal shelf brackets and the glass shelf.
And what about the interior lighting they added?
Pure GENIUS I say!
This piece was obviously well loved and I could just imagine the pride the crafty person must have had in their workmanship.
I was not about to let it go to the dump! This piece just needed a bit of tweaking to make it useful again.
Some black paint and a wooden shelf (one that could slide out as needed) was all this baby needed to update it.
And of course, a new home…..
at my daughter’s house to hold her TV, cable box and stereo.
This would have been the happy ending to this story, but alas, this bought only a couple years for this piece.
My daughter won a 50 inch flat screen TV in a raffle recently.
It doesn’t begin to fit on this TV stand.
Enter this curb-shopped dresser. It’s missing some drawers.
Time to upgrade to something larger…
I’ve been working on the replacement media center. (no, I didn’t load the picture wrong, this dresser really is standing on it’s side here)
I’ll post the new piece as soon as it’s complete.
In the meantime, does anyone have ideas for this one?
I have a couple, but am not sure exactly which direction I want to go in with her.
She’s just too nice to put down yet. (maybe this time around I’ll actually trim the raw edges of the paneling so they don’t show up in pictures)
Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere!