Makeover…

Okay.

So, the May issue of Country Living Magazine was my favorite issue EVER.

I’m not kidding.

Chalkboards and maps and globes and typewriters and
filing cabinets and drawers with labels and birdhouses
and paperclips and postcards and suitcases and desks…

…all the weird things I pick up in antique shops
and how to put them together in a room!

I had barely put that issue down when my Mom called and said
Lavender and Lace,
the antique shop just down the road from us,
had something that I seriously needed to see.

So I went, I saw, and I bought it.

FileCabinet

A mid-century, well-worn, awesomely aqua filing cabinet…
…very much like the one on the cover of the May issue of CL mag!

I’m guessing it was from a small museum in West Virginia…

Stems

It had been used for storing nature objects and fossils…

Fossils

… but now needed a bit of TLC.

CloseUp

So, Hubby made some new drawer bottoms…

Drawers

… And I removed the hardware…
…Very Carefully… it was old, fragile plastic.

Hardware

I managed to pry off the hard rubber logo from the top… also very fragile!

Brand

We had a little black spray paint left from a previous project…

Paint

… and it took a little thoughtin’ to figure out how to paint the brass nails…

Nails

… and it worked perfectly!

PaintNails

I gave the drawer fronts a few coats of fresh aqua paint…
…left over from the upstairs bedroom remodels!

UpClose

And now it’s ready to fill with all sorts of Art Room Stuff!

Finished

Nothing like a little inspiration and some leftover paint!

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5 thoughts on “Makeover…

  1. Great job, Kim!! A little inspiration, a perfectly timed find, and a bit of ingenuity and elbow grease…and you have a winner! (How long will it take you to fill all those drawers? ;) )

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