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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday 30 June 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone~
Today I thought I would participate in Diane @ A Picture is Worth A 1,000 Words for her 2nd Time Around Tuesday.
{I have been having trouble all day linking into Diane's blog so please forgive me ladies if I'm very late making my rounds!}

She would like to see the treasures that have been passed down to you or that you've bought at an estate sale or thrift store and see what you have done with them to bring them new life.

One day I was on the look out for a cabinet for my stereo system. But I didn't want anything too big or too modern looking. I also wanted something with a little bit of character, without paying too much for it at the same time.

So a friend and I went into a second hand store and found this dark cheap-looking cabinet. The salesman was asking $65 for it but I got it for $35. It was not very pretty to start with and I'm sorry I don't have the before pictures but I do have a shot of the colour it was before hand. Ugly!
I sanded it down, primed it, and put two coats of white paint on it. Then I distressed it. It was a fairly big job because of all the angles and slots but I got her done!
I am pleased with the way it turned out and it fits into the room rather nicely. It holds all my stereo equipment and music, and it's also a nice place to display some of my other treasures!

Thanks for stopping by. Now please go on over to Diane's and take a look at what all the other participants are offering today. And have a wonderful day everyone!