Do you have a spot in your house that bugs you? For Allison at The Golden Sycamore, it was a corner in her dining room. No matter what she tried to do with it, "It just never felt right." Then she spotted this corner cabinet on her neighbor's curb and dragged it home. She put it in the problem corner just to keep it out of the way but fell in love with how it looked there! And once you see what she did with it, you'll fall in love with it too.
Every so often when I feature painted furniture here, the furniture police show up, ready to make arrests because an original finish just got covered up with paint. My attitude about this is expressed very well by Sam from The Junk House, when she explains why she decided to paint the hutch she'd inherited from her grandmother. "At first I was hesitant to paint over such a nice piece, but I know that my grandma would prefer I paint it and enjoy it rather than give it away because it didn’t fit my style or begrudgingly keep it out of obligation." If paint keeps a perfectly useful piece of furniture out of the junkyard, go for it!
Phylicia from Hearts & Crafts Boutique tells us, "Once upon a time, a glistening box from the side of the road caught my eye. It turned out to be an old, out-dated, hasn't seen Windex is many years, icky, dirty, jewelry armoire. I didn't need a jewelry armoire, but I had dreams of how I could transform it."
When Heather of Inspire Me Heather originally spotted this rescue, it was a $25 dining hutch on Craigslist. She originally thought of it as the perfect media consul for her family's electronics. Unfortunately, after she'd transformed it with paint to house media, Heather realized that she didn't love it as a media center.