Upcycling An Old White Cupboard

Upcycling An Old White Cupboard

This giant old TV cabinet was what I was using to store paint. It was free, and came from a show house event I did years ago. It was a monster, and it made the room seem tiny. And it needed to go. But. It was SO huge and heavy that I could not even imagine how to get it out of our home. My back hurt just thinking about picking it up. And scuffing my Venetian plaster and stenciled hallway walls.

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Whitewashing Our Crusty Salvaged Mantel

Whitewashing Our Crusty Salvaged Mantel

You may remember, just before Christmas last year, Steve and I rescued a 1920s-ish window head. I found it in rough shape at the Chartreuse barn sale in Thomasville, North Carolina. Though I wasn’t looking for a piece like this, I knew when I discovered it, it had to go home with me. It is 6 1/2 feet long and very heavy. Recently I decided that whitewashing our crusty salvaged mantel was what I craved.

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