Tuesday

STRIPPING - gold marble cabinet

I found this little chest at Value Village 5 months ago.


It was ugly covered in some reddy brown paint, no handles,
and chewed knuckles on the legs.


 It was also extremely over priced at $75,
as it is not really a vintage piece or an antique.
But I loved the shape and size.


But as you guessed I bought it anyway.


I couldn't sand it because all the details are pressed into the light weight
balsa type wood.


$12 worth of stripper, another $36 worth of acetone, and days of work


this is what I started to find underneath.
White & Gold & Green & Wood


I added 4 true vintage glass knobs, something my mother has been
holding onto for many years.


Because of my love for this piece,
because of the cost of this piece,
because of the labour I poured into this piece,


SHE'S STAYING WITH US.

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36 comments:

  1. and i can see why she is staying with you.... what an amazing piece!!!

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  2. And she should stay with you! I can't believe how great she turned out! Those knobs are gorgeous, and I love that they're true vintage! Awesome job!

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  3. Wow, that is amazing! I love it! You have just convinced me to burn a project I'm working on. haha. The stripping is not going according to plan and it was kind of a junky dresser to begin with. THANK YOU! Found you at Primitive and Proper's link party.

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  4. I love the way it turned out. I have a similar piece that's a little smaller. I like the fact that the original finish is cloudy.

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  5. I don't blame ya for keeping her....very cute.

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  6. Yes... you definitely should keep this! It's way too nice to sell!

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  7. She is lovely! She would be a keeper for me if I had her as well!
    Sherry

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  8. What a nice surprise under all that icky red paint. I would keep her too.

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  9. She is beautiful! I would keep her too!

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  10. Omg, Kristy! That piece is sooooo beautiful! Especially because of you!
    ---but I want her!
    Catherine

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  11. Sandi @ Making It Homey said... It turned out so beautiful, I'd keep it in my home too. So Beautiful!

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  12. It's gorgeous, you did a wonderful job!

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  13. She is absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job! Thanks for popping in for a visit the other day. This new little blogger appreciates it.
    Thanks,
    Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

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  14. That piece is fabulous and I would never let it go either!! Just fabulous!

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  15. She's so beautiful!!! I would keep her too....especially after all of the work....so worth it!!!

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  16. so pretty--great job! What a fabulous transformation, and I love how you styled it. I would love it if you shared this at my linky party.

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  17. what an incredible piece...I can't believe someone painted over that!!

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  18. Holy Moly!! What a find! Absolutely beautiful!

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  19. It's exquisite! I've had projects like that...the ones the go on and on....! :)

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  20. Oh, she is just incredibly beautiful! What a find! THIS is why people freak out over us painting wood furniture, they've seen people do horrible things like this! Great job rescuing her!

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  21. Love the finish!! Great job. I would keep that one too. Have a great weekend!

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  22. Wow, what a treasure you have uncovered underneath all that brown paint! It is gorgeous now!

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  23. You did an amazing job! I hate stripping furniture and this inspired me:)

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  24. I know I said this already but I do truly love this piece! Thanx for stopping by and linking up to Treasure Hunt Thursday!

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  25. Gorgeous!! I don't blame you for keeping it. I wouldn't be able to part with it either.

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  26. Absolutely Love this! Quick question...how did you repair the chewed legs. My husband picked up a dresser/server, exact style as this one. One of the legs is like have sliced off. The piece still stands on its own, but I would prefer it to be repaired...please do tell!

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  27. Great piece and you managed to bring it back to life. FYI, in it's original state, it is an Italian Florentine gilt cabinet and is worth at least $1000.00!!! The green is the sizing used to adhere the gold gilt.

    I found one in front of someone's house last summer and did some research on it. Here is my post http://junkinjunky.blogspot.com/2010/10/learning-more-about-this-side-table.html

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  28. Unbelievable! Who would have guessed such beauty lay hidden?? Only you ;-) I'm glad she's staying with you.

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  29. Nothing short of spectacular, what an eye you have to see the potential. I LOVE IT so much. I just signed up can't wait to see more of your work.

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  30. I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT! http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

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  31. Cruising your blog for inspiration~loved this treasure story~ curious about the acetone...when to use and what does it do? I love the reveal on this table and it came out fab!!

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  32. Very cute!! what a job...I have used the heat gun on the tops of things that aren't delicate...Love that old old look...

    Such a surprise when you find cool colors..on my old table I bought on my honey moon and painted plastic white several times..and pushed it off in the basement...But now I paint on it my art..it is my main desk. It had old cream paint with red accents..now it is in use in a wonderful way. http://deirdradoan.blogspot.com/2008/11/art-studio-decorating-begins.html

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  33. You are simply awesome! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

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THANK YOU ALL!