GEORGE IS A GONER - cabinet transformation

I remember that morning we were running late because someone slept in.
It was one of those Saturdays I enjoy so much, spending time with George, getting out
to all the yard sales and finding other ppls crap I can make into something wonderful.

Heading down the road I spotted this cabinet and my heart started to pound in my chest.
Unsure if it was the fast food I had for breakfast or the treasure I just saw on the road side
but I knew it was a candidate for my workshop.

I had an appointment to keep before I could consider wrangling this thing into our vehicle,
so George dropped me off and he went back. George is a mighty force to be
reckoned with but when it comes to dirt, ..... he's a goner.

Poor George picked up this filthy, spider ridden cabinet for me. 
He was a one man crew picking up and loading this piece into my truck.
Once he returned you had to see his face, his dirty white shirt, and hear the story only he could tell,
With a piece that was this grimy
I had to clean, sand, paint and wax the interior shelves,
lined all the drawers as well as the inside back panels.
There was some damage to the bottom edges so I cut that right off and added new legs.
I added some iron scroll work to trick your eye
away from the building block shape, and installed a mirror into the door.


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  1. This is fantastic, as usual. Love the legs!

  2. As usual, a beautiful transformation!

  3. Just gorgeous! What an amazing find.

  4. I used to have one of those cabinets when I was first married. Not sure where I got it. But I don't have it anymore... too bad because I love what you've done to this one.

  5. Loving your stuff! I've put you on my follow list! Can't wait to see more! - check me out if you have a spare minute! Danielle

  6. That man is awesome, dirty white shirt and all. The transformation is wonderful, pinning this puppy. And for some strange reason now I want onion rings and rootbeer.


  7. Hi Kristy, I found your blog when I first started blogging and only just found my way back! : ) I'm so glad I have. You are so creative and such an inspiration! I love your recreating of pieces; totally my style. I've done a few pieces like this in the past, but yours take it to another level. Thanks for sharing your how-to; may try one myself! -_^
    I'd love if you'd link up your cabinet at Frugal Treasures Friday pary going until Sunday! Have a great weekend!

  8. You do such beautiful work. I am always in awe of how beautiful your pieces look. Hugs to you.. Cindy

  9. WOW!!! I love that piece. So different and beautiful.

  10. Kristy you are a true magician. I haven't stopped by in a while, only because I can barely keep up with my own life these days. I am so glad I did today. Oh how I love this project! Hilarious story about George and dirt. Funny, I am the complete opposite, I actually see dirt, bugs and spiders as an extra added challenge. I don't wear white too often either.....
    I am featuring at my party tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for sharing! -K

  11. Great idea!!! I guess that's why I'm following along now. Keep it up, so fun to see what you'll do next.



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