I found this solid but yucky little cabinet at a Goodwill store for $30 a few weeks ago. It was black, shiny, and just - eww - but I loved ...

{Thrift Store Furniture Before & After!}

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I found this solid but yucky little cabinet at
a Goodwill store for $30 a few weeks ago.

It was black, shiny, and just - eww - but I loved
the ornate woodwork and saw potential in it.

After quite a bit of thought on what direction to take it {for my living room? for selling at the summer shows?} I finally decided it'd be a really nice addition to my daughter's room.

Ballet slipper pink it was!

With something like this it's important to clean and prep the nooks & crannies really well before painting. There was a lot of dust on those crevices.

Once done, I switched out that icky brass handle for a white milk glass one.
It was originally a nice wood finish. For some reason someone thought a glossy black would be good. But personally I feel this sort of woodwork should have a as it will highlight the decorative features much better than a dark color and allow shadows to really bring out the pretty light color,ornateness. {Is that a word?}

Like with most my furniture re-dos, I distressed it. I'm going to cover the inside shelving with vintage sheet music, but haven't gotten around to that yet.

I'm also proud of myself because I bought the paint off the "oops" shelf and it was the perfect color for me!

What do you think?

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  1. LOVE LOVE it! I did something like that yesterday. Go check my Dutch blog for pictures if you like lol.

    http://pinkprincessdecorating.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh Heather, that turned out absolutely perfect!! I love the corners of the panels, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks ladies! Glad you like it ;-)
    Going to go read your blogs now...

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  4. That is wonderful!!! Love the pink..and what a great find at the ooops part of HD or Lowes..have to be more aware..Great job!

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  5. Oh, I love it. That pink is just perfect.
    Valarie

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  6. Yes the oops shelf is always worth checking out!

    Thanks for the comments Brenda & Valarie!

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  7. Doesn't ballet slipper make everything better?!

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  8. I love ballet pink, and you're right about the light colours accentuating the details... it made me think of the Marie Antoinette movie! Love it.

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  9. Arrrh too sweet indeed! I'm soooOOoO ADDICTED TO COME BACK and visit your blog again you're so amazing girl and i have view some of your previous pages too!
    Splendid weekend to you:)

    xoxo
    ♥zoe♥

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  10. Very cute! I agree that the light color helps to show off the details.

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  11. gorgeous! i wish i could find cool pieces like that. Either everyone here scoops them up before I can get them, or there are none to be found.

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  12. It looks lovely and adorable. A simple paint job can really make magic. The new color helps bring out the details on the furniture. Its a great choice.

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  13. The pink cabinets looks very cute. They are so adorable. Your ideas are truly impressive.

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  14. Nice cabinet. Looks old but cute! Great.

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  16. Thrift shops are really great. There's a lot of things that you can buy from it. A little make over, and that's it! It looks fabulous.

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  17. Custom made furniture

    That is wonderful!!! Really like the lilac..and what an excellent discover at the ooops aspect of HD or Lowes..have to be more conscious..Great job!

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  19. Beautiful! I love the color! The new color helps bring out the details on the furniture. Its a great choice.Hospitality furniture

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