Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Freebie Curbside Cupboard Redo

Hi everyone,  It has been a while since I have posted, but you know how it is in the summer. (busy busy busy) A few months ago I had blogged about my husband coming home with a neat cupboard top he found on the curb for free. It looked like a man had used it as a tool cabinet as it had the holes in the shelf for brushes etc. First I took those old shelves out and hubby put a new shelf in for me. I had this circa 1990's colonial style cabinet that was in a high gloss pine finish with a painting of flowers on the doors. It was pretty and all, but screamed " I need to be primmed up" I meant to take a picture but I was so excited to finish this that I forgot. lol  So I painted both pieces in Valspars Dark Kettle Black (flat finish) after sanding them down. I then resanded to distress and gave it a rub down with Minwax special walnut stain. I let it sit for a few minutes then wiped the stain off with an old soft cloth.  I put the found cupboard top on top of the cabinet bottom I had and came up with the "step back" style cupboard look.  I think it came out very well and looks nice with the old crock bottles, tole tray and pewter pieces.  I am sure I will be fooling with vignettes for it for a while :)  I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July and the summer is going well so far!
Here are two pictures of the completed cupboard followed by the picture of the cupboard top before it was made over in case you missed that blog post from a few months ago.



  1. oh it looks like its all one piece..you did a fantastic jobo on it...i I love it.;)

  2. That came out perfect and what luck to find something that nice on the curb.

  3. Wow, I think that did come out like a step back cupboard. What a lucky find.
    Warm Regards,
    Susan B., Western MA

  4. Thank you ladies! South shore MA here Susan- nice to meet you!

  5. Wow!!! That cupboard looks great...Fantastic job. Looks just as good as the ones I sell in my shop.
    New follower..Barb The Gingham Goose

  6. Hey Barb, thank you. My husband and I have been to your shop a few times. I hope to pay you another visit within the next few weeks. I am still wanting one of your coverlets :) Nadine