Meet the funky (and by funky I don't mean cool per-say... I mean peeling laminate and two inches of dust) little record cabinet I found at a thrift store. (Yes the one by my work, and yes I'm obsessed, lol). This poor little piece was in dire need of a make over, and the price was definitely right.
My original plan was to sand, prime, and paint this a chocolate brown. It was going to go under the bird painting I just did. I wasn't too crazy about the glass doors on front. My mom saw it and feel in love with the visible storage though, and traded me the cool little cabinet I showed you before. Mom and I went to the paint store, and she picked out a deep plum color. (for the record, I really hate purple, and I wasn't too excited about this project... but it was totally worth the trade, so I went ahead on.) Mom had some fun floral fabric that she wanted me to line the back with. I had an ah-ha moment and talked her into lining the bottom as well. (so glad we did)
mom had some quilt piecing plastic laying around, so we used it to adhere the fabric to. Here it is measured and cut to size.
I had originally planned on painting the legs purple to match, but my brush was not doing a very even coat on the round legs. Mom had the idea to spray paint them black, so we went with it.
ANDDDD.... Here's the result!
Here it is with some "quick and dirty" styling.
Aww, blue tea cups and yellow flowers :) Before anyone leaves comments about this color combo reminding them of a certain (hatable) green and purple dinosaur, lol, remember this is not staying in my house :)
Oh, and who's that little fluffy guy sitting on the books?
He is a little monkey/thing I crocheted. I call him Rongo Rongo, and he is quite photogenic :)
This is where I had planned to end this post, BUT my prints from Laura George came in today. (shipped them to my mom's house) So I went up to mom's to get them. She wanted a little help styling the cabinet with some of her accessories, so....
So for you people who just skip all the lovely story-telling and touchy feely crap... here's the before and after pictures.
I'm going fabric shopping for my bench tomorrow... don't think I'll have that one done by next weekend, but I'll try!