She mentioned that the back and the bottom shelf were a little warped, so she replaced them. Here is the new back:
And here is the new bottom shelf:
She stripped the whole unit down to bare wood, and decided she liked the colour of the wood so well that she didn't want to put any stain on it, so she just varnished it. She put on three coats of a satin finish polyurethane (for those of you who care about such things).
Are you ready to see how it looks?
Here is the Bag Lady's paltry collection of silver:
Here is a side-by-side comparison:
So, what do you think?
Remember yesterday when the Bag Lady mentioned that the dump is now called a "transfer station"? Well, she "transferred" this china cabinet from the dump to her house, and she is ever so glad she did!!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
I love it and methinks the cowboy does now as well?
HAPPY CANADA DAY TO YOU!
whats on tap there to celebrate?
Absolutely magnificent. You did an incredible job of restoring that beauty to its beauty.
WOW! How beautiful! Pat yourself on the back - you did a fab job.
Happy Canada day!
Looks SO much better, great job!!!
And happy Canada day!
Mizfit - thanks! Yup, hubby was suitably impressed.
Celebrating Canada's birthday by putting up my new flag...the Cowboy is working, of course.
dfLeah - thanks so much. Once the paint came off, the beauty of the piece was really obvious.
Missicat - thanks! My arm is too sore to reach my back.. :)
Crabby - thanks! Glad you like it.
restored beauty. it's like a TLC on a wardrobe!
Sydney - that's exactly what it is!
IzzyBeth - thanks!
it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I am so impressed BL!
Fitarella - thanks! Does that mean you like it? :)
It looks awesome. I'm inspired.
Happy Canada Day!
Wow! That looks great... you seem to get an idea in your head and then run with it until you're through : ) I wish I had that kind of determination!
And Happy Canada Day to all y'all up there!
Tricia - thanks! It was fun. Glad it inspired you - whatcha gonna do?
Emily - thanks! It helped with the inspiration to have blogged about it - figured I HAD to finish it!
That looks gorgeous! Very, very impressive. And happy Canada Day!
Thanks, Sagan. I'm quite pleased with it. :)
Gorgeous! You do very fine work.
Happy Canada Day!
Thanks, BG. It's a beautiful day to celebrate Canada!
Wow, it is beautiful Sis! You did a fine job!
Very nice! It looks so much better with the wood grain coming through. No one would ever guess where you found it.
Happy Canada Day!
Thanks, Gena! And hubby is under strict orders that if any of the neighbors come over and say "Gee, I had one just like that, but I tried to paint it....." His response is to be that it's been in the family for years!!!
Bravo, Baggie! I'm so impressed. You did a wonderful job. You are one talented Cowgirl! Yee-haw!
Truly, you did an incredible job. I'm proud of ya! :)
Garsh, Hilary, you're making me blush! Thanks!
I love both! I wish I knew how to refinish furniture. Looks great!
Maggie - it's easy enough to learn - if I can do it, anyone can!!
Hmmm - maybe there's a blog post in that - a tutorial on refinishing furniture.....
It looks wonderful, and you did it so fast! Does it get to be decorated for Canada Day?
Mary Anne in Kentucky
Mary Anne - Thanks! I draped a Canadian flag over it for awhile, but had to take it off again so I could admire my handiwork!! :)
You were so right to let that beautiful pale grain show trough! Now it's a bona fide treasure. I was at the Met in NYC yesterday, and I'm pretty sure I saw its twin in the Arts and Crafts furniture section. Just lovely.
Thanks for your kind words, Clare! I am a big fan of light coloured wood, and couldn't bring myself to change this. Glad you like it!
That turned out beautiful.
It's just gorgeous!
Thanks, Geosomin! I was hoping you'd like it!
This turned out absolutely beautifully!
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