Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thrift to Treasure

It's finally finished !  Here is the Henredon buffet that I found at Goodwill almost 6 weeks ago.  Dayka was nice enough to feature it on her trash day post recently and she gave me some really good ideas to spruce it up.



I knew I wanted to paint it yellow so I started with a liquid sander/deglosser that was super easy to use.  I already had some gray primer so I just used that.  I decided to use spray paint because of all the detail on the doors and chose Valspar in color bumblebee. I think we used about 5 or 6 cans !  Rustoleum makes a trigger sprayer and I cannot say enough great things about it, if you don't have one, get one !  It will save your finger.



Remember all the great fabrics I got in Baltimore at Debois Textiles ?  I used the brown and white Trink Turk Santorini fabric to cover the drawers.  Just use spray glue to attach the fabric.



The knobs came from Antropologie and are really pretty in person.


We moved the dresser into the guest/music room and I have lots of other projects coming up for that room.  I'm considering making a roman shade from the yellow Trina Turk Sunglasses fabric and a white "leather" headboard.  Can you see it ?


I'll be linking to Metamorphosis Monday and Under the Table and Dreaming ....... be sure to check out all the other projects.

65 comments:

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is simply stunning! Love the color and what you did with the drawers. The knobs are fabulous too! Stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. This looks fantastic - You did a great job!

Karen said...

Gorgeous!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow! I love that, what an awesome find and you made it look like something from a designer show- room!
Awesome.
Dena

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great job you did, Tammy! I love the fabric on the drawers! What a nice, unexpected surprise when you open the doors up.

Kristi said...

It's wonderful! I love the color and all of the detail in it. I've got a coffee table that I picked up from Goodwill a few weeks ago. I think I'm going to have to use a deglosser on the top. Not sure though.. it might be a veneer. YUCK!

Kelee Katillac said...

Fabulous! Really great Choices! Love it!

kim said...

You did an awesome job and I love the bright yellow!

Chocolate Sundaes said...

i love this! The colors are great! I'd love for you to link it up to sundae scoop http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundae-scoop-2-link-party.html

Joy said...

What an beautiful find. I can't believe the total transformation.
You Rock!

♥ Joy

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow! i love that! i love the color you used- what a great and happy punch of color. and the inside even looks amazing, too!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is so cool! I love the fabric on the drawers!!!!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Wow! Nice job....such a bold color! I love that you used fabric to line the drawers.

Kammy said...

What a cool chest !
Kammy

Hazel said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Truly inspirational, thank you for sharing!

:) Hazel

Mimi said...

WOW! That is beautiful...I ♥♥♥ the color. Great job!

Storibook Designs said...

Wouldn't the previous owners flip if they saw this? Looks awesome Tammy! I have a child's dresser that I am "wallpapering" with a damask fabric for my great-niece so it was fun to see you put the fabric on the inside. Very cool!

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

Wow! I'm in awe of what you've done with the cabinet. It looks fabulous!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a fabulous makeover! Love that yellow, and the black and white is fun, too. Great job!

The Phillips fam said...

love it! this is amazing!

Millie said...

Indeed, you did well! I love the drawers and the nice handles.

Kristy Carberry said...

Great job! It looks very modern now!

Amy @ peppertowne.com said...

Just stunning, love it. You should enter this in our contest at peppertowne.com, the winner will get free advertising for one month.

Denise said...

Now that is absolutely jaw droppin, mouth hangin, tongue waggin GORGEOUS...luv luv luv IT! Wish I had such cool ideas:)
Have a Happy Day!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I love "making a silk purse from a sow's ear!" and you sure did. I love that you had the panache' to go so bold! You go, girl!

Kimberly Grigg from "It's So Fabulous!" said...

HOW FABULOUS, Tammy! Really! It is cute as a button! I love that you chose such a fresh and sassy color - even the name is great... Bumblebee? Perfect! Also, what a nice contrasting fabric for the drawers. Incredible metamorphosis! Kudos.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Tammy, Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I'll be featuring this today. Simply amazing! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks again!

Sandy said...

What more can I say except "Beautiful Job"... love the yellow and black on the inside drawers!

Sandy
http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Julienne said...

oh dear oh dear my age is showing!!!!
love the colour, love the drawers, love the knobs I could only wish you had done it all on a nasty prefab piece of furniture! But then I do have a passion for bare oak and I am probably hopelessly old fashioned! Great job.

Atticmag said...

Wow, Tammy that's quite a transformation. The color is very now. Thanks for stopping by to see the villa. --Jane F.

hudsondebb said...

Brilliant! I too wonder what the previous owners would think of this metamorphosis. The fabric on the drawers is a great idea.

my favorite and my best said...

FANTASTIC!!! love it.

Liz said...

WOW! This is amazing! You did such great job!

~Liz

Kimba said...

HOLY COW! I'm totally blown away! It's gorgeous and I adore what you did with the interior drawers. Brilliant!

Pigtown-Design said...

Brilliant! It is just stunning.

Did you see the latest MS Living mag? There's an article about Trina Turk, and some of her pillows on the cover.

My Slice of Heaven said...

Very bright and cheery! Nice transformation. Anita

Design Esquire said...

Stunning! I love the color and the pop of the fabric on the inside. I can't believe how much you transformed that piece of furniture. Great job!

The Southern Door said...

OMG! I am in love with this! I am in love with your blog! I will stop there. :)

Nichole@40daysof said...

What a great transformation! It never occurs to me to do stuff like this. This is inspiring.

Stephanie Cameron said...

I simply ADORE this!!! I want one of my very own!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

Tammy I cannot say enough about this-it looks AMAZING!!!! I figured out a way to fix my post, so i'm going to try to do it this week and put it back up. I'm going to post this on my blog along with an original link. The drawers look PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!! WOW! :)

The Zhush said...

Holy Moly you are awesome girl! Those drawers are bananas! (And don't you just love Dayka?!)

Bethany Dirksen said...

What a fantastic color you picked! Really really great.

Jenn said...

I've seen your post on a few other link parties and had to come see what the fuss was about. WOW. I didn't realize all the work you did on the inside too. Super fun!

Sara @ EF eDesigns said...

Gorgeous! I love the knobs--and the color of paint you selected!

aneyefordetail said...

Tammy: I just linked up to you in my latest post! I had done one on the Anthropologie knobs yesterday, so this was a perfect follow-up! TAke a look:
http://www.libbywilkie-aneyefordetail.com/

Struggler said...

Totally stunning! I love the bold, fresh look of this piece...

Suzanne said...

Fabulous. Everything about it is perfect!

charmaine said...

Wow, It looks great! The inside is perfection!

DesignTies said...

This is a fantastic transformation, Tammy!! I love the bright yello, but I love how you faced the drawers with that fantastic Trink Turk Santorini fabric... perfect! Speaking of perfect, what makes the whole piece so professional is that you duplicated/lined up your print on each drawer. Can you imagine how choppy it would have looked if you didn't? I expect you thought of that!!

Thanks for dropping by DesignTies; so far my knees seem to be holding up, but I don't know if I can commit to making our living room drapes too!! Ha!

Victoria @ DesignTies

Danika Herrick said...

HOLY SH*T! That is the most fabulous thing I've seen in a long time!!!!! Love it, amazing job!!!

Danika

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love, love, love! From the amount of comments you've received, I see I'm not the only one. Great job Tammy!

Naomi said...

Wow what a fantastic find! I love the color. I'd never think to do yellow, but its stunning. And the inside is just divine. Great job!

xo,
Naomi

BellaLovesPink said...

GORGEOUS!! LOVE IT!! Nicely done!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Tammy, it is so fun and looks fantastic! You did a fabulous job of matching up the fabric!

Jen said...

Are you serious?? I can't believe this piece... IT'S GORGEOUS!!! The design is fabulous, the color is fabulous, the inside is fabulous. Girl, I'm still in awe of how much I love this piece. So glad I stopped by today!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the awesome comments ! I'm glad I went bold and didn't chicken out and paint it white. :)

Sherry said...

What a transformation! I love the bold color! Inspiring!

Anonymous said...

OMG I LOVE it....it is a showstopper Tammy...I am such a yellow person...

You're the bomb !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

Honey, I can't say it enough...this is AWESOME. You got me wanting more and motivated to tackle some of my junk! Such a great find lady and a wonderful job...you did that!

Jeni @ peppertowne.com said...

Wow! Gorgous! Gorgous! Gorgous! This was a fantastic find and your upcycling is amazing. I really love the colors.

Flippin' Factory said...

unFLIPPINbelievable!!

T. Rivera
www.flippinfactory.wordpress.com

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Now this is my kind of makeover! Love those bright colors!

Redesign Diva said...

I am not a yellow person but this has made me a believer..DANG!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

oh. my. freaking god. this is AAAAEESSSOOMMMMEEEE and i want it!!

Laura Lofgreen said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured this over at www.mydeartrash.blogspot.com. Super job.

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