Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Little Project....

I went to our local Thrift Store about 2 weeks ago. Usually the choices aren't the best, especially for great furniture finds. But I came upon this dry sink and it was marked $24.99 and it said
It Works! Hmmm I thought, what works....

So I opened the doors and found this....
(for some CRAZY reason my picture flipped sideways and I can not get it to show the right way)
Ha, ha, ha! Oh Well, you get the idea I am sure....

It had a stereo in it....
yes it DID!

But, the one thing my hubby likes about my Thrift finds, is that on occasion they involve demolition! He got that thing in the garage and up on his saw horses and away he went. Tearing out that old stereo....first checking to see IF it did in fact work. Which it did....kinda....on one station....outta one speaker, lol. There was some hammering to do with the rubber mallet, which he confidently gave to me to do, and that is how the door popped off. I guess I was a bit stronger then I realized....but, being the master wood crafter that he is, he fixed it right up and it is now a very strong and sturdy piece of furniture!

I primed it up after he built in a new shelf and new sides,
which is where the speakers were.

I wanted the tole like painting to still show,
so I taped off the edges and primed those.

He nailed on a new back and I painted the whole dry sink
Valspar Satin Black.
I plan to put some basket in the bottom for storage!

The doors and knobs went back on....

And it is now standing proudly in my entry!
I think it looks nice!
For a piece of furniture from the Thrift Store!


  1. Lisa this was a great find and your vision for it was beautiful! It does indeed look quite lovely now :)

  2. WOW! What a great job! You two make a team, that's for sure. Isn't it so much fun to end up with something that looks so nice after having that vision? Have a great week - and keep thrifting, Dawn

  3. I like that you kept the painted stencil look on the piece and how this turned out!
    stands out in the entry- it looks dramatic to me. Nice!

  4. I love it black and I'm glad you kept the stenciling. It makes it unique.

  5. That looks better than nice. It looks great! Good job on that piece. You find the best stuff :)

  6. Hi Lisa,
    Great Job! and it looks wonderful in your entry. What a find and vision you had for it.
    I need to go shopping with you!.
    Enjoy your day, big hugs~Elizabeth~

  7. I'll say it looks looks amazingly fantastic! You and your hubby are so smart. Wish that I could get my hubby to think a bit more out of the box. Oh, course I'd have to start doing the same.

  8. Way to go , you both did a great job redoing this one! Linda

  9. You have got to be kidding! $24.95? What a bargain! You and your hubby did a terrific job refinishing it. I absolutely love the way it turned out. Great job. Great find. Congrats!

  10. WOW! What a great transformation....I never would have thought of painting it it!

  11. What an incredible piece...But what you did with it...OUTSTANDING! Nice job and so stastefully done!

  12. What a beautiful unique piece of furniture! I love that your husband will help you with your projects. So fun!

    Have a great day!


  13. It looks great! I never would have left the painting on the doors, but it really is fantastic. Good call on that one! You did a great job.

  14. That piece is beautiful! YOu did an amazing job!


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