So I am really bad about remembering to take “before” photos, but I want to give you an idea of what this piece looked like. Imagine this:
A vintage Basset round cabinet. BUT left out in a dirty garage for a couple of decades, with ick in the grove on top (you can’t see it here but there was a brass-colored flexible band running around the groove. I’m sure it was just spiffy back in the day…. The finish was worn and dull and ugly (and possibly a darker wood than cherry to begin with, but this same exact style). A handle was missing. Priced $8.00! Are you kidding–YES PLEASE!
And then a little TLC, lots of cleaning, several coats of paint inside and out, some decoupage, a good bit of distressing. And new knobs. (You can see two styles in the photo below, but I did choose!) New life:
You can still see some of the groove that I filled in on the top. I decided to go with it–adds to the worn-in aged feel of the piece. Trust me.
I spent about $5 on the knobs, so overall it was about a $14 project. Not too shabby. 🙂