Posted in Inspiration and Home Decor, Shabby Chic Decor

Something Old Something New

Without a doubt one of the most passionate things I do is to take an old thing and make it into something new and functional again!  I found this old cabinet at the local thrift store for $59.00.   It was in pretty rough shape.  The legs were off, the lacquer peeling and the trim pieces missing.  After re-gluing  and filling the legs with wood filler I sanded the cabinet and repaired the bottom trim piece.  I painted it with Walmart’s, “Country White” Satin Latex and then let it dry for two full days.  Then I sanded the edges letting the darker wood show through on the edges.  The inside was in great shape and has the original mirrors and clothes hangers in it.  The  actual key was miraculously taped to the inside and it worked on both doors.



I am an interior designer with over 27 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. I love the "do it yourself" person because I am a do it yourself person and I very much identify with making old new again. I believe that our spirits are rejuvinated and inspired when we relect who we are and what we believe in and are not afraid to face the harder parts of our lives. This blog will be dedicated to that purpose. I am also a survivor of domestic violence. I have an insatiable desire to grow and learn about myself in both spiritual and emotional ways. I love being a guest speaker for events in self-growth with the idea of hopefully inspiring others that past traumas can be over come and life can be terrific or at the very least good!

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