I’m waiting for the law to show up at my door any minute now. Why, you ask? Because I’ve committed highway robbery. Seriously.
A couple of weeks ago, I was on kijiji (like Craigslist) looking through the furniture ads when this little piece of heaven jumped out of the computer screen at me.
It was listed for…. wait for it….FIFTY.DOLLARS. You cannot buy junk furniture for fifty dollars, much less a gorgeous antique china cabinet that makes your heart go pitter patter. I immediately sent the seller an e-mail but since their phone number was listed on the ad, I called right away. There’s a lesson in this for all you wheeler-dealers like me out there. The lady said, “I’ve had a ton of e-mails, but you are the only one that’s called so it’s yours if you want it.” I said I will be right there. Another lesson. If it’s something you want, go pick it up right away because I’ve had people offer more than list price and steal things out from under me. Meanies. 🙂
I’ll admit I had stage fright for a couple of weeks. You know, where you really like a piece of furniture so much so that you are afraid to paint it? I knew I didn’t want to leave it dark. It needed to be lightened up.
I finally decided on Sherwin Williams Creamy White. It’s not sexy, but I just wanted a simple color that wasn’t a passing fad and that would coordinate with anything I decided to display in it.
I didn’t distress it. I didn’t glaze it. I didn’t touch the original hardware. I straight-up painted it and I like it. 🙂
It’s perfect for displaying my blue and white pieces. Fun fact for ya…every piece in this cabinet with the exception of one small pitcher came from garage sales and thrift stores. I love that none of it matches, but coordinates beautifully.
The delicious seeded glass with the air bubbles.
And the sweet hardware.
Yes, it was totally highway robbery. Honey, I’m gonna need some bail money!