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After a long winter I'm so excited for spring to finally really be here. I think I'm going to take a little break from blogging and really enjoy the season. I have so many projects that I'm really looking forward to working on. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring time!

Monday, October 18

Kitchen Island



This has got to be one of my best finds ever! I saw this piece at a yard sale and knew I had to have it... they wanted $5.00 more than what I had on me, so I dug around in the bottom of my purse and in my car and came up with it! Yay! Then trying to get it into the small trunk of my car wasn't easy. I tied it down and it was a little precarious on the ride home, about 20 miles, but we made it.


I sanded it and then wiped it down with paint thinner. Next I painted it black, and because I wanted a real distressed look I sanded it a lot. Sanding is my favorite part, it's like you can take out all your frustrations on it.


After sanding I stained it with mahogany stain and rubbed it in real good and then wiped any excess off with a little paint thinner.


I left the baskets natural, I think it gives a nice contrast to the black.
I love the way this piece turned out.

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29 comments:

  1. I love it too! I read your previous post, about it being a show stopper! So you have a shop. . . You are busy!

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  2. This is beautiful! Love it when you take something not so good and turn it into something fantastic! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog...Will follow your great blog. Blessings, Denise

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  3. fantastic job! :0) thanks for visiting today.

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  4. Wow! I bet if the people who sold it to you saw it now they'd be kicking themselves. Beautiful job! First time to your sweet blog via MI4M but I will be returning.

    Deborah

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  5. Love it Cristie! You did a fantastic job on that piece- the color and finish is perfect! I love the distressing you did- it really adds a lot of character! Great job! :)

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  6. This is gorgeous! What a great redo! I love the additional distressing you did. Great project.

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

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  7. LOve this!! I love the baskets. I am going to play around with distressing on a chair. Thanks for the info!

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  8. I love the way it turned out!!! You did a great job!!! Awesome find!!!

    Take care!
    ~Jennifer

    Happy new follower too! :)

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  9. That piece would cost a fortune in a kitchen or furniture store with the finish you added. It looks beautiful.

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  10. Your makeover looks great...love the black! How much did you get it for?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Fantastic...I love this piece!!! I don't know if I could have Had the "vision" on this one!!!

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  12. What a great find, good thing you could scrounge up the extra $5!

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  13. HI there! I'm your newest follower!! I found you on the Tuesday Linky!!! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  14. Ooh! I have Island Envy! LOL This is fabulous! I always dream I will find something like this when I'm out and about at tag sales. Thanks so much for sharing. :o) Happy Thrifting! Larri at Seams Inspired

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  15. It's wonderful! Great find!!!

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  16. Great find and a great treatment on it. You did good.

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  17. What a fabulous find! The renew is awesome, I love the black and the stain together!! Great job!!

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  18. I've been wanting an island in my kitchen for sometime! Yours is perfect!
    Love the black!

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  19. I love it! I so want to find something like that for my kitchen!

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  20. So happy you linked up at A Crafty Soiree! I'm sorry I'm a bit tardy in making all my visits. I was out late last night and we had a terrible rain storm when I got home. Not good weather for using the computer!

    I love your makeover, looks so much better in black and the distressing is great too. Thanks for sharing and I hope you'll join us for the newest one, it started today.

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  21. Love, love, love it! What a fabulous find! You did a beautiful job. I love the black with the natural baskets. I've never heard of using paint thinner on it before painting. What does that do?

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  22. I'm still laughing that you found an extra $5 in your car & purse! Sounds like my car!

    It's a darling project! Looks like it should be in an upscale shop.

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint.

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  23. I love this!!! I need an island and that turned out perfect. I guess I need to start looking at yard sales more carefully. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all your fall decor as well.

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  24. WOW!!! What a great find! I love this make over!

    I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party.

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

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  25. Hi! It's my first time visiting your blog and I'll be sure to come back again! You did a great job on the island---looks classy in black!

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  26. Thanks so much for linking up to Passion for Paint! Hope you'll drop by again soon!

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  27. This is such a great find. I love the baskets with it!

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  28. Thanks for sharing! This is awesome. It would look smashing in my kitchen!

    http://ninetomidnightdesigns.blogspot.com/

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