Friday, September 16, 2011

Nothing like 1970's Laminate!

About a month ago one of my relatives was over & she offered to give me a credenza that she had. I would like to think it's because she saw how badly that I needed storage space but I don't think that was the case. I think her real reason was because she was moving out of state & didn't know what to do with her lovely piece of furniture. It was the kind that was so popular in the 70's. It has genuine fake burl wood laminate & big clunky door knocker type pulls. I'm sure you guys are familiar with this style. Back when I was little I remember my neighbor had a lot of this heavy,chunky overly-ornate furniture. I thought it was so groovy & cool then.....something I could picture in the back ground of a Charlie's Angels episode.....I can see it now- Farrah leaning against it while she flashed her pearly whites & shook out her huge mane of hair. Ok, whatever- I was little & they were my idols! Back to the cabinet- here's the before picture. As you can see from the photo I was in such a hurry to paint over the beauty that I had already taken off the clunky hardware & just started painting the corner when I had to stop to take a picture. Luckily, I remembered...don't want to be a bad blogger!
Here it is afterwards. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. I then went over it with the clear wax & the dark wax. I finished it off with some new knobs from Target. Now I have the much needed store space & it doesn't look like it belongs in The Charles Townsend Detective Agency office anymore.

17 comments:

  1. It turned out gorgeous~ I love the way that old white chalk paint looks~ Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  2. Love the greyish-weathered look of it!
    -Revi from www.revisionarylife.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the way this turned out with that lovely aged look you get with ASCP.

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  4. I, too, love the way this turned out...lovely, aged, soft grayish white.
    Wow!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  5. Love, love, love this! Absolutely beautiful! Found you via My Romantic Home. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

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  6. mercy, what a change. It looks gorgeous now. Don't you just love gifts like that. I found you through Show and Tell Friday and will join your followers.

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  7. Love it...good by 70's! Amazing how that ASCP can transform just about anything. Thanks so much for sharing. I went to follow but your option is not on the page now, must be a blogger issue. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

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  8. Great job! This would fit just about anywhere. Stopping by via Debbiedoo's linky party! Hope you have time to stop by my blog and say hello!

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  9. It turned out so pretty. I love 70's furniture.
    http://shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com/

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  10. thanks for linking - I just featured you on my Facebook page!

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  11. It looks so light and fresh! Not heavy or overly 70's at all! Amazing job!

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  12. Love the change! I was a Charlies Angel wannabe when I was little. Thanks for the memories. Thank you for linking up to my Monday Linky Party! Hope to see you next Monday. Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  13. SO much better! the paint and hardware take the 70's right out of that piece! :)

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  14. You can't even tell it's laminate! Very gorgeous!

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  15. Katie, what an unusual and interesting piece. You did a fabulous job putting a new and updated finish on it! So glad I came over for a visit from Debbie's Newbie party!

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  16. I saw your post over at Wow us Wednesday and wanted to take a peek! This piece looks amazing! You did an excellent job. Love the color! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

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  17. This turned out beautiful. The very first piece I ever did was a laminate piece from the seventies.... and it's still one of my favorites :) Great Job!

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