Before & After
About a year ago, when Dave and I had first moved in together, I was driving home from peaking into my classroom at school when I noticed a garage sale along the side of the road. I'm not usually one to freak out about garage sales, but this one actually looked pretty interesting. There was quite a bit of furniture and trunks along the driveway of the house and it looked as though people were going in and out of the house too. Our house at that point was pretty empty other than a couch and a few other things- in fact I think our T.V. was still sitting on our coffee table at that point in time- so looking at furniture really seemed like a great idea.
After much begging and pleading I convinced dave to go with me to the sale and we found this beautiful midcentury cabinet/shelf. We offered 40 for it and they told us we were crazy and sold it to us for 20. I felt so lucky! I've always been an admirer of midcentury home furnishings so finding a midcentury shelf- for only 20 bucks- was a pretty big stinking deal in my brain.
So after a year of the magical dream shelf sitting in our house I finally decided that it was time to give it a little upgrade. I decided- and I am not sure why- to leave the legs and posts wood and paint the shelves and cabinet part white, like the white of our trim. I taped the top and bottom of each post and rolled on a coat of primer and a coat of white paint.
I just love how it turned out! (and so does dave- yay!), Leah