Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TRASH TO TREASURE


Diane at A Picture is Worth 1000 Words is sponsoring Trash to Treasure blog day. She invited anyone who would share their favorite trash item turned into a treasure! Although I posted a picture of these cabinets already this week, I'll have to say this is my favorite "trash" item. It's true that a friend of mine got all the cabinets from a house that had been partially burned and had been vacant for quite awhile. She used many of the cabinets in her home (painted them black) and they are beautiful. She gave me these and I painted them black first and then red over the black. Someone had asked me the color red. It is Sherwin Williams Cherry Tomato. I think the black underneath gives it a different color than the true Cherry Tomato. After I painted them red I sanded the edges some so black would show and they looked even older. The inserts to the cabinet doors were missing so I put the chicken wire and made the curtains. You can see my detergents, etc. through the chicken wire but THIS IS IN MY LAUNDRY ROOM. You should have seen it before!!!!

9 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for playing along! I love your cabinet...the color is striking!
diane

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh Sue,
I LOOOOOVE your redo on your cabinets they are great!
They are pefect in your laundry room! What a great friend to find these and give you some!
Robin~♥

StitchinByTheLake said...

I absolutely love these. I'm wondering if I could talk my husband into putting some cabinets above my washer and dryer. :) He would like for me to quit reading blogs - I get too many ideas. blessings, marlene

Darlene said...

I LOVE those cabinets in your laundry room....they look GREAT!

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh Sue, I love what you did! I do not have a Laundry room. Maybe one day. I sure am getting a lot of ideas!

Linda said...

A great T2T!!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Gorgeous! I think I might even enjoy laundry with those cabinets to brighten up the room. Love how used the chicken wire. It certainly adds the perfect touch.

Smiles,
Lea

Kele said...

Perfect! My laundry room looks NOTHIN' like that!! I am jealous.

bj said...

So, so nice. What a great job you did on your cabinets....they are just perfect for a laundry room...I wish I had some just like 'em !