When it came time to tear these "cabinets" down I really wanted to use the wood to create something. They were obviously not very attractive cabinets, but I felt like it was good wood that I could save. . .plus I really like to have pieces around that remind me of what this house used to look like! Anyway, I got to work and ended up with this parsons table.
I have no tutorial on this piece because I wasn't blogging at the time. But don't worry. . . It gets better!
I haven't been happy with my living room since I moved in. I've just made due with what I have. Lately it's been really bugging me and so I've started to make some changes, beginning with the media console. The moment I painted it green I didn't like it, but never got around to repainting. Well a few days ago, I decided to crack open the paint can again. This time I went with white.
Then I did a little glazing.
And then I added something that would totally change the feel of this piece. . . beautiful scrolled wooden brackets.
And I LOVE them. I think it made the console look very Anthropologie-esque. And that is ALWAYS good in my book!
I placed the suitcases back underneath the table that were there before (minus the blue one) but left the top one open to hold extra blankets and pillows.
Vintage suitcases make me swoon. I often wonder where they have been in this world. Wonderful, magical places I'm sure. :) The top suitcase came with a tag and used to belong to a Mr. William Knapp from Rogers, Arkansas.
I am so happy with the way this piece turned out and I finally feel like I'm on my way to loving my living room. More changes to come!
Do you have a mini makeover you would like to share? I'd LOVE to see it! Send pics to email@example.com!