There must be a lot of people who don’t see the potential in broken furniture, I see it all the time! I actually think when I buy a piece of neglected furniture off someone they think they have pulled a fast one on me! Little do they know! Sometimes I tell people what I do……..sometimes I must have a look about me (like a little glint in my eye or maybe it is the paint splattered clothes?) that makes them ask if I restore old furniture. I am certain a lot of the time I look completely crazy, I am actually quite certain I am completely crazy! But I love seeing the hidden potential in the neglected and at times butchered furniture. I actually am quite happy when people don’t see what I do because I know for certain I would be paying twice as much and nobody wants that. This brings me to today’s piece of furniture….or at least what was a piece of furniture.
I am assuming at one point in time the parts I found came from a very beautiful cupboard….some craftsman had spent a great deal of time creating the details. Unfortunately somewhere along the line it had been literally shattered to pieces and all that was left was parts. These parts were on their way to the dump when I came across them and saw their hidden potential.
I found two cupboard doors and one mirrored door (this is not in this post but you bet I have made it into something special also) and I knew IMMEDIATELY what the plain doors could be…..chalkboards! After a little hole filling, sanding and removing the hinges I got to work turning them into chalkboards. I painted the center of each with chalkboard paint before using MMSMP in Schloss on one and MMSMP in Layla’s Mint on another. Finally I distressed them, waxed and seasoned the chalkboards before attaching hanging wire to the back. Now they had everything they needed to find love again in a new home.
I love projects like this that take little work but make something beautiful and unique out of what was someone trash. Don’t you think they look perfect now…..like they were always meant to be?