Monday, August 26, 2013

A China Hutch Worthy Of Grandma's Dishes... least now it is.  It wasn't that way when Eliana of Why Not Redesign first got her hands on it.  She was at the Storage Wars Outlet in Dallas when she first laid her eyes upon this...

Eliana says, "As you can see it was in less than fair condition but I saw the potential."  She kept it in her own storage for about 3 months when one day she was showing a customer her available pieces and her client took one look and knew this was the piece for her.

Her client told her to surprise her.  Eliana went to work ordering wall paper, hardware, and glass for the shelves.  Then came lots of sanding, many coats of black paint, distressing, waxing and a lot of TLC.  

Was all that effort worth it?  You betcha it was!!  Check this out.

And a close up of the beautiful paper she used...

The best part of this entire makeover is the reaction she received from her client who said, "It's more than I expected.  Now it will do my grandma's dishes justice!" and she gave Eliana a hug with tears in her eyes.  How is that for a happy ending for a formerly neglected piece of furniture?  Pretty fantastic!

Now lovely readers, here is where you come in.  Eliana will have her furniture goods at her Why Not Redesign Booth this coming weekend (8/29/13 - 9/1/13) at First Monday Trade Days at Old Mill Marketplace. They are located in Canton, Texas.  It's her first market and she's a little nervous.  So, if you are in that area, stop by and pay her a visit.  

For the rest of you, well, you can see Eliana on her Why Not Redesign Facebook Page.  Stop by and let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.  Comments are always welcome here on the blog, too.

Thanks so much Eliana for sharing your fantastic furniture flip! 


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  3. this is so beautiful.

  4. I love that paper!! Could you tell me where to get it so I can use it on my wall? Also, I am about to take a dive at painting a furniture piece, what type if paint do you recommend to get that flat, finished look?

  5. Beautiful! I noticed you replaced the doors. I need to replace one door on my China cabinet also. No luck finding them online or on unpainted furniture stores. Where did you find yours.


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