Furniture re-dos van Gogh collection

Upcycle Contest Finished

You’ll recall I posted a before picture of some pieces I picked up at Habitat for Humanity to participate in their Upcycling Contest.

I’m done! I know you were on the edge of your seat waiting…right?

cabinet painted grey with closed doors

Cute, don’t ‘cha think? What is it you ask? Oh yea, here’s a peek:

open door. painted interior with teal and yellow childs costume hanging inside. colorful circle pattern in back.

Yes, I did it. A dress-up cabinet. I am SO happy with the way it turned out!! I love the colors, I love the way it looks plain until you open it up and then it’s just kid-friendly all over the place! The drawer is great for accessories and shoes and all the crazy things children collect. Then I of course had to use all the available space-

grey cabinet with mirror attached to one side
grey cabinet with hanging hooks on outside for hats, and dress up supplies.

and the grand finale´…….

grey cabinet open with colorful circles in back, child's costume hanging and interior painted teal and yellow.

…and Yes, I did draw that Scottie dog free-hand, thank you very much.

Please tell me you love it as much as I do… I don’t want to turn it in. I’ll let you know when the link is up for voting as I would certainly appreciate the help. 🙂

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    March 18, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    It’s awesome! Great job. I will be sure to vote when it’s time!

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      March 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

      Thanks Laurie! Gracie is very disappointed it isn’t sticking around. She’s already requested I make another for her… never mind that she has one…

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    Rebecca @ Shoved to Them
    March 18, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    I love it! It’s perfection.

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    Jeanne Thorpe
    March 18, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Hi: Got the post. It is cute. Do you want to send the invoice to the same address?? Thanks. Jeanne

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      March 18, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      Thanks so much! Working on your invoice right now. I promise I didn’t forget. 🙂

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    Catherine Squire
    March 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Scottie! It turned out FABULOUS!!!! Great job! love the colors!!

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    Kathy van Gogh
    March 19, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Scottie, it is soooo adorable. I’m sure your daughter is very disappointed. I love the way you used chalk paint to paint it and to create the chalk boards for those all important drawings and messages of love. I remember many many years ago making a dress up armoire out of a moving box for my neice. I painted it and cut doors and windows in it. It pales in comparison. WELL DONE!

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      March 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      Thank you Kathy! Boxes are the best! Brian made Gracie and Jack a house out of the box that our wine fridge came in once. He did the same thing, cut a door, made a welcome mat, a window…it lasted far longer and they both enjoyed it far more than either of us thought would be the case.

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    March 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    I knew it!!!! 😉 Great job!!!!! (I actually just did a mod to mine about two weeks ago. I just haven’t blogged all year, so no post about it yet).

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