What’s on My Porch :: 2

Date
Apr, 27, 2015

Welcome back to another edition of What’s on my Porch! I started this recently to keep you up to date on the most recent pieces I have, and what my plans are for them. And right now, our porch is getting pretty full. Which means I’ve got a lot of work to do!

First up is this awesome mid century corner table. I shared it on Facebook when I picked it up a couple weeks ago, and I just love how unique it is.

Price: $25

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Most of the wood is in pretty great shape, and I’m loving the stripes on the top. I’m definitely going to keep a majority of the wood, and maybe add a little paint in somehow 😉 The legs are a bit wobbly, but other than that, it’s in great shape!

Next is this General Electric Stereo Console. My brother found it in the attic of his house and was planning on keeping it but he ended up sending it my way.

Price: Free

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I did some research online and it’s from the 60s/70s. For being so old, it’s actually in great shape. The real questions remains though…does it still work?

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Guess we’ll have to find out! This guy will probably just get a fresh coat of stain and maybe some gold accents?? What do you think?

Third is this cedar chest I scored at an estate sale the other weekend.

Price: $15

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The wood is in beautiful condition and as much as I want to paint it, I might have to refrain. It definitely has it’s problems, but for $15 I wasn’t going to pass it up. The bottom board that the legs are screwed into is totally cracked and needs to be replaced. Maybe I’ll re stain the outside and paint the inside??

You know I love my paint, but all three of these pieces just have such beautiful wood, I don’t know if I can hide it!

Those are all my new pieces, but I also wanted to share with you my plans for the current piece I’m working on. I shared it in my last What’s On My Porch post and I’m really excited about how it’s coming along!

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You can’t see it here, but the top was in pretty rough shape. The veneer was all bubbly, so I started by sanding the whole thing down and applying some fresh stain.

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Much better! For the rest of the piece, I’m painting it in DecoArt’s Refreshing, and I just bought this amazing paper from Rifle Paper Co. yesterday for the drawers. Eek! This paper makes me really happy 🙂

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I have some knobs I think I’m going to use that I shared on instagram last night, but until I finish painting, I can’t make a final decision.

I’ve got a lot of work to do! I’d love to hear your thoughts or suggestions for any of these pieces!

Hope you all have a fab day!

brepurposed

15 Comments

  1. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    April 27, 2015

    Oh my gosh that old stereo takes me back to my childhood. What are you going to do with it? I see a fabulous mid-century modern bar!

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    Katie @ Little House of Four

    April 27, 2015

    I love checking out all your great finds and I can’t wait to see your DécorArt project! That paper is fabulous!

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      brepurposed

      April 27, 2015

      Thanks Katie! Here’s hoping I get it done in time! I need to get painting!

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    Heather J

    April 27, 2015

    Wow I love all of your finds! Geez you got some really great $$$$ savings! That is awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first little table..That is really unique:)

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      brepurposed

      April 27, 2015

      Thanks Heather! And yes, I’m very lucky these were all free or very very cheap! Can’t wait to work on that first little table!

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    Kristi

    April 27, 2015

    Tons of fab finds my friend! I LOVE where you’re headed with that dresser – the colour and paper are SO pretty!!!

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      brepurposed

      April 27, 2015

      Thanks Kristi! I’m pretty much obsessed with everything from Rifle Paper Co so I’m excited I found the perfect paper to match this paint!

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    Lynne

    April 27, 2015

    Can’t wait to see how the finished products!

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      brepurposed

      April 27, 2015

      Thanks Mrs. Tooms! I’m excited to finally be working on this beautiful piece you found me!

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    Kimm at Reinvented

    April 27, 2015

    Oh my goodness, what amazing finds! That first table is way cool. And I can’t wait to see the final piece with that gorgeous color and paper! Hurry up, would ya?! 😉

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      brepurposed

      April 27, 2015

      haha I’m trying! If this darn weather would cooperate a little more I’d probably already be done!

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    cassie @ primitive & proper

    April 27, 2015

    HOLY oak piece i love it! and love your color and paper… swoon!

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      brepurposed

      April 27, 2015

      I’m super excited about that one! And right?! Definitely can’t go wrong with Rifle Paper Co 🙂

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    Marly

    April 27, 2015

    Don’t paint or stain the inside of a cedar chest! The inside is what makes it such a great place to store clothes and linens. The cedar naturally repels moths and stuff and keeps your clothes in good shape. People pay a lot to have cedar closets installed in their homes. Food for thought. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      April 27, 2015

      I’ll admit it crossed my mind but you’re definitely right, I can’t paint it 🙂 It’s natural instinct for my thoughts to go to paint first!

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