Vintage for a Cause Project: details 

I really should have shared this a couple months ago but ya know, life and stuff. I sell some home decor at a local consignment shop and in October the owner and my friend Tracie asked if I wanted to do a project with her for our local, About Magazine. Of course I said, “hell yes” and the rest is history.

The basis of the project kind of mirrored the popular show Flea Market Flip. Which I’m sure you guys have seen. So we were able to pick any piece to completely repurpose and were given a $100 budget for the piece and any supplies that we needed. We’re so good though, we recycled most of the things we used for the project and came well under our $100 budget. The pieces were auctioned off online and the proceeds all went to a local charity which is pretty darn cool. We also got a full feature in About Magazines December issue! Double cool, I know.

Here is what our piece looked like “before”


Our idea for this old armoire was to turn it into a bar of course. But not just any bar, an elegant, classy bar with a little bit of funk.

Some progress shots.

    

We painted most of the piece black but wanted some peacock to pop in a few places. So we did the corner pieces in the peacock with a crackle and then add it to the drawers as well.

   
  
We painted the entire inside gold. Took out the top two drawers on the right and added wood shelving and wine glass holders. On the left we added two mirrored glass shelves and added mirrored glass to all the back panels inside.



The real change came with the “new” doors! Tracie had these led glass panels from her home that was built in the 20’s we framed them out with some new wood and voila, show stopper ready.

After many hours of blood, sweat and exhaustion here she is in all her beauty.



This was such a fun and rewarding project and I’m so greatful that Tracie asked me to be a part of it! If you’re around Canton, Ohio make sure to stop at Young at Heart Furniture and Decor. You won’t be disappointed. Scouts honor.

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