Seventies Credenza Makeover

Well, I'm off to a good start at the antique mall this month... the hall tree I made over sold while I was working Saturday! You can see that makeover here: Hall Tree Makeover.

So that means I have room for another furniture piece in my booth and I just finished a new something so that was perfect timing!


You may remember the before sneak peek of this little credenza from a few days ago.

I found this at the Habitat store a couple of years ago and used it 'as is' in my home for awhile but now I'm ready to let it go and in order to do that, it needed a makeover!


It's kind of a unique little piece of furniture... only the side, angled doors open, the center does not, but the shelves go all the way through!

I removed the doors and hardware.


I like to put all the hardware together with the small pieces in a zip-lock bag so I don't lose anything.


Most of it was in pretty good shape, except for the top.


After a light sanding and three coats of Country White it was starting to look better!


I didn't worry too much about painting a straight line along the bottom shelf...


...because I used some cute contact paper to spruce up the shelves!



A little distressing and a coat of poly and it's been given a new life!!


Sometimes I like the look of the original pulls and a nice new paint job. It worked well on this piece I think.






I'm happy with how it turned out. Sometimes I wish I could be a little more creative but white sells so white it is!


P.S. I had originally called this piece Mid-Century Modern but one of my lovely readers pointed out that it is a 1970's piece... duh... I can see that now! Thank you so much for keeping me straight!!