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  1. Melissa from the Blue House
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Ugh. I am also a hoarder of other peoples’ old crap, until I can’t take it anymore and haul it all out to the curb every couple of years. And then I see posts like this and remember something I used to have that I totally could have spray painted white and put in the bathroom, but dangit, I got rid of it in one of my crap purges!

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    • Babs the Elder
      November 6, 2013 @ 11:16 am

      I hear you – I have a basement full of treasures that could fill an antique and/or second hand shop, which I periodically purge and place out front with a big FREE sign. Every time I go to an antique show, garage sale or consignment shop, with out fail, I see items that I know I have somewhere in the dark recesses of my basement, making it that much harder to purge the next time I get the urge, since their value is reinforced by seeing them at these venues.

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  2. phoenix
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Oh, the burden of having The Sight – the ability to see things as they could be! Which most always comes coupled with The Affliction of Time Lackedness. You are fortunate to have a husband to carry out the 90% – good choice!

    The cart is marvelous, especially with the black & white enamel trays!

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  3. Sue
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    As I gazed at your finished product, I wanted it for my own to stage in my bathroom and look good. Great find. I have to pin to my new Shabby Chic board http://www.pinterest.com/SueHKaboodle/shabby-chic/ so I can remember it…forever.

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  4. Stacey @ dohiy.com
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    I, too, am a dish hoarder, to my husband’s dismay (“We HAVE dishes!!!”).

    I love the mirrors, but glass would be great as well. Great score!

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  5. Renee Buffington
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    Honey! Find a place that will sandblast and powdercoat that kind of stuff. Cheap, easy, and a more durable finish than spraypaint.

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  6. Tracy
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    That’s a stunning transformation! This makes me want to spend the next few weekends at estate sales. Nice work!

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  7. Anne
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Now you have made me realize the grand mistake I have been making. I am not the one piling up the projects that sit for years all in different states of not done. It is my husband’s fault! HE should have been doing the prep work so that I could then do the fun and gratifying painting part, styling part and taking credit part. I will be filling him in on this revelation promptly…he has been slacking. Thank you for showing me the error of my ways.

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  8. Karen
    November 6, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Oh, Victoria, you make my day!

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  9. Patience
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    I love how it is on castors. (Casters?) It looks great! Where do you plan to put it?

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  10. blackbird
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Mission accomplished!

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  11. Katie
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Here’s the thing: your house IS actually nicer than mine! Good purchase, though!

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  12. Ellen
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I too, would have grabbed the table!! It looks gorgeous, I would leave the mirrored shelves in!!!

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  13. Kit Odom
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    This is something that I can remember saying only once before in my entire life: You were right; I was wrong. I hated the ugly metal thing when I saw the “before” picture. Now I’m wondering where I can get one.

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  14. linda
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Good find. I would have snagged those screen doors to distress and add wire in place of the screen. I hoard old, crappy doors and table top wear. You can never have enough of either!

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  15. Lindsay
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Why oh why would you ever take the mirrored shelves out? They’re perfectly lovely as they are. And very shiny too!!

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  16. MAH
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    Junk, Junk, Junk! Ah, how I love it. It makes my heart sing and makes me happy, happy, happy! I have a barn to put all my treasures in! So there! Ok already, my house does NOT look better than yours, but it does look better than my barn.

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  17. Melissa@TheChicDream
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    What a great find! It looks great in bright white. It’s a shame it doesn’t fit in the bathroom since it looks so good in there.

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  18. Cat
    November 6, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    OK. So that table is GORGEOUS. You clearly have an eye for converting junk to jewels. What I’M wondering is: Would you come look at all the shit in my house and tell me how to fix it?

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  19. Parnassus
    November 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    Paul is right! You can never have too many clamps. There are different shapes and sizes for different purposes. Also, you often need several matching clamps for one project. Moreover, you need multiple sets for simultaneous projects, or for oversize-type projects such as your Craigslist finds. Plus you need extras because they are cool. Plus you need antique clamps because they are even cooler.

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  20. AmyEbbertHill
    November 6, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    Lucky find! I can’t wait to see what you come home with next!

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