Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Friday, May 4, 2012

DIY Credenza

So I have been on this hunt for a Credenza and while I'm looking I figured I might as well get some more DIY experience.  I found this one on Craig's list for a low $.  It's not really what I was looking for but I saw a picture of a Credenza I did like and this one had a similar look so I thought I would try to transform it a bit and then resale it.  I am still so bad a taking before pics!!  I had already taken the sliding doors off but I think you can kind of get the picture?  You'll see the doors in the end.

 So I gave it a good sand job...which I am really starting to not like sanding!!  Then I stained it darker.  Ugh, didn't turn out the way I wish it would have.  Sorry, didn't take a pic of that either.  Note to self, don't bother staining oak...just paint it.  So after all that hard work, wanting to kick myself and take a big sledge hammer to the whole project, I walked away and started again another day.  I decided to paint it all.  I primed it and then painted the body of it white and the doors and shelves in a light grey paint that I already had.


 It turned out quite nice.  I'm glad I did not take a sledge hammer to it lol!!  I sold it the next day on Craig's List.  In fact I had a guy commit to buying it and picking it up that following weekend due to the fact that he had to get his buddy's truck to haul it.  In the mean time I had a nutty lady who wouldn't stop texting me and emailing me, asking me to sell it to her instead.  She told me she would pay more than my asking price if I let her buy it.  Sorry lady, a commitment is a can't put a price on integrity.

I have already found my next project or should I say next 3 projects.  My carport looks like a furniture store. 


  1. Love it! And is that wallpaper or did you handwrite those verses on the wall - totally love it!!!

  2. Thanks Becca! Yes, I painted the scripture on the wall. I wanted it to kind of look graffiti-ish...after about the 6th try my hubby told me he would knock the wall down if I painted it again lol!

  3. I was going to ask the same thing about the Bible verses on the wall. Very cool! You are so creative.

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