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One of my favorite garage sales finds was this rolling cabinet that I picked up for just five bucks. The tag said vintage rolling cabinet and didn’t list a price, so I found the owner and asked her how much she wanted for it.
She thought about it for a minute and gave me a look that made me think that she was about to ask too much. Now keep in mind everything else at this sale was a bit overpriced.
When she said she only wanted five dollars you could tell she was shocked at how fast I got the money out of my pocket and maybe even wished she had asked a bit more for it, what a deal!
Although my motive for picking up items at garage sales is to repurpose or do a makeover, I loved the original paint on this piece.
That red shiny color is what caught my eye but the paint was chipping off and the original owner must have smoked an entire carton of Pall Malls inside of the cabinet because the smell was strong with this one.
As a former smoker and someone who grew up in a home with many smokers I’m not hating, I just have always despised the smell that lingers on furniture.
How to Recreate This Rolling Cabinet Makeover
So I knew that I had to repaint it, the inside was a little beat up, the handles were loose, and the shelves were falling out.
After I fixed up the inside, removed the knobs, and lined the wood with contact paper, I got to work on the outside.
I knew the knobs needed some attention but I really like the look of them and didn’t want to have to buy a new one for the cabinet makeover so I made use of a new screw, one that would actually hold the knob onto the cabinet.
I then decided to use metallic spray paint to give the knob a makeover because it offered the antique vintage look I already loved about the cabinet, to begin with.
I love the color scheme of this piece, the metallic really stands out thanks to the bright blue finish on the cabinet.
I decided to paint the countertop white because I will be using this cabinet for taking pictures and most of the backgrounds I use for my food photography are white. I love that the top folds down on both sides for easy storage.
This has really helped me because I have found that I am the type of person to fill up any surface that makes itself available. Being able to fold away the top keeps me from filling it with nonsense so that I always have a workspace free of clutter.
Although this was a simple makeover that took very little time or effort, it really made a big difference. I have been able to put this garage sale find to good use and the entire project cost less than ten bucks to complete, keep in mind that includes the price of the cabinet!
Now if only I could bring myself to get rid of things, imagine the profits I could make if I sold these garage sale makeovers.
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