My New Credenza
I hope you guys are enjoying your summer, it’s so hot here I just am wondering what has happened to my nice 83 degree days! I guess I shouldn’t complain, but it’s been pretty miserable trying to clear out the garage in this heat… So I’m coming inside to write this post and it’s a much needed break! I finished this project a couple of weeks back, but with all of the new job and moving stuff going on I hadn’t written it up, so here it goes…
I knew exactly what I was looking for when I found this credenza,I thought it was just perfect! It had file drawers and a small cabinet and just the right style… be prepared for some AWESOMENESS people!
Are you underwhelmed or what? Trust me on this one, not only was the credenza only $36 but I knew with a little TLC it would be perfect!
So we did a little of this…
We added 2×4’s to the underside so we could attach legs… we picked these legs up at Home Depot. I just screwed them right into the wood after predrilling the holes, super easy.
and we attached a little of this… small trim I hand cut with my miter box and applied with Loctite.
Oh, yes the small trim added just the right amount of detail to the fronts of those super plain drawers. I also filled in the old screw holes with wood putty in preparation for the new hardware.
We primed it too… this was pine with knots, I wasn’t about to apply a bunch of coats of paint just to control bleed through… I’ve learned my lesson the hard way! I ALWAYS prime mahogany and pine…
I added some “new” hardware, well actually the bin pulls are new, but the ring pull is from my grab bag of vintage knobs that I’ve had to remove from other pieces, the finish match is PERFECT! The paint is Cabinet Coat tinted in Stonington Gray, it’s about the lightest gray I have ever worked with and I adore it!
Just the right amount of storage for me! I have home files on one side and my business “stuff” on the other…
My beautiful vintage ring pull…
The gorgeous bin pulls that I want to use EVERYWHERE!
Now I have this fabulous “command center” in my office and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product! If you missed the Study tour please hop on over and take a look at the rest of the room!
What do you think, do you like the new and improved credenza? Would you have bought this piece?
Thanks as always for stopping by…
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Posted on July 7, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged adding feet to cabinet, adding trim to cabinets, bin pulls, cabinet coat paint, gray painted credenza, office storage, painted credenza, Stonington Gray, vintage ring pull. Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.