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I am SO excited to share my transformation of this dark dated Vintage Queen Anne Cabinet.

Do you Remember this old thing? It was love at first sight when I saw her in person. She was begging me to take her home and make her into something beautiful but there was just one hitch she didn’t fit inside my vehicle! So what was a person to do? I strapped her to the roof and made the 45 minute drive home through Vancouver traffic of course.


I knew I wanted to update it’s tired worn look to be Modern, Bright and Bold. After seeing this dramatic White and light Tiffany Blue colour combination. I knew she had been dark and heavy for too many years and it is time to take off her heavy winter coat and put on a colourful spring dress.

I sanded and sanded, filled any nicks or dings and was applying the first coat of high adhesive primer, when I had the idea of painting the legs out the same light Tiffany Blue to give her a little punch.

I followed my instincts and went ahead and painted the inside and the beautiful sculptural legs in light Tiffany Blue and she started to come alive.

In progress

The doors had a key lock mechanism but the keys had been lost. So I needed to fill the key lock holes to be able to install knobs. I used Bondo body filler to do this. Warning, it is smelly so I did this outside and with a mask on. The positive is it adheres extremely well, hardens incredibly and sanded to a smooth finish. So it is perfect for this application. Confession, lesson learned, I should have done this step before priming and painting the doors as I created more work for myself by having to repeat these steps. 😦

I love how painting the legs out in a bight clear colour has given her an ethereal appearance now.

I love how this project turned out. I think being bold with colour is such a fun way to update vintage dated pieces!

Stunning – AND I did it with a dated piece of furniture and paint!

I bet you will never look at a disregarded piece of furniture the same again.

Are you now a up-cycle believer now?