Before & After: Curio Adds Color to a Dining Room

published Aug 1, 2015
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(Image credit: Lisa Barrett)

This half-moon curio cabinet was missing veneer and generally showing wear and tear. Lisa saw something in it, and decided it would be perfect to add some color to her dining room.

(Image credit: Lisa Barrett)

From Lisa:

I picked up a beautiful but beaten up 70s repro vintage-style half-moon cabinet at the tip shop for $40. With large sections of veneer missing — and not replaceable, she was not going to be restorable. So my plan was patch and paint it for a fabulous burst of color for my barware in the dining room.

The parts where the veneer was missing were very rough and needed sanding down. The detail across the top was removed because of significant damage — and I liked the clean line better.

The remainder of the wood was sanded and primed, followed by two coats of glorious “Storybook Green” by Dulux in gloss. I have kept the original hardware to retain some of the vintage feel.

It’s beautiful to see her looking sassy again — she could have ended up in landfill! Imagine!

Thank you Lisa!