Goodbye Broken … Hello Beautiful!


November 14, 2014 by Terry

DSCN3712Not everything that “looks” like garbage is garbage!

DSCN3697Sometimes things that are broken and missing parts just get tossed out.

DSCN3695Sometimes we need to look past the broken and try to see the potential beauty of a piece… take it from what it was to what it can be..


If this piece would have made it to the dump, we would have missed out on this….

DSCN3678I will admit that when it first came to me it was in very rough shape.  It was missing a top, it had broken handles and was pretty beaten up.  It had no character… no life…

IMG_6009IMG_6011IMG_6009I started by giving her new handles and knobs.  Then I found some chunky legs to put on and dress her up… give her a little “lift” :0) !

After removing the old pieces on the top, I gave her a new one using raw pine 1×6 boards.  I painted these with a base coat of milk paint in the color curio.  Next the whole piece (inside and out) got 2 coats of vintage blue paint which I sprayed on with my gravity paint sprayer.  I wanted a professional finish without brush strokes and my paint gun gives it that flawless look.

I gave the body a light distressing to bring attention to the design on the doors and faux drawers. The top was heavily distressed to let the milk paint under the blue show through..

DSCN3687DSCN3724I am really pleased with how she turned out.  Someone’s leftover doomed for the dump can now be enjoyed once again by another!

I found some baskets and painted them to match.  I dry brushed the curio color over them to break up the color a bit and added numbers for fun.  This piece could be used in so many different ways now… It could be used in a front entry way as storage, it could be used as a sofa table behind a sofa, it could also be a media center… the list goes on :0) !

DSCN3730DSCN3703DSCN3683DSCN3709DSCN3730DSCN3733DSCN3704I think it was originally the bottom half of an old entertainment center…

DSCN3731It’s nice that this piece has gotten a second chance.  Most ugly things get overlooked, especially if they’re broken… what was once worthless and useless now has purpose and worth again… and that makes me smile!

Thanks for the visit!  I’d love to hear from you all and I appreciate the time you take in reading and commenting!

Before I go I’d like to introduce the latest member of our family.  She is just 7 weeks old and her name is Precious…precious she is!  She was without a momma and we just can’t allow that, so she was gifted to my daughter for her 12th birthday!



Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

That DIY Party by DIY Showoff

Pink When DIY Sunday Showcase

Stephanie Lynn’s Sunday Showcase Party

Stone Gable’s THE SCOOP

French Country Cottage’s Feathered Nest Friday


20 thoughts on “Goodbye Broken … Hello Beautiful!

  1. Love your new kitty!! So cute. And the furniture piece turned out beautifully…I’m in the process of milk painting a few pieces myself, so I can appreciate the effort involved. You did a fabulous job!


  2. You are a genius! I don’t think I would have looked twice at it before. So, so beautiful. Crazy about the baskets (and kitten)…


    • Thanks for the compliment! To be honest… my husband brought it home for me, a fellow he works with was going to toss it. I would not have gravitated towards it otherwise as it needed so much help. I’m glad it was forced upon me though or I would have missed out on something great! I really think it would make a great bathroom vanity if someone put a sink in it!
      Have a great weekend!


  3. Peggy says:



  4. lindaglovinghome says:

    Are you kidding me!!….My God you are good! You are truly blessed with talent!. I would have not given this a second thought. I love every bit of this and the entire vignette and kitty….perfect. Yes, I could see it as a bathroom vanity, but it looks beautiful just as it is. I try to paint but finish with more paint on me than the dang thing I’m painting. Still can’t figure out how that happens. :-)


    • Oh Linda you are so sweet! I love it when you comment! I love furniture of all kinds :0) ! If I can take something I think looks “yucky” and tweak it a little to make it look pretty again then I feel fulfilled :0) … I certainly released some creative energy on this one! Thank you so much for always taking the time to comment .. you’re always so nice!
      You should see me when I paint… I come in the house with it in my hair and everything…I wear shower caps sometimes to stay semi clean and I now have coveralls like mechanics wear just to help me stay less painted on my clothing! If you’re not dirty…you’re not having a good time :0)!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. This turned out beautifully. I absolutely love the color on this as well. This is so amazing. I definitely need this in my living room :). Great job and post


  6. […] Megin’s favorite this week was this completely re-done cabinet. […]


  7. […] Goodbye Broken, Hello Beautiful! from the Curator’s Collection […]


  8. Erin Kennedy says:

    oh my goodness! i was grabbing your image to share on this week’s Sunday Showcase and I saw your new fur baby and I had to comment! what a doll! Love her. Thanks for giving her a forever home!


    • Thank you Erin! I’m honored that you have shared my work on you blog :0) It is such an encouragement! Our new fur baby is such a good little girl :0) She is a great addition to our family, who knew she’d bring our kids together even closer…they all spend time laughing and playing with her having fun together! I hope you visit again.


  9. Carla says:

    This color is absolutely gorgeous. Love Precious.


  10. A City Girl says:

    Lady you are a miracle worker! If i had not seen this teansformation i never would have believed it. Just wonderful i am FLOORED


  11. […] Megin of VMG206 chose ~ Goodbye Broken…Hello Beautiful! by The Curators Collection […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow on Instagram

No Instagram images were found.

You May Also Like:

I’ve been featured on these amazing websites:

Revival Monday

Feathered Nest Friday

Orphans With Makeup

Painted and repurposed vintage and antique furniture. DIY . Home decor.

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

... Making Broken Beautiful

She Holds Dearly

Just another site

Found This Painted That

Decorating Solutions for the Dollar Challenged

Canary Street Crafts

Furniture Makeovers, Crafts & Home Decor

The Wood Spa by Pat Rios

Furniture Refinishing - Herndon, VA

q is for quandie

from a vintage vantagepoint.

Interior Frugalista

... Making Broken Beautiful

Orphans With Makeup

Painted Furniture, vintage goods, DIY

Katherines Corner

A blog by Minister Katherine. Inspiration and creativity for you and your home

August Blues Slipcover Studio

Slipcovers, diy, and other musings

Trois Petites Filles

... Making Broken Beautiful



French Country Cottage

... Making Broken Beautiful News

The latest news on and the WordPress community.


... Making Broken Beautiful

West Furniture Revival

... Making Broken Beautiful

Velvet & Linen

... Making Broken Beautiful

Dreamy Whites

... Making Broken Beautiful


... Making Broken Beautiful

%d bloggers like this: