Feeling Inspired: Vintage Credenza Restoration

So…I have been mulling over what to with my mid mod credenza I bought off craigslist last week.  After closer inspection there are quite a few places that are deeply gouged and beyond refinishing (but for 45 bucks, who can complain!).  The piece is not worth the expense of replacing the veneer, so I need a more…creative solution.  I still want to show off as much woodgrain as possible, but use paint to cover up the damaged parts.

I am very inspired by these angular block prints right now.  I love the idea of combining this painted block style and the natural woodgrain of the furniture.

Prints by heatherfuture on Etsy

Image Unknown off Pinterest (can you imagine taping off this pattern!?!  f@%k me!!)

I love these amazing prints by Esther Stewart  They give me such a calm feeling…I’m going to need to channel that once I start this project…especially if Brian offers to help…(note to self ~ “teaching moment, this is a teaching moment Samantha”…)

Love the color use on both of these, I think these would look great for the color palette on my credenza, mixing with the pecan colored wood. Images from DIY or DIE and LEIF.

Image from designspiration.net

Fabulous wall pattern!!  This was from an awesome room makeover by one of my favorite bloggers Mandi on her blog Vintage Revivals.  Check her out!

I’m excited to start pulling colors and designing the pattern for the face of the credenza.  But first, my not-so-favorite-part, stripping and sanding the old finish away.  What an exciting weekend I have in store… ;)

Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor - This is going to be amazing once it’s done. I can’t wait to see it;)

seth - where can we see the finished product of the dresser makeover?? it looks like it’ll be pretty sweet!

Samantha Pattillo - Hey Seth! Thanks for asking, I am actually putting the post together now with all the dirty details of the process. I will post in the next week or two and part of it will be featured on the DIY Network’s blog as well. What, what?!

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