What Would You Do?

I found this specimen of perfection at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop last weekend, for $25($24.98 to be exact), and I can’t decide what to do with it.

Mid Century Cabinet Sliding Glass DoorsMid Century Cabinet Legs Before

I am usually deathly opposed to painting mid-century furniture, but this is just laminate and it is scuffed up, chipped off and bubbled up in places.  Right now it sits at the end of my hallway(which is going to get an amazing makeover of it’s own. So Excited). 

I’m thinking of painting the body one color(white?) and the back of the inside a fun pop of color(Purple?) or pattern.

So, what would you do?  Are there any thrift scores you can’t decide what to do with?  Any suggestions?



  1. I love your idea! White is a fave, of course, and if you don’t want to paint the pop of colour if you aren’t sure – cut (ha!) a piece of foam core or cardboard and cover it in fabric or wall paper or wrapping paper and squeeze it tight in the back (it looks like the shelf will hold it in place). That way you can change it as much or as little as you like. Can’t wait to see it -ps flat white – even though you love it may not take the abuse of being a front entry table. Just saying.


    1. Thanks for the feedback. Great tip about the temporary backing and great point about the flat white not being very durable if it’s in a high traffic area. Do you think mirrors on the back would be too “disco”?


      1. I’ve got a lot of sanding and painting to do. Right now mirrors are in the lead. I’ll be hanging a mirror over it, too, so I’ll have to see if that is too much mirror maybe. Ugh..so many possibilities. Thank you for helping me out.


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