Thrifty Thursday: Credenza (before and AFTER)

I’m excited to share my 50 dollar thrift store find? It’s finally finished, take a look!

I couldn’t be more happy with the transformation.

Thrift store find - before and after -

thrift store find - before -

Thriftstore find - after -

thriftstore find - after

I wish I could say this was a DIY weekend project, but in full to partial disclosure, this post technically does not qualify as a Thrifty Thursday post. I paid someone to paint and refinish it for me

…and it was worth it!

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    I love it! It is SO beautiful! And you know what? Sometimes it's more affordable to pay someone else to do something because your time is so valuable.

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    Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    It looks great! I love the color.

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    I have a crush on your credenza. And one more thing–I adore you even more for having someone finish it for you!

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    sumthinghappened says:


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    Wow that's gorgeous! I've been wanting to go thrifting and refinishing furniture and this gives me more inspiration to do so! I love the pics hanging above it too.

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    Julie and Matt says:

    That is awesome! I love how it turned out. Absolutely beautiful!

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    So cute! Now I want to go to Savers.

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    Kim's Treasures says:

    I want it!!! I love it!!!!

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    Kristina P. says:

    Ooooh, I love that color!

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    That is such a great piece! It turned out perfect. I love the color.

    I totally would have paid someone to do it too after tackling my $50 orange dresser :)

    I just had someone do a blue armoire for me and it was worth every penny!

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    It's fabulous! There's no shame in paying someone to do something that you don't want to do or don't have time to do. That's what makes the world go 'round.

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    It looks great! I love the color.

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    Hahaha! I said the exact same thing that "Whatever Deedee wants" did! It really does look fantastic.

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    I LOVE IT!

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    Infarrantly Creative says:

    That is so amazing. you can't see the beautiful design until it was painted. And could you have chosen a better color? I THINK NOT!

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    a pina colada says:

    That turned out so darling! I LOVE it! What a fantastic find and color. Nice job!

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    Charlene Austin says:

    OH. MY. GOD! I love love love it and I'm thru the roof jealous of this piece!!! Seriously…gorgeous! What is that colour?? Will you share?

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    Domestically Sassy says:

    I'm so excited about this post! I have a credenza I've been wanting to paint. Love your color!

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    pretty carved wood! i LOVE that you paid someone to refinish it for you. way to support your local experts!

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    That looks great Kam, what a fun way to add a splash of color! PS: I would have paid someone to do it for me too!

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    LOVE IT! What color of paint is it?

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    I love that you saw the potential in this piece of furniture. & I LOVE that color. I used a similar color to make my little babe's room POP! Originally it was apricot & orange – then I added the light blue and I couldn't be more excited about it. I blogged about it here:

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    andreactuft says:

    Wow!!! Love it! Nice find!

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    What a great find! I love the color you changed it to, it really updates it. Seriously, I LOVE it!

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    kami @ says:

    Hi Girls! The color is by Kwall,

    it's called light aqua #2152

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    Phleurdillee says:

    It's gorgeous! I'm so envious! I want one!( stomping foot in tantrum)! Can you share the paint brand and color? I have what I believe is a tip somewhat related: I stumbled upon a site, after wanting a $2,000.00 craft/kitchen island from Pottery Barn-a free site called : Knock Of where the woman drew up the plans and posted them for free, along with many others. I think it's awesome. Another woman posted her daughter's room make-over she did herself using free wooden flats(?) from shipping area of store. Check it out!

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    OMG! Gorgeous, just gorgeous! What a find! A true diamond in the rough. Love the blue and definitely worth paying someone to refinish it.

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    Mindy Cox says:

    Would you be willing to share who you used to refinish your project? I’m looking to refinish several pieces and I love how your credenza turned out. It’s beautiful! So is the rest of your living room!

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