Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Jolly Green Giant

Or that's what we've been calling it around here!

A few weeks ago we (being me) found a free dining room cabinet posted on Kijiji. You can see a little sneak here and here.

But the transformation has been nothing short of epic around here and so I felt that the Jolly Green Giant deserved her very own post.

So after a favor from my Dad and cousin- a.k.a a willing lifter with a truck-we picked her up.

This is what she looked like- top & bottom- before her transformation.



I was lucky it was a beautiful day so I sanded her outside in the extra driveway. Then I had M give me a hand in bringing her into the dining room to prime and paint her.


I gave her a coat of primer and three coats 'emerald isle' eggshell Behr paint as well as new hardware before adding a little something to the thin wood backing.

*Not the greatest lighting so you can't really get the full effect of the green.
I picked up a roll of grey and white stripped wrapping paper-yes, you read that right- and covered the back of it. I love it.

Then we heaved her up the staircase and into the craft room. And I filled her.


Ain't she a beauty?! She's wonderful for storage but honestly, she's huge! Here's another view.


But boy is she a beauty! She sure makes me jolly!



  1. L.O.V.E. and now I want one. in blue. of course! ;)

  2. Wow! Great job and you can't beat FREE!

  3. Georgeous. What line/type of Behr Paint did you use? I'm curious about durability since Melamine has been banned :-( Its lovely. I'd like one in soft grey or blue. I have a similar one in my dining room but it matches my dining set. Perhaps when i upgrade the dining part, this lovely piece will upcycle to the craft room. I love your upcycling/DIY interspersed with the crafty stuff.

  4. I love, love, love this colour! So jealous of this find! :)

  5. I love this - awesome!! And yes, great find!!!! Also... missing my french doors in my room... maybe when I have to extend.. hmmm... can I extend when I only renovated last summer? have a great day!

  6. Mom and I both LOVE THIS! She's gonna be so excited when I go home and show her today.

  7. WOW, what a great idea. I have two in my basement doing nothing. Actually been trying to get rid of them. Maybe at least one of them needs to stay now.