Have I mentioned that I LOVE Craigslist?? Especially the free section? This solid pine wood BEAST was left in a vacated apartment. The guy emptying the apartment put it up for grabs as a freebie and I grabbed it! Actually, he and I heaved and hauled it. Then we sucked in our tummies as we squeezed it into the back of the suburban...which had both of the back seats completely out. It fit, but barely!
It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the Beast is about 5 feet wide by 4 feet tall! Maybe part of the reason the previous owners left it behind was the chewed up bottom corner. Nothing
I had a really hard time deciding on a paint color for this one. I took my oldest son with me paint shopping and his suggestion (as usual) was black. "No black son, that's boring." So, I picked out "my" colors...light gray, dark gray, and teal. I started out with the light gray on top and a teal/dark gray combo for the body. And hated it. Sorry no pictures! Back to Home Depot with all the kiddos and this time I listened to my son! I tried painting just the top and leaving the body with the teal/dark gray, but I still didn't love it. So, top to bottom black. And I love it! It doesn't feel like such a BEAST now...now it is an elegant beauty!
I replaced the top three original knobs with black and white swirly design knobs from Hobby Lobby. The remaining original knobs I used and painted black. I very slightly distressed and then waxed.
Good choice son!
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