Monday, March 30, 2009

Goodbye Cabinet

I have had this cabinet (well the bottom half) for 12 years. You can read about how I acquired it here. I tired of it--it was a little too country for me I guess, plus I didn't ever have a great place for it in this house. Friends that own a thrift store wanted a cabinet to display things in, so off it went on consignment, after a makeover. The original top half I am using as a divider. This top was from another cabinet I had, whose bottom needs lots of work (the cabinet's bottom, not mine--well on second thought, both of ours Ü).

The top was this barn red (I had started painted the inside cream and then remembered to take a picture).


I painted some barn red over my brown cabinet so that when I sanded it, the same colors would show through. I then painted it black, cream on the inside, and added beadboard to the back of the top cabinet. I liked how the cream shoewed through when I sanded, it matches the hardware well. I was tempted to stick it back in my house after painting it black, but I was strong and said goodbye!

12 comments:

  1. That is a fabulous cabinet! I absolutely love it! I am on the lookout for something similar to that around here. Hoping to find something CHEAP! We'll see.

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  2. It looks awesome! I could have used it yesterday in my booth as we were moving into the window space. I would have sold instantly!!! Great job, I love your projects- Krista

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  3. That would've been hard to part with when all said and done. But you persevered!

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  4. You did a fantastic job! Love the added beadboard and cream color inside.

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  5. I love this cabinet!!! I bet it was sooo hard to part with!

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  6. Wow Bec I love that cabinet I loved the red but I love the black too I don't think I could of gave it up.
    Have a great day
    julie

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  7. Gorgeous! I know this may be dumb, but where did it go?

    I can be a little slow....:)

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  8. It's gorgeous! I'm coveting it. That's bad on my part...but feel good that I love it so much. :)

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  9. What a beautiful cabinet. You did a fabulous job painting it and adding beadboard. I would have had a hard time letting it go too.

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  10. Love it! the black and white are such a fresh change! Jen

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  11. Im partial to red myself, and was a bit concerned when you said you were painting it black...but it looks fantastic! What a great job you did, the cream/white looks great too! Like most of my jobs, I finish them, then want to keep them, stay strong!
    Sue

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  12. I would have had a hard time parting with it too. It turned out beautiful! I can just see little collectibles in it.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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