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Sunday, September 11, 2011

I finally refinished it!

I have had this piece  of furniture sitting in my shed since we moved here 11 years ago! I have always liked it and found it at an estate sale about 25 years ago and it was old then, so it is really old now! It originally had a dark finish and it my navy blue loving years I painted it navy blue. It was in a sun room where I used to live and the sun had done some major damage to the paint.  If you look close you can see how bubbled the paint is. Thus, that Is why I have not moved it into my house. I have had the vision of it a creamy white for a long time but not the ambition to strip the paint and start over.

This is why I really like this piece.  It has the cutest cubby hole drawers with the old time labels on the drawers. I decided to just leave the drawers as they were and just strip the rest.

That was a good decision because the stripping process took awhile and there was a lot of paint on this thing. This piece was hand made by someone and the wood that was used looks like it came from different kinds of wood so I really didn't want to leave it natural because of the differences in the wood.

After stripping it, I primed it with a good primer.

Then added 2 coats of "glazed pear", that was the name of the paint but it doesn't really fit the color I think.

I moved it into my guestroom, where I already have a creamy white headboard.

Added some accessories to the top.

Made some new labels for the drawers and put in some of my scrap booking and craft supplies.

I love these little drawers!

I'm sure I will find more to fill it.

I also painted the little stand next to it, it used to be a dark green.

Loving the color.

Fits right in with my black and white guest bedroom.
Glad I finally got around to it!!



9 comments:

my2girlies said...

Oh wow!! The color is gorgeous and I absolutely love those little cubbies. What an incredible addition to your room.

Great job!

Susan
www.lifeondovehollow.blogspot.com

pogonip said...

It came out beautifully! Love those cubbies :)

I paint mismatched wood too. My heirloom cupboard turned out to be my favorite project this summer. Cream outside and apple green in so it makes me smile!

Becolorful said...

I covet it. :) Thanks for linking up on Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I will now be linking up to your blog hop. :)
Pam

Kei said...

Wow that looks fantastic! The creamy white colour really works for the piece and suits the dark wood inside beautifully. Gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

That's awesome! I love it and I want one, now! What a great piece!


Stephanie @ http://airforcefamilyadventures.blogspot.com

maxandemerson said...

I love this cabinet...I have a weakness for little drawers...I've never seen anything like your piece before. Thanks for hosting and allowing me to link to your site

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this piece- it's gorgeous!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

How fantastic! You did such a fabulous job. Found you via Fireflies and Jellybeans. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

AmieAnn said...

This is amazing! I love your transformation and the piece is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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