Friday, September 2, 2011

China Cabinet Makeover

I know we've all seen a hundred of these, but to me, it's always one of the best furniture makeovers - deep, dark, dated wood, brightened with nothin' but paint. Here's what I did for a client this week...

check it out!

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The metal cross bars aren't helping matters:

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and, after!
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ahhhhh, so much better! I painted the inside gray, and removed the metal crossbars. I also painted the hardware in a pewtery color.

and, did a little distressing:

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The outside is White Dove by Benjamin Moore (best white in my opinion), and the inside is a hand-mixed gray.



11 comments:

  1. Ridiculously amazing, as usual!!!

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  2. It's gorgeous, as always! I love your work...I've showed it to my husband & all of my friends. You have inspired me to take on a few projects that I've been putting off for fear that I'd "ruin" them. I'm going to do it! Thank you.

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  3. Wow what a big difference! It looks great

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  4. This looks great! I am going to paint a kitchen hutch like this that my husband and I just bought off Craigslist. I think I am going to paint it a barn red color and make it look distressed as well. I like how you painted the inside gray. I may have to do that! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Looks beautiful!! I have a dinig room set that was given to me. I would love to paint it just like this.

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  6. What an amazing transformation! I'm in a phase right now where I want to paint everything white!

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  7. Beautiful! Did you use a brush or spray paint? Did you use primer? I'd love to know more about your process!

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  8. This looks terrific. I'm so glad you painted the inside too and did it in a coordinating but not the same color. You have a terrific eye for design. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That is gorgeous. I love you blog! SO happy to find you via Shelter. :)

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