Do you remember this little beauty I bought from my brother
at the porch sale?
How I just couldn't wait to get my hands on her and pretty her up!
The very first thing that had to go was the yellow inserts.
I think she might have even said "Thank You"
I used a similar paint technique that I have used on the picture frames
and on the roadside dresser. It is the easiest and the most forgiving.
Forgiving is good!
Two coats of white paint.
Next is my favorite part!
Another very forgiving product.
If you apply too much or need to tone it down, use a wet rag and
go over your glaze. If you remove to much...add a little more.
The more you rub the glaze the shinier the finish.
Here is a closer look at the glaze, because it is hard to see it in the above picture.
Sanding the edges and giving it a worn look works well with the kids.
Any scratches or bumps addes to the aged look!
I didn't want to spend extra money on the hardware. So I painted over the
hardware with white spray paint and glazed over top.
Placed back on the cabinet.
Oh...where will she live?
I just love to move my furniture around...this gave me a good excuse!
She finally found a home in the family room,
but that ment the roadside find needed a new home.
Oh...more fun and furniture moving.
Of course I am doing this at 11 pm on Sat. night,
when the house is finally quiet!
In the corner she goes!
She fit perfect. Not too big, Not too small,
Another dilema was deciding what fabric to add to the doors.
I thought of leaving them open and putting lace on the shelves,
or adding a toile fabric, or even a small checked print in cream.
I had the lace and decided for today I liked the softness of the lace.
Now, tomorrow you might see red toile.
The vases on the top hold last years blooms of our hydrangea's.
What happened to the roadside find?
She found her way to the other side of the room.
(Don't you love when you post pictures and
your next project is screaming at you...
new pillows and maybe a slip cover!)
Do you remember that tin container I found at a yardsale?
The white roses dried so pretty I have decided to let them stay.
She (our cabinet) did come out of an adorable cottage built in the 1800's,
although my brother thinks she was built in the 70's.
Glad to give her a new home!
Excited to link to these great blog parties....