Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Favorite Piece to Date

I have no idea what this originally was (I'm guessing a radio cabinet?) and I have no idea how old it is, but I absolutely LOVE the lines on this piece. The minute I saw it at Shayne's shop, I said "I hope I get to paint that!". I got my chance recently when she dropped it off.
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We decided on the gray I used here and here. It's perfection in a can...I'm telling you.

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After painting the first coat on all but the carved piece near the bottom, I stood back and realized that it really popped if I didn't paint it. I texted Shayne a picture and she agreed! Yipeee!

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Oh the legs!
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Perfect for a bar in an apartment or condo! The front drops down too!
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I hope you like it as much as I do!

~Allison

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29 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

maybe a record cabinet because it opens from the top? it is SO cool! love the color scheme and finish and that piece left wood.... LOVE!

Kirsty said...

My favorite piece of yours ever. I love it. That gray is fantastic!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Awesome! I love the style and color.....I think every piece is your favorite :)

shayne said...

soo talented you are! it's almost as beautiful as you are! oxoxo

{Susan} said...

I found you through the Primitive and Proper party - I love what you did with this piece! My favorite part is the contrast between the gray and natural wood. Great work!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Very cool piece and love that color...gray w/ a touch of blue....my fave!!!

Christina said...

I love this!! The cut-out at the bottom is soooo sweet!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

that is an amazing piece of furniture! of course, you've made it even better now!

K Soucy said...

wow! this turned out gorgeous!

Jamie said...

What a beautiful piece. I would guess radio cabinet as well. But I have no idea.
P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.

Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

I like the gray...that's a beautiful piece of furniture...great details.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What an adorable piece!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What an interesting piece! And now it's a beauty!

Kahli said...

Wow this piece has a lot of character! And I love the shade of gray you chose!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the color and detail on this piece and i would love to feature it, please let me know if this would be ok with you
lauren

The Midwest Cottage said...

Unique furniture! Love the color you chose.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Well done!! I've painted some pieces with ASCP, but don't get the sheen u did on the legs. Did you do something besides wax? Yes, this would be a great porta-bar!

(I dropped by via MMS!)

Marci said...

Bang on with the little wood part left untouched. Its beautiful. Of course, grey is my favorite color right now!

Ruth said...

This cabinet is gorgeous. I love it in gray. Fabulous!!
Ruth

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great cabinet! I love the lines, especially the legs! Stopping by from Funky Junk!

Meg and Mum's said...

Yep - love it! Perfect colour too! Thanks for linking up :)

oops! said...

what ever it is - it is so cool! What character, and painted grey, it's beautiful!

mONICa and eLAINe @ Decorating Insanity said...

Love this piece and the color. It has been featured here:

http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2011/12/weekend-features.html

xo,

mONICa

Tammy @ Type A said...

i need your christmas guest post today, or tomorrow at the latest. thanks!

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor.com said...

Looks good! But I hope you didn't just kill the value, if it was worth something.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It looks more interesting with the unpainted medallion. Nice job.

mrshinesclass said...

Love the finish on this! I'd love for you visit mrshinesclass.wordpress.com so that you can share you fabulous creations at my Show & Tell party. It starts on Wednesdays each week.

Sharon

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Looks great! It's amazing what paint can do for a piece of furniture.

Chrissie said...

What a unique piece! I just love it,the color is awesome too!