Sunday, January 1, 2012

I Didn't Want to Paint This One

I'll be honest and say that this is one of the only pieces I looked at and thought "I'm not sure I want to paint this because it's in such great condition". I even went as far as telling it's owner that we shouldn't paint it...but she wanted it black on the outside and a fresh coat of white on the inside.

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And I'm glad I listened to her!

After
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She's got a new look for the new year! Updated and fresh!

Happy New Year!

~Allison

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38 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! i love it- way to start the new year with a bang! so chic and glamorous!

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

Wow! It looks awesome. Very chic.

Tynk said...

WOW! Quite a difference! LOVE IT!

L.Duncan said...

Oh yeah!!! Glad you painted it. It's looks fabulous!!!

Happy New Year!

RedeFIND said...

That......is really gorgeous!~!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow Allison! The black looks flawless and I love the contrast. It's brave and bold and gorgeous! What a way to kick off 2012!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, she's gorgeous now!

Cindy said...

It looks really great! I love the black, but I can see how it would be hard to paint over the wood....I always have a hard time with that too. XO Cindy

vanessadawne said...

A beautiful paint job -- the black screams sophistication.
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Brandi said...

So glad you decided to paint it black! Wow, such a difference!

Atticmag said...

It's so interesting to see how the black makes the piece look more modern even though it's not. The paint job is impeccable, too. I would love to have seen a different center color -- something eccentric like the salmon color you see with black in Scandinavian furniture -- but of course, most would want white or gray and it was for a client. Great job. Happy New Year. Jane

Katie said...

I'm glad you painted it too! It looks so classy!

I'd love for you to link this project up at my linky party!

http://www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/2012/01/linky-party.html
--Katie
Creatively Living

Inspire Me Heather said...

You did a beautiful job! I wouldn't have been so sure either but it really does look gorgeous in black!

moonsword said...

I would have opted for no paint...beautifully finished wood grain is my favorite...but what the owner wants, the owner should get. You did a superb job!
Arrived via TCB...cheers!

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

Now that is one classy makeover! I LOVE it :) So glad you painted, it looks amazing! I really love the goldish handles against the back. Fabulous job!

~Country Lady~ said...

I can understand the hesitation in painting it, but WOW! It was a GREAT decision. Love the new paint job. NICE, very NICE.

Courtney said...

What a fantastic piece!! I often neglect black when thinking paint colors for pieces...this is a reminder not to!!
Such a classic, timeless look that would fit into a variety of interior styles.
Well done!

Chrissie said...

It looks so elegant and beautiful! The paint job looks amazing!

beth said...

Hi, your paint job is absolutely beautiful and just the look I want for a piece in my bedroom. Would you share how you got that matte look? Thanks so much!

Mandy said...

This turned out so pretty. I have something similar and have been thinking about painting the inside white and the outside black. It looks fabulous. Wonderful job.

I'm a new follower.

Mandy

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I have not painted a lot of pieces black, but this make-over is giving the the bug to find something that needs a black and white dress. Looks very classy!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks so classy and elegant, which I do not think you would have gotten with another color! Fabulous!

Katy said...

Um, YEAH, I'm so glad you listened to her! It looks perfect. And that white paint on the inside is just the right pop! I've debated painting something in my house black...but I don't have anything else that is black....maybe it would still look good?

Taunnie said...

Beautiful. It looks so fresh and classy now. Great job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and thanks for sharing at Wow.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I'm glad you painted it! It's gorgeous.

Meg and Mum's said...

Wow! Who'da thunk plain black paint would make that look super expensive! It's absolutely gorgeous. I'd love it if you shared this at my Saturday Splendour party :) Beautiful work Allison.

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

That is gorgeous! It's so elegant! It's perfect! Would you link it up to my party too?

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/latest-and-greatest-13.html

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I love it with the paint job. Can you tell me which paint did you use?

modern jane said...

So beautiful! I'm used to seeing glossy black but I love the chalky finish! Beautiful!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Wow - love it!!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Love the black and white!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Can't go wrong with black and white! gorgeous! I'm a new blogger and a new follower!

I Know The Plans I Have For You said...

Love the new look! Came over from MMS...your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by and follow!!

Jill@ iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Wow! Your client totally saw the vision for that piece and it turned out beautifully! So happy to be sharing a feature at The Shabby Nest with you!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Allison! The paint looks great. I either have the exact same piece or something very similar that I have had the same contemplation about. It's not in bad shape, but a little paint might just make it pop. She's in storage now though so that's a project that will have to wait. A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions! Your newest follower.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

WhisperWood Cottage said...

The black gives it such a regal look. Stunning!

Marci said...

What a beautiful piece. I have a similar piece I have been at the same crossroads with. I think I'm going to paint it now. And then I think I will love it and have the prefect place for it.