Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sweet Little Cabinet in Gray

This is a quick before and after. I had my 15 year college reunion this weekend and had SUCH an amazing time. I went to a small, women's college in central Minnesota. I loved every minute of my time there and hadn't been back for over 12 years. I had such a blast with my friends!!

Here is the before picture of this cabinet that Shayne brought me. It had major veneer issues, but my father-in-law fixed it, of course!

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Here she is now...a medium gray with dark glaze and distressing. Such a unique piece with the doors!

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Stay tuned for a giveaway (or 2!) that will be happening soon!!

~Allison


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39 comments:

Decor & Harmony said...

Wow! Love this a lot....gray is your color!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

beautiful piece, very unique, love the grey, perfect job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a sweet cabinet and you know i love that color!

Chrissie said...

Fabulous! Love the color!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Just gorgeous!

kellisretrokitchenarts said...

Wow! It doesn't even look like an art deco period piece anymore! Lovely!

Meg and Mum's said...

A gazillion times better! Beautiful :)

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

Geogeous! I love the color and the details! Great job!

Okio B Designs said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning now!

Jeanine

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love a rescue! You did a wonderful job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Isn't she gorgeous, Allison! I love the detailing on the bottom.

Becca said...

Wow, you did an amazing job ... the transformation is fabulous!

Inspired by you said...

Fabulous job! I agree with the above comment. It doesn't look that art deco anymore. Great job!

Katie Sue said...

How cute is that! I jumped over from Between Naps on the Porch.
New Follower.
Katie-Let's Add Sprinkles

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Gorgeous transformation! I love the color. Found your link on My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

littlekbopeep said...

Hey Allison, sooo do you ever have the desire to just stop after priming with grey primer and then wanna wax THAT!? Lol! When I did my dresser, after priming, I thought "Hmmmm..I kinda like this grey!" Lol!
Ok for reals, QUESTION, do you use one coat of primer or two? I'm not sure if the primer is always to COMPLETELY cover a piece...or if it's just to give the coat of paint something to grab onto? I'm sure it's both and either! lol. Just wondering what you do?

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

This truly is a sweet little cabinet. Your color choice is onspot too; loving the grey tone. It's such an unusual piece, I wonder what its original purpose was. I spotted your link over at BNOP!
Would love if you'd share it at my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. Thanks for sharing.
~Barbe~

Lynn said...

Wow, great job, I love the grey. I have to redo an old chest for my room, I think this finish would work great! Hugs, Lynn

Shabby Friends said...

Loving on all these projects. Your rock girl.

Patti said...

This is an adorable piece of furniture and I love how you brought it back to life! Fabulous color! Well done!

Fanchy said...

Found you from Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Wow - this is absolutely stunning!!! Such a beautiful transformation!

Jen @ Noting Grace

suzyq said...

Found you through Primitive and Proper - love love love this piece!!!
Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back
Hugs,

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Unique is right- I love the details.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I have stopped by before but now I am following on GFC and Linky followers.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a stunning makeover and I love that color. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas for my backyard party :-)

Danielle said...

This is just lovely. I love the gray and the distressing. Great job!

✯StaceyAnne✯@Rendition Road said...

I LOVE the shape of this piece & I'm sooo into grey right now. You did a beautiful finish on this...as usual. Visiting from POPP.

Kristin said...

Love this! You did a great job, it really looks like a professional (and expensive!) piece!

Christine @ Park House Love said...

Love the color and the unique shape of the doors!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

What a beautiful shape this is! And I love the colour and glazing you chose. Perfect!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks lovely...wonderful transformation :) Laurel

Mary said...

Awesome transformation!

Mary
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meaningfulnest said...

Love it! The grey is so classic and sophisticated-looking.

Mandy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous little cabinet! I love it! :)

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I'm stopping by from Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Fridays.
You have done a fabulous recycle of this desk. You've given it new life!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Such great details, and I love that rich color.

Colejo32 said...

That looks awesome!

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful, and with such terrific details! What a sophisticated color!

I'm back from a long blog break! I would be delighted if you would link up to Potpourri Friday, in progress!

Gizelle Perez said...

What brand is the gray paint/spray paint? Really diggin your makeover, its a real beauty!