Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Striped Sophistication

I picked this piece up at the smallest thrift shop ever. It is super solid but had badly peeling veneer on the top. In it's former life it was an entertainment center or TV stand. Great shelves inside!


I used a heat gun and paint scraper to lift off the veneer and then sanded it down as it was course plywood underneath. I then painted it with BM Elephant Tusk, taped off some stripes, used a little black, then glazed with Provencial stain. And here is the finished product:


I so need a tripod.

I love the faux hinges!

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Twice Nice said...

That turned out great! I'm loving those stripes.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love the stripes too! You are a stripe genius. You always do such a great job of making the stripes look just right!

Hege Morris said...

Love it! Great job!

Cassie Bustamante said...

you are totally rocking the stripes lately! i LOVE it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the stripes Allison! And that is just a really great color, I love the name of it too!

DIYbyDesign said...

That really turned out awesome. I am loving those stripes. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Jennifer said...

The stripes were a great idea! They really make it something special. Well done!

Sarah said...

Love this transformation! And faux hinges??? That is genius! The stripes really compliment the overall color and I like the way you've accessorized it too.

BTW I'm stopping over from Primp Your Stuff linky party and am your newest follower! I'd love for you to stop by and check out my blog, if you have time.


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh it doesn't even look like the same piece. Loving the stripes. I would love for you to come share this at my first linky party today!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The stipes add extra character. Really well done.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I am your newest Linky Follower and hope you will follow me back :) Found you via the blog hop.

Cre8ive Motives said...

Looks fantastic.
Following via linky blog hop :)


Samm Spangler said...

Very cute! I love your mix of stripes and stain!

Samm @ LittleHouseintheBigD.com

Teri said...

It looks fantastic! That is my favorite color combo! Great inspiration, thank you!

Y.C said...

Hi I am a new linky and GFC follower linky party hop of so cheri. Hope you follow me too @Pandoras-craftbox.com

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

What a beautiful transformation. You did a fantastic job! I'm visiting via the Linky Follower Party Blog Hop. I am now following you on Linky and GFC.


Rhonda Emery said...

your cabinet came out gourgeous. I am now a follower with linky will you please do the same. hugs

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Well done....love the stripes on the top!

Paula said...

Hi! I'm a new follower through Very Cheri's LinkyFollower blog party! Hope you can follow back :)) I love your cabinet! Turned out fabulous.


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PJH Designs said...

It turned out lovely. I'm really liking the stripes.

Decor & Harmony said...

Allison you are just too much! Here is a little something I just whipped up in five minutes LOL!! I love the stripes. Have a great weekend, be sure to checkout my giveaway!

Roeshel said...

Wow! What a change! You did a gorgeous job! I love it! :)

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Wow! That is fabulous! What a great job! Saw you at Homemaker on a dime and am you newest follower.