Monday, May 12, 2014

Grey Empire Cabinet


I have a friend who had this great old cabinet and did not want it any more.  Her husband had even sanded it down to get it ready for painting, but they decided it was just to big for the them.  The cabinet ended up at my house and I got to painting.  
Before:



First I painted the inside white and then I mixed up grey paint with some blue and got a really nice color and made it in to chalk paint.  My first thought was to paint it grey and then dry brush white over the grey for a textured look.  After I   had finished with the grey a friend came over and loved it with the grey and the white and advised that I keep it that way.  I had decided to do that since the grey was such a pretty grey and her saying that just confined my vision as well.  After the paint dried I distressed and then just clear waxed the cabinet.  I like the crisp white with the grey.  I am very happy with how it turned out. 










How cool that it flips down and becomes a desk! 




Gorgeous legs--just like the dresser I did last week for my daughters auction (Dresser here)












Old books and a picture I found this weekend at the Flea Market








Wooden key holes


26 comments:

  1. Cute! Love the grey and white! And those great legs! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. Thank you Linda--great legs is so right!

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  2. What a cool piece! I've never seen anything like it before. Well done!

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  3. Thank you Suzanne--I love the legs and the flip down desk!

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous cabinet! And I love the color you chose for it. I have 2 round floral prints similar to yours. I found them at a barn sale a few years ago. :)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer--I am just trying to find the right spot for the picture!

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  5. I am so in love with the furniture! I have seen dressers like that before, but never with the hutch part on top. Great job!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. Thank you Angela-I just did an almost identical dresser last week!

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  6. This is beautiful, I love the color used. I have used light gray in many places in my home. I also love the distressed look to it. Amazing job!

    Emily- Our house now a home

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    1. Thank you Emily--If just felt right that color even though my original thought was for a different look. I just go with what feels right at the time!

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  7. This cabinet is great! Love the color choice.

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  8. What a gorgeous piece! I love the legs!!
    Blessings~

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  9. Oh my goodness, that is so pretty! I've never seen an empire cabinet like that - very cool!

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    1. Thank you Sharon--it is a pretty neat piece!

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  10. Love it! What a difference paint makes!

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    1. Thank you--I agree, paint can do wonders!

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  11. As a lover of all things gray, this is awesome! Love it! We would love for you to share with us at Your Designs This Time!
    http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/05/designs-time-no-10/

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  12. Visiting via DIYShowOff! Good decision with going with the grey. I love greys and this shade looks really nice on your buffet.

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    1. Thank you--I love how it turned out and it went to a good home and will be loved!

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