Monday, July 14, 2014

Aqua Cottage Cabinet


I was looking on Craiglslist awhile back and found this great set of furniture including this cabinet.
Before:
The cabinet was in good condition, but pretty dark and I wanted to lighten it up and make it fresh.  I had this picture in my head of it being in a cottage by the sea so I mixed up a light aqua home made chalk paint and got to painting.  After painting the cabinet I sealed it with dark wax and hemp oil.  I had to take pictures in my driveway (please excuse the lighting) since it was being loaded up and taken to a local antique shop.    


Lovely side details


Gorgeous Fret work


Detail on the top piece


Rusty Metal Tray


Love the hardware! 



Hydrangea



Detail on the bottom piece 




Chunky but beautiful legs






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37 comments:

  1. I am crazy in love with the color of this one! And the waxing is gorgeous!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thank you Gigi--I love the color too-soft and fresh!

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  2. I love the color. You are right. It reminds me of the ocean.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I live by the ocean so my mind goes there a lot!

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  3. What a gorgeous piece Darrielle...love the color!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I have a soft spot for aqua!

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  4. GORGEOUS! Nothing else to say but GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I love how it turned out too!

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  5. Such a pretty color...and the finish looks so smooth...not rough and chalky looking. Love the aging through the dark wax/glaze.
    Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin-I love how the finish is after the wax seals it.

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    1. Thank you Lori--I love how it turned out too!

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  7. It looks just perfect in aqua!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  8. Aqua is always one of my fave colors. It's perfect on this one! Love it!

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    1. Thank you very much-loving aqua too!

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    2. love the cabinet, I redo a lot of Aqua, fabulous job.

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    1. Thank you Pamela-I really like how it turned out too!

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  10. This is just gorgeous! I love the color you created too :)

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  11. This looks so great. Love those turned legs and the wax really lets the details stand out. Very pretty.
    came here via MRL...
    Patricia

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    1. Thank you Patricia-I have the matching buffet in my dinning room and love everything about it. I did a post about it awhile back on my blog

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  12. Love, love, love this! Don't tell my husband! He would be jealous! (because if I found this cabinet first I might have married it instead of him) You took a pretty piece and made it drop dead gorgeous. What are you going to do with it now?

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    1. Thank you-I won't tell your husband-it will be our little secret! A local dealer loved it and took it into her shop and I have it posted on Craigslist. Once I am done with a piece and want it gone so I have room for new pieces!

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  13. This color is absolutely perfect! I love how your cabinet turned out.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer- I am happy with it too!

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  14. Such a pretty colour and the piece is lovely. I have a dark sideboard waiting next in line in our garage for a makeover. I'm trying to decide between white, black or a pretty aqua. The color will depend on whether I decide to keep it or sell it.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth-if you keep it what color are you going with? If you sell it what color?

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  15. I love these old pieces with their gorgeous chunky legs. Love the color too!

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    1. Thank you Maureen-I love the color and the legs too!

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  16. Darrielle...again I've featured you on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life. I love everything you do!

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  17. stunning! Love the legs, they get me every time!

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    1. Thank you -the legs are stunning I agree!

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