Thursday, January 21, 2016

FAB Cabinet Makeover






It's time for another Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest project... 

The theme for this month's contest is "A FRESH START" and I had this broken cabinet that I have been wanting to fix up for awhile.  

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This months sponsor is  General Finishes and we got to paint with their new chalk style paint.  

(*Disclaimer:  I received product from them for use in this challenge, but all opinions are my own)

My Cabinet had a broken door, many scratches and broken details, so I had my work cut out for me. To repair the broken bow detail I loosely shaped some joint compound and let it dry.  When it was almost dry I shaped it more precisely  with a thin scalpel and my fingernail. I also repaired the broken door with wood glue and clamps.  


 I have used General Finishes milk paint before and loved it, so I was excited to use their new chalk style paint.    I ordered Key West Blue from General Finishes and loved the bright turquoise color.  I decided to to lighten the blue color with white chalk paint to get a soft aqua color for the outside of the cabinet.  I painted the cabinet in two coats of this soft blue and the coverage and ease were fantastic.  

For the inside of the cabinet I just used the Key West Blue from the can and love the bold color.  



I wanted the details on the doors to pop, so I painted them in white chalk paint with a small artist paintbrush.  





The last steps were to distress the edges of the cabinet with my scraper and seal the entire piece with Linseed Oil and AS dark wax.  




I am swooning over the details on the door! 



I kept the original hardware


Gorgeous legs! 








I love that the top two drawers pull out for easy access and storage. 







I adore the two aqua colors together!














I am lovin' General Finishes new paint!  




To see all of the entries in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest head on over to Evey's Creations  or Anastasia Vintage .


If you are a blogger who paints furniture and would like to take part in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest you can contact Stacy from Anastasia Vintage at info@anastasiavintage.com or Evey from Evey's Creations at info@eveyscreations.com.


Linking up with:

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stonegable
theblissfulbee
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mysalvagedtreasures

46 comments:

  1. Your piece is just gorgeous! Love all of the details also and trying to figure out how to add something similar to a piece. Thanks for the visit!

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    1. Thank you Lucy-I bet your piece will look great with added details!

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  2. Great job restoring the trim. Beautiful piece of furniture.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-it was a fun restore job!

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  3. What an amazing transformation! This is such a great redo! I love it.

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    1. Thank you Rose-I am very happy with the redo job too!

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  4. STUNNING! Love love love the colours and the detailing. Just gorgeous!

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  5. STUNNING! Love love love the colours and the detailing. Just gorgeous!

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  6. I love this piece, especially those details and you've created a pretty aqua shade. I received some of this paint and am also anxious to try it out. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Mary-the paint is so easy to use and I bet you will love it and I can't wait to see what you do!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous - love the colors! thanks

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    1. Thank you Mary-the colors make me smile!

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  8. Oh wow, this is a stunning makeover! I love the toned down aqua on the exterior and the surprise of a full pop of color on the interior. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I wanted to use the original color and thought the inside would be a great place for it!

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  9. What a marvelous transformation, I really love the appliqué detail on this piece it reminds me of a string of pearls!

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    1. Thank you Brenda-the details are my favorite part of this piece!

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  10. Darrielle, I love this piece! The color is so beautiful and the detail is exquisite. What a beauty!!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-the color and the details together are lovely!

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  11. You did such an awesome job on this piece! I just love all the original details you were able to keep, and the colors are perfect!

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    1. Thank you Jessica-I was so glad I could fix the missing detail!

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  12. You did a fantastic job on this piece, especially the broken bow :) The 2 colors of blue look fabulous together!

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    1. Thank you Karen-I love the two colors together too!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I just had to have this piece when I found it!

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  14. It came out really beautiful! Love the colors. xoox Su

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    1. Thank you Su-it is pretty and useful!

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  15. Darrielle, I LOVE this! Especially how it is all lovely and delicate on the outside, and then you open up the doors, and BAM, amazing pop of color. Thanks for sharing! Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-I wanted a soft outside color but I also liked the original color and wanted to use it.

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  16. That is such a charming piece! I love everything about it. So pretty.

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    1. thank you Linda-I think it is charming too!

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  17. Darielle, this is so subtle and gentle, but you've highlighted the details in such a way with paint and selective distressing that it's still interesting and charming without being overwhelming. LOVE!

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    1. Thank you-I wanted the beautiful details on the drawers to be noticeable so I went with soft!

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  18. Great job on the distressing. I really like that look.

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    1. Thank you Ashley-I like just a bit of distressing!

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  19. This piece is so beautiful! The alternate color on the inside is one of my favorite effects. I wish I had this in my house!

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    1. Thank you Dee-I like the tow colors together too!

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  20. Wow - I love everything about this cabinet! From the color on the outside to the pop of color on the inside to the details on those doors - BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Thank you Jenny-the colors and the details make this a special piece!

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  21. Wowie this is so beautiful!!!!! I love how the paint shows off the details on the cabinet fronts. Great work!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie-I love how paint can make the details pop and be noticeable!

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  22. How creative - I love how you fixed the bow detail with joint compound!! Great idea! It looks beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Karen-I am glad I could fix the great details! I use wood filler too, but didn't have any on hand this time!

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  23. What a gorgeous cabinet with beautiful detail! You have really done well by this piece! I love it! Hope you have a fantastic day!
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    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry-I love the very pretty details on the front of the drawers!

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  24. Bez wątpienia ma coś w sobie

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