Wednesday, July 17, 2013

furniture makeovers

Sometimes I am incredibly slow at re-doing thrifted or trash-picked furniture finds. That was certainly the case for my cedar chest and it also took me a while to decide on a color for the cabinet in the dining room. Remember it?




I actually finished painting it a while ago, but then I had trouble deciding what color to paint the mirror I'd ended up hanging above it. The same color, a different color? Warm, cool? White? I simply could not decide. Until I finally got annoyed with myself for letting the mirror sit on the work table unfinished for so long. I grabbed the paint I'd used for the cedar chest and finished it in a few days.




Now I have a bright and happy corner. I LOVE the cabinet and its new color, but I'm not 100% sold on the mirror's color. No big deal, really, because it's easy enough to change. If I can ever make up my mind, that is.

I kept waffling about the color of little wall cabinet I'd found at a flea market, too.




It looks like it used to house a clock, but the mechanism is long gone. I asked Matthias to make some shelves for it which he happily did using leftover wood and his beloved miter saw, but he was no help deciding on a color. I knew I wanted to hang it in the kitchen, but I wasn't sure what color would be best against the bright green wall.




Now to decide what to put in it...

11 comments:

  1. I love it all but that cabinet is my fave. Very pretty colors choices. :)

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the new colours!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  3. Great cabinet re-do, LOVE the color. What will you put in it?

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  4. I think if I was ever in your house I would never be able to leave . . .

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  5. When you snatched up that cabinet moments before I saw it at the flea market in town, I was sorry you got to it first. But seeing it now, I know it was always destined for your home. Love the way you redid it, Anne. Kudos to the shelf maker, too.

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  6. Lovely colours - fresh and zesty!

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  7. Wow, I love how both cabinets came out!! And the mirror definitely raises the fresh look!!!
    You give me courage - I want to do our kitchen set, but have never done anything like this before! Your great results are inspiring!!

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  8. Wow, I love those colors! They look so fresh and summery.

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  9. Thanks for posting about your makeover. The splash of color in the corner seems like a great mood lifter.

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