Thursday, February 5, 2015

Destined to be blue...

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One of the first painted pieces of furniture I did was a tiny little china cabinet that was more than a little beat up, that had once belonged to my Nanny and then my Aunt. 13 years ago, it was given to me and it was then promptly stuck into a corner of my laundry room, only to resurface 3 years later when I thought of refinishing it for my nursery. While very pregnant with my first, my husband begrudgingly slapped on some primer, and there it continued to sit for another 7 years.

Fast forward to last year, when I had discovered the magic of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I promptly tackled the little china cabinet with gusto and added some stunning fabric to the back to really showcase the goodies inside. This little china cabinet now holds apothecary jars, cotton balls, soaps and towels in my downstairs bathroom.

Where is this china cabinet that I speak of you say? Well since it was my first project and I didn't once clue into to the fact that I needed to sand down the various paint drips that said husband made when slapping on the primer, we shall let it's charming-ness live in my slightly dark downstairs bathroom and not on this page ;)

Why am I discussing in great detail a china cabinet that you don't get to see instead of this sweet little sewing stool you ask? Because it's the finish that I desperately wished that I was brave enough to put on my china cabinet which would have camouflaged the primer imperfections. As well as, the fabric on the stool is a scrap of what was used on the back of the china cabinet.

Just look at those shapely legs in all of their two toned, chippy-ness (why yes, I do like to make up my own words ;) glory! Ah, I'm in love! First of all, I adore anything that has to do with vintage sewing machines, but very rarely do you find both a sewing table and stool together as a set for sale, as was in this case. So, what's a girl to do, but glam up this lone stool, all pretty like and adopt her out to a new home :) This gorgeous beauty now resides in it's rightful place with a different vintage sewing machine cabinet and with a kind woman that decorates with blues :)

For those of you who would like to know, this piece was done with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson, Old White and Duck Egg with both Clear and Dark Waxes. Oh, and just for fun, here is the BEFORE picture:

1 comment:

  1. That's a very nice makeover. I wish I could see the other cabinet makeover you spoke of. Please reconsider sharing it with us.


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