Cabinet Re-Do

Yet another turquoise piece.  Have I mentioned how much I love this color?  I mixed up my own paint color  again, so I'm sorry to say I won't be able to give you specifics.  It was three different colors of oops paint and one of them doesn't even have a name.  But it was a dark green, a pale gray and a rich blue gray.  I mixed and mixed until I got this fantastic rich turquoise color.  It took me a couple tries, but I finally got it right!  As of right now I will be keeping this piece, but things change.

Remember this little guy?
Although he was in pretty good shape, just needed to be updated into the 2010's.
 Now he greets me as I walk up my stairs.
Since I plan on keeping this one, I heavily distressed it.  I don't usually because I'm not sure many people like that look.  But I do!
I stripped and stained the top dark, primed the bottom with oil based primer.  I tinted my primer with green because I knew I wanted to to show through later, and I didn't want it to be bright white.  Then I painted it with the turquoise.  I used my sander to heavily distress it and then went over it all with a dark walnut stain.

Me likey :)
(These pictures don't do it justice, my hallway is dark and I had to rely on a overhead light )

Link parties
http://www.storiesofahouse.com/2010/11/project-diaries-volume-9.html
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/11/pottery-barn-ornament-pine-garland-hack.html

19 comments:

  1. oooh it looks amazing! love the color and distressing- it's totally different than it was!

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  2. OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece. I love the "heavy" distressed look. I am going to have to try it on my next project! :)

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  3. That is a very cool chippy finish! I always stop short of extra chippy, but when I see pieces like yours, i don't know why :)

    Did you change your profile pix again?

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  4. You're keeping it? DARN... I love it! Destiny

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  5. Ooooooh! Love it!! Great job! I love the look of walnut stain over paint!

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  6. Amazing color & amazing distressing! Love it!

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  7. Wow! It looks amazing! Still over here loving that dresser you did.

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  8. I love the heavy distressing too! And this one is stunning! Gorgeous! I love it! I want one!

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  9. Oh My! It's so beautiful it took my breath away!

    Very well done!

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  10. Hi. You did a great job on this cabinet! What a transformation!
    ~ Julie

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  11. Love the color... what a wonderful transformation.

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  12. It looks great. You mixed up a beautiful color and I like the heavy distressing on this piece. It suits it. Nice job!

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  13. I love how this turned out! No wonder you just had to keep it!

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  14. I know what you mean about the heavy distressing...I personally love it! I had a piece I did that too and it took about a month to sell. I really like your color on this!

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  15. I love the heavy distressing and the idea about tinting the primer. I just went through all your post and I love your blog. I'm a new follow and I'm adding you to my blog roll so I don't miss anything!

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  16. Its perfect! Color, degree of 'wear', everything -- glad I happened on your blog!

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  17. Thanks for commenting on my blog (a girl with paint.) I had to pop over and check yours out too. Everything looks wonderful! I especially love this cabinet.

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