I was in desperate need for some girl time, and a getaway. Do you ever feel that way? Like you just need a change of scenary? When I start feeling that way, I turn to my sister. So, I loaded up and headed to her house.
My Sister has been purchasing a few new pieces of furniture for her home, and making some changes. She was showing me all of the beautiful new things she had purchased, and the things she had pushed aside to decide what to do with. She told me she hated to get rid of this great piece.
Then, she said the words that are music to my ears, “I was thinking about painting this piece”. So, that’s exactly what we did!!!!
I did a little bit of brainstorming, and then we headed to Lowes for supplies. My Sister is not afraid of color, and that made this project even better. She has always had a love for purple, so that was the direction we headed. We purchased paint, glaze, and the faux tiles to jazz the front of the cabinet up.
We started by giving the entire piece a light sanding, and a thorough wipe down. Then, we painted two coats of the purple paint, and let those dry. We didn’t paint inside the squares, because they were getting a special treatment.
After the purple paint dried, we applied a dark glaze. I have always used the Valspar brown glaze, but we tried the Graphite glaze, and it was perfect.
I think my Sister thought I was crazy, because I love to re-do furniture, and get fired up at the chance to do a piece. I may have made her stay up after midnight painting. The best part is my niece sat and watched us, and the three of us visited and laughed the entire time.
To give the piece that little pop of something special, we cut faux tiles, and glued them to the inside of the squares. That gave the piece the “Wow” factor I just love.
Also, while I was there, we went shopping! We hit several antique/resale shops, and a few other shops in between. While we were at World Market, we found some great pulls for the front of the cabinet. These knobs gave the piece a second pop of Wow!
She also purchased this adorable old metal toy stove at an antique/resale shop. This was the inspiration for the vignette I created for the top of the cabinet.
We decided to put the cabinet in her breakfast area, and she is using it to store all of her kitchen appliances, like her toaster oven, Crockpot, ice cream maker, and a paper goods.