I found this cabinet on Craigslist, where it was rather optimistically described as "shabby chic." It was certainly shabby. And I'm not even showing you the hideous black stain defacing the top of it.
We (and by we, I mostly mean D, who kindly took over this project for me) washed it up, primed it and then painted it a warm grey.
To make it a little more fun, we painted the inside of the drawers bright green.
It fits in perfectly.
WOW! You did soooo good.ReplyDelete
I love it! Could you tell me the paint you used? I am wanting that exact look for a hutch I am about to redo. Thanks!ReplyDelete
You have a good eye and D has a good hand- fabulous job from both of you.ReplyDelete
I'm in the middle of a similar project on a french vanity. Nice work! This is motivation to finish up!ReplyDelete
what a fabulous project and that bright green inside is so fun and unexpected!ReplyDelete
What a cool revamped piece! That gray is the perfect tone, and I'm crazy for the green surprise on the inside. I've a bench a neighbor gave to me -- a bit "shabby chi" itself -- and I need to get to work on it today. Thanks for the inspiration, Rachel.ReplyDelete
LOVE! I have been on a gray kick lately, fantasizing about all the items in my house I could paint.ReplyDelete
Ah! I just adore you and your super cute projects. *Sigh*ReplyDelete
oh...this is amazing. the best part is the unexpected green drawer! too bad its stuffed full. XOReplyDelete
that hardware is to die for, and i love that velvety gray - well done!ReplyDelete
love it!! and especially love that you painted the hardware as well - very classy! :)ReplyDelete
also, your blog looks great! i've just recently begun following it, and am quickly becoming obsessed with homemade headbands. thanks so much for the inspiration (and GREAT photos)!!!
It's sooo cute! GREAT JOB!ReplyDelete
So cute and functional, and I love your blue walls!ReplyDelete
Holy cow, that's so lovely :) You + your amazing finds, like your garden-holder! Great job (and to D)!ReplyDelete
such a cute revamp - I love the bright green inside and from everything I read, gray is the "hotness" this fall.ReplyDelete
This is really neat! I love taking old pieces and freshening them up! I just bought a cute little table to put by my bed, but I am thinking it needs a fresh coat of paint first.ReplyDelete
O I love the inside green drawers!ReplyDelete
You are so awesome! That looks great. I wish I had those chops.ReplyDelete
I love, love, love it! Gorgeous job!ReplyDelete
It's darling! I love the gray. And the green!ReplyDelete
Love that you painted the inside of the drawers bright green - fantastic!ReplyDelete
i love it! what an amazing makeover for this "shabby chic" craigslist find! way to go!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous find, and even more gorgeous re-do!ReplyDelete
great upcycling project! it had good "bones," but you've got good instincts.ReplyDelete
I really like the little surprise of the green inside. It's lovely, great job!ReplyDelete
I'm always impressed by these projects you do... I am always looking for inspirations like this!!ReplyDelete
I love that you painted the inside of the drawers green!ReplyDelete
this turned out beautifully!ReplyDelete
That is just fabulous! I love DIY projects like this - so inspiring. Very beautiful indeed!ReplyDelete
wow, love that pop of green!ReplyDelete
hullo, kindred spirit... planner of dessert buffets, refinisher of furniture, collector of vintage glass.ReplyDelete
found you via project wedding, as i plan my own dessert reception wedding!
Oh, truly lovely but, please, please, please: Will you tell us what grey you used? Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, you (and D) are sure to be flattered near and far. And who would have guessed the grey chest and blue walls would go so well together? Well...of course, you did!ReplyDelete
I love the color combination, it's eco, and it's attractive! Way to go!ReplyDelete
Beautiful gray and it looks awesome with your wall color! I can't wait to buy some used furniture and paint it!ReplyDelete
lovely job! how on earth do you find the time for projects like these? jealous. i feel like i'm drowning in a pool of stuff to do just trying to get from day to day.ReplyDelete
You are awesome. I love this! The green surprise? Fabulous. Your space looks fantastic! Can we have a full tour?!ReplyDelete
So sweet Rachel! I love the grey and the pop of green inside is fantastic - top marks to you for actually painting the inside and not just lining the drawers lol!ReplyDelete
It's great when you get a bargain that can be revampd so well. :)
Your projects are so great! I just blogged about your DIY ruffly belt tutorial. I gave it a try and loved the results- thank you!!ReplyDelete
Love it and the added surprise of green on the interior--so fun!ReplyDelete
What is the wall color in the room with the new bed side table? I love it!ReplyDelete
At first I was sad that the gold is gone but then you showed the inside and my heart missed a beat- I LOVE the green!! how fabulous (and really, a great update for a lovely piece.)ReplyDelete
The wall color in the back is Behr brand Surfer, from Home Depot.
Hey Rachel- I had a really similar cabinet that I've had for a couple of years now. I hated the color but couldn't commit to a dramatic change... until I saw your post!ReplyDelete
I was seriously inspired...
Here it is before:
It wasn't until I was finished painting that I realized... you posted this on my birthday :)
OhMuhGosh! That design is so fabu! At first when you see the gray you think "Eh, okay! Sophisticated." But when you open the drawer you go "WOW SUPRISE!" Totally unexpected in an adorable way!ReplyDelete