Sunday, February 24, 2013

Showing her softer side - Cabinet make over

Hello and welcome back!

Do you remember this cabinet I picked up on the fleamarket for next to nothing? I promised to show you her new look...
 
 
 
Drum roll...curtain rising...silence, hold your breath and Ta Dah!!!


I love that she is much softer now with shades of creamy white and coastal blue!
 
And guess what?! I wet distressed this baby. I loved it so much I nearly overdid it!
 
I added layers of milk paint from Here in the color lichi.

The trim was given a coat of soft blue accented by silver giding paste. After distressing with a wet rag I gave her some clear wax followed by light ageing wax.
I dived into my craft supply bin and hauled out this flower applique and gave it the same color blue followed by the gilding paste and attached it to the cabinet with gorilla glue.
 
This cabinet has these pull outs for the door to rest on when you open the door (the door flips down). The little knobs were missing, so I glued on tiny wooden knobs which I painted blue as well.
Now for the vignette!
 
This was a black lightweight metal bucket which I've given a faux zinc finish and added the No 1. I will share how I did it in another post...easy...peasy! I filled the bin with pretty hydrangeas!
 
A vintage tea pot also filled with hydrangeas...I love the patina on this piece!
Pretty silver picture frames and a tall candle holder topped with a blue scented candle!
Subway art poster...not done by moi, but I can do this!
 
 Do you love her softer side?!
Do you think she is oh so gorgeous now?!
 
You can often find me at these parties:













 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Well done Sumaya your cupboard looks wonderful.
    I have just bought a sad looking cupboard which I would like to change into a linen cupboard. Thinking of white and grey. Will keep you posted.
    Love
    Sandra

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  2. Hello Sandra, thanks for stopping by. Is'nt it great to find a piece that nobody seems to want and you give it a 2nd life? White and grey is a great combination. Can't wait to see how your cupboard turns out!:)

    Happy week ahead!
    Love
    Sumaya

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  3. What a great cabinet makeover. Would be beautiful in any home. You certainly gave it new life.
    Blessings, Trisha

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  5. Sumaya,
    My comment was published twice, so I deleted one of them.
    Trisha

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  6. I love your style . . . You have a very exceptional blog. Just Beautiful!
    I am your newest follower # 57. Please come over and follow me back.
    I have a Give-away going on, and today is the last day to enter . . .
    I would be honored to have you as a follower and new friend.
    Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Hello my newest blogging sister, thanks for stopping by and leaving a darling comment. I love making new friends and I am coming over to be your follower!:)

    hugs
    Sumaya

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  8. Hi Sumaya, What a pretty name you have. Thank you for the lovely compliment and thank also for following my blog. I am so excited to have you as a follower and new blogging sister. I have met the nicest people through blogging.
    Good luck on the Give-Away.
    Connie :)

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  9. You have done quite a lovely job with the milk paint. I recently purchased some and I am waiting for warmer weather to do some painting outside. Really beautiful transformation! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  10. Thanks for stopping by Evocative Vintage. You will have fun using the milk paint:)I'm coming over to say hi!

    xo
    Sumaya

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  11. Turned out absolutely gorgeous! Great job!
    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Jenna thank you for your sweet comment and great of you to come by and say hi!:)

      xx
      S

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  12. I wanted to come by and say hi! Like the way you put some detail on the front. I love the texture of the carved piece.

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    1. Glad you did Deneen. I love your work too!:)


      hugs
      Sumaya

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  13. Wow, everything is gorgeous! I love the makeover and the decor is amazing!! You are so talented. Thank you so much for the inspiration, and for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy, I love the way my faux zinc bucket turned out and I nearly did'nt get my hydrangeas. The florist got my order date wrong, but they scrambled to get them for me in time.

      Thanks for stooping by to say Hi!:)

      hugs
      Sumaya

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  14. Hi Sumaya ... great job on that old cabinet. Love the softer look too. That old bucket is so neat. Will be back to see how you painted that one. Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  15. Love the colors of paint you chose. It's amazing what a little paint can do. The applique really dresses it up too! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks Deborah. I love partying over at your place...lots of fun and great inspiration!:)

      hugs back
      Sumaya

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  16. Sumaya, you're at it again. Love this too! Girl, you make my tired ache. lol! Such talent you have sweetie!
    Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. LOL...Thanks Jan, I love linking up to your fab parties!:)

      hugs back,
      Sumaya

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