The ad had this piece priced at $175, but I got them to come down to $125. The thing was they had to get it out of their space immediately. Right that minute. My sweet hubby is such a trooper. He borrowed our neighbor’s truck and went with me to get it right in the middle of his football game. His AUBURN football game. THAT is what I call true love…. Anyway, this piece had a rocky start that you can read about here.
After looking at her for a week or so I got that creeping feeling… You know. That feeling that says, “I’m gonna pretend like I’m gonna sell this, but I’m really doing it for me” kinda feeling. For some reason Andrew wasn’t surprised when I announced that this baby was staying with us. He knew she was SO ME. :)
I wanted this cabinet to look old French country… I wanted it to look like we plucked it out of an old French farmhouse (not that I’ve ever been in one… I just like to pretend like I know what they look like). I decided on using 2 shades of gray by Sherwin Williams: French gray and light French gray. Have I mentioned that I decided I wanted this done and finished in less than 2 days when my friend was visiting from Chicago? Yeah. That’s how I roll…. SO, after a day of prepping it and a day of painting it she was in her spot of glory in our dining area.
I didn’t get a chance to distress and glaze it until AFTER my friend left. It sat there looking all flat for about 5 days, and I was going CRAZY to get my hands on it…..
FINALLY I found the couple of hours I needed to finish her, and I was THRILLED with the end product… Peeps, here she is:
Squeal!! She’s just like I pictured she would be…. Now I’ll shut up and just have a picture parade!
The view from the side door where we enter the house:
A little distressing with some Valspar antiquing glaze….
We took the original wire out and painted it with some ORB to give it a new look. I love all my white ironstone up against that gray.
We painted the drawer fronts and back of the cabinet French gray. The rest of the piece is done in light French gray. We kept the original hardware and painted it with ORB.
LOVE the legs.
A peek inside :)
We painted the hinges and just roughed them up a bit with a sanding block. I JUST noticed the paint drip in this picture! ARGHHHH. Gotta go grab some fine grit sandpaper to fix that….
I have no “keepers regret” what so ever….This piece was meant to live in my house. I don’t see myself ever selling it…. For me it’s perfect… Remember when I told you that I wanted this done in 2 days?? What I failed to mention is that I also stripped, restained, and repainted my table and chairs at the same time! Talk about overdoing it… I was exhausted for a week!!! I still haven’t glazed the table, and I have to distress and glaze the chairs… Whew! One day I’m sure I’ll find the time to finish. Until then I’m just lovin’ it like it is….
Love and hugs,
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