Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite pieces from 2014 and am continuing the countdown today!
Number 7: The Cottage Cabinet
This cabinet was left in the trash and snow at my friend’s apartment complex. I brought it home, cleaned and shored it up. All of the shelves inside were missing and getting new ones made was a little tricky as the cabinet is curved. I created a template by tracing the top of the cabinet onto cardboard and then cut it down to size until the cardboard fit perfectly inside the cabinet. I took the template and had the shelves cut at my local glass shop and they fit like a glove. Here is where the cabinet was found and the after. A true trash to treasure! I used General Finishes milk paint in Millstone for a cottage look.
Number 6: Old Violet Love
I happen to love the Annie Sloan color, Old Violet. It is blue with a hint of lavender and is a great color to mix with others or to add a wash to. It creates a lovely, soft look on any piece and I believe it lends itself to my French finds. It was the perfect choice for this gorgeous french dresser from the 1930’s. The piece itself was stunning and the paint and clear and dark waxes enhanced it. The piece was sold with the nightstands pictured as a full bedroom set.
Number 5: The Midnight Sideboard
For someone who really never used black paint before, 2014 was certainly the year I went outside of the box! I fell in love with the look and General Finishes Lamp Black. This piece was a custom job for a client and the result was stunning. The new glass pulls sparkle against the dark background and I only slightly distressed it to showcase its lines. My client was thrilled and so was I when it was featured on Apartment Therapy! Check in tomorrow as the countdown continues!
chris aka monkey
you do gorgeous work xx
Thanks, Chris and a very Happy New Year to you!
Your work is beautiful!
Thank you so much!
Those are so lovely.
I just wanted to say how much I love, love, love your work! Whenever your blog posts appear in my email inbox, I’m so delighted to see them! They are probably my favourite blog posts of all the ones I subscribe to, so thank you very much. Your skill is just amazing, and your generosity in sharing so much with complete strangers is so kind. It’s all very inspiring and I’m very grateful to have discovered you this year as it has been a wonderful and positive inclusion in my life.
Keep up the great work. Have a wonderful new year! Long live the good times!
Liz from Australia.
Thank you so much, Liz! This made me so happy! To know that what I share is enjoyed by others – even all the way in Australia – is humbling and wonderful. Thanks again and I hope you have a fantastic New Year!
That Cottage Cabinet is why we do what we do… we can see the future and envision these pieces finished. This one is gorgeous!
Thank you so much and you are right. How some people can throw lovely old pieces in the trash is astonishing!
Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
Hello Suzanne…the rescued cabinet is beautiful…hope you picked up the chair, as well! Happy New Year to you!
Thanks, Cynthia! Yes, can you believe that it was tossed in the trash?! What a find! Here’s to more in 2015 🙂