It is finally done! We have come to the end of the Vintage Bassett China Cabinet series!
The piece originally was in terrible shape with deep scratches, broken glass, missing shelves, a broken door and the back was coming off. Not to mention it was near impossible to get home and almost gave me a heart attack when I had to drive home with it tied in string to the top of my minivan. Here is the after!
This was a true labor of love! The piece was cleaned and sanded for a smooth finish prior to painting. The top of the base was stripped back. The missing piece of the door was re-adhered and the hinge fixed. Whew!The body was painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with their Winter White glaze applied to highlight its detail. The interior of the cabinet was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray.
The top was refinished in Minwax Weathered Gray stain. I am so pleased with how it ties in with the Persian Blue and Seagull Gray.The two outer glass panels were replaced and new heavy duty, gorgeous glass shelves were cut. All of the glass fits like a glove! Such a relief. The piece originally had two grilles on either side that I popped out. I am not replacing them as I like the more modern, clean look of the clear new glass. The new glass pulls sparkle and also give the piece a more updated look.This gorgeous piece will be making its way to its new home in New York. I cannot wait for its new owner to see it in person!
I love this! Now I’m looking for something to try that stain on. It was really nice to watch the progression of this amazing piece.
where do you buy the paint and stain? I have looked all over and no one knows what General Finishes paint is>>>
This piece is stunning Suzanne! Beautiful work and the owners in New York are going to L-o-o-o-V-e it! 🙂
Wow! This is gorgeous, you out did yourself! I love it.
Suzanne you certainly have the eye for what can be. I would have passed on that piece had I walked by it! You did a fabulous job – just fabulous!
Thanks Linda! I almost had to leave it in the parking lot but just managed to get it home. So glad I did 🙂
It is beautiful! Great job!
Cynthia - Clockwork Interiors
Really, really lovely, Suzanne! I just finished a piece with weathered gray, and I’m smitten — my daughter thought I had painted the piece. Hope your client will be picking up their new treasure! 😀
Isn’t it a great stain? It is almost like a paint – I just love it. Can’t wait to see what you did with it!
Congratulations, Suzanne, on a brilliant transformation. You have talent and tenacity in spades. Cheers, Ardith
Thank you so much, Ardith!
Gorgeous job, Suzanne! Lucky clients!
chris aka monkey
i feel like i just came to the end of the mini series and it made me cry because i live in tn not ny so that means your not sending it my way ha ha probably a good thing because we would have to throw out our table and chairs and eat sitting on the floor looking at her lol she would take up all of the space in our wee dining room love love the paint colors xx
Thanks Chris! A new series begins today – the farmhouse table lol!
Oh my goodness, it’s just gorgeous!!! Love, love, love it!
So much work! But so glad you saved this piece. It’s gorgeous…now!
Wow! Awesome transformation!
Okaaaay…. so I now have to tell my husband I love something more than him…. ha ha ha. Suzanne this is absolutely… words fail me. It makes me feel stuff in my heart – really. Breathtaking! It is just exquisite! What beautiful colours, and choices you’ve made to resurrect it; just stunning.
I would absolutely love to do a large project like this, but here, I doubt anyone would want to pay the price it would be worth once it was done. And yet you’ve sold it already! Smart people those New Yorkers! they can see value in the valuable!
You must be so pleased with it. Well done!! x
Thank you Elisabeth! I actually am quite proud of this one 🙂 and stood back to admire it once it was staged in my living room. I am so happy it has found a fantastic home. So satisfying to breath new life into old forgotten pieces!
Beautiful redo made with wonderful attention to details.Perfection.
Thank you Marlene!
Suzanne, you are driven!!! this piece is stunning, great job on bringing trash to treasure, I love your vision and aspire to be able to do the same. Thank you again for the inspiration, as always 🙂 Karen
Thank you so much!
Patricia @ http://TheBlackSheepShoppe.blogspot.com
The china cabinet is so beautiful right down to every last detail. You’re work is amazing.
Thank you so much Patricia! I actually thought of doing it in the darker blue (like your gorgeous piece) but went light instead. Still looking for the right piece to do the darker 🙂
Bobbie @ Hue New Painted Furniture
I love what you did, but then I always do! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Please don’t ever considering giving it up, again. Most wouldn’t have seen the potential, been able to do the work and had the vision to create this! You go girl and keep on going. 🙂
Thank you so much Bobbie! I am not giving up 🙂 and took my negativity and have done something positive with it. I will post about it as soon as it is complete! Cheers!
A true labour of love, Suzanne. It turned out great.
It looks incredible … you breathed new life into this piece! I love the colors you chose … fantastic!
Thank you so much Becca!
This is really beautiful Suzanne – love the colours you decided to use and glad to hear it will soon have a new owner albeit in New York 🙂
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It really is stunning Suzanne! The colors are perfection especially with the grey stained top and the Winter White Glaze adds such a soft touch to this piece. The updated glass knobs are the pearls to the little black dress. Love it!
Hi Suzanne, this China Hutch turned out so beautiful and I love the color. Just gorgeous!! Thank you so much for linking up to our Something to Talk About Link Party this week and I will be featuring this at our link party tomorrow morning at 6 am est. Love for you to come on over and join us again, Lisa at Concord Cotttage. p.s. Happy Memorial and enjoy your day!
I have a breakfront that I want to paint. It’s just too dark and doesn’t show off my vintage glassware. This will be the first project I’ve ever undertaken like this. Did you hand paint the china cabinet or use a sprayer? Part of the interior of my breakfront will be hard to get to by hand.
Hi Tierney, I always hand paint my pieces and don’t spray. However, if you have a good sprayer on hand, it may be a good option to use on the interior. I have heard that you can spray chalk paint and milk paint but have never done it myself. Good luck with your project! I can assure you that you will be really happy that you did it!
Hi Suzanne this is absolutely beautiful!!! We have a Basset vintage china cabinet also, but yours look much better! We have the same glass shelving and one of them is broken unfortunately. I was wondering how you got the replacement glass? Thanks in advance!
Hi Win So – I took measurements and had a new piece cut at my local glass cutting shop. It was like $10 – no joke! Since you already have an existing shelf, you can take that in and have them make one to match. Good luck!
Wow, I would’ve never thought of that! Thanks so much Suzanne! And hooray for $10! 🙂