I am loving gray. It is my favorite color right now. When I started with this cabinet I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I thought maybe I would strip & re stain the top then figure it out from there. But this cabinet didn't want that, it had other plans. I think it wanted to be grey. Do your pieces ever speak to you and tell you what color they want to be? And when you don't get it right, they don't cooperate? That's what happened here. I applied my stripper to the top (same one I just used on the French Dresser). After waiting for what seemed like forever, nothing was happening. Ugh! What now? So I broke out my trusty scraper & started to remove the incredibly sticky, gummy mess. It would not come off like I wanted it to (I think that is when I realized this was one stubborn cabinet!). I broke out my Liquid Sandpaper to remove the gummy mess that was left behind & with a little elbow grease I finally got the top clean. Only to reveal a patch that someone had placed on the right side, with a totally different wood & it stood out like a sore thumb! Ugh! So I used my current goto grey, distressed & glazed. I also added chunky glass knobs. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Surprisingly the rolling doors work great & I didn't have to work on them!
Sorry for the terrible picture, I almost forgot to take one!
I really want to add something to the front of the doors. I was thinking about adding a very muted stencil but I think it would be "too much" with the detail above it. Maybe I should add some fabric like Kim did here at Savvy Southern Style. What do you guys think?
Hopefully someone else loves it just as much as me, let me know if you are interested!