Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gray Cabinet

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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?







I can see this as a bathroom vanity with a vessel sink on top.  Almost makes me wish we used it in my daughter's bathroom that we just remodeled.  This would have thrilled her because this is her favorite piece (I think its the rolling doors!) but my husband might have divorced me since the plumbing would probably had to be moved.
Hopefully someone else loves it just as much as me, let me know if you are interested!

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24 comments:

  1. Love your gorgeous cabinet- this is so charming and sweet!! Fantastic color- I am loving grey right now too. Would love if you would come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  2. Your cabinet is wonderful and the grey paint color is perfect. I wouldn't do a thing to the doors. Thanks so much for sharing this at my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  3. The cabinet is beautiful. I love the gray. Your right it would make a stunning vanity. I like it just the way it is.

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  4. Turned out beautifully! I bet your cabinet would look wonderful with a treatment like Kim did...hers turned out so nice!
    Great either way!

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  5. Very pretty piece and you did an awesome job on it..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  6. Over from FNF.. it is a lovely piece.. you did a professional looking job at refinishing. Love the colre

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  7. What a lovely piece! Love it in gray!

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  8. This looks great and I think fabric would look great and it is easy to do. Thanks for the link and thanks for joining WUW.

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  9. Hi there- just stopping back by to say thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday- hope you will come back by and share again soon! :)

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  10. HI there! I love meeting new people and finding new blogs!! I am your newest follower from the blog hop!! Lovely blog!! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  11. Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!


    Hope to see you next Wednesday:)

    xoxokara

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  12. This piece of furniture looks awesome in gray! I am loving gray right now too and I am curious what brand and color name you used....I have my eye on a chest in my living room to paint and your gray just might be the right one for it! :o}

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  13. Cindy-I wish I could give you the color. I bought an oops gray (Behr) & I mixed it with Behr Polar Bear until I got this silvery gray color. I'm sure you could come up with something the same way!

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  14. Hi there! It is always so fun to get to "meet" new folks here in blogland and we are thrilled that you linked up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-) I absolutely love this cabinet transformation and the color is perfect. It really shows off all of the wonderful details and you did a fabulous job! Hope to see you again next week!
    Vanessa

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  15. I'm your newest follower :D!

    Hope you can come checkout my blog sometime, opalstevens.blogspot.com

    Opal

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  16. I love refurnishing and you did a great job! I love the gray! so cute!

    I am having an "every crafty blog" linky party and would love for you to come and join!

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  17. This is such a wonderful piece, you did a fabulous job. I'd love you to come join the Vintage Inspiration Party that I have. links start on Thursday afternoon!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  18. So beautiful! The rolling doors sound neat. Just found your blog via Kim's. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a great day.
    Tammy

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  19. Hi Jill,

    Just wanted you to know we are featuring your beautiful cabinet this week on Inspiration Friday!

    Heather and Vanessa

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