Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Frenchy Cabinet

  I’m still here!  I feel like I haven’t been visiting you all as often but I have been busy working on things from the shed for an upcoming fall show.  I’m making progress!  You can actually walk in my shed now.  And believe me that is progress.  

I have a lot to share with you that I have done so far.   One being, this cabinet that I purchased many years ago at an auction.  

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As you can see, this cabinet was in need of a little TLC.  I think I have given it some now.     

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I  painted it with white homemade chalk paint.  I added picture frame molding to the center of the cabinet doors.  Then I applied the appliqués and finished it off with clear and dark wax.

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  The little glass knob was also another feature I added. 

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Another before……

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……and another after. 

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Quite a transformation wouldn’t you say!  I have to say that it was worth the TCL.  It is made of solid hardwood and is very heavy!  Sad to say but they don’t make them like that anymore.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day.  You know where I’ll be…in the garage working!

Gail

P.S. Our oldest daughter stopped by for a visit and fell in love with this cabinet make-over.  She has taken it home with her so this cabinet is not for sale since it has found a new home with her.

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35 comments:

  1. Hi Gail! Oh, the little chest is so pretty and what a lovely job you did on it. You're the sweetest mommy to give this over to your daughter! I can see why she loves it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Haha the kiddo nabbed it...well you get to visit it Gail. I too can see why she loves it. hugs sweets, Olive

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  3. how lucky for your daughter that she was able to snag that beauty. I would have taken it home too.
    Turned out SO PRETTY.
    Good luck with the rest of your projects.

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  4. What a wonderful makeover! I see why your daughter likes it. Waiting to see what other great makeovers you are doing.

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  5. Just beautiful Gail. I would have never thought to add a frame as a detail. Brilliant I must say. I'll be thinging of that on my future projects : )
    Thank you ~
    HUGS -
    Deanna

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  6. Goodness..it does not EVEN resemble it's former self. It turned out beautiful!

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  7. Too funny Gail..every time I have something to sell it ends up at my youngest daughter home..Awesome job and the cabinet my dear friend..

    Stay cool and don't work too hard..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria aka Gloria Funderburk

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  8. No wonder your daughter took it home. It looks fantastic.
    Well done Gail!!

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  9. That is beautiful, Gail! You would never know it was the same piece! Love the new color, but the molding and embellishments really make it. If you are bringing this with you to your show it is going to go fast!

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  10. Wow, Gail! This is so pretty! It doesn't even look like the same piece! You did a fabulous job! I hope you have great success with your show!

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  11. You did more than give it a little TLC. Wow it looks amazing now. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  12. Your daughter is a lucky girl to get such a pretty piece. This is a fantastic tranformation, Gail. I love it! You outdid yourself on this one.

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  13. Your cabinet turned out beautifully; love the extra touches--so pretty.

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  14. i love it i love it i love it. it looks so good and i love the appliques. to bad i do not live close to you. ang

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  15. Amazing! Love your transformation. The paint and the appliques just make it sing!

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  16. Wow! You have a true talent for makeovers! I would never have recognized these as being the same cabinet. Great job!

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  17. Oh, she's so pretty now! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY by Design. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  18. Gorgeous makeover, Gail. The embellishments make all the difference.

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  19. Just love this makeover - beautiful job Gail -
    Your newest follower - would love to have you
    come by and follow back when you have the time
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  20. Oh my...I love how the cabinet turned out!! I can see why your daughter fell in love with it.

    Cindy

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  21. What an amazing makeover! The appliques are wonderful.

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  22. Your daughter is a lucky girl! That piece looks AMAZING Gail I love it!!

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  23. Fantastic makeover. I love your technique and adding the appliques, brilliant!

    Jody

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  24. Gail,
    That is a beautiful transformation!!!
    xx
    Anne

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  25. That little cabinet is just beautiful, Gail, you did an amazing job on it, as usual.
    ~Cindy

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  26. Hey I know those appliques! I used them on my kitchen cabs! They look beautiful paired with your cabinet redo. Wonderful finish!

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  27. Beautiful! I'm sure your daughter will love it forever:)

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  28. Thanks again! Love, love, love it!

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  29. I need to find a cute little cabinet like that, it is the perfect size for the little refrigerator set I want to make for my grand daughter.

    ~Bliss~

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  30. Gail, without knowing it you just saved me hundreds! Most of my budget to redecorate my small bathroom was going to be spent on a new vanity. The former owners of my home placed a beautiful, custom cut marble vanity top on what is basically a box made of thick wood with two just as plain cabinet doors. Removing the vanity would mean losing the marble top. I googled “dressing up old cabinet” and there you were. It never crossed my mind to use moulding and appliqués. Thanks so much!

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