Thursday, May 2, 2013

~Small Wooden Cabinet-Part 2~

Remember this vintage wooden cabinet/bookshelf I picked up a few months ago?  Well, the reveal is now here!  Here she is before:

And here she is after:

 It was love at first sight.  And I got her for a song.  The design details, such as the arches on the doors, are fabulous ...

There are 3 fixed bookshelf's on the inside...

 The original solid brass pull was stunning, heavy, and OLD but there was just the one. 

So I replaced it with these beautiful white/gold Parterre knobs from Anthropologie.

One knob is slightly lower than the other, and I decided to leave it as is.  The piece has other slight "flaws" such as dents, dings, and scratches but I did not want to cover them up.  This beauty is old.  I wanted to honor her history and not try to make her look like a brand new piece of furniture. 

I painted her with Annie Sloan's Aubusson Blue chalk paint and finished her with a walnut stain and clear wax.  

 She is a versatile piece and her size makes her perfect for many different places in the house.  She would look great in a small entryway with a lamp and small tray to hold keys & mail.  She could also live in a hallway for misc storage or a child's room to store books.  She'd also compliment any bathroom, and be the perfect piece to store towels or toilet paper.  The previous owners even used her as a flat-screen TV stand.  

So where would you put her in your house?  What do you think about the transformation?  I had a hard time determining what style she was.  What style do you think she is?


  1. So cute. I am buy a few furniture pieces from etsy in June for my new studio apt in socal near venice beach. This is listed as one of my favorites!

  2. Dear Onegirlrev, Thanks so much! It is a cool piece. BTW, I can deliver to Venice.... :D
    Thanks, Christine

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