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?

2 comments:

  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!

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

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