Tuesday, January 18, 2011
From Drab to Fab
I know, I know... I've been gone for way too long! For some reason the last week or so I've just been out of inspiration and creativity. I don't know where they went, but they were playing hide-and-seek! But this Sunday at church a friend mentioned to me that she loves reading my blog and told me I'm "so creative and artsy." I don't think she knew quite how much those words meant to me! I live to be creative and make things beautiful! And that was just the motivation I needed to jump start my inspiration.
This little cabinet had been waiting for me and my paintbrush to visit it for quite a while. I had had my eye on it hoping to make it look like Maria's antique pie safe-turned soap display case. But the coloring was not quite right, even though I loved the soft gray on the outside.
Here's the before (what were they thinking with the black shelf space???)
And here's the after! Ahhh much better. Light, bright and airy just like we like it! : )
My mom got a couple shots of me "in action."
Moving right along...
I simply painted the insides and wire door white, then lightly dry brushed white over the gray on the outside. I even like how the handles turned out with the dry brushing. It's definitely not perfect, but it's good enough for me!
Eventually, I want it to take up residence in my bathroom. But until then I had fun playing and styling with the few little "props" I have stored here at my parents' house. Not too bad huh?
I thought the finish went nicely with my antique Belgian pitch pots, which currently hold sprouting paperwhites.
Lavender and white tea soap from World Market.
I was pretty proud of this shot, since I was using my sister's big fancy camera and have no clue what I'm doing. I think they call this kind of thing depth of field, but who knows : )
I love this pretty little scallop at the bottom of the cabinet!
I hope your week has been full of inspiration and creativity! Thanks for stopping by!
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