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Friday, September 7, 2012

Is THAT the same cabinet?

Why, yes. Yes it is.
The new and improved cabinet.

When I first saw this roughed-up little china cabinet I instantly thought 'pie safe.' Mr. Bad thought it looked like too much work and I'd agree if I were replacing the glass and fixing the faux inset. However, I wasn't and I wouldn't and I didn't.

Here we are before. I want you to know that a lot of thought went into styling this 'before' shot. Har. Especially balancing the little stool on top.


And here is Little Miss Sunshine.
For a little fun and whimsy I painted pie names across the top and then added appliques on the bottom doors for more color. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Arles, Primer Red and Old White. To get the lighter apricot colors I mixed Old White with Arles. Then, clear wax.


It still has its keys!

I really tried to keep the distressing to a minimum because the wood was so smooth. I concentrated on the corners and edges with just a little sanding here and there.
And again, the entire pie safe.

It felt good to get back to my whimsical roots. I've missed it. I've missed it so much that today I bought this 5 1/2 foot tall Dr. Seuss-looking clock off Craigslist.
I'm going to have fun with this one. :-)

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13 comments:

  1. This is too bloody awesome for words to describe!!! You're such a gifted woman!

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  2. You have such an amazing eye for color and style. I love it! Can't wait to see what you do with this funky clock!

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  3. I love the pie safe. Your color choices are totally perfect!!

    That clock has your name written all over it!

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  4. That is one incredible transformation! Absolutely love what you have done with it. ~ Maureen

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  5. It must be the same cabinet because your telling me it is. The pie safe is gorgeous and love the colors, pattern and I love those feet! The clock is so you! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  6. Oh my, I really love that pie safe! My mother-in-law has one that she has been wanting me to help her redo, and this idea would be right up her alley! Great job!

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  7. So cute! I love this cupboard. You did a great job! Stopping by via Kammy's Korner.
    http://www.the-finishing-touches.net/

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  8. I LOVE it! Love the stripes on the sides and the pie names - so cute!

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  9. WOW! it is gorgeous! the stripes on the side are my favorite!

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  10. This is amazing! I have found great furniture here Nice and updated information shared on this post.

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  11. love this and all the details...I am waiting to see the clock whimsy!!!why is it I keep thinking of a animated clock, but I can not think of the movie or show....Alice in Wonderland...so fun, and why do I see bright happy colors and lots of detail

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  12. Wow, how did I miss this?! Love it, Bad Rabbit. :)

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  13. Wow, gorgeous stripes on the side! You really have an eye for colour and design. Hope to see more of your work.

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