Friday, May 17, 2013

Thinking small ..... and gray

Small items help fill out a booth and luckily I like painting small things. I'm not too keen on repairing them but, hey, if the price is right ......

This sad kitchen office file thingy had three corners chewed off by a puppy. I totally forgot to take photos of the missing corners but you get the gist.

I had to sculpt new corners with wood filler.

 I didn't have high expectations for this file thingy but it surprised me.

Trashed veneer is probably the simplest thing to fix.

Just add trim.

New corners!

The finished office thingy.


I was told by a designer friend that gray and yellow was the new hip combination. Huh. I missed that somehow but I'm game. I had the perfect little test cabinet.
Love the punched tin pineapple.

Yellow and gray. Who knew?

 The inside is not this bright! Honest!

 Yellow in the drawer.
A bit more yellow around the tin.


  1. You did a great job. It really undated them both and that file piece could work in so many places. The pineapple - symbol for hospitality really looks fresh! Would love to see this at "Open House".

  2. The sad thingy :-) looks interesting, especially inside. I had never seen it before. You did a good job with it. I could warm up to yellow and gray, but I need some time.


  3. That little file thingey came out awesome! Painting the inside of it wasn't fun, I'll bet. Now it looks like a little grain bin with a secret.

  4. Really liked the file thingy!

  5. Oh wow, I love the way this came out! I'm in love with stencils so when I saw the picture on missmustardseed's linky, I had to click on it!!

  6. I love the transformation! You will be one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. The party will go live tonight. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse