Sunday, February 5, 2012

This just in...

Before you start fussing at me about the absence of "before" pictures, you need to know that I started this piece in December.  I've been waiting for the weather to cooperate so I could finish it.  I live in Texas so all of my painting is done in the driveway.  

I found this cabinet at a flea market.  Originally, it had been stained oak.  Someone had painted it barn red.  I was having 1980's flashbacks!  It needed to be updated.  

So I gave it two coats of ASCP graphite.

I decided not to distress it since the red showed through.  
Just wasn't pretty.

The brass hardware just wouldn't work, so I painted them 
Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze and finished her off with two coats of clear wax.

She's a great home for white ironstone!

It's funny how finishing one piece inspires you to start another.
I need another sunny day!

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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Seriously beautiful!

Sarah said...

This china cabinet is so lovely! I love the way your white dishes compliment the blue color. I haven't tried using chalk paint yet but I have heard great things. You did a very beautiful job on it.

I'm stopping over from the newbie party and am your newest follower. If you have time I'd love to have you stop by and check out my blog and (if you'd like!) follow me too.

Have a wonderful night,

Twice Nice said...

Gorgeous cabinet! That white ironstone really plays nice with it. Deb

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job. Love the color.

Sunday said...

It's beautiful! I love the color, I have a slight obession with hutches :)

chateau chic said...

Your white ironstone makes a terrific contrast in your cabinet. Nice job!
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

My Great Finds by Linda said...

Hi Cindi,
Love the color of this piece. I agree the white dishes really sets it off. I'm following you on Linky also. Thanks for the following me. I appreciate it.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Cyndi, I love the color! The white dishes really set your piece off! I signed up to follow on Linky Follower and GFC. I look forward to seeing more great projects and ideas on your blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog, so I could find yours!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Looks great! I love the color- the white dishes really pop off the blue.

momto8 said...

the blue is just beautiful! I can't imagine what it looked like red?!

Kammy's Korner said...

you're right - it is a great home for the white ironstone! Good job!

RedeFIND said...

Very Pretty, Love that color! Great Job!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

The color looks beautiful now. I love refinishing hardware with ORB paint. Lovely job!

Chrissie said...

Great job! China cabinets are a lot of work. I love that the inside is natural, the ironstone looks great!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that dark moody color! looks fabulous!

Rachel said...

Your china looks beautiful inside the cabinet!

Shelia said...

Very pretty! Great storage and I love the color.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

May said...

The color is the perfect contrast to the white of the ironstone. A favorite combo of my own.

Sherry said...

Fantastic! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your cabinet is lovely. Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I am following you via GFC and Linky and hope you will too!