Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cabinet Re-Do

Thanksgiving is one time of year when it's important to
 reflect on those things we are thankful for.

For me,  Family and Friends are two things
 that are true blessings in my life. 
 I have some wonderful friends in my life. 
 Friends who are selfless and always willing to help.

My friend Sharon truly gifted me with sharing her talents a few weeks ago.  Sharon is a wonderful decorative painter. 
 Take a look at her work HERE.

Here's how she blessed me...

I have never been happy
 with these white cabinets in my great room. 
 The color (or lack of) just didn't blend with the decor of the room.


Here's a view of the room....
The coffee table is a distressed black
with a very sheer gold rubbed on the edges.


So BINGO!
I had an idea. 
 Why not paint the cabinet black. 
I painted a spare drawer front, just to see what it would look like. 
I liked it.



I spoke with Sharon, getting her professional opinion. 
 She didn't think twice and volunteered her talents
to help do it completely by herself.

Boy was I excited. 
I couldn't remove the cabinet doors
 and tape off everything fast enough.


Here's Sharon hard at work. 
 She worked and I just talked non stop.
We decided to keep the inside of the cabinet white.  
The black would have been to dark inside.


Here's the beginning stages. 
 I think all the liquor in the cabinet was left over from our wedding 22 years ago!


 Ready for the transformation?

I just love it!


I added some knobs that are an oil rubbed bronze color.


I got a pieced of decorative molding to use as a baseboard. 
I was worried about getting black paint on the carpet. 
So Sharon painted the molding first
then we put it in place along the bottom of the cabinet. 
I thought this would dress up the cabinet. 


Here's a view from a different angle of the room. 

 Doesn't the cabinet look nice with the coffee table?




This was the perfect look for the room.
Every time I look at the cabinet I will think of my friend
who blessed me with the gift of her time and talents.

Wishing each of you a very blessed Thanksgiving.
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12 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

First of all, I have to tell you what a beautiful room this is, Sherry! I think the black looks fantastic, more grounding and it goes so well with the countertop. What a great friend, she did a really nice job on it.

I think most of my liquor has been from my wedding ~ 25 1/2 years ago!

Sharlotte said...

Sherry,
This does look terrific! I love all the warmth in this room. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sharlotte

Kathy said...

Your cabinet's new color is so pretty. What a beutiful room to entertain guests :-)

Traci said...

I LOVE IT!!! It looks fantastic!!!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hi Sherry! im your newest follower and im soooo glad i found your blog! The redo...BRILLIZNT! Looks BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love it if would visit my 14 days of xmas trees! And I have a giveaway!

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xoxokara

Kathy said...

What kind of paint did you use for the cabinets? The color and sheen is so nice.

debi said...
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debi said...

Sherry, Can you please tell me what color you used on this beautiful cabinet? I just love it and want to paint my powder room cabinet this color...it is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Stopping by from the RISK party. :) This looks fantastic! I love the choice of the black. It looks beautiful with the rest of your room!

Joy said...

The finished product is so smooth! What kind of paint did Sharron use???

Hi I'm Misty. said...

Followed over from Nester, what a great choice! Love the black. Good job on the risk taking!

Lindsay said...

It looks great!! I have been contemplating going black in a kitchen. I think it could look really nice. I'd been wondering what people did on the inside though. I'm glad to see someone else kept it all white. Thanks for sharing!

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