Thursday, March 17, 2011

All Because Of A Tablecloth!

This is what I have been working in the past few days as well as other projects. The cabinet we have owned for 9 years now and it use to sit in our foyer. It came from Ikea. I always wanted to do something to it but never did. I was  too chicken and when we moved it ended up in my sewing room for fabric storage. If you remember from a previous post I was hard headed and moved it on my own with a hutch on top and busted the leg off the back. The Papa is in town and so the cabinet came downstairs to get repaired and so it HAD to be painted while it was down here.

WARNING: You may need to wear your shades to view the following pictures!:)

You may be thinking oh my how scary and to tell you truth I was thinking the exact same thing when I opened this up. I could not believe I was actually going to be using this color.

Doubt still lingered but I charged on with the faith that all would end well.

Decided that was just too much Sherwin Williams Nervy Hue 6917 so I added some SW Vanillin to the middle of the doors. I also used Vanillin as the base coat.

The hard part begins. I always hand sand everything even though I own a palm sander. The palm sander always clogs up and leave marks I can never get out.

After some distressing I added some stain to tone down the Nervy Hue and also to add some more aging to the piece. 

The neighbors all think I am crazy I am sure since I carried this piece out of the garage by myself with camera in tow to take pics. The sun actually makes the color off but further down you can see the true color.

I love how the top turned out.

Aren't these the coolest knobs ever!?

Here let's get a closer look. They are from HobLob and a whopping $7.99 a piece but this week half off so in my cart they jumped! In this pic you can see the true color of the cabinet.

And just in case you are wondering why on earth I chose Nervy Hue here is the pic of my inspiration. I hit the color pretty dead on to the April Cornell tablecloth turned curtains in my sewing/craft room. That was a HUGE relief!! Now all I need to do is let it finish drying so I can take it back up stairs and put the cream hutch back on top. If ya wanna see the curtains you can go here.
Hope your week is going well! I have been super busy so I have not been blog hopping lately but promise to stop by soon!

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  1. That looks great, Pamela! It matches the tablecloth perfectly! I was nervous for you looking at the color in the container, but the pictures of it on the doors looks good. : ) Love the knobs! Even better that you got them at half off.

  2. What an amazing paint job! Love the color and the knobs are sweet!

  3. you did great Pamela.. cant wait to see the whole room all put together.


  4. Love, Love, Love IT!!!!!! You did a great job on matching the colors and the distressing is a great touch. Always enjoy your makeovers : )

    Craving some HobLob over here. Don't know how I am going to make it without it. But I guess being at home with my lil one is better than a trip to HobLob, HA HA!!! ; )

  5. Pamela, that turned out beautifully. I love the color with the white added to it and just the right distressing!

  6. Hi Pamela, that cabinet is absolutely stunning! Isn't it funny when we have a piece we think we 'shouldn't' paint for whatever reason, and when we finally get around to doing it, wonder why we didn't do it sooner! I have to say, I have never regretted painting a piece of furniture.

    That yellow is gorgeous, and I love the tablecloth fabric that you have made curtains out of, well done!

    xx Karen

  7. How adorable is this! Love the color! I finished a desk and used the same knobs, and I'm glad to hear someone else has troubles with their sander! :)

  8. The cabinet turned out just wonderful ~ love the knobs ;-)

  9. I love bright pops of color, this cabniet looks awesome! The knobs are so cute!!

  10. love this! its so cute!!! great job

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the pop of color and the curtains too.

  12. I love it! You are sooo creative, and the curtains are gorgeous!!!

  13. Very cute! Love the color you chose.

  14. I am in love with that color and I would have snatched those knobs at 1/2 off too!

    Take care,

  15. those knobs are great! Love this cabinet...bring on spring! Beautiful job!

  16. I just love what you did with those cabinets. I'm a Sherwin Williams fan myself, and those colors look fabulous!
    Spotted you at Miss Mustard Seed's link party!

    The Late, Young Family

  17. I love the distressing and wow way to own that color. My husbands favorite color he even has a shiny yellow corvette. I dropped in from Miss Mustard Seed


  18. Pam thanks for stopping by my blog. To make the paper roses just take 3 book pages and cut them into a spiral and then just wind it up. I can send you a drawing if you want. Newest follower love your new chandy.

  19. This is a great project! I love the color of the cabinet, the cabinet itself, and the gorgeous knobs. You did a great job. I'm a new follower,please stop by for a visit when you can.

  20. Pamela, I LOVE your new piece!! The color came out amazing- I think a pop of color on furniture can be so fantastic- and your piece says it all! That tablecloth is such a great inspiration-love it!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  21. Girl, you totally knocked this one out of the park! I mean, it is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it in the room with your tablecloth curtains! :-) The knobs are perfect and you are giving me confidence to move forward with some painting projects I have been putting off...because I am scared of 'em I tell ya! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  22. It is gorgeous and so is the fabric...lovely!!...please visit my blog and follow along if you'd like...I'm over from MMS...great job!...happy weekend,

  23. Looks fantastic! Love the colour, great choice.

  24. Pam that turned out beautiful and I love your tablecloth inspiration colors!! Those knobs are so perfect for it too, gotta love HL!!!! You really did an amazing job! :)

  25. It looks fabulous and SO vintage! Perfect color and perfect distressing!

  26. This is adorable. Perfect match! and those knobs are to die for!

  27. I'm truly impressed! This turned out beautifully! The color is perfect ... wow! And, the knobs ... love them! *Becca*

  28. Yellow is my favorite color! I adore this. And, you're right those knobs are to die for.

  29. i love this!! it turned out beautiful! the color is great!

    found you via savvy southern style! thanks for sharing...

  30. Love your new cabinet and your tablecloth soon to be curtains! Great idea to paint the vanilla on the inside of the doors. Makes it all the more interesting of a piece! I came over today from SSS and I have a grape salad linked there.

  31. Hi Pamela-

    I love the color - wow it makes such a great statement and the knobs really make the piece extraordinary.
    My best- Diane

  32. Well, I think the yellow is wonderful! Now you have a ray of sunshine any day of the year.

  33. I can't tell you how much I love this color...It just makes me happy! Great job taking the risk!


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