Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cabinet rehab

I don't know why, but whenever Nathan is on tour I get bit by the creative bug. I also don't know why this bug tends to make its appearance at around 11:30 at night. Every time. The victim this time? This cabinet:

I picked up this beauty at a yard sale (for $5!) way a few years back. It has been in quite a few rooms, serving different purposes. It now holds our DVD collection. This cabinet almost did not make the cut when we were downsizing before our move; but I knew that someday I would get some inspiration and it could be fabulous.

Enter these medallions:

I saw an episode of some design show where they used these and it gave me an idea. I took the door off the cabinet and attached the medallions to the front of the door. I glued them and let them dry, then whipped out my paint. I painted the whole cabinet with my paint of choice (Olive Suede) and then once it was dry I painted some accenting on the medallions:

I just slopped the paint on over all the raised parts, then used a paper towel to wipe off all the excess. I attached the new faux-antique glass knob and viola:

I am IN LOVE with it. The paint color is perfect. I had to lighten the pic so you could see it...to get the real view of it, you'll have to come visit. :)


Kim said...

That is awesome. Love it!

Lori said...

can you please come and do those tricks at MY house?

katiebear said...

That is amazing!!

Sheila said...

Ooooh! I love it! Wish I could get in your head and get some of those beautiful ideas! Love it, love it!