Friday, September 18, 2009

Table and Cabinet

Isn't this little table brimming with potential?
He looked so lonely without the companion table I am sure he used to belong with. But I am more of a fan of the mismatched look anyhow so he is just fine on his own.

I painted the insides of the diamonds (or whatever that shape is, perhaps clovers?) a shade just smidge grey-er.

I think he is one cute little guy now!



This cabinet has been on my to-do list for AGES! I actually had it completely painted (inside and out for those who ask regularly), but just never got around to adding hardware.

I thought the Less is More ideology was best for this one and left it with one handle per drawer. My favorite part is actually the two zinc knobs and their back plate. I think my friend Rebecca described them best in the store when she said they felt very "Alice in Wonderland" when she was trying to open the door at the bottom of the hole.

I am hoping both end up in loving new homes, but I would be just as happy (as always!) to leave them here.

30 comments:

bagfashionista said...

i love the new hardwares!

Heidi said...

Holly! I love it! I love the new hardwares and as always, you did such a great job painting!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love it!! That color and especially the hardware transformed it. So great! Love that little table too.

gina @ The Tickle Pink Thrift said...

beautiful once again! {darling}

Kent said...

Beautiful!! Any tips or instructions on how to distress furniture? You do such a fantastic job!

CourtneyKeb said...

Perfect! Love it!!!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

that table is so cute! You did a great job.
The cabinet is awesome! I love the hardware (which by the way is my downfall...sometimes it takes me weeks to put hardware and such on my pieces)
they both look fantastic!
gail

McLove said...

I just found your blog today while randomly googling a decorating idea. Your blog is AMAZING and your work is out of this world! I hope you don't mind if I check back often. We just bought a house and I have been wanting to vamp up old furniture. Thanks for the inspiration! You should have your own show!

Rebecca said...

Love them both!!! the clover cutout on the table looks great a shade darker! And of course you know I LOVE the alice in wonderland knobs and they look amazing on that cabinet!

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Gorgeous, as usual! I featured you on my blog today, c'mon over and check it out!

http://www.betterafter.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Love the clover detail on the first one ... and that velvety chair with the nailhead trim in the background! Is that yours?

bri. said...

wonderful work....you are sort of making me feel worthless a little :)

{ L } said...

I just now found your blog through Better After and I am simply impressed!! Wow, you do beautiful work. I am excited to explore your blog more. I'm a new follower too! :)

Kalee said...

Holly, can I ask what the inside of the high boy looks like? Are there drawers of shelves inside the top part?

Megan said...

Love the table!
The clover shape is called a Quatrefoil.
I found this out when I feel in love with this chair http://www.hickorychair.com/product_detail.aspx?i=5315

Atelier de Charo said...

Great in blanc, very pretty!!!

Our Family said...

Ok. New blog stalker here... I'm in awe of your handywork girl! I'm just starting my first official repurposing/ refinishing furniture project... and hoping mine comes out as well as your projects have!! So seriously impressed

Chris said...

Wonderful makeovers , I love this kind of thing , and a Canadian gal with loads of style how nice to see . I am Canadian too , ya see .
You must tell me what camera you have ,, your photos are great.
Chris
Just Beachy '

Dee said...

Your photographs always look so ethereal and bright! Do you mind telling me about your light source? East facing window, time of day....I love the photos!

Holly and Sean said...

Thank you Everyone!!!
Kaylee, the inside of the cabinet has a shelf so you could fold clothes and stack 'em up.

Howdy to all my fellow Canadians!!! I am so happy to hear we have some more stylin' Canadian girls around.

As for the Camera and photography: I use the Canon Rebel. I have no real preference for a certain time of day or light source. I actually take many of my pictures later in the evening or on cloudy days, but if you work with the settings really well it is easier to fake a sunny day LOL.

angela said...

I love your work! Thanks for keeping up this blog and inspiring so many people with the things you so brilliantly beautify.

Miss Prissy Paige said...

Woah, that table looks great after your transformation! You have such a great eye for spotting pieces!

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

Amazing!!! My favorite was that table... looks so goo dnow :) Dont you just love doing up old furniture?? My favorite thing as well... my entire home is furnished in old furniture from fleamarkets... that I have repainted and given new life! :)

Tracy said...

So glad I was linked up to your blog Holly! You do amazing work and you are totally inspiring me to get my butt in gear with random projects I have on the go....

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

I just awarded you the "Honest Scrap" award so please stop by my blog when you have a chance for the details

L. Duncan
www.home23duncanboys.blogspot.com

Amy M in Indiana said...

Oh, these are great! Can't wait to read more of your blog --just found it today via Today' Creative Blog!! Your work is inspiring!!

ecdesign said...

Wow..I am in love with everything you do! Beautiful!!

Jen said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Today's Creative Blog and love your style! I love all of your furniture re-do's and design skills.

Room to Inspire said...

Love, love, love both pieces. Especially that table - wonderful. I am so adding myself right now to follow your lovely blog!

Chelsea

Amy said...

Just randomly found your website while looking through my long list of decor blogs. LOVE YOUR SITE! We're thinking about buying a house soon (fingers crossed!) and you are inspiring me to find and repurpose (and paint!) old furniture.

FYI - the diamond shape you are referring to on the small table is actually called a "quatrefoil" (means "four-leaf") and it is a medieval motif. There is also a three-leaf version called a "trefoil". I am completely obsessed with both shapes and I love it when I see them pop up on modern pieces!

 
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