Wednesday, February 17, 2010

By now I am sure you are well aware of my love affair with grey. Most people consider it a cold, depressing color, but thankfully that it slowly changing. I usually associate grey with soft, romantic old swedish furniture and fluffy clouds and worn down pebbles at the bottom of a stream. It is very relaxing to me.

In my studio yesterday I had a blast working on a set of antique nesting tables and a darling old dresser, but my heart skipped a beat when the first coat of grey went onto a tall pine cabinet I had sitting on the outskirts of my pile. It is tall and features glass paned doors from top to bottom, with a sweeping arched top, and I hope to share it with you all tomorrow!

But until then (I say that way too often, don't I?), here are some great grey cabinets floating around.











... before I take off I want to also thank a local reader by the name of Colleen, and her boyfriend Ryan! Remember this glorious antique dining set I had recently acquired? So many of you commented and emailed me about not painting it, and well, Colleen rescued it unscathed from the grip of my paint claws. So sleep a little easier tonight knowing that thanks to Colleen it will continue on in it's glorious ebony-stained life.

17 comments:

Vikki said...

Holly ... I am new to loving grey and about to paint my bedroom and throughout my home Benjamin Moore's Edgecomb Grey. It's beautiful!!

Rebecca said...

I love grey too! We just moved into a new (to us) house and have been busy painting the living room, hallways, master bed and bathroom in shades of grey! I can't wait to see what you did.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

I too am loving gray. I have a large old TV cabinet from the 1800s in old gray paint - LOVE! Then, I found another smaller old gray painted cabinet with a door & shelves - it perfectly hides my children's books - another favorite piece of mine!

Jaime said...

While not in my palette, I agree that grey is gorgeous. (If I ever redo our bedroom, I am going to consider it. I love the way it looks with yellow.)

Did I read that you have a set of nesting tables that might be available??? I am likely VERY interested - please let me know. :)

Jaime

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Love the glass front cabinet in the last picture. I also loved those pieces you sold. I'm not a dark wood person, but I couldn't have put a paintbrush to those. I'm glad someone purchased them! ;-)

Amber said...

I am a huge fan of grey as well and I NEVER even thought to incorperate in my house until your blog!

wishful nals said...

i love grey. i, too, find it to be soft + calming.

karen said...

I love what you did with the cabinet; and I am glad you took the readers advice on the dining table - it is a beautiful contrast to the chairs. I painted the doors of my kitchen cabinets grey and left the frames white. I couldn't afford new cabinets and I love the alternative!! Grey is one of my new favorite colors,too!!! Love your blog.....

simpledaisy said...

I love grey...it's the color of my dining room! A super soft grey and I paired it with turquoise! It makes me happy:)

Karli @ RockyBella said...

I love gray hutches! I found this old nasty hutch at Salvation army for like $30 I think (its been a while), and I re-did it in grey too!
You can check it out here, if you want...

http://rockybella.blogspot.com/2009/11/place-for-my-chinafinally.html

Wolfe Family said...

I am into mid-centiry Modern and 20's Deco so grey and blue are my palete. I love how you always modernize country pieces.
Beth

Nikki said...

Apparently I'm not alone, because I love grey too! I'm not pregnant but I already have a nursery planned that is going to be grey and navy blue, whether we have a boy or a girl!

Shelbie said...

I really liked the pictures of the different grey cabinets. Grey is very soothing. I recently finished a Hutch that I did grey. It turned out a little bit on the blue side but I like it.(Pictures at 'Mystylemyown') I was going to sell it because I didn't think it would go good in my house but I put it in my house and I guess I'll have to keep it for now! haha you probably know the feeling. A grey piece can sneek in anywhere and look good. Can't wait to your finished Grey piece!

a little bit biased said...

Can I be your friend? J/K but I just had to tell you that you are amazingly talented and I love your house and your work. It's so fun reading about all of your projects. You totally inspire me. I'm a quilter, but you make me have the itch to be a furniture refinisher. You're awesome. Thanks for sharing all of the lovely pics.

Little Lovables said...

oh yes, grey is my favorite color. I wear it daily and decorate my home in it. so realaxing

Lovely Little Nest said...

Grey is my favorite! In our old apartment, living room and dining room were painted grey, and now we have grey accessories, textiles, etc. in every room! It's such a great "non-color" color :)

Colleen said...

Ryan and I LOVE the dining set!!
I will email you some pictures of it in it's glorious new home :)
Thanks for the find!!!

 
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