Thursday, February 18, 2010

Grey glass cabinet

Just as promised, I managed to get this guy moved into the house last night. But the bigger job was actually moving an even BIGGER armoire upstairs (finally!). I have been begging to move it up for months, but well, it was a big job! But with our trusted dolly the two of us worked it (him like a pro, me freaking out the whole time!). But it is nice to say it is done, and the other armoire will probably have to move with the house if we ever sell because we won't be attempting going back down!

Here was the original pine cabinet. It is so rare to find a nice cabinet with nearly all glass doors, and this one is just the right size, since it isn't too deep, for most rooms.

after a few coats of grey paint:

I LOVE the combination of light wood poking through grey and white paint!! White paint and dark wood is a great combo too, but this one just feels so beachy.
The beadboard back is so charming and adds a lot of dimension to anything displayed inside. You probably noticed that the bottom shelf is a little sparse compared with the other 3, that's because Wren is in love with that shelf and takes everything out. So it will have to be a little bare for now~

Have a great day!

51 comments:

sissie said...

Hi Holley,
What am amazing transformation!
Just shows what can be done if you have the vision to do it!

Good job.

Sissie

Blondie said...

Wow - That is an impressive tranformation. Did you use white and gray paint or just grey?

Beth said...

absolutely gorgeous.
when I become rich or famous..or hopefully, both...I so want you to do my whole house.
B (~a frequent lurker)
:D

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

The new paint color really made that beadboard pop! I couldn't even see it before.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

This is a gorgeous armoire - love how it turned out! I feel your pain on the lower shelf! I have everything up high because of my 2 year old son - seems around 4 they start leaving my things alone again :)

Kacey said...

What a great transformation! You're inspiring me to get out and paint the many pieces I've been putting off - thanks! :-)

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much ladies!!!
Blondie, I did paint it white first to get that effect.

Beth, Thanks for coming out and saying hello!! I would LOVE to work on your house (and you don't have to be rich or famous, I promise~).

Annie, I will be counting down the days LOL.... seriously, I will be.

Angie said...

It looks fantastic!!! Now I want to paint something grey!!!!

Miss Obara said...

You do such great work!

Amber's Notebook said...

omg that looks amazing!!!

Kathy {ourcreeksideplace} said...

Beautiful! You are right, the beadboard makes all the difference. You have quite a flair; well done!

House of Giggles said...

beautiful!!! I'm in love! I love the look of the light wood poking through too! I just bought a pine dining hutch and can't wait to get at it with some paint.
Thanks for all of your inspiring projects!

Tracey
http://myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

Cece Lively said...

Gorgeous! I would love that in my house!!!
i am inspired

Deb said...

Gorgeous!

. said...

OMGosh I'm on the floor. This is beautiful!!! I want it. HAHA BTW I have been following in reader so I had not viewed your new layout, and it looks great!! Good Work:)

~Brooke

Amanda said...

Oh Holly. I've made it abundantly clear how much I just adore everything you do but this piece, may be my favorite. It.Is.Beautiful. Oh how I would love to be able to adopt this one. :) It even looks nice with the simple lower shelf courtesy of Wren's curiousity. ;)

Any tips on the slipcover question I asked you the other day... about the pillow fix? :)

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Amazing transformation!- BTW I copied your candle idea- I just love it!!!
Big jar w/ tons of white candles- brillant!!
Thxs

Have a great day!

Kel

Samantha2818 said...

Wow - what a transformation. You've done an amazing job of this - it looks fantastic!

The Real Estate Talker said...

Holly, this is beautiful, just what I need to see, after doing paperwork all day. You do have a vision. What color did you use? If I didn't see the pictures for myself, I wouldn't have believed that was the same cabinet. I love the transformation. Makes me wish I had a place to paint, big items, I could use the extra money. Here in New England I can't paint outside till the Spring
Blessings~Cheryl

Between You and Me said...

didn't think I could have a new favorite piece in your home...but now I do. This is todiefor awesome!

great job!

Melissa said...

That's so pretty!

Mary said...

Hi Holly!

I have a technical question for you...I know you use a sprayer and assume since this one is pine you sprayed it first with BIN primer? If you did...do you spray that through your sprayer? I am curious because of the clean up process with BIN. I have been afraid to try it because I have having to use denatured alcohol. My paint guy told me I should never switch bases with a sprayer. Use only water base and have a second sprayer for my BIN. Such a hassle! ~mary~

Holly said...

Hi Mary!

I actually talk about it in my FAQ! And I am going to try and move some things to get to the beds today for you~
Holly

Sarah said...

My heart just skipped a beat!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

It looks AWESOME!!

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

Looks just beautiful!

Mrs. Fitz said...

So beautiful! I absolutely love the grey.

Jaime said...

Gorgeous! Definitely one your best!

Gina said...

Gorgeous as usual!!

Kristin said...

Love the cabinet.

Do you mind sharing where you picked up your horseshoes? I was looking for some for a housewarming gift...

thanks!

Juliana said...

DANG. It looks stunning!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks again everyone!

Kristin, I bet you could guess in 1 try: Lee Valley. Yeah, I am addicted. But come back next week for a fun horseshoe giveaway~

carebear3117 said...

Holly, you did a beautiful job! It looks beautiful now.

Kristin, I found the horseshoes I have at a western shop in town here.

Allison said...

You are CRAZY GOOD! You go girl!

Mary said...

Ok, sounds good. Just let me know on the beds I'm going to email her tomorrow. As far as the primer questions...sorry...didn't think to check FAQ but I did just read about it. I see you said you used Kilz to prime. So here is the next question...after about a year knot holes in pine wood with show as large dark yellow spots unless you use a shellac based primer. Does the Verathane seal them in? Do you have any pine furniture you have had for that long to know? I am curious if that works .Thanks! ~mary~

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Love the new look and the rough edges add charm. Beautifully done.

tiffany said...

In addition to your gorgeous transformations, the way you style all of your photos and furniture pieces is always so stunning--

You are always such an inspiration!

Stacey Myers said...

This is just beautiful, like all of your work! Please, please tell me what color gray you used? Thanks Holly...
New, huge fan!
Stacey

mrso' said...

Wow Holly, I think this is my favorite yet!

Emily Anne said...

Wow! Adorable. :)
Xoxo- Emily

raisingcamelot said...

I love that piece! So beautiful. The beadboard back is fabulous!

Sharstin said...

love it! what an awesome transformation~

Kerry @ First Time Fancy said...

It's so gorgeous - exactly the type of piece I would love in our home.... if we had space ;)

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great find! Whoever that goes to is a lucky person! I love the staging pieces too.. very pretty!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

What's your tactic for painting all those slats between the glass panes, especially with a sprayer? Lots of painters tape, or plastic sheets taped in each glass pane...or no sprayer at all, just a brush? I've wondered how you do such a neat job on glass cabinet doors for awhile a now.

PS-Random other question... I'm a huge fan of the Olympics (especially the Winter Games), and have wnated to live in Canada since my middle school research project, and then even more when I became a cinema student and realized how big the industry is in BC... so, I'd love to hear from you what it's like living up there with the big games going on right now. I know it's not that close to you, and you may not be into it all (which I'd get, since other than the olympics I'm not a sports person at all), so I understand either way. Just curious, and thought I'd ask :)
Happy Weekend!

Hopeless Chest said...

I love it in grey.

All that talk about moving big furniture is making me nervous about moving houses.

Holly and Sean said...

Krystal,
My grandmother actually lives in Richmond (where most of the Vancouver sports are held that are not downhill/in the mountains), and well, she hates it! It has been crazy and hectic and she just wants out LOL. But as far as living in Canada, I have to say I love it here. I loved living in California, but I could not see us raising a family there for various reasons. If you ever have the chance to move I will be happy to be your neighbor!

As for painting around the glass, it can be VERY painstaking because I remove all glass, everytime. For cabinets like this that meant completely un-assembling both the doors to remove 4 panes of glass. I think it would actually take more time to tape it all off, but for a cabinet like this I wanted the back of the panes to match too so it was necessary.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

MrsKBJ said...

Wow!! I love it! I think this is one of my favorites!! Grat job Holly!!
XO,
Kelly

Prachi said...

I have been lurking/obesseing over your various creations. I was so inspired that I actually convinced my husband to drag a large armoire from neighbour's trash :) Planning refurbish it now in greay or distressed slate blue. Can you tell me where you got the lovely door pulls for your cabinet doors? I cant seem to find them at lee valley site. Live in the New York so no chance of visiting a real store :(

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Thanks for the thoughgtful reply. Sorry they're driving your grandmother a little crazy, I guess I can undertsand all that. And I'ms sure I'd be glad to live near such great people if we ever move as well!

I didn't realize how hard that would be to paint around windows, taking it all apart and putting it back around the panes sounds like you have to have some major skills (which we know you do), I guess you've even had to learn a bit of carpentry through all this furniture reno...which only makes it all the more impressive :)
Happy Week, Holly! And thanks for explaining that for me.

Shabby Chic Furniture said...

I jUST fOUND A pIECE JUST LIKE THIS! So cute! you did a great job!

 
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