Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bookcase and a side table

Sometimes I find interesting items and I wonder where it came from, what it's story? Other times it's pretty obvious.
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Now it's story will take a different turn. Probably holding stories for avid readers like myself instead of perfumes (it is labelled "fragrance cabinet" on the backside).
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Hard to see, but I wanted a little of the pretty blue wood to peek through slightly.
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It is a unique depth... well it's kind of unique all around I guess.
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This guy caught my eye for his size and drawers, but a little out of character from my usual style.
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So I thought I would stay out of character and do a dark dark grey finish, contrasted with my favorite knobs lately.
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Now I am off to paint a console for my sister and a few other goodies while Wren hangs with her aunt Torri~

26 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Both cute pieces, but that bookcase is really fabulous!

the thrifty ba said...

i wish you and a can of paint could come to my home and go to town. everything you do is fantastic!

Kacey said...

I always wish I knew the history behind our pieces - how cool that it was obvious with that piece!

Melanie said...

Love the bookshelf. I wish I had space for something like that.

~Melanie
www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

Kristen said...

love the little dark grey guy :)

Kate said...

Love that little side table!

valerie said...

Hi Holly! I've never commented before but I had to tell you about the Crabtree cabinet! I used to own a boutique and I had that very cabinet. :) It is a display that comes with a minimum wholesale order of merchandise. What you have is the top, and it sat on a wider base. I have used many of the displays in my own home, but never thought to use the top of that cabinet-- I wish I still had it! :) Thanks for your lovely blog- I enjoy it so much.

MommaHensCoop said...

{{heart}} the small table!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*You do such an amazing job transforming pieces Holly!! I am impressed!! Hugs~ Rachel ;)~*~*

Cindy said...

Holly,
I love the bookcase, it is so beautiful! The little endtable is so unique in design and color. Love it, too.
Hugs, Cindy

Maggie @ Okay, now what? said...

Love the little guy. I think you really should venture out of character more. Try some other colours on for size.

Allison said...

Both beautiful pieces as always, Holly! You always do such a lovely job with staging them, too. The bookcase is wonderful and the little gray table is very striking with the knobs and the red tulips. I love your pieces!

Jo said...

Love it!
I've been looking for a bookcase for my "treasures." You've score a lovely new addition.

Jo

Chrissie said...

I love both pieces. The little table is very unique. You always do such a beautiful job!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

That sound you just heard was me falling over in a dead faint on floor. First of all, you did another bookshelf, and second of all, you painted something NOT WHITE OR CREAM! OR WHITE WITH LIGHT BLUE OR GREEN STRIPES THAT REALLY LOOKED WHITE! Holy cow. My heart almost can't take it. ;) Of course I looooooove both pieces, as I do all of your pieces. But I just about came undone with the two things in one post.

SShaw said...

Very nice! Where did you find the cute little dog bookends? Were those a recent acquisition?

Anji Johnston said...

Really great finds and re-do's as always!

patrice said...

Hi Holly, my favorite is the little grey table. It is SO cute. That was the perfect shade of grey for it and the knobs are exactly what it needed :)

Staci Edwards said...

Love both pieces! Super cute!

Holly and Sean said...

Ahhh Valerie I wish you kept yours too, thanks so much for sharing!!!

SShaw, the bookends are actually a wonderful christmas gift from my mom about 3 christmases ago. But I have seen them in a few mags since so I am sure they are around somewhere. Sorry I am not a lot of help.

Valerie and Catherine you guys are hilarious!! I actually work with color all the time (today I painted an orange bookcase!!) so it is kind of like my release to work with white/light grey (aka my true loves) with my own pieces. I think I need to show more of my client jobs so you guys can see the craziness.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

The C&E 'bookcase' is just beautiful the way you redid it! What a lovely peice to have. I'm always curious to hear stories & histories, too. How did you come about such a piece yourself?

carebear said...

I love the bookcase. It looks great Holly. For anyone looking for the dog bookends. I found them here.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://lbmgifts.com/store/images/Dog-book-ends.jpg&imgrefurl=http://lbmgifts.com/store/index.php%3Fmain_page%3Dproduct_info%26cPath%3D5_11_79%26products_id%3D59&h=522&w=502&sz=72&tbnid=VmhtvUx9QJw2NM:&tbnh=131&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddog%2Bbookends&zoom=1&q=dog+bookends&hl=en&usg=__3ERabV2rDRkh-J29vD6S6vLc5Uw=&sa=X&ei=W6LRTN7JLcz1nAeg3fSTDA&ved=0CCsQ9QEwAg

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much for finding those!!!
You rock!

lila Check said...

simply fabulous!
One of the best blogs I have seen in ages!!!...now I am also a follower.
hugs

pitcherandpearl.com said...

Holly I love the dark little end table - it is certainly out of character for you but you did a beautiful job as always!
Navya

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

YES! More client pieces, please! I would love to see some of your more colorful pieces ... not because I don't love the white, but because I love color, too. :)

 
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