Friday, February 24, 2012

Ole Blue becomes Alittle Sassy

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a cabinet made by the husband's grandfather.  He used a piece of wood from here and there and stored his tools in the bottom and mounted a vice on top.  When I received it, my house was going through a blue period, so blue it became and was a perfect little bar in the corner.

Now in the new house, it was shoved into the basement probably never to see the light of day again.

After moving some boxes around, I stumbled on Ole blue and thought about a giving it a new life in the living room.  The door has to go...

The living room is painted a sage green using Home Depot Baer paint.  I bought Baer Heavy Cream and painted Ole Blue all over.  Then applied a light almost dry brush Sage coating.  So she now has shed the blue skin and is a beautiful light green
After a quick sanding on the edges, I rubbed on Martha Stewart's Antique Gold for some sparkle.

The wood on the top was so nice, I left it natural and used Mimwax paste wax on it and after a good buffing, it is silky smooth.
 You can see the streaks of cream showing through just enough ...
She needed a little somthing on the back of the shelves so I found a nice cheap shelf paper that worked perfectly in the room.

And here she is....sitting in the corner of the living room...looking pretty sassy

I wish I had more time for projects ...maybe I can squeeze in one a month.
Thanks for your time and I can't wait to see your project post.


  1. Hey your little cabinet...well done! The back wall of pretty paper is perfect. Now on to the next project...right?

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

    PS....I'm sharing on my Facebook page!

  2. Kathy- please keep the blog going- you find places I had no idea were around!!! Love the cabinet- can't wait to see what you "do over" next....

  3. love your blog..and bet your hubby appreciated the update on his grandfather's piece..nice job! thanks for explaining the steps.