Thursday, January 19, 2012

Adding a Little Storage to the Craft Room


So I'm home from work for a couple snow days so I decided why not finish my craft storage project.  I only started it in November.  The craft room is the original log cabin part of the house to read more about that go here.  All I had in there for storage was a cute little cabinet and a bunch of suitcases.  I had been thinking of building something and then I found something at the Restore that would work it just needed a face lift.   


It was solid and I liked the crown molding and the big drawers.  I added a shelf and a new back. My husband kept asking me how much did you pay for that?  He didn't see my vision for it. 

  
I used the can of Paris Grey ASCP that I had purchased for my kitchen island.  Then it sat for 2 months.  I just wasn't happy with all gray.  It actually looks like a lavender gray in this room.  


I decided to add a touch of Old White to the details.  I love it now, it gave it a little interest. 




I sprayed the pulls and knobs oil rubbed bronze.  I also sprayed some into the cap and used a small brush to paint the brass parts on the glass.  So much better. 




I kept the little white cabinet and just moved her over to the corner.

For this room I try to embrace the cabin feel.  I have been painting all the woodwork white in the rest of the house but in here I love the rustic wood walls and floor.  It is a cabin after all.



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14 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous!! I love it! You're right, the white adds just the right detail. I'm FB it right now to shout it out!

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  2. Awesome!!! I love paint on ugly furniture! Turned out fantastic!

    --Katie

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  3. Beautiful! Love the grey and white and ORB.

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  4. wonderfull!amazing how just painting the brass changed the glass.I love it :)

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  5. Wow! Great job. One can never have enough storage!

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  6. Love it! The details in white just "make" the piece. Love that it has drawers too! Does your hubby "get it" now?
    Holly

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  7. Oh Mimi how beautiful! I love that colour and the white detail is perfection. Great job!!

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  8. Perfect! You really brought out the cool details of that piece. Bet you're loving all the storage too!

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  9. Love the gray and white! I've got an armoire that I'd like to do something like this to it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I love it! I'm in love with the whole feel of the room. The wicker trunk and old suitcases really caught my eye. Wishing I would've picked up the old gray blue samsonite I saw the other day...

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  11. mimi!! I love it! Grays are difficult to choose! I painted my island gray LAST year, and it looks lavender. Have I repainted it? Nope! Because I can't figure out what color I want.
    great job, love the white accents!
    gail

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  12. Great storage piece, Mimi! I just tried the Paris Grey myself last week for the first time. I do like it but the sample pot is fine for me. Also tried the Duck Egg this week; really like that one!

    Visiting from WUW :)

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  13. I spend so many hours on Sundays and holidays perusing the second-hand markets and travelling to yard sales. Over the years I’ve found all kinds of interesting things that I then bring home, only to be laughed at by the rest of the family, who then have to apologise as I transform into something beautiful!

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