Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Perfect Cabinet

Recently I purchased a fabulous cabinet from The Modern Cottage Company, the store where I sell my furniture pieces.  I've been looking for just the right piece for quite awhile now.  If you remember a few months back I even dragged that old green cabinet out of my potting shed and tried to make it work, it didn't.  


That is not my cabinet. It's one of my inspiration pieces.  I wanted something with a place to display and store pretties and also storage that is hidden for the non pretty stuff.  I also love the weathered finish and muted color of this piece.

Here's the cabinet I bought.  It's awesome, almost exactly what I wanted.  I just need to make a few tweaks and it will be perfect. The size is right.  The doors and sides are paneled and it has great trim on top.  I love the drawers and feet as well.  It's really well made and was built to come apart.  The top comes off then the side panels can be removed from the front and back panels. It had previously been used to hold clothes so I had to add some shelves.   To hold the shelves I screwed in 1 x 2 shelf supports.  To make it extra sturdy I attached the supports to the front and back as well as the sides so now it wont come apart until the screws are removed.  I used my a pocket jig to make the holes.

To make it just what I want I plan to cut out the top panels on the doors and replace them with glass.  I played around with my photo editing software (above) just for fun to see what that would look like. It will be perfect, I'm so excited.

I also plan to paint it once I decide on a color.  Here's some more inspiration.

Of course I love grays but kind of want it to be a fun color.


Loving this color. Greens and blues are my favorite.

Or a neutral wash.

or bold color. :)  All I know is that the finish will be milk paint, distressed and chippy.  I'm in no hurry, I love the process.  First I need to get this kitchen remodel finished.  We finally decided on counter tops and will be installing those in the next couple weeks.  Then I need to decide on what color to paint the kitchen Island, then I will decide on this piece since it is across the room from the island.  I will share it all once it's done.   For now I am enjoying it just as it is. 

What color are you loving right now?   I'd love to hear. 

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