Saturday, April 2, 2011

Country French Cabinet

 Well it was a rainy and cold day here today, so what better time to do a little paint project!! This is the wall cabinet I have hanging in my living room. It went from a dark mahogany to oh so pretty Country French!



                                               BEFORE
First I painted the whole thing in "prairie dust" Pittsburgh Paint from our local True Value. After that dried I the added "dill" also Pittsburgh Paint. As you can see I just brushed a little on all over.



After the paint dried I lightly sanded the whole thing. Then I brushed on Valspars mocha glaze. I usually wipe some of the glaze off with a damp rag but this time I didn't.

                             
                                 So much better, I LOVE it!






                              One more BEFORE & AFTER
BEFORE
AFTER


I am loving the new look! As always I appreciate and look forward to all your comments! Don't forget to check out my giveaway, it's on until Sunday 4/3!

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36 comments:

Cindy said...

Love the new color...looks beautiful!

Pamela said...

Wow Martina this looks so beautiful!! Way better!
Love it!
Pamela ox

Fishtail Cottage said...

It's wet & rainy here too, but you've been much busier than I have. The new color is perfect & so cute in the little corner! xoxo, Tracie

Marie said...

How French Country indeed! Love it in that corner where you placed it.

Happy Feathered Nest Friday!
-marie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, that looks so good.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Great job Martina! I love the new fresh color too.

Magpies and Magnolias said...

That looks incredible! I am so impressed!

I have several painting projects that I keep putting off because I've never done anything like that before. You make it look so easy. Perhaps I'll give it a try!

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, I love the change! Looks perfect.
be a sweetie,
shelia;)

Emily said...

Love love love it! What a difference a little paint and glaze can make. Seriously darling!
-emily

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

Ohhh my goodness...what a beautiful transformation! Your cabinet definitely looks french country now, my friend! I love it! I can't believe how much lighter that pretty corner looks with changing the cabinet color! FABULOUS...simply FABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing it with us today! Girlfriend, you are such an inspiration!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

Gail said...

That looks GREAT Martina!

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Martina! What a great piece, too!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

It turned out so well and very French looking! You are clearly on a painting spree! I'm wondering what's going to be next? Have a lovely day. x Sharon

Pattie said...

WOW!!! it looks great, you would think that the way it was would stand out better, But you can really see it now.. Love it.Have a great weekend

Pattie

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

This is gorgeous! It's amazing what a little paint can do :)

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I think it looks great!! I have a wardrobe in my bedroom that has been waiting for a makeover.
I need to try this.
Thanks for sharing!!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

ooooooh, looks fabulous, martina. so glad i found you via miss mustard seed. can't wait to come back. come visit anytime.

michele

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty cabinet! You did a great job on it!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

It looks fabulous.. this is just the look I am hoping for on the new dining set I bought from CL..
thanks so much for sharing it and your technique with us..

Jodie said...

What a great transformation! Very pretty!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I think that shelf was beautiful before also!!
But you did a wonderful job transforming it!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You totally changed the look and the FEEL of this lovely wall cabinet. It looks so oooh laaaa laaaa! Very very pretty!
Yvonne

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

LOVING the lighter look on this- it is fantastic! What a lovely little cupboard!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

elizabeth said...

Love the cabinet!
Thanks for your kind comment on my post.

Sherry said...

I love your makeover of the wall cabinet! It looks very French now. It looks lovely on your wall too. Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Martina darling, way better what you did! It's a perfect wall cabinet, so French shabby chic. Thanks for dropping by too, and also for the sweet comment, yeah, traditions are so nice to follow!
FABBY

Bettsi said...

Very lovely! Now it has such an elegant, old world look.

Anonymous said...

Hi Martina,

Great job! I'm jealous my kitchen doesn't look
like yours however, I'm pretty sure I have the same white cabinets as you do. I would love to paint them black also, can you tell me what you did to prep the cabinet doors prior to painting them black... thanks so much! Hillarylejardin@yahoo.com

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