Thursday, October 20, 2011

~Going from Dated to Darling~

This little cabinet of my mom's that houses her CD's recently underwent a facelift! She went from looking oh so dated to just darling! I first gave it a coat of AS Old White and then a coat of Chateau Grey. Sanded and distressed it, then waxed it with clear wax then the dark wax. It looked good but something was missing. So I took this stencil which I already had and added it to the door using Old White. After it dried I sanded over it lightly to make it look worn. I also replaced the knob with a  cute glass one. Here she is new and improved........




                                      Here's a Before & After













Much better don't you think! I always enjoy our visit's. Thanks so much for stopping by!
                                   Martina

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27 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What an awesome transformation!! It looks so beautiful now! It's given me an idea too. I've been looking for a chunky plant stand. I'm going to look for one of these cd cabinets at the thrift store and see if I can turn it into a plant stand!

d e l i g h t said...

That is a fantastic transformation! Amazing what a little paint and stencil can do!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful work Martina! I love the added and distressed stencil. It gives it an old world appeal! Your transformation is gorgeous!
Yvonne

lvroftiques said...

It turned out great. Sooooo much better tyhan before! It would make a great display pedestal. Vanna

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

uhh..yeah, much better is an understatement! Love it Martina!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks wonderful Martina!!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Definitely a nice change! I love the new color and love the stencil you used. Well done Martina!

Have a great day.
Pam

Mariaelena said...

It's perfect now Martina...great job!!!..xo, Mariaelena

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it...it's beautiful, Martina!!

XO,
Jane

Kelly said...

You did a wonderful job redoing that cabinet! I'm sure your mom is very happy to have all your help with making her apartment so nice.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is much better. Love the added stencil.

Gail said...

Looks great Martina, love the new look.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The transformation is very nice. I'm sure your mom loves the cabinet.--Shannon

At The Picket Fence said...

WOW! Definitely a huge improvement and beautiful transformation Martina! I love that you can see that little rope trim around the top more now and the color and stencil choices are perfect!
Vanessa

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful transformation ~ I just love it! ;-)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a difference!! Love the colors you chose and the stencil really sets it off!

Babs said...

Martina, You did a wonderful makeover with the little cabinet. It turned out to be a 'swan'. Love the stencil detail, too. Very pretty.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Oh my goodness.... MUCH better!! Love it :)

Karena said...

Martina what a transformation! So amazing I love it, and it just shows you!! So inspiring!

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Becca said...

Wow ... that's quite a difference, Martina! It looks fabulous ... your Mom must LOVE it. The stenciled detail is perfect. xo

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

What a superb transformation! It's like magic - the cabinet looked country-ish before and now it looks french!

You did an amazing job, Martina, and I love the title of your post!

xinex said...

Great transformation, Martina! Love it!..Christine

Cindy said...

Wow, Martina, what a difference you have made in the CD cabinet. It is really a darling piece now!
Hugs, Cindy

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a nice transformation, Martina!

Thanks for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday! I appreciate you participation, my friend!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Hmmmm, your giving me ideas! :)

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I've really been battling with blogger and commenting lately so if this is a repeat - please bear with me. I love, love, love your new blog look and these autumn pictures are beautiful - you really live in such a pretty neighbourhood. x Sharon

Chris said...

Hi Martina, I love what you did with the CD stand. Your mum would be proud of you. Thanks for sharing with us. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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