Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vintage Cabinet Embellishment

This is a wall in my studio
where the 'new' cabinet resides

I started this project 2 years ago.
Removed the old varnish, sanded it, painted it white.
But it needed something more, new knobs,
some bling, and shorter legs!
I painted some swirls using a stencil,
and glued on some jewels and added glitter to the edges
of the drawers (it doesn't show up very well in the photos)
The inside of the drawers were dark,
and I didn't want to paint them, so decoupaged them
with sheet music (thank you Beethoven!)
Ta ~ Da!!!

... So pretty now! Below is the 'before' photo ...


It was a funky looking cabinet,
and those legs were just too spindly for the size.
~ This project only took me 2 years ~
-Sometimes an idea takes some time to develop!
(or perhaps in my case, time to get motivated!)
My son did all of the sanding, which I totally appreciate!


Donatella said...

I want to say first, that your Afghans are so pretty, my mother-in-law has Standard Poodles and she and my father-in-law went to a dog show recently in Orange county... Do you show your beautiful pets ever? I wonder?

Your creativity and artistic ability really shine through on your project, excellent!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

That is totally beautiful. I love the glass knobs and all the detail. I adore the dress forms all dolled up. So cute! And sheet music on the inside, love that!

Dianne said...

ohmygoodness, my friend ~ this is JUST BEAUTIFUL, violet!! truly. :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Violet dearest, this is unbelieveably beautiful. Here I am sending you my silly photos of my $15 dollor mannequin and the photos that you have displayed here are so stunning! The cabinet is perfect. Even I, the glitter lover of blogland, would have never thought of glittering the edges of the drawers! BRILLIANT MY FRIEND! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello again dear,

I was just going to ask if I had the permission to use one of your images on my side bar with a link to your wonderful blog. I am creating an "artists' gallery" on the sidebar to wonderful artists like you! Gotta share the beauty that I love so! Anita

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Violet! ! I’m so happy you will be joining me for the Where Blogger’s Create party this year!
I think it’s going to be great fun and probably bigger than last year!
Jo is offering some great prizes isn’t she??? I’ll be in touch!!
BTW... This dresser is GORGEOUS!

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Violet,

Thank you for your friendship, beauty, encouragement and...permission to use one of your fabulous images for my sidebar for a link to your magical world. I hope your special birthday celebration never ends; my husband is taking me out AGAIN tonight for dinner! I had a rather awful day at school yesterday, and we are going to celebrate the weekend and HAPPY things! Your world certainly makes me very joyous!

Bisous my friend! Anita

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Violet, you took a funky cabinet and made it into a beautiful piece! How sweet of your son to help, too.

I love what you did to it. It is a masterpiece!! :)


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Violet, you took a funky cabinet and made it into a beautiful piece! How sweet of your son to help, too.

I love what you did to it. It is a masterpiece!! :)


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Goodness, it is absolutely beautiful! You should be so proud of yourself.

Barb ♥

Createology said...

I love your style. This cabinet is gorgeous. I just found your blog through Diane Knott's Musings. Happy creating...

Kathleen Ellis said...

Violet, this is adorable! I love it...especially the swirls and glitter...awesome!
As far as the time it does take time to both develop an idea and to get're in good company!
Have a beautiful week~
;-D Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Violet, I love what you did with this. The inside of the drawers is a surprise touch!

Thanks for coming over to visit. Come by for a diversion anytime!


Marilyn said...

A beautiful transformation! I don't think I would have give the original a second look.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Wonderful job on the cabinet! It is beautiful!