I don't think I have ever shown this little cabinet in our dining room.
My mom gave this to me when she moved to the condo-cottage. The poor thing has been crammed in the dark corner of our dining room, since there's really no other place for it to go. Someday it will move into my studio, which is still Abby's room. But that's still a while away, so I figured that I better finally embrace its presence here and make it look a little better. I restyled it the other day, and now, after four years, I'm finally starting to like it!
It has really pretty lines, but there are a few things I would like to change. First, the finish. It's a dry, dated looking whitewash right now. Have you all been drooling over Miss Mustard Seed's chalk paint colors as much as I have? I really want each and every one. But in keeping with my palette of yellows, reds and greens, I'm most drawn to yellow for this piece. And the Annie Sloan Arles is a pretty color, but I might have to tone it down a bit.
It will definitely need new hardware, too. I might be able to live with the drawer pulls if I paint them. Some glass knobs would be really perfect in place of the other hardware.
Next to go will have to be this pineapple. I just feel that it really dates this piece. I'm hoping that it's glued on, and I can just scrape it off with a razor blade.
I must also admit that I don't really like these insets over the glass. They just make it all too busy for me.
I did a crude sketch the other night to see what the cabinet might look like without them:
But it isn't going to be easy to remove them. And glass breakage could happen, so I would need to be mentally prepared for that. Although it wouldn't break my heart to put some chicken wire in these, like the kitchen cabinets.
I might just stay inside the rest of the summer and paint, as hot as it is. Maurie and I went for a walk at 7:00 this morning, and it was already 79 degrees and 79% humidity. It was like walking in a swamp!
Thanks for coming by to see my cabinet! I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.