Aged

2.02.2012

Is it really Thursday already? This week is kind of a blur. Actually today feels like Monday to me because Mr. Savvy went back to work all by himself today. Finally able to drive again even though I am not so sure he should with the medications he is on. I have been waiting on him hand and foot and I had Leila twice this week, too. The house is a wreck with everyone here and I couldn't vacuum so today is clean the house day with him gone. He probably will only work a few hours and then come home and lie back down.

Here is my latest project that I completed last weekend.

Right after I posted about wanting to change out the ticking on this cabinet and not being sure how to remove this fabric that was mod podged on ...........

.............I just ripped the fabric off once I lifted up a corner and was left with this.

You know what? This was actually a good thing. I knew these leftover hunks of paint would really add some texture to the aged paint process. Now I just needed to figure out what color I wanted to use.

I ended up using layers of ASCP colors on the inserts. The outside is CoCo which I had already shown with the ticking still there.

Here you can see the textures that the old paint helped add.





Took this shot to capture the shine from the waxing.

I love the way this piece looks aged and worn now like a piece that has been around for decades.
This goes much better with the new room design that you will see later.

I will share the step by step tutorial with pictures of how I created this finish in another post.

Joining the following:
Miss Mustard Seed
My Romantic Home
French Country Cottage
Common Ground

61 comments:

  1. You are brave Kim, but in the end it did work out for you. Great aged look.

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  2. So happy Mr. Savvy is feeling better. The tv cabinet looks fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  3. no bain-er!!!

    glad savvy hubby is up and around

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  4. yes that does a good job of creating an aged look. I think the ripping it off part is exactly how I would have tackled the project!!! Looking forward to the room reveal~

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  5. Well that worked out nicely!:)

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  6. That would be pretty over the entire cabinet. Those doors turned out great! Glad to hear that hubby is doing better. All "sicky's" have gotten better here too. Tomorrow, Jimmy and I are FINALLY working in the yard all day. I'm holding him to his promise.

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  7. Kismet! Love the look-- so much interest and texture. Home run!

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  8. Love it and I am SO glad you are gonna show us how to get the look. I have the perfect piece for this!

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  9. Looks great, Kim! I would've been so afraid just "ripping" the fabric off ... you're such a thrill seeker, aren't cha? ;)

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  10. Wonderful look...I love it!

    ♥charlotte

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  11. Well, that worked out then, Kim! A distressed look and you didn't even have to do anything! : )

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  12. I'm actually surprised your first thought wasn't just to rip it off and be gone with it! Looks great all aged.

    Isn't it funny how The Grands leave no time for us to do housework, but when our own kids were little we got it done. My house is zones of disaster today as well, but I'm not sure it will be better tomorrow.

    ~Bliss~

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  13. That turned out so great, Kim! I love the texture the paint fragments gave the piece! Hope your husband is doing better...back pain is NO fun!

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  14. That turned out delightful. I love the size of your cabinet, I have been on the search for something smaller that can work on a wall or a corner. Love the old worn feel it has. Perfect!!

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  15. It looks great!! The added texture is just what it needed. Can't wait for the tutorial. You still are the best at mixing those ASCP colors together.

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  16. Only you could turn what seems to be a disaster into something wonderful! Glad the Mr. is up and around. Blessings to you both.

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  17. This looks great! Love the texture and the color.

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  18. What a great improvement! The aged look is very nice...aren't you glad you decided to rip it off!? Cannot wait to see the entire room.

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  19. It turned out great Kim. I would have ripped it off too....Love the texture.

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  20. You did an awesome job as always my dear friend..I hope that Mr. is doing better..Hugs and smiles girl Gloria

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  21. Hey....what a good idea! Who knew that would work out so well? It looks terrific!

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  22. Give you a little bit of free time and look what cool stuff you come up with. I love this look so much better. Can't wait to see your room. I am painting my master and giving it a new look that I will post on next week.

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  23. I love how the texture shows through in the paint. It makes it have so much character!

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  24. It looks really great, Kim. Good vision! Take care of that man.

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  25. Well, that looks good, Kim! It does look like it has been around 100 years! I'm glad MrS is feeling better and I hope YOU don't get it. It's amazing how we can move mountains when we are by ourselves, isn't it? xo Diana

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  26. You're amazing Kimmie! You always do such a great job on everything!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. You are a brave woman, but then you know what you are doing!!! LOL! It looks terrific and I can't wait to see the room. Glad Mr. S. is feeling better. XO, Pinky

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  28. I'm so glad your husband is feeling better, and I hope he didn't push himself too hard today. You have been a busy lady, tending to family and painting too?! The cabinet looks wonderful and I love the color!

    Kat :)

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  29. i liked the look of the ticking fabric before, but love the new look too. I live with kid mess daily....it can get me so frustrated, but I know I'll miss it when they're grown and gone =)

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  30. I LOVE this effect!! Great job!

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  31. Kim, glad Mr. Savvy went to work, even if for a few hours. I do hope you get some rest! Can't wait to see the finished look of your cabinet!

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  32. Kim the TV cabinet looks much better with the aged look.

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  33. I like that look a lot. The texture is fabulous. So French looking :)

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  34. Morning Kim,

    Don't you love it when disaster turns into delectable!!

    janet xox

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  35. Oh, it looks great! You just can't screw any of this stuff up....you should open your own shop. And now I have to see what I missed, hope your husband is feeling better!

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  36. The cabinet looks lovely, Kim! That grey is just perfect, and leaving the patches really adds character. I think picking at the corner of ANYTHING and pulling with abandon is so empowering! I once did that with wall to wall carpeting without knowing what might greet me underneath. (Hard wood. Yay!) Have a lovely weekend!

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  37. I love the aged look. I am always ripping things of. Sometimes it works great, sometimes not so good. :)

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  38. Very brave of you, but brilliant! It looks great.

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  39. This looks great and the chunks and inperfections worked "for" your end result.... fantastic!
    You just keep getting better and better with your ASCP artform!!!

    I hope Miss Bailey can come over and play with all the other puppy furry loves at the linky party!!??

    xoxox
    Alison

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  40. Don't you love it when things work out this great!!
    Looks fabulous.

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  41. I like it!

    Good to hear Mr Savvy is back at work, at least for a little bit. Hope he continues to improve.

    Happy Weekend!

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  42. Wow, it turned out great! Love the texture the extra paint left behind! Can't wait to see the rest of the room!!! Glad to hear Mr. Savvy is up and around and feeling a little better :o)
    ~Des

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  43. I don't know how you found time for this project with taking care of all your "babies!" lol I love it. The aged and textured effect looks so much more authentic. Perfect for your style!

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  44. I love the change - you have taken the cabinet to a different level altogether!

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  45. I love the way you transformed the cabinet. The color is perfect!

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  46. The cabinet turned out great. you cant even tell that there was ever fabric there.
    Lauren

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  47. LOVE how the potential problem turned into an asset! I can't wait to see the whole room all finished. I'm loving seeing your progress and changes. This is a BEAUTIFUL room with all those great french windows!
    -Revi

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  48. Looks great, Kim! I love the aged finish. xo, Sherry

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  49. Love the aged look. It turned out great!

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  50. I love ASCP CoCo, it's my favorite and when you pair it with Paris Gray...oh my it's so pretty. I've done one table with that combo, have two more to go. It's yum!
    I agree with you, the texture is wonderful. The piece turned out wonderful.

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  51. Where do you find the energy? You totally amaze me, Kim. It looks great. ~ Sarah

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  52. Looks great Kim ... so nice that it actually helped give your piece the aged look. :)

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  53. That turned out great.I would have done the same thing.Love the color combination.I wish our television were that size and in small cabinet.Some things I don't have a say about in this house and that is one of them.We have a monstrosity of a television in a huge cabinet.

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  54. Gorgeous! I want all my pieces to turn out like that-good instincts you have :)

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  55. What a fantastic finish! Perfect mix of color and great technique... love the new look.

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  56. I Love how that turned out... I need to get some paint & wax & get adventurous!
    Thanks for sharing....
    Cheryl

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  57. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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