Sun Room Cabinet Makeover

9.05.2013

This is the story of a cabinet. This cabinet used to be plain pine with not a drop of paint on it anywhere. This cabinet has a crazy owner who has not painted it only once, but several times.The most recent makeover was done last weekend....Labor Day weekend. Yes, while most folks were doing normal things on a holiday weekend like swimming, grilling out, boating or just relaxing this crazy woman was painting this cabinet one more time.


The new color is Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Grain Sack. Same as the drop leaf table across the room.


The first time it was painted a pretty yellow with red ticking fabric added to the door insets. The cabinet was happy in yellow and red.


Then the room changed colors and the yellow had to go. So out came Annie Sloan chalk paints and greys, blues, and layers were added.


The last color was a coat of CoCo washed over French Linen. Both are Annie Sloan paints.


The brown gray color just wasn't working in the room anymore so it needed to change to lighter and brighter.


The good thing about being painted over and over is the layers that pull through when you sand.


Now if you follow me on instagram you saw progress shots of this as I was working on it.


I did rub a little Vaseline here and there so the milk paint would resist. This makes it much easier to sand to the color underneath.


Hopefully this look will stay around. Mr. Savvy always has to smart off and say, "it will change tomorrow".
He is so much fun to live with. :)


This was not an expensive piece of furniture. I bought it at HomeGoods years ago. I think the paint has only improved it. 

You know my saying.....it's only paint.

Another fabulous favorite room will be featured tomorrow.
See y'all there.

Oh, and exactly two weeks from today I will be in Paris!

Joining the following:
French Country Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed
It's Overflowing


36 comments:

  1. I gotta say, this is my fave! The finish and layerings are awesome.

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  2. Very nice, Kim! Love the light and bright!! Have a fabulous time on your trip!! I absolutely adore Paris and would love to make it back there one day!~~Angela

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  3. My favorite look so far for this lucky little cabinet. Plus, I just love the comments by our husbands. I was having mine move something this wkend which was proving kind of difficult and he snapped that when he put it there in the first place he had assumed it would stay for a long time. Why would he ever assume that w/ me? ;)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  4. I can't believe you painted this piece AGAIN! LOL!!!! Honestly though, it gets better and better with each color......I love all the layers.
    ~Des

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  5. This is the best look......so far, lol! (Although yellow was a close second for this warm color loving girl!). What's next on your painting radar? Jane

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  6. It looks great in it's newest color Kim. You are going to have so much fun in Paris!

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  7. Paris! Looking you! Be sure to take lots of pictures to share with us! And I love the newest color on your armoire! But then again, you know how I am about white. ;) Have a great day, Kim!

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  8. Thought the grey was my fave... but I must say Kim, I luv the lighter, brighter armoire. The layers peeking through... perfect!
    Eeeeeee... Paris in 2 weeks. So excited for you!
    Happy today.
    Hugs, Gee

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  9. Gorgeous! Have fun in Paris!!

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  10. Another beautiful job Kim. It seems I like everything that you paint.

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  11. Great paint job Kim, I had to laugh at your hubby comment. At least he notices:)

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  12. This is my favorite look, too, Kim...and it's because of all the wonderful colors underneath showing through...

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  13. Oh I love that color...and as you said, it will blend nicely with the other table in the room!...Just love the patina...and that Mr. Savvy is a funny guy!!

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  14. Fabulous makeover... Love the colours...Gorgeous work.... Hugs May x x x

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  15. I love what you did with the cabinet. I mean I really LOVE what you did! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy Friday. Visit us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com
    We can't wait to see you!

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  16. No offense but what does Mr.Savvy know? :) Counting down and getting excited for you!

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  17. I love this last look. Great job!

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  18. It looks fantastic. I used to work at a furniture repurposing store and this is exactly the sort of thing we would sell. :) It's a keeper!

    -Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

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  19. I have to say I think my favorite is the white with cocoa peeking through. Then again, maybe the next time will be my favorite too! Because I know there will be a next time......

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  20. Love the chippy white paint...fantastic job! I cannot believe you bought that piece at HG, it looks like a time worn treasure!

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  21. My Mr. never has much to say about my projects because - like Mr. Savvy says "it will change tomorrow". I think they are so lucky to live with us girls who will do it ourselves instead of making them do it! Yes - your cabinet looks amazing in layers and layers of paint....just paint!

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  22. No matter the color or finish, you have an eye for picking the right one for the color motif for your room Kim, and this one is no exception! Love it dear, and love that previous colors are showing. Gives the furniture more personality!

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  23. Loved your tranformation! I think most bloggers were probably working, taking advantage of the long weekend. Have a great weekend.
    Sarah

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  24. I love seeing the former layers popping through, too, Kim. This piece feels like an old friend - you've been there through all the changes!
    -Revi

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  25. Your lighter and brighter cabinet looks good! I bet you can hardly wait until your Paris adventure!!
    Mary Alice

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  26. Hi Kim, It looks great! Love the darker color showing through - beautiful. So excited for you that you'll be in Paris soon. I'm sure you'll have lots of great pictures for us!

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  27. This is how I know I've been reading your blog for a while. I remember each of those transformations. Then, Mr Savvy would probably say it means I've been reading for only a few days! Oh, and don't tell him, but I also remember every make-over of the mantel, even the ones he never noticed!

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  28. this is such a great cabinet Kim, it just keeps getting better and better!!

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  29. I really LOVE the color now! Of course you know me and my neutrals! Can't wait to see it all styled up:)

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  30. Looks great Kim, every time it gets even better...imagine that!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  31. I have enjoyed all the the transformations on this piece Kim and it keeps getting better and better!
    Ha!That is something my husband would say too :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  32. I'm catching up on my ready at SSS (Savvy Southern Style) Woo hoo! Paris is 2 weeks? That is so freaking awesome! I've never been overseas. Dr. Delightful and I booked our trip for an Alaskan Cruise and land tour next summer with 8 other couples who are very good freinds. I hope to one day go to Paris. Can't wait to see what you'll bring back. That's a great cabinet you have and I love all the different looks that it's worn. I like the new look the best!

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  33. I think that this color looks great on many interiors. Thanks for sharing this home improvement tip with us!

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  34. Thinking you hit the jackpot with this color & finish... it looks GORGEOUS and could work with any palette. I'm loving it, thanks for sharing this.

    I'm so inspired! :)

    Dena

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