The Curio Cabinet Reveal

2.16.2017

When I get in the mood to start on a project I want it done yesterday. Last week I was ready to make this curio cabinet over, but I didn't have the paint I wanted so a trip to the store was needed. The local shop that sells Annie Sloan Chalk paint is about a forty five minute or so drive. I had only been once before so I googled for directions and used my phone instead of putting it in the car navigation.

All was good as I was heading down the road until I saw the phone screen stating that.....

.....the shop might be closed before I get there. I'm like what? It's only lunch time and why would it be closed? Then I looked at their hours and they are closed on Mondays. Why, oh, why are they not open on Mondays?

Now, like I said I wanted this job finished so I need the paint now. I remembered there is another shop in the opposite direction that sells the paint, too so I headed south instead of north. I was on a mission to get this paint.

As you can see I got the paint and I worked on this piece for two days. I replaced the plate shelf that hung on this wall since 2012 with this cabinet to hold more of my ironstone collection. The plate rack could only hold a few pieces.



This cabinet holds so much more and with the doors closed I have less dusting to do.

I chose blue for the inside to show off all the white.



The more we worked on the cabinet we found cool things about it. I was trying to remove these knobs so I could paint the drawers and when Mr. Savvy finally got one off we found out they are solid wood with a peg bottom that fits in the hole. First time we have seen this. We put that one back on and I painted around them.

View from the sitting room.

Hard to get a full front shot of this. I stood in the powder room for this one. This is sitting in the little hall outside our master bedroom that runs between the sitting room on the front and the great room on the back. It's just a short hall.

I will share the details of what I used and how I refinished this piece soon.

Can y'all believe it's already Thursday?
Have a good one!

35 comments:

  1. That's a great piece to hold your ironstone!

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  2. I think you had so much fun!
    I like the multi-color and especially the grain sacks in the back! How totally delightful!
    What a great find....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. It turned out great! Love the grain sack in the back.

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  4. Kim so worth the drive out of your way to get the paint. This is beautiful. Great job.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  5. I love it. Your color choices are great.looking forward to reading the painting details.
    Kathleen knott
    Ontario Oregon

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  6. Very nice. I love your color choices.
    Looking forward to reading all the painting details

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  7. Perfect! The ironstone really shows well with the blue background. Good job!
    Mary

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  8. Well, you transformed the best piece of junk you ever bought so beautifully!!! Love the color combinations and the gilded detail. So cool about those drawer knobs...I am sure it just made Mr. Savvy happy. Love the backing of the grain sack..great idea and adds another beautiful layer of color and texture!...Glad your phone gave you a heads up on the store being closed. Love that technology!

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  9. Beautiful Kim, you ironstone looks gorgeous. You probably know about this shop but just in case, do you shop at Brushstrokes, across from the Collection in Cumming. That may be a good distance from you too but it is worth the trip.

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    1. Donna, she's the one closed on Mondays. :)

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  10. Kim this looks fabulous! I understand wanting to get it done now!! I have the same disease.

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  11. Love the cabinet and especially the colors that you used!
    Cindy
    Edith&Evelyn

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  12. OH! That is a piece of pretty! You did a beautiful job...an heirloom now!

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  13. I hate when that happens! The piece turned out great.

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  14. Great color combination - your beautiful white dishes really stand out against the blue. What a neat idea to do multiple paint colors!

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  15. totally amazing, Kim. I love the grain sack backing!!

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  16. Love how you transformed this piece. The blue on the inside makes your ironstone show up so pretty...beautiful!

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  17. Love your new piece. I had a great grandmother who had a similar piece. Prefect for your ironstone collection!

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  18. The blue is the perfect contrast for your ironstone. Wonderful makeover!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous and I'm all for anything that both allows us to display more of what we love and spend less time dusting! Cool story about the knobs with the pegs. I love pieces with a "story".

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  20. I am just like you when I am on a mission to get things done--I am bound determined to get what I need so that I can continue on with my project. lol
    THAT blue really makes your ironstone pop. It looks great and is a wonderful addition to house your pieces. Love it- xo Diana

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  21. Wow! Could you just come spend a few weeks at my house and paint a few things?!

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  22. Perfect piece for you beautiful ironstone collection. I'm of course smiling at the sight of all your bovines. I need to rethink my storage / display of my ironstone and my sweet bovines. I want to be able to enjoy them more. This is a great piece of furniture!

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  23. MY IRONSTONE IS ALL PACKED AWAY...KEEP MEANING TO DIG IT OUT AND DISPLAY...THANKS FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT. NORMA

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  24. The colors you chose for this piece really do makes your ironstone stand out nicely! Love your collection:)

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  25. You sure did a beautiful job with it! Love the colors you chose and it looks fantastic with your ironstone pieces.

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  26. Love the grain sack with the blue stripe. The blue interior really sets the stage for your collection of ironstone. The blue and white pieces add even more interest. Great job!

    I am wondering how to add a photo to my comment.

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  27. Love what you did with this cabinet! It's perfect for displaying all of your ironstone! I was thinking about thinning out my collection until I saw your photo. I love ironstone becuase it's so classic and beautiful! Did you use Aubusson blue? Excellent paint job!

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  28. Beautiful job, Kim. Love how the blue sets off your ironstone. Love it!

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  29. Kim, What Annie Sloan colors did you use? Is that the new blue, Giverny? Love it!!

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  30. Stephanie, the tutorial is coming soon. I used Greek Blue not Giverny.

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  31. I had to laugh at your "mission" because I'm kind of like that myself, only all the paint I use are not stored around Cottage, so I have to order them and wait for a week or so... I'm sure you get how it gets on my nerves!!!
    I love the blue you chose for the inside, it really makes the white ironstone stand out!

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