Monday, September 26, 2011

Spicy

I gave this spice cabinet a spicy update with rich fall colors.




Here is the before.



I shared how you can use white glue as a crackle medium here.  I used a thin layer on the surface, brushing and stippling (pouncing with the brush).  I gave the frame two layers of paint, first yellow, then a deep red. The drawers I painted a mustard yellow.  After some sanding, I had the look I wanted.






So, how do you like my spicy spice cabinet?




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40 comments:

Peggy57 said...

Love the colors & chippy look.

Bobbie said...

Your cabinet turned out darling.
Thank you for the great idea.using glue. I am going to give that a try. Bobbie

cityfarmer said...

looks like cinnamon toast with butter!!


well done!
yumm

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Absolutely love the color combo! The distressing is perfect.

xoxo
kathleen

Amy Kinser said...

I think it looks just great. Wonderful job!

Katie said...

Great colors and distressing!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love it! It looks warm and inviting and homey....love the distressing! You are truly a master!

And you always share...which shows your giving heart :)


Lou Cinda

Kelly said...

I can't believe that is the same cabinet you bought! Another great transformation.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That is gorgeous Rosemary...I am digging the color combo!

Terry said...

The fall colour scheme is perfect to keep the spicy theme. Very nice.

Geneva said...

I am in blog love! Everything you post is wonderful!!!

Audrey said...

Red and yellow always make me happy! Love what you did!
Blessings, Audrey

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, I love how you redid the spice cabinet. Those are "spicy" colors!

Kris said...

I really like those colors together. I like the chippy look too. Looks to be a perfect place to store any kind of spices or can be used to store all sorts of things that we need to find a cubby for.

Great job!

Kris

Rinni's Playground said...

Glue? Who knew? You! Lol, sorry I'm feeling rhymey today. ;) I love the colors, it feels very Autumn! I loves it.

Revi said...

As always, you always season with just the right amount of spice!
-Revi

Donna said...

Ok, I really do need to try the glue as a crackle medium technique! Your cabinet turned out awesome!!!

Midwest Cottage said...

Total and complete transformation. It went from plain ugly to a potterybarn cabinet custom painted by YOU! It's awesome. Love it!

outjunking said...

I see you going a little country and I'm very much impressed. Is this the first colorful piece you've done? I love it.
Lisa

A Few Pennies said...

Sweet little cabinet; you are so talented!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it, I have got to try the crackle tip!

Carol

Candylei said...

Wow! You did such a fantastic job. Especially your distressing and choice of vintage colors!

Little Moos and My Creative Pink. said...

I love it, you are so talented!

Ispirato Design said...

Just wrote a post today about how I'm obsessing over orange- must be the weather. Your spice cab looks awesome- yet another fabulous transformation!

Meliss @ Shabby LOCO! said...

Really.
Do you have to ask how we like it?
We LURVE it!
Geesh...some people!
lol
Great job Gur'friend!
~Mel

❀ JoAnne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment. Such a charming spice cabinet and perfect colors for fall ~ love it!!

Life With Lucy said...

I'm so obsessed and jealous! I absolutely love it. You did an AMAZING job painting it. Love the idea to use white glue as a crackle medium. Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your fun cabinet!

Betsy said...

Great job and I love your color choices. What a transformation!!

Susan said...

I like it! It was quite a transformation. Nice job!

Rosemary, thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your comment, too. Loved having you stop by. Come to visit any time. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Nyanser av vitt said...

Love the warm and nice colors.
Agneta

Toni said...

Love the colors. Glue..you have all the tricks.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

The spicy colors are perfect! Very cute project, Rosemary.

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

I learn something everything I stop by! You ARE a "mad scientist!" This is very cute.

Jake said...

Hot! I mean - Spicy! I mean - I love it! What a fab makeover!!!

Jilly said...

What a unique handle. Best place to attach it in inner doors and wood doors also. Easy to catch. Such a beautiful outdoor living furniture, which is designed with classic style wicker furniture is wearing a traditional style.
promosyon

eclecticrevisited said...

where have I been? I've missed several of your posts..
what an amazing transformation as this doesn't look at all like the original look...this is so cute..!!
I can't get over how authentic the finish is..
beautiful..
best,
maureen

bj said...

This is PRECIOUS..I am sure watching out for a spice cabinet on all my thrifting trips. Love this one.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I think the little cabinet is Fabulous, Rosemary! I love the colors and the paint finish. You are one busy lady transforming all pieces into beauties. Thanks again for linking to the Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the color and you always do the best aging. Looks natural.

Brandi said...

Beautiful transformation, Rosemary! I love the colors you chose for your cabinet! You gave it the perfect amount of distressing. This piece definitely reminds me of Fall!!