Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chippy Storage

If you like chippy finishes, you'll love this. If you don't, oh well, lol. This is the piece I gave you a sneak peek of.






I partially stripped the finish of this cabinet.  I used the same technique seen here.  I needed a storage cabinet for my work space, and this is perfect.




This is what I started with.  I could see little hints of color peeking through, and knew I wanted to reveal more.



The feet were wobbly, and I didn't like them.  They were just nailed in the bottom.  So, I  removed them.



This is what the back looks like.  Love it.




I left the interior as is.  I just gave it a good cleaning.  I only have the before shot.



Seal the finish, and that's it.  I love the chippy finish now, with the green and grey showing.




I added a small nail to the door, for hanging random items.


It's the perfect addition to my nearly organized work space.  I'll be sharing my progress, and many other projects soon.





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78 comments:

Katie said...

Love it--it is chippy perfection!

Lesley said...

Chippy?!! Did someone say Chippy??? !!!! LOL ;)

eclecticrevisited said...

gorgeous!!..I'm totally inspired as I have an old-ish cupboard similar to yours and have been wondering what to do with it....no more wondering..
best,
maureen

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

It's fabulous! I need to go read about the technique you used. Very cool.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

cute redo, i love the finish!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love all that chippiness. Perfect.

Lili said...

What a great find, and you made it even lovelier. If it's well worn and chippy I adore it! ~Lili

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Your work amazes me! You are such a talented artist!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,

What great storage and it looks good too! Removing the feet was a great idea and you can't even tell...
The finish is perfect for you!

All the Best,
Christine

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Another beauty Rosemary, and I love the pretty vignette on the top of it too!! Martina

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

OMGosh! I LOVE this, Rosemary. Pure perfection! I love the colors peaking through, also. This piece is just sooo up my alley! Gorgeousness!

~Shanon

Myric said...

Thanks for the encouraging comment and what a lovely rustic cabinet you have here!

xoxo
Myric

Revi said...

Well, I LOVE the partly stripped look! I think seeing the other layers peeking out in small amounts is intriguing. Love the little nail for hanging stuff, too! I have a similar piece that's dark green. I may paint it...
-Revi

Anne said...

So inspiring! You know just where to chip!!! :) Love it!

The Midwest Cottage said...

Lucky girl to find such a neat item. Love what you did to bring out her age!

Kelly said...

I love old cabinets like that. They're one of a kind and just look so interesting. Glad to know that you're giving it a good home. It's very unique.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

So when did you say you were bringing that over???

xoxo
Kathleen

Cottage and Broome said...

Another great piece, I love the chippy paint. Laura Cottage and Broome

Rebecca said...

THis turned out fabulous... love the layers.
Can't wait to see your studio!
Blessings
Rebecca

Rhissanna said...

Just gorgeous, Rosemary. The hanging nail is a nice idea as the chippy paint s a lovely surface for displaying all kinds of pretty things.

Lucy said...

Perfection! 'Nuff said.

Gail said...

What an awesome make-over! I love the worn chippy look.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love it Rosemary! Ok, now I know you will find this hard to believe, but I have a very old piece very similiar, and I want to copy this!

Diane said...

Love it! It looks like it aged on its own.

XO Diane

cityfarmer said...

removing the legs ... no brain-er


I suppose it's already spoken for eh?

Marzia_Sofia said...

Oh Rosemary I love all what you doooo!!!!!

Kris said...

Another treasure! Did this cabinet have shelves?

I like it!

Kris

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your cabinet, and I like it better without the legs, too!

Glory B's Cottage Tattered Vintage said...

I really enjoyed your blog, I like chippy,tattered and tarnished items and most of all I love the Lord

Glory B's Cottage Tattered Vintage said...

I really enjoyed your blog, I like chippy,tattered and tarnished items and most of all I love the Lord

Southern Junk Chic said...

love it! I can't wait to try the paint stripping technique! Thanks for sharing.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i am LOVIN' this piece! truly!

LDH said...

So many beautiful things here on your blog! This piece turned out perfectly! A very nice finish and now ready for use :)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a beautiful piece! Great job Rosemary!

Pam

shellyandrade said...

LOVE IT! I want it - lol;)

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Rosemary! This cabinet has SUCH a great patina to it...I just love it. I went back to see your link of how you achieved the look...you are genius. I saw this post over at "Weekend Wrap-Up Party".

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Wow! It looks GREAT! Love pieces like that that are almost how you want them already! Just a little tweaking and it's gorgeous!! :)

Tania

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

freaking awesome!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Love it!! I have a perfect spot for a cabinet that I want my hubby to build. We'll see how long it is before I get it!! ;-) Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love it! Then again, I'm a chippy furniture type girl. Can't wait to see the wonderful room you are obviously making based on what I've seen in your recent posts!

frugal-interior-design said...

It's gorgeous! Love the piece, love the finish and great placement and choice of decor for the top.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

I just LoVe that Cabinet Rosemary!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love anything white and chippy...especially with a little bit of green peeking through!!! This is a great piece, Rosemary.

Sherry said...

Rosemary it has the best finish! Love it more chippier. It is a great cabinet! Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kellie Collis said...

Stunning! Loving the rustic look. Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Great job! I'm on my way now to see how you did it - it looks so natural (like it aged that way on its own).

Audrey said...

Rosemary, I love your cabinet! Can not wait to see it in your room! Blessings, Audrey

The Old Block House said...

The cabinet is gorgeous!

Found you through MMS's blog.

Now following from west central IL.

Aimee said...

How do you make each piece look so spectacular?!?! And how do you know just the words to encourage your blogger friends!?!? Thanks for your sweet note on my cupcakes!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the chippiness! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Faded Plains said...

It's gorgeous...you did an amszing job!

Herman Grans ♥ said...

Love it :)

Karen said...

That is a great piece Rosemary, chippy perfection.

Artsy VaVa said...

Great job! I love it!!!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

You have turned nothing into something :) Looks great.

Marianne said...

How I love chippy.....this is a gorgeous piece and I would love to have it!
Marianne :)

ReFresh ReStyle said...

What a great look and storage piece. I love it and it is so versatile!
Debbie

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Great piece...lots of character! Love all things Chippy!

Your new follower,
Rachel :)

Shauna K said...

such a neat project! love it when you can keep older finishes of great pieces :)

Michele Alger said...

To me this is the ultimate of BEAUTIFUL! Love the finish. Happy work space!!

Melissa said...

♥♥♥...that's all I have to say...♥♥♥

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

pretty pretty!! i love the white on white!! great touch!

Karen said...

Beautiful! So casual and relaxed yet stylish too. God bless x

Cindy said...

That is a great cabinet to store things in! Cute idea to add the nail for hanginging things on, they little key is sweet!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful result!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This cupboard is perfect. You have worked your magic once again!

lvroftiques said...

Ditto! It looks great! I am a chippy lovin' gal! *winks* Vanna

Susan said...

It is fabulous Rosemary! I love the various colors underneath and all that chippiness. I'm sure it will be perfect for your storage.
Happy WW,
Susan

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is gorgeous!!!! the green and gray are beautiful!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Love the chippiness (if that even a real word? :) ) of your piece. I featured it in a recent blog post.

http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/5-gorgeous-furniture-makeovers/

Alida
radcrafter.com

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's stunning! i love the clockface and the rusty key....sooooo gorgeous!

Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

Looks great! Love the finish!

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness I just love this chippy cabinet. I want it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love love love Rosemary!! Thanks for linking up! :)

Ispirato Design said...

Great piece for your studio- which I can't wait to see! I love the monochromatic vignette.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love, Love, Love, Love, Love.... in other words, I think I really like {Love} this piece! with all it's chippy, bits of color & Vintage Charm~ I can see why you want to keep this Beauty~ Have a great week

Willaude Gore said...

That cabinet looks pretty nice! A lot of time must have been spent to apply that chippy style, and the end result has that cabinet doubling as a wonderful ornament. Good job!

Willaude Gore

kpaints said...

Yep, that's it...perfect. Simple...love it. I got a medicine cabinet, recently, maybe this is what I want to do with it. Wish I could find some of that fancy scroll work to put on the top... You live in the perfect place for what you do!!!