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.





Sharing With:
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78 comments:

  1. Love it--it is chippy perfection!

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

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  3. 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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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

    ~Shanon

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

    xoxo
    Myric

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  11. 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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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

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

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. 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!

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

    XO Diane

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  22. removing the legs ... no brain-er


    I suppose it's already spoken for eh?

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

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  24. Another treasure! Did this cabinet have shelves?

    I like it!

    Kris

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

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

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

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

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

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  30. 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".

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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!

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

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

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

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  37. 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

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

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  39. 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).

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

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  41. The cabinet is gorgeous!

    Found you through MMS's blog.

    Now following from west central IL.

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  42. 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

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

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

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  45. That is a great piece Rosemary, chippy perfection.

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  46. You have turned nothing into something :) Looks great.

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

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

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

    Your new follower,
    Rachel :)

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

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

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  52. ♥♥♥...that's all I have to say...♥♥♥

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

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

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

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

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

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  58. 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

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

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  60. 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

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

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

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

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

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  65. 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

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  66. 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

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  67. 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!!!

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