Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Perfectly Imperfect

When I found this old record cabinet, I had a vision for it immediately. A perfectly imperfect treatment.

This is what I started with.

I removed the slats from the interior, fixed the door, and used a grey primer. I applied multiple layers of grey (with a hint of blue) and white in a drybrush fashion. After a little scraping and sanding, I had my perfectly imperfect cabinet.

I changed the original pulls to these handles. They are far more substantial and add an architectural feel.

The interior got a nice striped wallpaper in a complimentary color.

More to come. See ya soon.

I'm sharing this redesign with:

Creating A House Of Grace Twice Owned Tuesday
Creative Bloggers at Homemaker On A Dime
The DIY Showoff DIY Project Parade
Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
No Minimimalist Here Open House Thursday
Beyond The Picket Fence Linky Party
Primitive and Proper
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Flaunt it Friday at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
Catch as Catch Can at My Repurposed Life
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special
Under The Table Dreaming Sunday Showcase Party
Passionately Artistic


  1. what a pretty color! love the distresing with hints of white coming through, too!

  2. hi rosemary, I love the paint job you did on the cabinet. Love the unique handles too!

  3. Another great makeover and love the color that you used.
    Marianne :)

  4. What a lovely transformation! The pulls are so nice!

  5. That is GORGEOUS Rosemary! I love the finish and those handles are perfect. I'm working on my gesso excited to do this, thanks for the inspiration.

  6. gosh darn it, I've been m.i.a.
    what have I missed??

    can't wait to get back to what seemed normal

    I'm charmed by your music cupboard

  7. It's beautiful! You brought out the beauty in every little detail :)

  8. Another perfect project Rosemary! Vanna

  9. Love it. Pretty color. Periwinkle blue? Great job! Susan

  10. Your cabinet looks really fabulous now! I love the grey, very pretty and creative.
    Hugs, Cindy

  11. It is beautiful Rosemary, love the addition of the wallpaper! Another great makeover!

  12. Don't you love when a vision works out! Gorgeous!


  13. Love the hardware:) I'm a new follower! Great job on the dresser!

  14. Wow! That looks amazing! And, I LOVE the handles :)

  15. Looks lovely...hmmm, I just saw one that looked a lot like your "before" at a sale yesterday. May have to go back for it now :) Laurel

  16. That looks absolutely gorgeous Rosemary! Adding those new handles was perfect and the striped paper is like a sweet surprise. Thanks so much for linking up another fabulous transformation to Inspiration Friday!

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog, My Old Historic House, I am you're newest follower and I look forward to visiting soon and often. Thanks, Richard at My Old Historic House. PS. love the transformation you did on this project.

  18. The first thing I did notice was the hardware changed out, MAGNIFIQUE!!!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  19. Love the colour, the wallpaper, and the details, gorgeous.


  20. Wow. The details on this piece are beautiful. Those handles are to die for! What a statement piece!

  21. Great job, Rosemary! Those bigger pulls really do make a difference! Love that striped interior paper. Always love your inspiration! xoxo Debra

  22. Gorgeous in every way! The larger handles really add a lot to it. You did a fabulous job!



  23. The handles were the first thing we nice choice!! As for that wallpaper - what a pop - and so fun! We think we'd be opening it everytime we walked passed just to see it :)
    Enjoy your weekend Rosemary!
    Karla & Karrie

  24. Hi Rosemary....I LOVE this!! You did a beautiful job! Happy weekend!

  25. Hi just found you I love your projects lady! Im now a follower! Stop by and visit my lil part of the bloggy world and follow if you so desire.I will be back!

  26. Hey!
    Thanks so much for visiting our blog and leaving such a great comment. Following you back.I love the pulls that you added, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for some of those!
    Best to you,

  27. Beautiful makeover Rosemary! Love it!

  28. Such a charming makeover~ I love the color and finish! Thanks for sharing this little sweetie at FNF this week! Have a great weekend! :)

  29. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Gorgeous transformation!!! I love how a little paint brought out all that beautiful detail in the wood!!! Great job!


  30. Lovely makeover! You did a really good job. It looks so elegant.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  31. You find the best pieces! Not to mention how you transform them into something magical. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  32. So beautiful! I love those handles and the pretty paper lining the interior... very nice touches!

  33. looking this pictures I feel into my vintage, cottage, provence, inspiring...I do also work like like this, I love it, see:


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