I am going to start by showing you my little cabinet re-do. But, since we last chatted, I have also finished my lamp for guestroom #2, so I am going to share it as well. While I am at it, I will show you a couple other little details for the room as well (and by room, I mean the bedroom and it's adjoining bath).
I will refresh your memory by showing you the little cabinet that I picked up at Dorie's sale. This is the before:
So cute...but definitely need some TLC. I decided to use the same two tone color combination that I used for the furniture in the adjoining bedroom. Annie Sloan "Coco" for the piece itself and "Old White" for the drawers and door. Here is what she looks like now:
It looks a little different, huh? I love it and it fits perfectly on this little wall in the outer bathroom. I purchased the knobs and handles at Hob Lob for $1.50 each.
I wanted something a little different to hang above it. I should say, that I think people got the wrong impression from this cabinet...they thought it was bigger than it actually is. It only comes to about my waist, so it is not very big at all!
Anyhoo, I will apologize in advance for not remembering where I saw the original piece that inspired me for what I call my "3-D Wall Art". I can't even remember if it was someone's blog or Pinterest, but this is what I came up with:
I used the same wood fencing that I used on both my clock and my centerpiece boxes. I like the look and I love that it is so cheap! The stain on this is Minwax "Weathered Oak". I purchased the wine bottles from Hob Lob when glass was on sale...they were $1.50 each. I purchased the flowers from there as well, I was too impatient to wait for them to be on sale, so I bucked up and paid the full amount...$2 each! The things that are holding the bottles are just plumbers clamps...I did not like the industrial look of the metal, so I painted them with Rustoleum's "Oil Rub Bronze". Easy peasy and the whole project was only about $15...not bad!
Here is what it looks like hanging above the cabinet:
As if you are probably not already on "reveal overload", I am going to share the last piece I needed for the guestroom and bath. I have been making weekly trips to Home Goods for about a month and a half looking for the perfect lamp. Never did find one...I see them all the time when I am not looking. So, I was forced to do the next best thing...create one myself!
I was desperate enough one day to pick up this lovely jewel from the Goodwill. It was $4.99, and really not worth it, but I was determined to make it work...somehow!
Not much to write home about...go ahead and say it, I totally agree! I also picked up a basic drum shade from Home Goods, but it was too "white" for that room. It left me two choices...paint it or cover it, I opted for the latter! I had coral fabric left over from the bench and valance that I recovered, so I used that. I painted the base Coco. Here is what it looks like now:
How about those cute little flowers I made via Pinterest. Love them!
I will continue to be on the lookout for a better lamp base, but I can definitely live with this one if I don't find something I am in love with!
One last peek at my little cabinet:
That's it for me folks...I have pretty much shown you everything but a few cookies that I will share with you next time. Till then...
This post linked to:
My Repurposed Life