Saturday, August 18, 2012

Plan "B"...or is it "C"?

Well, a couple of days ago I did some crazy stuff with some chalkboard paint and an old headboard and I put a bar in my foyer, which is probably bad form.

....and while being accused of "Hooliganism" would totally rock, I'm not sure people want to look at liquor the minute they step inside the door, unless they're teachers.  So the "chalkboard bar" went down to Elizabeth's, and I needed to find something else.

It was easy.

On my trip up north this summer, I picked a few things up from my mom.  One of the things was this pine cupboard:

It's roughly the same size as the chalkboard piece, but it has doors.

Story:  My mom used to buy unfinished pieces and finish them.  For this one, she stained it and stenciled a bird on the front. I love my mom, but...
(This was back in the day, when stencils were not attractive.  Today, they are awesome.  Check out these stencils!)
So I took some of my oops paint and painted the cabinet a pale greenish gray (because there are fifty shades, after all), and gave it a light coat of dark wax.  I filled it with liquor and glasses and whatnot (heavy on the whatnot) and it looks fab!

I left inside the doors red, which was my mother's ingenious idea.  My mother might seem like a basic beige senior, but she does have a wild streak!

Here's the whole vignette--sideways, of course!
(Still haven't figured out this new laptop.)

I'm linking to Cassie's par-tay!  And at my 1929


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Well, I suppose it's a little less obvious than the first bar (which I personally found nothing wrong with!) and I do love the color. The question it still handy by the front door?

Laura from Top This Top That said...

sideways? I think you have been drinking out of that cabinet! By the way- love that color!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Great makeover! Looks great!

Ally said...

I love that I have to twist my head to see your pics. It adds to the funnyness. I hope you never figure out your laptop. lol
And your mom? Sounds like a party animal.

Bliss said...

Not just teachers need such things when they hit the entry way.


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's so pretty! i love the color! and we had a cabinet my mom bought unfinished, stained in a dark pine, and stenciled on.... those were the days!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Perfection! Best to keep the liquor behind closed doors anyway. :)
xo Heidi

fiona anderson said...

I'm not so dizzy today, I just worked out that I can turn my laptop instead of my head. I'm so good with technical stuff !
Btw, love this piece more. You just can't go wrong with grey.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Maybe you got to close to the inside of the cabinet, or I did, because I think the vignette looks great. I really like the color. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Trina Miner said...

That color is so perfect! I could never have that here! My boys (6 and 4) would be opening and closing the doors. I would be a nervous wreck with all those "mommy needs a drink" drinks! Thanks for sharing on my page!

Trina @ afewmineradjustments

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