(What is a crazy caninet? I don't know, but for two days that is what this post was called...Can't believe I let that one slip for so long. To those of you who were confused, my apologies. To the rest of you: you are just as scatterbrained as I am. )
I am sooo excited to show you my latest project! It is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time..
I want to kick myself for once again forgetting to take a before picture, but this is what it looked like after I had removed the doors and started sanding .Still sturdy, but definitely nothing to look at. No interesting features at all .
That is why I decided to go crazy on her with the paint .....
I have always liked the look, but never really thought I could do it myself, until I was inspired by these two awesome gals:
Mary at The Decorative Paintbrush, paints the funkiest, coolest furniture, AND she has some awesome tutorials so we can try it, too.
Pamela at Be Colorful , also paints wacky, brilliant, awesome furniture, plus she has a show, called The Travelling Door Show , where you can purchase her stuff.
If you like my project today, you HAVE to go check these two girls out, they are awesome.
I did not heed Mary's advice to plan out my project on paper, though. I am too impatient, so I just started priming and painting , flying by the seat of my pants..
I knew I wanted some black and white, and I had just bought a gallon each of red and green oops paint, so that is what I started with.
The bottom shelf was painted black, ready to stencil some white words on...
These are the doors, with the middle taped off for some animal print to follow.
The sides got flowers, painted on free hand, the black shelf got it's words, and don't you just love the black and white checkered look for the legs? Took me ages, or many nights in front of the TV, to fill those in, but I love the look.
OK, now go back to the previous picture and notice the legs, or actually feet. See that it is plain, and square?
I got some wooden balls at Michael's and 4 flat wooden disc thingies, all of them with pre-drilled holes. I don't know what they were supposed to be, but I made them feet for my little cabinet.
Doesn't that look so much cuter?
I decided to just decoupage the leopard print design on, since I already had this lovely leopard print gift paper.
That went on the sides and the centre of the doors.
The wooden hearts were bought at Michael's, too. I stencilled a sort of animal print on there.
Oh, and since you are wondering about the knobs, I got them at Michael's, too. A long time ago, at the dollar section. I just liked them, and knew I would use them some day.I thought it went well with the words on the bottom.
The top also got some leopard print, a heart , and some squirlies.
The zebra print on the corners was stencilled on. (You didn't think I was going to sit and paint it free hand, now, did you?)
Oi, I am in love with my little cabinet, even if I have to say so myself!
Hope to see some of you there!
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