Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crazy Cabinet

Good Day, and a happy Wednesday to all!

(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..

My husband brought home a sweet little pine cabinet more than a year ago, that he found on the curb. It was my first piece of real furniture that I "found" for free, so I was pretty excited. It lived in my laundry this whole time, and I have had many different ideas for it through the months.
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!

It is going on sale at the Barnsale at the end of the month....

Hope to see some of you there!


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  1. SUZANNE!!!!!! THIS ROCKS!!!! I totally love it! I'm so glad that I inspired you to do is such a great piece. I'm glad you don't live in Syracuse; I'd have some serious competition! And I don’t know why I wasn't a follower before??? But I am now, can't wait to see more. Oh, and to answer your question from the other day; I draw on stencils, then paint in free hand, that's just cause I like the way it looks, but that's just me :D PS: Thanks for the plug!

  2. That is an amazing work of art! I Love it Suzanne! But don't I always love everything you do!

  3. WOW!~ Again, WOW! You are so talented! Your table turned out beautifully! I'm going to add your blog to my blogroll. Please check out my blog and follow me if you like what you see!

    Great job on the table!

  4. Oh My Word!! Seriously.. OH MY WORD!!!
    That is just FABULOUS!!! That is really the 1st time you have done something like this??
    Amazing... & then the free hand flowers on the side... Wow, Wow!!!
    And you are going to sell it??? Really?? Wish I was even remotely close enough to come to your sale... Price it high enough...
    Those 2 girls you mentioned are my favorite to watch.. they both do amazing work...
    I am actually trying my hand at some pieces like that right now also... here's hoping I come close to as good as yours...
    Again... Absolutley Fabulous!!

  5. Halleluja! That is spectacular. I read your comment in my email on my phone earlier but it is hard to look at blog posts on such a small screen so I couldn't wait to get home and see what you had done. I am gaga. Seriously cool and thank you so much for the shout out. If you could see me you would know I blushing a little but also feeling pretty busy and important. :)
    Your flower designs are really fantastic and I adore those hearts and leopard print on the doors. I hope you will share this on Motivated Monday. You know my readers will be all over it.
    Hugs and thanks again. You are an amazing talent.

  6. OMG this is spectacular, your blog is such an inspiration, I am your newest follower!


  7. Be still my heart! This is AWESOME! What a fantastic job you did. Thanks so much for sharing this at my color partay. Can't get much more color than this outstanding piece.

  8. How much fun is this amazing creation? What a true talent you have. I'm so glad I saw this (at Debbie Doos) Can't wait to check out your other posts!

  9. This cabinet is amazing! I love the free hand flowers, I could NEVER freehand anything so gorgeous! The balls on the feet were sheer genius!Love, love, love this piece!!! I am so glad I'm not the only one always forgetting about before pictures until I'm already into a project!

  10. So nifty, thrifty & creative. The cabinet is beautiful!! I invite you to share your wonderful idea with my followers, please link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower :)

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  11. Happy to see your creative idea linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until tonight @ midnight {CST}.

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