Monday, March 5, 2012

Pine Cabinet Reinvented

A Big Dream of mine has been realized....At last an antique mall opened in our city...a mere two blocks from where I live!
But that's not all...Yours Truly put her big girl panties on and GOT A BOOTH THERE!!!!!!
omg!omg!omg! What was I thinking?!!!
(Deep breath)
Ok, first of all, I'm not all by myself in this. There are three other very talented and creative ladies sharing the booth.
It all happened so fast! On Thursday my friend, Stacy, called and told me about the new antique mall , The Brass Armadillo,that opened up near us, and she wanted to know if I was interested in sharing a booth  there. Uhm...heck yeah! We went and looked, picked a booth, and on Friday we signed for it...Her mom, and another friend who has done this kind of thing before, is renting it with us.

Today I started working on a few outstanding projects, to stock our booth.

I bought this little pine cabinet like this...

I sanded a little, and took the panels out of the doors. (it looked like a previous owner added them later, anyway)
I used my homemade version of chalk paint, painting the body in a Aqua color and the door and shelves in white.
Then came the sanding, distressing,and glazing.

 And of course some chicken wire to fill the openings in the door...

Hopefully it looks like a really old piece from an old farmhouse or something.

I think I would have bought it if I saw it in an antique mall, wouldn't you?
If you live in Phoenix, come stop by the Brass Armadillo in Goodyear!
You won't be disappointed!

Bye for now!

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  1. Suzanne, Good luck with your enterprise. I would love to do something like that. Your cabinet overhaul was very nice. I read your old post about the bench and totally loved it. Smiles to you, Susie(She Junks)

  2. OOOOOHHHHH How exciting for you! Wishing you all the best with your new business! Cheers!

  3. Congrats, Suzanne, on taking a big step. That is just a marvelous looking piece you did there. I bet it will fly out of the shop. xo Diaha

  4. Great cabinet reinvention! Love the colours you chose and the wire as well. Best of luck with your booth.

  5. I would most certainly have bought that.What a great transformation.Too bad I live so far away.Congrats on your new venture.I am visiting from the brambleberry cottage.I am your newest follower.

  6. You did a fabulous job transforming that cupboard! Best of luck in your new adventure and don't forget to have fun! Years ago, my very talented friends and I held yearly sales that were a LOT of work, but I had the time of my life!

  7. Looks so much better with a little paint.


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