Wednesday, September 21, 2011

French Cabinet

I love this old French cabinet, don't you?


I love the French blue/grey color and the gold leafing.  The dusty white washed look and the chippy paint.

I would like to try to paint this black cabinet below in a similar way.

I know it isn't nearly as glamorous but it does already have the chicken wire in the doors!

Speaking of the French blue/grey color.  Come over to my Flea Market Makeovers blog and see the newest makeover!  Click on the link at the top of my sidebar.

Welcome Home,
Penny


23 comments:

Vee said...

Oh this'll be interesting. Can't wait to see the results.

Mary said...

Oh gosh this one may need a lot more work than the candlesticks! I'm in a similar predicament with my pine armoire sitting waiting for a French paint job! I keep putting it off because it's so big but I hope to do it early next year.

I'm thinking of using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint when I do eventually have time and patience to get started!

Hugs - Mary

Eileen said...

Now that will be an interesting transformation. Looking forward to seeing that.

Cozy Little House said...

I so admire you gals that can paint and distress and such. I can decoupage. But I'm a total klutz with a paint brush in my hand.
Brenda

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I know you can do it! It will look beautiful!~Hugs, Patti

Pat said...

I like that color too and I know you can paint your cabinet just like the French cabinet. Looking forward to that project Penny.

Blondie's Journal said...

I know you can do it, Penny!! Give it a go! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Richard Cottrell said...

I loves the old French Cabinet. Who wouldn't. I am sure you can paint your and do a good job. Maybe look at salvage places for a crown top you could add to it. I'm just suggesting. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I know you'll do a fabulous job after seeing other things you have made over. Oh, I have a GW candlestick just like one you recently did....the one on the left of your picture on the top left. I had previously spray painted it Heirloom White, used green chunky candles and tied a black and white toile ribbon on it. My deck is green, black and tan. However, after seeing your makeover with the gray/blue, I am wanting to redo it and copy yours! Linda

Pondside said...

I just know it's going to be wonderful-looking when you get finished with it!

Kathleen Grace said...

I think it would look adorable painted just like you painted the candlesticks. Love that finish!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, I love that piece. It is very similar to the finish on my dining room hutch I did. The Paris Gray chalk paint is a very pretty gray with blue undertones. I still need to work on my tutorial. Haven't had any time yet.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Penny I can see your vision and think it would look BEAUTIFUL!! Martina

Canadian Chickadee said...

Penny, if anyone can do this, you can. In fact, I'd be willing to bet real money on it. Hugs

Pamela said...

Oh Penny I soooo LOVE That armoire! That is one of my fave French Country issues!! Can not wait to see what you come up with.

see you there! said...

Love both hutches, I can't wait to see how you re-do yours.

Darla

Donna said...

Penny, I love that French cabinet and I think yours would look perfect painted that way! I'm off to check out your Flea Market Makeovers.

April said...

Hi Penny!
Been far too long since my last visit! That cabinet is GORGEOUS and I can hardly wait to see you work your magic!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It will look lovely, can't wait to see it.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

camp and cottage living said...

That is a beautiful piece. Maybe you can find some decorative old pieces to attach to your cabinet to dress it up.
You did such a great job with the candlesticks, I can't wait to see the finished cabinet.

bj said...

OOO, Penny....I have a black hutch, much like yours and I want mine French blue/grey/white-ish..just like that. If you do yours, will you show me how to do mine?

And a big cyber hug to you 'cause us girls missing our moms need HUGS..!
XOXO bj

Kellie Collis said...

That is one fabulous cabinet! Love the aged color. Have a wonderful weekend ahead, Kellie xx

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Penny I say go for it. I think your piece would look stunning in that gray/blue. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. I really love hearing from you. Have a wonderful week!