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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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

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

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

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

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. 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.

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

    Darla

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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!

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

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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!

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