Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blue Cabinet blues



This may give you an idea of how hectic and disorganized the WhiteBerry portion of my life has been. Sean sanded and primed this baby for me back in early January. I painted it last week.


When I finally got around to it, I thought I would match it to Wren's bed color and find a spot in her room for it to house her massive book collection. It is low and would be easy for her to access the books so it seemed like a good plan.


But sadly her room, large as it is, cannot house another item of this size without completely re-configuring her room. And still being so little I prefer her bed to be up tight against a wall so it just wasn't meant to be.


I did a two layer effect to match the bed, with hints of white coming through the worn areas.


And had set aside a cute set of butterfly Anthro cabinet pulls just for her (on clearance for $2.95 so take a look if you need some cute pulls!)


And just like a butterfly I had to let this cabinet fly. It didn't come back so I guess it really wasn't meant to be~


So I'm back to square one with the book situation...for now anyways.

34 comments:

kristincita said...

don't be blue. i love it just where it is. it's serendipity.

Emily Kate said...

Soooo pretty!

Christen L said...

I love the color you used on this cabinet. I'm thinking it would look great in my guest bath. Any chance you will share the paint name?

Thanks so much!

Life by Wyetha said...

I just love the contrast of the dark floors and the light furniture....

Calmly Chaotic said...

I love the two layered effect!

Allison said...

This is a gorgeous piece! I wish you could ship. I have the perfect spot for this in my guest bedroom! You did a beautiful job and the soft blue is heavenly.

Elissa said...

beautiful!

Kacey said...

Love that soft blue! It will make someone very happy.

Midwest Cottage said...

As always its beautiful!!

L.Duncan said...

Completely in love with this piece! I too love the contrast of the light blue with the dark floors!

modern jane said...

It's beautiful! The color is perfect!

Genevieve said...

I think the colour is beautiful. I couldn't help but smile at those ceramic letter balls inside - I have the same ones and love them.

Ann said...

I love it where it is? Can it stay there? It's gorgeous!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

absolutly beautiful. love, love, love the color and the shape of the cabinet.
excellent job...

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a gorgeous cabinet!

Amanda said...

every time you post a glass door cabinet it makes me want one more than anything else. it's amazingly beautiful and super hard to find one here!

**Frugal Contessa** said...

This is gorgeous Holly! Well done as usual. In one picture your little letter balls say "eh". Way to represent!

Fishtail Cottage said...

I love love love this! You shouldn't be disapointed at all - it's gorgeous! Can you share what color you used on it? would love to know! oxox, tracie

Ruffled Snob said...

the color of that just ROCKED MY WORLD! Nice work

Southern Shop Girls said...

Beautiful piece of furniture. Love the curved top, the details on the glass, the legs and the drawer at the bottom! The color that you chose is a gorgeous blue! You refinished it to perfection.

Paula

the industrial cottage said...

what a great cabinet! I love the white showing through

Leisha said...

Can you tell me what paint color you used?

Holly and Sean said...

THANK you so much!!

For everyone looking for the paint, I mixed it myself, but looking at the Behr site I would say it is best described as Soar mixed with a some white paint. All the lighter swatches don't seem to have that turquoise feel so you may have to lighten up on your own (just mix uncolored paint with the same base, flat, latex, etc.)

Hope that helps!!

Passionate for White said...

That's a killer cabinet and you've accessorized perfectly. I like the look of the books placed binder side in.

The Painted Parlor said...

That is Bee-u-tee-ful!! Love it. Love it. Love it. Maybe it will work in her room later when she's older ;)

Julie~

Therese said...

What a great color! not too much....what is it? (or did you mix it yourself?)
Therese

Therese said...

.....OOOOP's....After reading some prior comments, I see you already answered the "color question".

Cara said...

Oh my word, Holly- I love this too! It's amazing.

tara said...

finding your site a little boring lately... what happened??

tara said...

Finding this blog a little boring lately..

tara said...

Finding this blog a little boring lately... what happened..?

Bliss Designs said...

So your just using a wall paint in a flat finish?
And do you use a certain primer?

Melanie said...

Absolutely beautiful....

Jason.Jamie Andrews + Lucy & Keegan said...

Where did you find this lovely cabinet?? I have been on a search for something just like it!

 
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