January 2, 2013

Pink and Gold Gilded Cabinet

Happy New Years!  My first project of 2013


I feel like a ran a marathon last year, starting with the Fancy Flea (My first crack at being a vendor).  Then straight into The Wedding rehearsal dinner projects, my Daughter in law staying with me for 4 months and MANY DIY wedding projects...The Wedding on Thanksgiving weekend, then Christmas, New Years and ...Yea I survived a super fun year!  

I have so many ideas and plans for 2013...Lets get started!

This was the cabinet in my entrance way (Actually right inside the front door..I don't have an entrance way lol) and it was driving me crazy, it was so outdated 


Hello the 90's called and want their cabinet back!

When I did my home tour I tried to disguise it by showing this picture.  Oh, see the pretty round mirror....Well...


It guess it's going to be a bad 7 years! I broke the mirror!


I thought Ok, now is the time to paint this beast!   I found this new mirror at the thrift store for $14.14 (Our thrift store does weird prices like this) and it worked well with the cabinet


This is one cheap piece of furniture.  I got it 15 years ago at "Big Lots", it's particle board, with hollow doors and knobs that are glued on, 


I did a test run with the gold Rub and Buff


And oop's pink paint on this piece HERE


I kind of liked it so I went to work on the cabinet


The knobs were glued on so I was not able to change them


I used a little Annie Sloan dark wax over the whole piece with a little heavier application in the crevices.   



Then highlighted the trim with gold Rub and Buff (Which goes on after the wax) and I was done.



It looks much better than it did and... It's growing on me, I've never had a piece of pink furniture!


CHECK...One Project done!

Happy Creating!
Carol

45 comments:

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Oh, your luck can't be that bad Carol. Otherwise you wouldn't have been able to make this piece look better, both with a better color and a better mirror. I like the pink color you used. Have a great new year!

The Pink Geranium said...

Great job, and inspiring right out of the gate of the New Year, I have a curio cabinet with similar painting on it....

The mirror turned out lovely as well!

Jan

Teresa said...

You're invited to stay with me for 4 months... yes, the dil had you so now I want the same ahahahahahah

Or you could stay with me the alllllll 7 years and redo the all house ahahah

And thinking I used to hate pink. I didn't know the right pink. This is it!

Amazing job, Carol! So glad you're back to your little - and not so little pleasures - though if you keep showing it here, people will start heading over your place instead to the lovely amazing The Fancy Flea.

Happy and Creative New Year, Carol!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great, Carol! Totally gave it a new look! Love the new mirror, too. I didn't even notice the pretty detail at the top until I saw the last picture. Happy New Year!

Heart Vintage Design said...

It looks great!

Laurie said...

it was a beauty of piece ! I'm sure I would never have the nerve to paint something like this, I envy you your courage, wow what a transformation!!Beautiful color!

Marilyn said...

You found a very nice mirror--I like it much better than the other one. I envy your ambition! Please send some my way SOON! Happy 2013--you're off to a great beginning.♥♫

Debbiedoo's said...

Off to a great start Miss Carol! I have to get some rub and buff! Looks fantastic.

lynn said...

you had me at pink:) this is such an pretty re-do, carol! love that new mirror, too!

A Paris Flea said...

Don't worry about the broken mirror you still have a cool frame. Boy did you leave the 90's behind~~~love what you did to the chest and the "new" mirror, which I think works better because of it's size. Do I detect a little rub and buff at the top of the mirror?

Happy New Year!!!

Decora Adora said...

great job!Beautiful color!I love your blog!!!ç
Angelica

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's amazing what a little paint can do. Love the pink transformation and the rub and Buff touches. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a new monster dresser that needs the same treatment:-)

AllyJo said...

Fabulous. I'm so doing this. I love pink and gold together too. i always wanted my daughter to have a pink and gold wedding. She went aqua and red. It was still gorgeous. LOL Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing.

shabbied up grannie said...

excellent work yet again Carol , and hey, every girl needs a piece of pink furniture don't they !!
Happy New Year xx

Diane said...

You are just so much fun...one of the best blogs ever and you really have a knack for telling your story. Love you and love your projects. Happy New Year...Diane

JoJo Eloise said...

Oh I love it Auntie Carol..VERY VERY VERY Pretty.. : ) Love it :)
Hey are you going to a PARTY!!!
xo
Angelina

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Okay, I'm still an 80's lady and liked the 90's look but I have to say it really does look great now. You just have an eye for transformation and ability to carry through, don't think I've seen one thing yet that wasn't fabulous.
thank you for your sweet comment Carol, you know I do miss that little fella. (())

June said...

What an amazing redo! I love the pink color on the cabinet and the "new" mirror. You wil never know how much you inspire and motivate! Happy 2013!

Kelley Dibble said...

My pink-loving Baby would love it. It looks like candy; I wonder what you stash in there..............

*hugs*
Kelley

Jane said...

That was a great transformation! I would never have guessed that that piece was constructed of particle board.
You are well on your way to a productive 2013!! (Wish I could say the same!)
Happy New Year!
Jane

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH!!!! I just absolutely LOVE it- You would never know it was the same piece. What a GREAT GREAT makeover- xo Diana

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good for you... already on the project completion train. Love the re-do... and I like the new mirror much better than the old one, so it was actually a happy accident, right?

Happy New Year!

Blessings,
Spencer

Createology said...

Good-Bye 90's! This is much more elegant now and truly has your signature style and touch. Tres Chic! Blessings Dear with Peace and Joy for all of 2013...

Dawn LL said...

Oh How I love it! I would be thrilled with a Pink piece

Deborah said...

Carol my dear, that is just beautiful!! I couldn't for the life of me remmber how to check how much storage you were using on Picasa and was so busy I forgot to reply to yo. Then I found this here: "If you are on blogger and want to figure out how to check how much space you have, go to your account overview, then click on Products, then on Picasa Web Albums. There at the bottom in tiny type, you can see how much of your allowance you are using. " on this blog post: http://theflossbox.blogspot.com/2012/11/blogging-tip.html hope that helps.

Maureen said...

That console looks really substantial now! You do have a way with furniture! Well, that and everything else you touch. I never heard of glued on knobs!

Debbie said...

It's totally "You"! (Yes, I know. The 80's called and want their "totally" back. )

Really, though. If I walked in your door and saw that, I would immediately begin to know the homeowner just a little bit. It has your personality, and I love it.

I love your 14.14 mirror too. I never find deals like that it seems. I need to head back to Orlando to your thrift store.

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I love it!!! That is the prettiest shade of pink and the gold really adds the perfect touch.
You are starting the year out right with a paint project...I can't think of a better way.

hugs
Sissie

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Aww, she's a beauty :)

kristiB said...

Really loving the gold "Rub and Buff" , but I LOVE the pink oops paint! It is the perfect shade of pink, would have never believed this started off as a "Big Lots" find if you didn't share. Happy New Year and I'm sure you will have tons of good luck! ;)

Little Miss Maggie said...

Now it looks totally vintage and so much better. I like the softness of the pink and it's very pretty with the gold. This was a beautiful makeover, Carol.

Harvest Moon said...

What in improvement. I really think that hue of pink is very soothing, Carol. Great job, and great post!! P.S. I tackled my first project piece today, so I'm happy!

hopeandjoyhome said...

Very pretty! Somehow the "less busy-ness" looks so much better! LOL..I'd be lucky if my stuff looked like 90's stuff..mine is so out it's almost back in again!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol,
LOVE IT~~~~~~!! This turned out gorgeous in pink with the gold. You sure found a great mirror too. What a difference it makes with a little paint. Your off to a great new year my friend. Have a nice weekend and happy creating.

Hugs, CM

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Beautiful "after". Happy New Year!!

Stampindamour said...

Carol - this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE pink furniture!!!

-PaMeLa ;)

Mariella Kennedy said...

it is pink...and it a very nice pink ...
Good on you doing beautiful things like this!
congrats Carol!!
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Donna said...

That's a beautiful transformation! Great job!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol ~ you did an amazing job on that cabinet! It looks so much better. I just love the pale pink with the gold...totally me! LOVE IT! xo

Susan Erb said...

Carol,

I am not big on the gold, but with the pink it looks fabulous! You did a beautiful job, especially with the dark wax- my first attempt with that was less than spectacular ;)

Happy New Year,

Sue

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Okay, you will think I'm weird Carol, but I had to come back in today and have a look at your cabinet again...I'm loving it so so much! What color pink did you use? It's perfect! xo

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Oh my goodness! What a dream in pink! Love it!!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Great job and it all looks like it belongs together!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful transformation on the chest and mirror. I have used Rub and Buff on almost everything in my home :)

lala said...

So glad I saw this post. I could not decide how to paint a dresser that I bought several months ago - so it's been sitting in my garage gathering spiderwebs. I absolutely LOVE this pink & gold combination, thank you so much for the inspiration!