02 February 2016

a little paint.


while the hubs was at corporate
i got busy and painted the cabinets
in our master bathroom.

it was very overcast when i took
these pictures so forgive the
muted tone .. you'll probably 
have to squint. and that'll
show your crow's feet.
good opportunity to add a dab
of eye cream to those babies.



builder grade 1980s oak cabinets.
not so darling. i used ascp ::
old white * paris gray * old ochre
a little tich of ascp dark wax
and a happy helping of white wax
from MissMustardSeed.



what i didn't want is a perfectly smooth surface. 
what i wanted was a rough, almost parisian feel 
to the surfaces .. imperfect .. old world .. layered.


i'm pleased with the completed project.
towels with some color will make an
appearance as well as maybe possibly 
perhaps hopefully new sink fixtures. 
i'll need to bat my eye lashes for that 
one though i like the look as is just fine. but...
now to find the awesome vintage knobs carefully chosen for this project that i put in an undisclosed location known only to God.   help!



until next time,
sherry


heart found on pinterest .. love the various additions to this work of art


40 comments:

  1. I think you succeeded with the look you wanted to create! That's a lot of work, congrats! I *really really* love that Bible verse sign in your room, too - did you make that or buy it? It's awesome.

    Ok, now where did I put my eye cream.....

    You are so funny. : - )

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    1. thank you, michele. :) even the hubs is pleased which makes my heart happy. i bought the sign (philippians 4.8) at hobby lobby when a store opened in our town and using my smarty pants phone was able to use the hobby lobby 40% off code (i feel so techy when i do that..). i think i paid $9.

      oh, and eye cream? first drawer left side.

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  2. I like it! I'm just beginning to explore what can be done with ascp! Its a great source for those who love to be creative!

    I'm fairly certain you won't have to bat those eyelashes too long! That will look great, and I love the basket between the two sinks! Perfecto!

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    1. the world is your oyster as to techniques using ascp or going over the the dark side for mms white wax. wink.
      that gun-metal container? $11 at hobby lobby, or holly bolly per the hubs.

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  3. Beautiful job! I like the combo of paint and simple decorations. I'm a lover of neutrals myself ;).

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    1. less is more. that's the motto i've strived for, for many years. i haven't always succeeded on that path because things begin multiplying like rabbits. but then i go through a phase of ""get rid of everything!!!"" ;)

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    2. Hahaha, I am right there with you!

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    3. i'm entering that stage again .. for good measure.

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  4. Love it! Come up north and help me paint kitchen cabinets with your magic touch. Please?
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. next is my laundry room which has even more cabinets. . it might be a while before i can hitch up the buggy and go north dear heart. ;)

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  5. The cabinets are gorgeous! What a transformation!

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    1. i'm super happy with them. :)
      now to find the hidden knobs. argh

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  6. I love the finished product! So beautiful!

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  7. Sherry your paint technique is impressive and the color choices soft and gorgeous. Love it.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. i did the medicine cabinet first as a trial .. took a few tries to get what i was really going for - and it turned out to be the best of the lot.

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  8. Nicely done, Sherry. Looks great. I hate it when I put something in a "safe" place that I'm sure I'll remember and then when I'm ready to use it I can't remember the location. Argh!

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    1. in the meantime i bought knobs from homegoods hoping for a good match to the cabinets. i'll be visiting homegoods tomorrow to return them. bah! next stop? hobby lobby .. or, holly bobby or holly bolly as the hubs calls it.

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  9. I love where you're going with this, Sherry. I really hope you find those knobs..... done the same thing before. That sign is lovely too :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. going to hobby lobby tomorrow probably.. that place has some knobs that would work really well. and when i get them home and on the cabinets? it's THEN that i'll find the vintage ones. mark my words!!! :/

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  10. Great job!!! They look fab! N i love the sign!!! Think on these things! ~tammy

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    1. the sign is my favorite part of the room. :)

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  11. Oh, I do love a makeover...and I love yours!! Your "new" vanity looks so fresh and certainly elevates your bathroom to a lovely, inviting space! If I were you, I think I'd take a long soak and just look admiringly at my work. :)

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    1. unfortunately, the "soak" would need to be on the 2 inch high shower floor. no bathtub in this bathroom. sigh.

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    2. Oops! No, that won't work.

      We are in different boats, you and I. We live in an old farmhouse...with no shower! (Thus, the recommendation to "soak.") :)

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  12. Love it! I have been wanting to try some ascp on my cabinets, too, and now I know how fab it will look!

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    1. you can do different techniques, even a more lacquer type finish. thankfully i wanted an old look cuz that's how it turned out. wink.

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  13. Gorgeous finish on the cabinets Sherry - you captured a beautiful look and feel. Wonderful job Lady!
    JoanMarie

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    1. thank you, JoanMarie!
      ON to the laundry room cabinets now.
      well, next week anyway.

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  14. Well Sherry I couldn't have done it better, and you certainly achieved the parisian feel you were going for.
    Yes, new faucets would finish it off perhaps in a Nickle finish matching the like fixture and towl hangers. I do like the white towels with this look, feel very French villa, no need for coloured towles...
    What about some simple understated French hardware for the drawers and doors...They could be painted hardware that have tha gun metal feel with the wash of grey to them like what you see with the antique finish to a gold frame where the gold is washed with the antique grey to it. This will add that aged wow factor.

    I love the tones in the finish and now only add some heavy old framed mirrors over each sink and it's all that you were going for perfectly. I know you may have a time of it to find old frames, or old mirrors matching or not matching, but I was in a Hobby Lobby store getting wire framing, and noticed some really great old world French mirrors Framed super cool, and not a bad price. Courtney at My French country Cottage purchased one there and uses it in her bathroom, I thought it was an antique.

    Well, my dear you have a bathroom You can soak in beauty.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. thanks so much for your thoughts in bringing the bathroom to the next level. small steps for this gal .. in $ and making sure. love your ideas!!

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  15. Your bathroom cabinets look lovely, Sherry. You did a nice job on them. I think the grey adds a little something extra. I just came across this verse "think on these things" recently and I thought it was beautiful. And to have a wall hanging with these words is truly special.

    ~Sheri

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    1. it's a ready reminder as i step out of the shower every morning...
      i need that reminder. (we all do..)

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  16. Oh, forgot to mention.....Anthropologie has many different knobs that are really cool. Not sure if you have one close to you. :)

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    1. i found the knobs!!!!!!!!!!
      but am going to peek over at anthropologie cuz i have other cabinets in the house soon undergoing a makeover and knobs are needed. :) thank you.

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