Sunday, September 25, 2011

In a corner

Many, many years ago, my in-laws gave me a corner cabinet.  It sat in the eating area of our old house and when we moved here, I hurriedly shoved it in a corner in the family room. 

I love the look of built in corner cabinets in the dining rooms of old houses, but I knew I'd never get Brian to build me one. 


So, I used what I had to try to get a similar look.

I took the corner cabinet and sanded that sucker down like my life depended on it.

I was a little sad because 10 years ago I had refinished it in a cherry stain to match the old house and it really was pretty.  

C'est la vie....

I painted it the same color as the bottom of the walls  and dresser/buffet - Camembert (Behr).

The I painted the hinges (oil rubbed bronze) and got some plain oil rubbed bronze knobs for it.

I just put some of my transferware in there (for now) and I'd love to get some lights in there - I have an idea but Brian cringes every time I say "Honey, I've been thinking, and ......" because he knows it's just going to be more work for him and I've had him doing some other projects lately. 

I'll give him a break for a few days weeks.

So, there you have it.  It's not a perfect look, but it gives me storage and fits in there nicely.

And we installed the new front door this weekend - YAY!!!!!

Pictures soon!



Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks so nice! It really feels like a built-in now.

And I had to laugh at you saying "Honey, I've been thinking, and ......" Because I TOTALLY said that last night while we were hanging on the couch. I have a brilliant (if I do say so myself) idea for the living room. Ryan wasn't too keen on it. Yet.

Cass said...

Looks fabulous- worth all the hard work!!

kelly@tearinguphouses said...

i really like the color. and the plates!

Becolorful said...

It takes courage to paint these pieces doesn't it? But aren't you just so glad that you did. It looks so on trend now and I like all the color from the plates. Well done girl.
Thanks for stopping by the living room update and commenting on my progress so far. So glad to know you got the Rachel Zoe nod. :) I always knew you were one of the cool girls. :0