Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Taking a Risk (Frozen Inspired Cabinet)

If you know me at all you know I am not a risk taker, I hate roller coaster and flying in airplanes. Pretty much anything in my mind that involves any inherited risk, just does not sound like a good time to me.
The one area I feel like I can take risks in is in my painting, I think that's why I enjoy it so much! What's the worst thing that can happen?! If it doesn't turn out like I expected or hoped I can just sand it and start over!
I took a risk with this cabinet! What do you think?!


I've always adored hand painted furniture, especially scandinavian style. This is my first attempt at it! I was inspired by the door in the disney movie Frozen, you know the one Anna knocks on when she's trying to get Elsa to come play. I couldn't help but sing the song, "Do you Wanna Build a Snowman", while I was painting this piece (I know I'm a dork)!



I really like how the cabinet turned out! I know this style isn't for everyone but I love the beautiful chippyness of the paint along with the hand painted design on the cabinet doors.

I love the sides as well so chippy and lovely!


I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint on this cabinet, a custom mix of Linen, Shutter Grey, and Luckett's Green, for the main portion of the piece. For the top drawer I just used Linen. For the detailing on the door I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and then I outlined it using a gold colored paint pen I got at Home Depot, its made by Sharpie.

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15 comments:

  1. Great job! I don't think I'll ever be confident or talented enough to try this. This is probably a stupid question...did you use the chalk paint for the details because milk paint is too thin or for some other reason?

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    1. Jill thank you so much for your comment! I used to be nervous to try projects like this but once I tried it I realized the hardest part is just starting and the worst thing that can happen is you don't like the outcome, and you can just sand it down and try again! Maybe try on a cheap piece you find at a garage sale or thrift store! I used the chalk paint because it is a but thicker but the milk paint would've worked as well.

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  2. I love the detail on this cabinet! It really is beautiful. Great job!

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  3. Lovely! so pretty and I love the chippy!

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    1. Thank you so much Darielle! I love chippy as well!

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  4. Really pretty! I love the Frozen inspired design!

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  5. Happy to feature you at our party this morning! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Hi Danielle, I've tried to email you on your sidebar, but when I pushed send, it seems to lock up. And you are a no-reply commentor, so I'm trying getting in touch through your comments. ... Just checking to see if you would be interested in participating in the blog land tour that going around. You answer a few easy questions such as ... what are you working on at the moment, what is your blogging process, etc. then you invite a few friends to answer the same questions. It's just a way to get to know a blogger better. I would write my post in the next week or so and then you would follow with your post at your convenience. If you would like to see examples, just google blog land tour. I'd love to include you if you're interested!

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    1. Hi Sharon! I would love to! Sounds like fun! Thank you for thinking of me! I'm new to this whole blogging thing can you tell me what a no-reply commentor means? Sorry you had trouble emailing me I will have to look in to that (sometimes technology is not my friend haha!) thank you again for thinking of me for the blog land tour and for featuring me today on your blog!

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  7. Hi Danielle! love what you have done with the cupboard! A real winner.
    Thanks for sharing
    Greetings from South Africa
    Sandra

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  8. Hi Danielle!
    I'm visiting from Elizabeth & Co :0)
    Wow! Your Frozen inspired cabinet is beautiful! I love the cool blues and whites . . . and the pattern is so pretty (with a subtle European look). You did a great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

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  9. This is gorgeous. I love the color combo you used! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It's great to meet you.

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