Monday, June 29, 2015

My Wine Cabinet Make Over

I was recently browsing at one my favorite antique stores, Deju Vu Antiques, it one of my favorite places to go when I have a moment to myself. I just walk the aisles and take in all the beautiful things and get inspired. And sometimes I even bring home a thing or two! During a recent trip there I picked up a sample size of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in one of her new European shades, Mora. I fell in love with the color right away but I didn't really know what I was going to do with it so I opted for the sample size.

I brought it home and decided to paint an old screen I have hanging over my dresser with it.

The screen was originally a green color.

 I liked it green but I just didn't feel right for the look I was going for in my space. Here it is before I painted it...

Excuse the fact that the dresser is half painted haha! The green worked, especially during Christmas with my wreaths hanging on it but I'm loving this softer shade...

After I painted the screen, I had some leftover paint all mixed up so I looked around for something else to paint...

I spotted this wine cabinet that I purchased a while back at an estate sale. It was the first piece of furniture I bought for our new house. I thought it fit well with the spanish style of our home. I liked the dark wood color of it but against our dark floors it just kind of blended in and it was easy to miss how unique and special this piece is.  Here is what it looked like when I picked it up...

I painted two coats of MMSMP in Mora on the cabinet and I love how it turned out! You can really see all the beautiful carvings now. I decided not to wax this piece.

I decided not to paint the inside of it I like the contrast of the dark stained wood with it's now lighter exterior.

The cabinet sits against a narrow portion of wall in-between our living room and our kitchen. I love how it fits perfectly in this space.

Here you can see a portion of our living room, including toys on the ground ;), and part of our lovely 70s style kitchen, vinyl flooring and all!

I have to admit though our house is starting to feel like a home and I'm excited to share with you some more fun things I've been up to!

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  1. Well Done! This turned out lovely! M U C H better now! I absolutely L O V E that screen you have and the way you styled it is perfect!


    I never would have noticed the kitchen or other rooms had you not mentioned it... too busy drooling over the wine hutch! The back ground isn't as bad as you think :0) lol

  2. Both turned out lovely! I love how you used the screen, and the detail on the wine cabinet really pops now that it's painted. Beautiful!! :)

  3. What an amazing piece - I've never seen anything like it - and you gave it a beautiful makeover !
    That screen is simply fabulous !

  4. I love how you accented all the lovely details.

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