3/24/10

Been Paintin'

I finally finished painting the pie safe my mother gave me... here is the before photo. Here is the after.... Drum roll please, rat-tat-tat-tat-tat~ I LOVE it! I used white flat paint and I distressed the edges of the pie safe ever so slightly with a brown ink pad. I covered the aluminum panels in each door with cardboard that fits snuggly inside each square. They can be popped out at a moments notice~ I used spray adhesive to adhere thin batting over each cardboard square then I tufted some shabby chic fabric with white buttons. I used glass knobs on the drawer at the botton and I used slightly bigger wooden knobs then what was originally on the piece for each door. I already had the white paint and the knobs... and I even had the Shabby Chic fabric that I used on the door. Total cost... fa-reeeeeeee~
On the top of the pie safe I hung a mirror I recently painted and aged, (up until now it was propped against the wall behind a rocking chair) This is still a work in progress... I think it turned out super caute!
I've linked up to Domestically Speaking power of paint party. On the previous post you can see some of my fabulous thrifted treasures... seriously cool stuff that I picked up super cheap! *insert gloating smile here*

39 comments:

Linda said...

This turned out really lovely- inspires me to re-do mine!

Pam said...

That looks fantastic.

Jingle said...

WOW! That is quite the transformation! Great job!

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, it is over the top fabulous. What a beautiful piece.
Debby

Elyse said...

LOVE THIS!

you did an amazing job!!! rock on!

xo
elyse

stevendeah said...

INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS! Love it! =) You did a great job...

Lululiz said...

Brilliant makeover!

Laurie said...

Oh it is so sweet!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

This turned out lovely! Great redo!

Susan said...

I love what you did with the pie safe!! Shabby Chic style and Romantic style are my favorite!! You done a wonderful job your pie safe looks quite lovely.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love how you took very country to very romantic and it could even go back again. Great job!

tales from an oc cottage said...

AWESOME!!!!!!

m ^..^

bj said...

I LOVE your beautiful piece.It really turned out great!

Shannon said...

So pretty, love how this turned out.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a huge difference! It looks great!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous! Awesome .... oh I could think of several more wonderful adjectives!

Bella said...

You did a great job! This is beautiful.. I love the button tufted fabric detail...nice!! Bella

Treasia Stepp said...

It was a beautiful piece before but now it's stunning. I love the shabby chic look.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is just so very pretty; what a good makeover job you've done!Good job!..,

Pop over for a visit anytime; I'll look forward to see what you'll post next!

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Melly said...

wow!!! it's fabulous!!
Such a wonderful transformation indeed :)
So glad I came across your blog, its full of inspiration.
Have a wonderful day!
Melly:)

Coloradolady said...

I love the before and after, but the after is amazing....it is a real gem. I have been looking for a pie safe for a while now, yours is adorable.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Magnificent transformation. Very close to what I'd like to do on my old wardrobe. I love what you did and hope mine will come out half as well.
Sonny

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh...I love it more!!! I just saw a few at a thrift store and am picking one up asap...thanks to you and your sho n tell!:-)
Suzanne

Hootin' Anni said...

It turned out simply gorgeous!!!

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Have a glorious weekend.

Debbie~ said...

Wow, what a transformation from country to cottage! I looove it! Truly wonderful! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

AshTreeCottage said...

You did a great job!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty - You did a great job.

Mrs. P. said...

Wow...it turned it simply lovely!!

Blessings!
Gail

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That turned out just lovely. I really like how you used the fabric on the doors. Thanks for linking up!

Crystal said...

It looks so much better! I think sometimes it's hard to turn country to chic but you nailed it!

A Cottage Muse said...

Fabulous job!! Soooo glad I stopped by!

Debbie said...

Wow, what a change. It would be so pretty in a nursery or little girl's room.

Joyce's Journey said...

This pie safe is absolutely beautiful! You did such a great job and that you used things you already had, simply phenomenal!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Really pretty, but I am a punched tin person..
You did a beautiful job on it!

neli said...

Beautifull, beautifull ......Beautifull!!!!!!!!

purplepaint said...

Oh your pie safe is fabulous!!! I haven't visited for awhile and look at all the wonderful treasures you've found! Marva

shannon said...

Um, this is gorgeous! I love all the detail on it now, its quite a unique piece. Great job! Thanks for sharing it.

Kacey said...

It's gorgeous! What a fabulous transformation.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Just beautiful! Love the detail on your fabric... the buttons really add so much to it. Thanks for sharing it with us all at the POPP.