6/20/11

Paintin'

I am up to my elbows in paint as I paint my studio cabinets white. The first brush stroke was fabulous, as was the second, third and fourth. The fifth brush stroke-- is when I thought to myself "Why did I start this?" You know exactly what I'm talking about don't ya~ To keep my sanity, I just HAD to do something fun, so I painted a small standing cabinet that I bought at a yard sale years ago for only $10--- The picture makes it looks small... but it actually stands four feet high. To give it a little character, I dirtied up the edges with black and brown ink pads instead of sanding the edges. I used double sided sticky tape and adhered some pages from a Sears catalog to the backs of each cubbie. I think it turned out cute. It was a NICE release from some of the angst I was feeling while taking on the HUGE project of painting my wall-to-wall cabinets. Tomorrow I'm going to the hardware store to buy some trim to add to my cabinets a.k.a. bookcases... to make them appear to be a built in unit across the back wall of my studio.... a.k.a. my daughters old room. The only upside to this huge painting project is I get to set up little vignettes when the paints all dry on the shelves. Hooray for happy stuffed shelves full of stuff I love. Nuts, I guess I better get back to painting or its never going to get finished. Oh..... I thought I'd share this funny.... at the hardware store where I bought the paint, the clerk said, "Looks like you've got everything you need. you've got the paint, brushes and "him" to paint for you." Hysterical! I laughed as I corrected him that I was going to do the painting. Do men paint?
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10 comments:

curlyqmosaics said...

This piece of furniture looks amazing! I love what you have done with it...the vintage papers in the background give it such wonderful character and all those cubbies: too cool! TFS!

Regina said...

Cheryl...this looks AWESOME!!! I love the old papers and I have never thought of distressing using ink..what a unique idea and one I will store away for later use...thank you!!

Do men paint? ROFL Only if we let them and then supervise them ^_^

Kathy said...

"Why did I start this?"
Oh yes, I do know what you mean. Mine in the form of distressing my kitchen cabinets...eeekkkk.
This is a great piece of furniture and you have given it such charm. Lovely...

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Ha! My husband sure doesn't paint. I've raised my son to be a painter, tho and we've been on a project together all week.

Cute cabinet!

Pearl said...

Looks great Cheryl!

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Cheryl,

Great job on the cubbie shelf, when are ya shippin' it to me???? ha ha

I think I saw a husband paint once, I could be wrong, but it sure looked like a husband, and of course it was all wrong! LOL

Have fun finishing up.

Hugs,
Meri

Sue said...

How fun that you actually had an old catalog to tape to the back of the cabinet. I had a horrible experience with mod podging paper to the back of my own cabinet. I do believe I'll try double-taping it now! Thanks for the idea. ~Sue

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

This is a great project! Thanks for sharing!

A Few Pennies said...

Love it!

very merry vintage style said...

This is a really cute piece; love how you used the paper inside. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back again this week!
Mary