Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Am Going Green

Well really my china cabinet is going green!  I purchased this china cabinet 3 years ago on Craigslist for $100.  Originally I loved the yellow color.  But what I was really dealing with was a nicotine yellow cabinet that someone had cleverly put glaze over to disguise the color.  The outside did not bother me that much but I did feel that it was getting lost in the paint color of my walls.  The inside however tortured me every time I looked at it!  So the entire cabinet got a makeover!



Nicotine Yellow interior!

Can you see the smeared glaze?










This project basically cost me no money.  I used a sample size of Valspar in La Fonda Jalapeno and I used Minwax liquid stain in dark walnut as a glaze to give it more depth and an aged look.  The interior is a creamy white that I had on hand.  I love the result and the impact of color it adds to the room!

Let me know what you think!

I am linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!
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37 comments:

~Country Lady~ said...

Love the new color! Very nicely done.

Deanne said...

A very pretty green, it looks very pretty with all your special things displayed!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love it. The green is so pretty. It looks wonderful with your beautiful display inside and on top. The distressing is just the right amount. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Pemberley said...

Wow! What a transformation! This looks like it came from Pierre Deaux!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh Wow!!! Your cabinet is beautiful!! Great color!

Shelia said...

Hi Lacy! Oh, your china cabinet turned out beautifully! I love the green you've painted it. The inside looks lovely too!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kathy said...

Very pretty color You did such a good job --The china cabinet is a beautiful piece of furniture

Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello from Australia, your now green cabinet looks stunning.............just like your charming blog. Lovely to be visiting you today.

Lee-Ann

KATHY said...

I love it!! It looks beautiful.I love the color.
Kathy

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love it! It looks great! Makes me want to work on mine again!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Love, love it! Just beautiful!

sissie said...

It is so much prettier now. I love the colors you used and the inside backing looks great.

hugs
Sissie

Roberta said...

I'm a big fan of painted furniture...don't know where it comes from...but just think it is so much more interesting! Guess it adds character...can't stand anything OAK...yuck..reminds me so much of the 70's and 80's when oak was the rage and all's they talked about was the beauty of the grain...yuck! Not! Painted furniture is just so very interesting and like you said...great way to add color to a room. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta
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Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

This is a beautiful piece! The green is fab!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the new green!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love the green...so much life!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful piece- the green looks very pretty and perfect for your room! Great job! :)

Southerncook said...

What a gorgeous makeover. You are right on with the green. LOVE it!!!

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Vanessa said...

I love that! You did such a great job and the green is fabulous! Great color choice. It really makes the beautiful details shine even more!
Vanessa

Sanditerese said...

You did a great job! I love the color.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love what you've done with the cabinet inside and out. It's just beautiful!! :-)

XO,
Janie

Biljana said...

Great job, it looks so beautiful:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and thanks for the info.

Inspired by you said...

I love the curves on the door fronts. The green is so fresh!

Becolorful said...

Oh yeah. This is lovely. Green is going to be a very strong color in the upcoming seasons. Well done.
Pam @ beColorful

Jenny said...

Wow, I LOVE THIS!

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Jenny

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The DIY Show Off said...

What a great job! I love it! Thanks for linking to the DIY Project Parade...I'm going to include it in my highlights tomorrow. ;) I'm also inspired to reconsider (maybe) my neutral color selection on something I'm doing.

Roeshel

Agatha Wiebe said...

It's beautiful, i love the green!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

STUNNING!!! I SO love this!! Seriously...LOVE IT!! I have a secretary thingy in my den that I am going to paint...I was thinking of a creamy white, but now with seeing this great color....I am pondering that decision....maybe a deep red color!

Great job!!

Lou Cinda :)

Tootsie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lacy, my favorite color and I am still loving this transformation. Thanks for linking this up, too.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Wonderful finish and so unique too!

All That Glitters said...

very pretty!!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a beautiful piece! And at such a great price! I have a secretary in that "blond" color that I've been wanting to paint! Thanks for the inspiration.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

This is gorgeous. What a great piece for $100! I love the lines in it. It looks fantastic green and I love the inside. It is so charming. :)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Very swoon worthy!!!

pk @ Room Remix said...

I like it much better green (jalapeno green at that!) and I'm sure it feels good to have the inside freshened up as well. Great job.