Sunday, August 15, 2010

French Farmhouse Cabinet Redo

Hi Lovely Bloggerettes!  I could just kick myself for not taking a before picture of this, but I am always in such hurry to make it purdee!  Anyway, imagine ugly brown stain and great big chunky square wooden knobs and you got it! 

I added some gray/blue paint, then sanded it with my mouse and it turned out nice.  I found some vintage door pulls at the shop and the shop owner was nice enough to give them to me!  I then added two wooden round pulls on the drawer that I painted to match.  Not crazy about them.
I'm calling this a "french farmhouse look."
It's in my booth waiting for a new home...

How about a pink ladder....yeah baby!

Finished up a burlap and rosette pillow!

Okay Bloggerette Sistas, let's get out and find something, make something and write something beautiful.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, how I love the pink ladder, I'm almost finished with one only in white.

I love the dresser and it does look farmhouse, it will be sold before you know it!
Have a wonderful Sunday evening!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a pretty shade of blue! Really like how it turned out. Who wouldn't love a pink ladder! So cute and I'm ready to find some places for my yard sale finds!!

stefanie said...

ok, that gorgeous thing won't be in your space for long!!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty do a awesome job girl friend..Thanks for coming by my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jane said...

Love the color on the little dresser piece. It's very pretty. And of course, I always love your burlap pillows!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

As always you have such beautiful pieces for me to awe at. I wish I could show you a dresser I have and see if it could be done like this one. Yours is beautiful.
How you find the time to do all you do amazes me.
Love ya
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Theresa said...

Oh I love them all! I absolutely love all of the swedish blogs with the greys and blues and whites, and have a gallon of greyish paint waiting for the humidity to go down. I might actually have to save it for our living room, we'll see, you have tempted me to paint some piece of furniture now! the pink ladder is too sweet, and of course your pillows are always so beautiful. Have a wonderful Sunday night! Theresa xo

Shelia said...

Hey, Sissieness! Oh, there you go making pretty again! What a nice chest and it looks wonderful the way you've refinished her! The ladder is cute and your pillow is precious! I need to know what vitamins you take! I need some of your energy!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sissy, I love all your attention to details in your great pillows, actually every thing you create! Your creations are always so full of rich, sentimental and romantic touches! You are so talented!

Okay, I want to know where you get all of your energy too!


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sissie!

Oh I've missed you! I'm coming out of my cave and I'm going to reconnect with all of my lovely friends in blog land! What a fabulous transformation! You are one very creative lady and I adore the pink ladder and you are the queen of pillows.

Thank you for your friendship and for hanging in there for and big hugs to you!!

Jackie said...

Lovely dresser! I'm the same, when I did my own shabby chic dressing table, I forgot to take a before picture as well lol. Its just too exciting, a new project!

Jackie @ Vintage Chic

Wendy said...

I would love to visit your booth! Just love when brown and ugly becomes beautiful!! Looks fantastic :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie, I am Amy from maison decor and I am so happy to meet you through your wonderful blog! I could be your sister perhaps, we seem to have the same taste. First of all I love the blue grey paint job on the chest, divine. Farmhouse French is correct! Also am digging the ruffled burlap pillows, so frenchy! And lastly the pink ladder. I just did one for my home office and it is swedish blue. YOu can see it in my post Marie Antoinette meets Maison Decor!! Thats how I decorated my home office (I make custom draperies and decorate) lets hang out Sissie!! Of course I will be following you and putting you on my blog roll!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh how pretty Sissie!
You have so much talent girl! And your energy level must be over the top!
Great Job, love this!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Sissie girl,
Oh that pink ladder is so YOU! Love it. Pillow, ditto (of course) your signature burlap. But that french farmhouse re-do is the coolest! I love that look. I'm wanting a bedroom do-over & I'm so loving that Jeanne de arc look. You did a great job. Hum, tutorial?? love, your follower, stalker & friend, Lisa

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

It's been sissified! I do that too, I'm always in a hurry to redo things that I always forget to take a before photo!

Love the color too, Sissie. Is it a combination of paint colors or one specific color?


Allison said...

What a lovely shade of blue! You did a nice job. Cute pink ladder! Very chic! The pink ladder suits you. And, really like your burlap pillow with the rosettes. You've been busy!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that stepladder, Sissie! The cabinet looks great ~ that's not a color I would normally associate with you, but I love it!

Nancy said...

Hey Sissie,
I love the french farmhouse feel you gave to that dresser. It is really neat! I'd take it home, but I'm sorta inbetween homes right now. lol!


Secondhandrose said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have been busy! I especially like the pillow.


Donna said...

Your French Farmhouse cabinet is beautiful Sissie! I love the color and distressing! If only I had a French Farmhouse to put it in (tee, hee!)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
Love your farm fresh cabinet! Great job! Love the ladder too! I'm really late making my Pink Saturday rounds but wanted to stop by and peek at your offerings. Love the pink jammies! I'm a pink jammie girl too. Hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friend.


Marie said...

what is the name of the color you used on that lovely dress? i'm so lovin' it.

June said...

Ooooh I love that beautiful pillow Sissie! You sure make burlap gorgeous girl...
I have a pink ladder just like that and love it. My friend was selling it and I just had to bring it home to live on the porch with me.
hugs to you...

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, I love your cabinet, and love the color that you picked for it! It's gorgeous... I really like that little pink ladder too, I had one like it, and sold it when I was sitting up at Canton. I kinda wished I still had it!!! Your pillow is lovely as always, you do beautiful work! Sissie you must have alot of energy, you get so many projects done, It's so hot here I don't even want to stick my head out the door! I'm so ready for fall... hugs~~~ Daphne

Polly said...

Wow! Fabulous transformation!

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Atelier de Charo said...

Love how you paint the cabinet, looks great! Well done.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love that dresser. Both the color and the pulls. The burlap pillow is beautiful too.
Have a wonderful week!

Mary Ellen said...

Sissy your ideas just keep coming! The chest is so beautiful with the pretty grey paint technique!! I would have a hard time putting it in my booth as it is so very lovely!

Of course I adore all those gorgeous pillows and table runners that you create. You must never sleep with all the things you get done!! I am so slow at times accomplishing things it seems!

Oh my a pink ladder- cute cute!!

bee blessed

Debra@Common Ground said...

It's darling, I love it. (sweet color) Aren't those little mouse sanders the best? My husband bought me one and I use it all the time, really handy!

Bettsi said...

Hi Sissie- this is my first visit, but I couldn't leave without saying hello! Love the cabinet! Great shade of blue. I love your ruffled burlap too- I have just discovered the joys of the ruffle attachment- talk about a good time! See you again soon!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour SIssie,
Your cabinet looks fantastic. I'm like that too, I get so excited when I find a new treasure, I start on it immediately and forget everything else. The new burlap pillow is a beauty, Oh could I borrow that pink ladder?
Have a great day,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks great! Always love your burlap creations and ya just need a pink tool box to go with that ladder:@)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Great job on the drawers! It looks great and I am sure will be a fast seller! Cute idea on the pink ladder! I love your pillows!~Hugs, Patti

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day~You are one very busy Lady.The cabinet looks great and cute pink ladder.I really like the Rosettes very sweet.~Cheers Kim

Pamela said...

How i wish lived near your booth Sissie! I would love that french cupboard.
I love love your new header photo. It's a tease of your home...i want to see more of your lovely home!

Pamela xo

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Sissie, you always do such beautiful work! Love the french cupboard and that is the cutest burlap pillow I ever did see. If I'm ever down your way I'm going to make a note to go by your booth, for sure!

Angie said...

That is a fabulous piece!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

The cabinet's a cutie!!! I'm sure it will be adopted right away!!!

Dorthe said...

Sissie, oh it is great job,done- love it, and the pink ladder ,too---Dear I have been away for dayes, visiting my little family in Copenhagen, --so missed out on some of your posts,-but I can tell you,that I love seing you with curls in the hair-looking as beautifull, as alwayes, and the pink pajamas, uhhhhhh love it.Well that goes for your burlap pillow ,too, ofcourse.
Wishing you a beautifull tuesday, dear friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Linda K. said...

Beautiful cabinet! You are the pillow queen of blogland!

Debbie said...

Dear Sissie~~~~that cupboard is gorgeous in blue!
I wish I lived close enough to see your whole booth. I'd love to purchase some of your pillows.
The pink ladder is really cute!!!
Have a great week.

Biljana said...

Hi Sissie!
All looks so pretty and shabby, I love shabby:))
Hugs, Biljana

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