Friday, March 19, 2010

Don't Pinch Me...I've Got My Green


I've found the posts about green at Centsational Girl this week extremely inspirational. I decided to grab my paint brush and paint my china cabinet. (with only a little trepidation.)




I used some colors I already had on hand. Ralph Lauren's Olive Tree and Valspar's Dress Pink. I mixed them until I cam up with this lovely green. I mixed it a shade lighter to paint the interior of the piece. I also decided to lose the fret work.
I know some people think I'm an awful person for painting over the wood, but it really did have some veneer problems and hey... just look at her now... she's ready for a party. She looked a very somber before. I think she also makes my house trim look better. Although, I'm still considering a change there too.

I'm linking this to the Fabulous Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday.

Any thoughts on the fate of my trim?

10 comments:

amanda said...

that looks so awesome! love the fabric in the back, too! and it really does help the trim pop!

did you paint it this week?

Leanne said...

I love it. You did a beautiful job. It looks gorgeous!

Lamp Tramp said...

I love her new look. She was beautiful before, you were brave to paint her. But I agree, the whole look is much lighter and fresh. I was I had the guts to paint some of my dark peices, some are very old, some are family tresures and my husband would kill me!

Renee said...

Looks great, I love the color!

Erin said...

At first I thought you were crazy, but when you said that it had veneer issues, I agreed that you did a Good Thing. :) I think your trim would look fantastic painted white-ish!!

Anna said...

I would love a cabinet like that - in the before or after state! The new color is very nice

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Love the new color - and don't fear - I always paint wood :) I prefer my paint over a wood finish anyday!

Treasia Stepp said...

She was just beautiful before, but now I must say she is very stunning.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, you are brave for painting that, i love old furniture in that style. at first i was skeptical of your decision to touch it with a paintbrush, but it turned out great!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It looks really nice. Good for you for going with an unexpected color.