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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I FINALLY PAINTED SOMETHING!!!


Do you remember this cabinet that I showed you a couple weeks ago, that I wanted to paint, but had no clue what color, or if I should even paint it at all? Ever since I discovered Daisy Cottage, I've been so inspired by Kim's love of color. Well, I finally painted it!

But what color? There are soooo many options.

At this point I was pretty sure I wanted to paint it green. Maybe this groovy green?

In the end I let the lid of this picnic basket be my inspiration! I've always loved that shade of green, so why not?

So I hopped on the ladder, after making sure that my makeup and hair were just right...

And I painted away!

And this is the final result. I LOVE IT!!! Why didn't I do it sooner? Oh yeah, because I was afraid to take the plunge.

I even did some distressing here and there.

And when I was done, I felt like this gal. I PAINTED IT MYSELF!

Oh, and Ms. Secretary Hutch? Brace yourself, because you're next!

39 comments:

sissie said...

I really like the color that you chose for your cabinet. It looks really good.
I love your vintage paint adds too.
For some reason painting goes much smoother when your hair and makeup
are just right.

hugs
Sissie

Sarah and Jack said...

It looks fantastic! And your collection on top really pops now.

Daisy Cottage said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW!

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Way to go Carol! Bravo! What a delicious color and you did such a great job with your painting!

Thank you VERY much for sharing this with me and for your sweet words. YOU are a love.


Love,
Kim

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

It looks great, Carol. I love the vintage paint ads, too!

Carol said...

Carol - Great color choice! I, too have been inspired to paint things by Kim at Daisy Cottage. And if you decide you don't like the color......you can always change it later!
Nice job - the cabinet looks terrific!

gail said...

that is my absolute favorite color.
I have a lot of pieces that I bought that were already painted (I'm a terrible painter) including a whole wicker set.
It looks great!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Carol, I love it! Fabulous color choice! Your vignette pops now. Funny, I see someone else had the exact same thought. It must be working then! I'm going to paint my china cabinet green too - maybe over Labor Day weekend. Can't wait to see what you do with your secretary.

barncat said...

Oh how pretty! I really did say that to myself when the first picture came up. I love it! Great arrangement on top too! You're much braver than me, don't know if I could have ever painted that, but you made the right decision. :)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Way to go girl!

If I was that girl in the picture, my hair would have paint all in it! I'm a messy painter! ♥

Cindy said...

Carol..awesome job!! Now did you use paint or spray paint? One or two coats? May I ask what brand of paint and the name of the color?

It is so hard to get a good picture color..this really has a vintage look on my screen. I hope you got the look you wanted..I love it..and it sure makes the objects on top pop!!!!!

Are you painting the secretary the same color?

Hugs..Cindy form Rick-Rack and Gingham

Protector of Vintage said...

Very, very nice!!

Cindy said...

I looked at it again..and wondered about the curtains..you changed them..OMGoodness..they make that corner!!!! Love it!!

Cindy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Carol Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share this morning. I love, love, love the green. It is stunning. It sure does pop that wall now, doesn't it?

I can't wait to see what happens to Ms. Secretary. I will be waiting.

Fantastic job sweetie. Thank you for sharing with me this morning. I have so enjoyed myself this morning.

Country hugs, Sherry

Jacqueline said...

Look out world, Carol and her paint brush are on the loose! You have the world on the tip of that brush. I love the cabinet. Great job, clap clap. Yes, that old secretary better brace herself...soon you'll be adding polka dots...love to you my happy friend.
I enjoyed seeing the lake pictures too. Awesome! It must have been so peaceful and relaxing!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous color! It looks great--it really brightens up that corner!

reprise said...

i love green too! you did a fantastic job. can't wait for the next one.

FourSistersInACottage said...

CAROL I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!
Isn't it amazing how scared we are to paint....I think it comes from years of hearing, SAVE THE NATURAL WOOD....painting just de-values it.
Well, it's of no value to me if I don't like the way it looks.
LOVE THE GREEN!!! You made an EXCELLENT CHOICE!!!
Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Mucho, mucho better...paint is awesome! I just picked up a couple of quarts yesterday of green for my daughter's room re-do! I'm going to be a painting fool too.

Sandy said...

Carol!!!!! That came out perfect! I love the color and the how yu distressed it! It looks like an expensive piece! Good job!!!!!! It just pops! I bet if a piece of furniture could smile, this one would be grinnign ear to ear! :)

Margaret said...

I love it! Color adds so much to a room!

craftyles said...

This is a wonderful makeover. I love that shade of green. You picked a great color. Aren't you glad you did it? Awesome job!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the green! It is perfect! Can't wait to see your next paining project! Oh and I love the ad's! They just make me smile!

Jenny S said...

Waahooo! I love it! I too love Kim's blog and have so much fun reading and looking!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

LOVE it!!! :)

Angela said...

It's perfect!! Way to go!

daylily777 said...

I love the green color , it looks great !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Sherrie said...

oooh, oooh, ooooh, love that color. That is my color. If you please tell me what kind of paint it is, I promise when I use it, I will have my hair done and make-up on. Promise.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the paint job. That color is fabulous and really makes the piece fabulous. I have many things I would like to paint. I'll have to take the plunge one of these days. It's not that I don't want to, it's just the process. Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

Sweet as June said...

LOVE that green!!! Fabulous darling!!;)

barbara said...

oooooooo - I love that shade of green! It's bee-you-ti-ful. A tad disappointed, though, that we didn't get to see you in wardrobe and makeup on the ladder. Maybe when you paint the next piece? p.s. I have not forgotten about your giveaway package! I swear!

from me to thee......... said...

Hi Carol, well first of all thanks for visiting my blog....so now I found yours, love it. And I so love the green paint, you go girl. Daisy Cottage....well after looking at that blog, I want to throw out all my prims and go COLOR!!!!! How happy!!! smiles, Linda

Pam said...

I absolutely love that green. I will admit I was scared at first because I liked the before cabinet. But that looks wonderful! Great job.

Melody said...

Oh Carol...that's the exact color i was talking about a while back...perfect! Ya done good;)
Can't wait to see your other project(s)

Sherrie said...

I have to add another comment. May I please use one of your images, woman on the ladder. I am getting ready for a different type of post and this image will be perfect for it. Thank you.

Shirl said...

Hello Carol,I love your cabinet what a fabulous new look. I love to stop by and see what creative new ideas you have. This such a great look.
Can't wait to see what you do with your next cabinet.
Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

LOL Carol, I loved this post! So fun! And your cabinet looks great! Can't wait to see Ms. S. Hutch next!

Charlotte said...

You did a beautiful job. I love the feeling one gets after completing a project like this.
Thank you for visiting Spiritual Sundays and for your nice comment there. I hope you will visit us often.
I like your name. Carol is my daughter's name.
Blessings to you,
Charlotte

Creative Breathing said...

Carol! You are an inspiration! You have turned your furniture into something extra special! I am going to drag my husband right here, right to this post and show him why I should be allowed to have at a few of our pieces! Wonderful! Elizabeth

Mary said...

What a fantastic job! I really REALLY like the color. I swear distressing is addicting.