Thursday, May 13, 2010

What a difference paint can make!

Awhile ago i did a post asking my followers their opinion on whether or not i should paint some pieces of furniture i have. The majority of you all said to paint the maple corner cabinet. After much contemplating over this i went ahead and painted it white. All i can say is i am so happy i painted this dark cabinet! Wow was i impressed with the results. Everything that i put in it finally stands out. My husband and son loved the results. This is a before of the cabinet.After painted a creamy white with a satin finish.
What a transformation! I cannot stop looking at it. It just amazes me every time i walk into the kitchen.

My French pottery finally stands out.

Now i'm looking around the house to see what else i can paint!

Unfortunately i did not take a before picture of this candle holder. I just received this from my mother-in-law the queen of thirfting. It was that typical ugly cheap brass and with a coat of white paint it looks so much better.

Now i just have to find 5 taper candles for it.

I hope you all come back tomorrow for a visit.
Pamela xo


  1. Yeah I love white paint. It looks awsome and I am so glad you are happy you like it better now that it is painted.

  2. I love how your corner cabinet turned out...what a transformation for sure. I have always wanted one for my kitchen.

  3. The white paint completely transformed the cabinet!! I could not believe my eyes!! I love it. Now I want to find something to paint! lol!!


  4. OUTSTANDING! This is the sole reason why we like WHITE.....IT makes me happy looking at it too....leave the wood for the great outdoors!

  5. Lovely! What a transformation. I have been pondering the same thing with my black table and chairs, but I'm SCARED!!! Maybe I should just do it? You cabinet turned out so well.
    I'd love it if you'd drop by for a visit sometime!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  6. Wow Pamela! Your corner cabinet looks gorgeous painted white!! I wouldn't be able to stop staring at it either :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

  7. Wow, that really did turn out great! I love the french pottery piece that you have in there too! Hope you have a great weekend. Oh by the way, I'm loving your blog with the white background.

  8. Oh, it really seems another piece of forniture!!!! Fantastic!!!

    Have a great week end, dear Pamela!

  9. Look out Pamela, your going to be painting lots of stuff... this is just the beginning of it all. Your cabinet looks fabulous!!

    Have a Wonderful Day*

  10. Wow, Pamela!!!
    Great job! It's like having a whole new piece of furniture. You should be SO proud. :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Oh I love your looks fantastic..also love your blog...I am a new follower...Have a lovely weekend Kym X

  12. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. As for the shop, I loved being in it and I am hoping to open a new one soon, it is in the works. The slipcover, honestly it is not as hard as it looks. First get some cheap cotton, I got mine at Walmart. Then lay it on the chair. The hardest is that first cut so you can move the fabric and pin somewhere else. The more you make the easier it gets that is for sure. I am going to make some for my little side chairs.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, I had a great day, chocolate cake, weeded my flower gardens, more chocolate cake. Spent time with my sister.

    I hope you are having fun getting acquainted with your new home.

  13. Damn! That does look fantastic. Can I paint my cheap, crappy, Sears, pressboard (no wood was harmed in the making of this furniture) bedroom set white now, do you think? I did this centrepiece for my table yesterday, with a new white vase, and figured I was having a "Pam" moment.


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo