Barely There … Siberian Blue Hues


July 24, 2014 by Terry

I was on my way home from work last week when I decided to stop at a thrift shop that I hadn’t been to for quite some time.  It isn’t my favorite place to go as it is rather smelly and unclean in there making it difficult to stay and browse.  To my surprise, things had changed quite a bit…it no longer had that “take your breath away” waft of dirty air when you walked through the front door…and…it appeared more organized than I remembered!!!

Well! Now I was going to be able to enjoy the “browse”.  Long story short, this is what I came home with…

IMG_2540IMG_2542IMG_2544IMG_2539Sweet cabinet with good sturdy bones and glass doors!  The potential for this homely little cabinet is huge!  I started by removing the doors and cutting off the old base to make ready for real legs…

IMG_2545IMG_2548IMG_2549IMG_2551Once I had the base cut I sanded the rough edges and positioned the new legs where I wanted them to go.  Using the old screws that were in the old base, I attached the new legs.

IMG_2553IMG_2538IMG_2547IMG_2554So now we’re getting to the good part…the painting!  I decided to do something I hadn’t done since discovering Milk paint and Chalk paint…I decided to use latex paint for this one.  I wanted to try the Marquee paint by Behr to see how the whole “one coat guarantee” measured up.  I bought just the sample sized jars of it in Siberian Blue and the other in just a flat white.  I started with the white on the inside of the cabinet and finished the outside with the Blue.

IMG_2557IMG_2558IMG_2560I did get my one coat finish with a few touch ups where I had left some brushstrokes…a roller probably would have been a better choice for this but I like the shabby look it gave the cabinet.  I finished the inside with Miss Mustard Seed’s dark antiquing wax to give it a used and aged look.  The blue is so subtle that it’s difficult to see in the pictures.

Because I used flat paint the dark wax took nicely to it.  I really like the way it turned out…

IMG_2565IMG_2561IMG_2562IMG_2563I gave it a little extra wax around the hinges and hardware for that naturally dirtied and used look.  I also dressed up the handles a bit by adding some wood decals around them…

IMG_2569IMG_2568IMG_2575Here is the completed project … Super cute!

IMG_2599IMG_2603IMG_2601IMG_2604IMG_2600You Can barely tell she’s blue in these pictures but she is…kind of a romantic hue of blue…I had troubles styling her for the after pictures, nothing seemed to portray the look / feel I was going for but here’s a look anyways…

IMG_2579IMG_2578IMG_2588IMG_2587IMG_2589IMG_2590IMG_2591IMG_2584IMG_2585IMG_2586When that didn’t work I thought I’d try this look…

IMG_2594IMG_2583IMG_2594IMG_2598IMG_2597Maybe I’ll just leave the contents of the cabinet up to the future owner…

IMG_2599Have a great week.  I’m excited to say my red french dresser is sold…so now I’m working on a little barrel back chair to help fill the space left in my booth.  Sharing that project next time!

Thank you for the visit!

Take care!




Linking up to:

Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

I should be mopping the floor

Stephanie Lynn’s Sunday show case

The DIY Sunday Showcase at Pinkwhen


11 thoughts on “Barely There … Siberian Blue Hues

  1. What a great cabinet/bookcase! You worked wonders…I particularly like the legs.


  2. I love the subtle color. The cabinet is just a beautiful piece.


  3. Trent says:

    You are so very, very talented my dear…I’m so proud of you!!! This piece looks amazing. Love from your husband…ME!!!


  4. Trent says:

    Nice revamp of your web page. Also when I scrolled down to the bottom of the page and saw your portrait that Faith took, I got goose bumps and thought, WOW…I’m the most luckiest guy in the world that that lady married me!!! I’m not just saying that because I’m your husband. It is absolutely true…my very beautiful lady. I love YOU!!!


  5. Wow! That piece is gorgeous! I would never have known it was the same cabinet! Love it!


    • Terry says:

      Thank you so much! It has been so long since I did that piece I had almost forgotten about it! I hope you stop by and join in on my Friday’s Broken Made Beautiful Party! Thank you again for taking the time to comment!


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