Thursday, August 21, 2008

Espressoooohhh!

OOOOHH! May I just say that this non-black spray paint week is turning out much better than I anticipated! I'm discovering new colors and, on top of that, every project has been one that I've pulled out of storage and am now using in my home. Double Bonus!
See this little country cabinet. . .
I purchased it at the thrift store years ago and it's been in storage ever since. That's why it's so dusty. I put it in the donate pile a few times, but it always managed to find it's way home. I decided that it was time to give it a makeover or give it away. It just happens to be the perfect size to fit in the alcove, above the potty, in my boys bathroom. It now has a new home, so it's time to give it a new look.
I chose to paint it espresso.
Yes, I used my new little gadget. (I tried to answer all of your questions about this new tool in the comment area of Tuesdays post.) I also used my mask---safety first! If you were standing next to me when I took this picture you would have noticed that those pesky little vegetables are trying to show through the paint. I'm not too worried because I have a plan. But this is a good time to be reminded that if you're painting over an existing finish, it's important to give it a good sanding and use primer.
I'm going to hide those pesky vegies with wallpaper. I really like combining wallpaper with wood. I did it when I covered the back of my china cabinet and when I made the decorations for my daughter's wedding.

Wallpaper is thicker than regular paper and it's handy for covering big areas. You can usually buy it for just a couple of dollars at thrift stores and garage sales. I paid a dollar for a brand new roll of this pinstripe walpaper.I cut the paper to size and then adhered it to the doors.
*HELPFUL HINT* Those plastic fake credit cards, that you get in the mail as advertisements, come in handy for smoothing out the wallpaper.
Then I hung it, decorated it, and filled it full of bathroom necessities. It has a new, useful life and I think it looks looks great!

I hope you're getting your spray paint projects ready for Monday's party.

36 comments:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Black, espresso, whatever you do a great job when it comes to spray paint. This could be the new black. Have a great day. Jackie

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh! A creative, fabulous job as always!

Darlene said...

I love that color and wow...that did turn into a handy cabinet didn't it!!! Too Cute!!

Jennifer L. said...

Fantastic cabinet. It's been a while since I've had enough time to leave a comment, but I'm still lurking.

Could have used that little tool last week. I got blisters on top of blisters spray painting a headboard for ds.

Big Toe Mom said...

LOVE IT!!!!
and i am getting so excited about the party. i am just gonna have look. i cannot figure out how to upload to save my life. and for right now thats ok... when the bathroom is finished i can start to learn. lol. i love spray paint! makes my life complete. that and my cricut machine.

Shannon said...

What a great transformation!!

Kim said...

This is AMAZING!!! You did a wonderful job.

I'm impressed.

Kim~

Twice as Nice said...

It turned out great and the t.p. fits in there perfectly. It was just meant to be.:0)

Lori said...

I have been looking for something
JUST LIKE THAT to hide toilet paper.
LOOKS FAB!

btw/what brand paint is that? every brown i have tried always
has too much RED in it!

Mabry's gamma said...

Great idea! Don't know what more I can say.

Valarie said...

That is so awesome! I so wish I had more time to do all the crafty projects in my head. :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Woweee Kazoweee, this turned out amazing! hey these spray paint company's would be SHOCKED at all the stuff we bloggers do with their spray paint! It's like a bloggin' spray paintin' commercial....but no one is getting paid for all their incredible ideas! Wahhh!
Your picture is amazing, great job. Let's all head out to our storage shed and see what else can be spray painted!
Blessings,
Debbie

chelle said...

Oh good the party hasn't started because I'm still doing black...I'm also far behind...I just posted my 5 minute $5 dollar project..it was a lot of fun and turned out pretty good...just posted it...

I love your cabinet make-over...I had one similiar and sold it at a yard sale...stupid me...love the wallpaper touch...you are so dang creative!

I have a few projects to do pretty soon and I would like to post them and have you take a look and give me some suggestions :) I'll let you know!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love it! I like the chunky knobs and the wallpaper. Your right it is perfect for above the toity. cherry

Marie said...

That cabinet came out great! I really like it. :o)

Sue said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! I had a problem with a previous design showing through although I thought I did a good job sanding. I like the wallpaper idea. This cabinet looks great

Deb said...

What an amazing transformation. I can't believe how different it looks, and the wallpaper was a great idea. I totally need one of those over our hall toilet. HHHMMMMM...

Susie Harris said...

So that's where you store your tp....the cabinet turned out great and Im lovin' that color. Brown... it goes with everything!

Nikki said...

Hey Joy, the cabinet turned out great! I love the color.

I just posted my initial plaque project.

Joy said...

Lori, The paint I used is the rustoleum brand that Lowe's sells called American Accents. Home Depot sells it too under the name Painter's Touch.

Rachel said...

my gooodness!! how creative!!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MAN....you always make the coolest stuff. That cabinet looks like something you'd pay big bucks for! And it fits perfect and is functional! It doesn't get any better than that.

Nicole said...

Looks great. I'm trying to get a way from black, really I am. I have one of those spray paint trigger things too. They are so awesome, I painted a wicker benck with mine. It's a good thing or I would have had one sore little pointer finger.

Angela said...

That looks great!

Angie said...

Aren't you so glad you didn't get rid of that cabinet?! It looks soooooo good! Now I am going to have to be on the lookout for a cabinet like that to put toilet paper in.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Love it. Marvelous job!

Heather said...

Now, that is just so much better than the crocheted poodle that I grew up with on the back of the potty - ours was made from Sayelle - that stuff would survive a nuclear attack, I'm sure! We have our extra supplies in an old miner's lunchpail - the tin kind. Where the tape was with the miner's name, I sharpie-d 'T.P. Rolls' - and some folks have asked if that was some man's real name!!! Too funny.

Sandy Toes said...

So you sell these? Ha! I need one of those in my bathroom...so cute!
www.shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com

Linda said...

That looks great! Iam starting to see potential in so many things.
Blessings,
Linda

Gretchen said...

Only you could find such a clever place to put extra toilet paper. Great idea!

Gretchen

Christy said...

Maybe you are on to something with the espresso......

I love dark brown and it looks great with the cream paper on the doors. The arrangement stands out so nicely. I want one!!!

Carrie said...

I love it!

a day in the life of bella said...

Well, what the heck, I missed this post, too! lol I have too many blogs on my Blog List...do you think 130+ is too much? lololol

So pretty! I love this one, TOO!

I have something for you over at my blog:

http://bella1104.blogspot.com/2008/08/angie-at-sandals-daisies-has-so-kindly.html

My mint tray project is scheduled to post today (SAT) at 4pm...be there or be square ;) That is when the party starts, lol...I am such a geek!

Take care,
Bella

Mrs. B said...

Oh, I just love how that came out! What a HUGE improvement! I'll be back tomorrow with my non black spray paint project!

Amanda said...

What a fantastic transformation!

Bettsi said...

OH, it does look great! Dang, you are one clever girl!

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