Friday, February 25, 2011

When Rustic turns White it changes to SHABBY!**!

In my quest to paint every rustic wood item of furniture I have WHiTe I have proven once again that our tastes and homes do change all the time.  It's good!  IT's fun and keeps the creative instinct alive and moving!  I started out with this solid wood bookshelf/cabinet from Mexico given to me several years ago and it looked like this:>

    Notice the gaps and the uneven places...all perfectly ok with me!

      A coat or two of soft white and a bit of sanding on a beautiful day...

                                    Now you can really see the gaps but that's what makes it Shabbylicious.........

     I have to show you a close up of those drawer pulls, they have no screws, just attached with rusty wire which I had to pull out (not easy so hubs did it) and not easy to push back thru again but I managed it !

    I like this pic with the light streaming thru the gap...should I leave it on the back porch?
                   I'm not sure where it's going or what room but I really like it now!

I don't understand it but hubs is NOT sold on the shabby look...because of that I compromise and let him have his way sometimes...
                            Linking to these party girls:::::>
                  Finding Fabulous--Frugalicious Friday                              
                    At the Picket Fence

             French Country Cottage                                   


  1. I have said it before and I'm saying it again=everything looks better in white!

  2. That is just beautiful! You really did give it a fresh new look and I love it! Thank you so much for coming over and linking up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

  3. Shabbylicious is right!!! It's beautiful~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  4. it looks beautiful! i am not a fan of that style unpainted, but painted it looks awesome! great job!

  5. My hubby isn't 'sold' either. Sigh. Give and something! Great cabinet though!
    Kate @

  6. Oh Lynda, your cabinet looks amazing with a coat of white paint! (Though I am very partial to painted wood!) I hope the look grows on your husband because this piece turned out so well.

  7. looks fantastic and fun. thanks for sharing your project.