Friday, June 11, 2010

Update: Turquoise Chest to be

Remember this:

I got a smashing deal on a slightly damaged chest at Pier 1. My hubby was able to fix it up for me and now it's brand new again!

Remember how I wanted it to look like this:

The color I chose was Majestic Blue by Benjamin Moore. It's the one on the top row second from the right.

The hardware that it came with just wasn't fabulous enough for this beautiful color. After searching the internet and digging around for some new hardware I decided it was best to try to recycle and reuse some of the hardware from our old kitchen.

Here is the hardware in it's previous life:

Hideous!!! I know! It's a good thing that the picture is blurry because otherwise it would hurt your eyes! It looks much better spray painted and slightly distressed.

Here they are in all their glory:

It also felt good to just reuse something that I already had. Money saved and less ugly stuff from the 70's in the dump!

And now....TA DA!!

I love it! Isn't it just dreamy?! It has great storage and doesn't take up my whole bedroom! Not bad for about $72!!

I am tempted to paint the orchid pot a bright purple or magenta. We'll see what happens.

Even though I nearly spray painted my entire left hand and was looking like this guy...

....expression and was well worth it!

Hope you all love it as much as I do!

Have a fabulous weekend!



  1. Ohhhhh, love love love. Perfection!

  2. I LOVE it!!! What a great piece! I think spray painting the orchid pot will be great - and if not, just spray it grey or something neutral to bring it back. I say, go all out!


  3. Oh My Goodness! That is STUNNING! Fabulous job! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. When I paint a cabinet it never lloks that good. Wonderful work you must have the patience of an angel :)

  5. Kelle you rock girl...this turned out beautiful, I adore the color.

  6. Oh, it looks gorgeous! I LOVE that, and now am tempted to do a little nightstand that I was thinking of whitewashing turquoise! Just gorgeous, you are talented, and being a big fan of spray paint, I am with you on the painted hand!

  7. This is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog. So glad you did, because I'm so glad to find your blog!

  8. Your lovely turquoise chest just made my whole day! Wow! That is the best!!!

  9. Thanks everyone! You all have made my week! This color is extremely addictive. I want to paint everything this color. I will refrain for now but I can't make any promises!

  10. It looks gorgeous! great color choice.

  11. it is really the perfect color blue (turquoise) and looks like it could easily be from horchow. you did an AMAZING job giving this piece a new life!

  12. Kelle, you did an AMAZING job!! Looove your blog!!
    Hugs and kisses form Brazil

  13. LOVE, love, love, love, LOVE! That color is perfection, definitely addictive! You did an outstanding job! I love that you reused the old hardware too!

  14. What a wonderful idea. Just started peeking your blog and already love it. I invite you to see mine. Kiss from Portugal.

  15. Beautiful makeover! Glad to have found your blog. Best of luck with your new Etsy store.


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