Painting Doors, Adding Cabinet Trim, Board & Batten, and Project Furniture!
This isn’t going to be a “pretty” post because I’m going to be showing you a lot of before and during photos of our current projects. It seems like we always have so many projects going on, all at the same time, and sometime progress is slow! But I wanted to give you an update on where we are on our current renovation on the powder room and laundry room, as well as show you some fabulous pieces of project furniture that I’ve found, and will be making over soon.
All of the board and batten has been installed on the walls of the laundry room, and I’ve slowly been caulking and painting it white. The doors are also being painted a darker gray (Sherwin Williams Pussywillow). I love the character and detail that painting interior doors a different color brings to a room. As we’ve renovated each room, we’ve painted the doors this color, giving a custom look to each space.
The walls are being painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, which is a nice change from the old yellow.
All of the old wood trim is being painted white (Sherwin Williams Snowbound) and it’s slow going because it all has to be primed before painting.
The tile floor isn’t that old and it’s in good shape so we won’t be replacing it. The blue color works well with the grays and whites that we’re using.
Crown moulding will also be added to this room as well. It’s amazing what small details can do to increase the custom look of a room.
Can you guess what’s behind this cabinet door? It’s a built in ironing board! I love it, and it gets used quite a bit, easily folding away behind the cabinet door when it’s not in use!
We also decided to add trim to all of the original cabinets.
This house is blessed with abundant storage, with lots of cabinets in our large laundry room. We’re dressing up the cabinets with a bit of wood detail, and it’s so easy to do this. They will all be painted white, and the result will be a completely new look.
There’s been so much work going on in the laundry room that progress has slowed down a bit in the powder room.
However, I have gotten the bathroom cabinet painted, with little glass knobs installed. I also have the tile for the shower and a new faucet, but they are currently sitting on the floor waiting for installation.
I’m going to create a French trumeau mirror for the powder room, similar to the one I made HERE. I have the backing with the moulding on top ready. I can’t wait to show you when it’s finished!
I’ve also found some fabulous pieces of project furniture lately and I can’t wait to get started on them. The first piece that I found was this antique Italian demilune table.
It was $38.00 at an estate sale, so I couldn’t pass it up. That’s practically free!
The front carved piece was broken. Fortunately, I have an artisan brother in law that can fix anything! I took the table to him and using Bondo (can you believe it?!?), he created a new piece.
It looks fantastic and you can’t even tell where it was broken!
I also found this lovely little Louis XV vanity chair. It’s such a sweet petite size!
I will paint it, gild it, and re-upholster it in new fabric.
The last piece of recently found furniture is this incredible French Provincial secretary.
We were visiting the local Habitat ReStore, looking for tile when I spied this beauty. I couldn’t believe no one had bought it, as this type of furniture usually doesn’t last long. It’s solid wood, and very heavy.
We found the tile we were looking for and left without buying it. However, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and regretted not bringing it home with me. The next morning as hubby and I were drinking our coffee, I mentioned to him that I couldn’t stop thinking about the sweet French Provincial desk, and that I should have bought it. So what does my marvelous husband do? He gets in his truck and drives to the Habitat ReStore (30 miles away) in order to be there when they opened their doors, to buy the secretary! I’m so glad it was still there!
I can’t wait to get started on these three pieces of furniture, giving them a new makeover! I already have my paint ready! I will keep you updated on the progress of all of these projects as we make headway!
If you would love to try my favorite paint for making over furniture, we are going to be doing a wonderful giveaway soon, so stay tuned!