Apothecary Cabinet Painted Furniture Makeover
I open all my posts with hello, hi… blah-blah. It gets so boring.
Aren’t you tired of it?
Sure. It’s polite and normal and all that but when you write openings for every post with the same old – same old, it gets, well, old!
Picture this, It was a bright Summer morning and I thought to myself, “Self, you better get that minty paint color off that apothecary cabinet before one more day goes by!” So I did!
Yes. That is so much more lively. Better don’t you think?
I must add it was a beautiful day. I had the sun room door open.. and I could hear all the little tweety birds chirping away. Not those yelly crows. Oh my those big squawkers make me want to plug my ears. I don’t know what they go on about but I could do without it to be certain!
After finally rescuing the cabinet from the depths of Austin’s room during the EPIC Room Flip…
and settling it in the sun room, I happily utilized the extra storage and moved onto the next project.
Knowing all the while, the mint was living on borrowed time!
The color was fine about 12 years ago when I bought it. Now.. not so much.
The NEW Updated Look:
I decided on Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint in Silver Mink to impart a soft, neutral grey glow. Two coats on the trim and all 18 drawers and a finishing application of Lime Wax in Chalk White and it was perfect. Just enough contrast from the white, but not too overpowering as to clash with all the different seasonal decor I like play around with.
To decorate, I very simply removed the yellow elements and replaced only those few things. I know I want to really change it up soon and get a fun, coastal vibe going for Summertime and our 4th of July bash so this was a quickie!
Adding some wild roses from our bush brought some of our short-lived Summer indoors.
A pinch of Jasmine too.. and the scent is intoxicating!
The tops holds many of my vases within easy reach for Summer, their most used season!
A subtle change, just switching out an accent color.. but it makes a big difference in the room and the visual versatility of the piece.
I am happy with it.
… for now