14 Foot Ceilings

Liquor Cabinet
August 25, 2009, 11:12 am
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Now that we have all this fabulous space we are in need of some new furniture.  We have lived in our new home for not quite 2 months, and that has allowed us to assess our situation and figure out what works and what doesn’t, and what we need to add in terms of furniture.

While on our staycation, we went to one of my favorite stores, Salvage Chic.  There are some really great deals to be found there, and the people who own it are super nice and helpful.  I always end up wanting to buy about half the store when I go there.

The one piece we picked up was a tin top cabinet that was in need of a new paint job.  We decided it would be perfect for a liquor cabinet, and by having a liquor cabinet, we could free up other cabinet space for my “pantry” and tupperware storage that was being occupied by said liquor and fancy glasses.

All it took was a light sanding (thanks to our newest toy, The Mouse) and a couple of coats of paint.  The other thing we did was clean off all the hardware.  I can’t stand it when people paint over hardware.  My husband and I once spent half the day picking paint off of all the glass doorknobs in our first apartment together, and they looked awesome afterward.  So note to all of you out there, just take the hardware OFF, and you don’t need to paint over it!

As you can see, I’m in an aqua phase.  I really wanted to add some color to the room, as we have a lot of browns going on.  Color is not something to be afraid of, grab it, embrace it, and run!  I have some leftover paint, and this color might just be making an appearance in another piece I already happen to own…