Adios (and a sneak peek!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If you're reading this post first thing in the morning, I'll be en route to SLC for Alt Design Summit. I'm super excited to learn how to be a better blogger and to meet some of my very favorite blogging friends! Will you be there? My panel is in the opening time slot. Please drop by and say hi!

Okay, back to business. I was hoping to have a fun project from my house to share with you today, but the week got away from me. So, instead I have a little sneak peek!

Remember this post where I mentioned I wanted to find a big armoire to use for storage? Well, I found TWO!!

I bought the pair at Everything Goes, a really fun vintage furniture shop in Staten Island. These actually were part of a three-piece unit, but the center piece was an ugly shelving/entertainment center, so I asked the owner to sell me just the two end pieces. She gave me a great deal and even organized the delivery (yikes, these things weighed a TON).

The cabinets are filled with china sets and decorating accessories not currently in rotation. We're definitely using these are storage units, not for display. We have them flanking our tv stand (which is actually just an old bookshelf that I'm going to skirt). I thought about replacing the glass with new mirror to hide all the storage and to brighten the room, but I couldn't get on board with the idea of seeing a perfect reflection of myself vegging on the couch and watching trash reality shows. I thought about using that acid wash solution to antique the new mirrors, but that was a little cost-prohibitive. To save cash, I went ahead and silver leafed the backs of the original glass panes using the left overs from this project.

I'm debating between creamy white and sky blue for the paint color. It sort of depends on which rug I decide on. The silver leaf on the inside of the glass looks really great though. So far so good!


Windsor Smith

Windsor Smith

Alright, I'm signing off for the week. See you back here on Monday! (or see you at Alt?)


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