Friday, October 2, 2009

Show & Tell Friday!


It's Friday...and that means a Show & Tell party over at Cindy's Romantic Home!  I have been working on something and I just love the way it turned out!  I have yet to find the perfect spot for it, though, so any suggestions would be welcome!
I absolutely fell in love with this new piece from Pottery Barn and I am convinced that my husband could duplicate for me....but, alas, he is up to his eyeballs in homework.  I will have to wait until vacation time:)

These would be perfect in our office!  Without the real thing, I got to thinking about what I did have.  The Mr. has had an old cubby of his own since before we were married.  It was one of those things that stayed hidden in the recesses of the closet.  Until one day....inspiration struck.
 
The wood was kind of faded and it had potential, but no character......yet.  Out to the garage we went and little cubby got a makeover with some Dark Walnut stain.

Ahhh, so warm and pretty.  I have not added numbers to anything and, so, I took this opportunity to try my hand at it.  Sorry no pictures of the process, but all I did was use a simple stencil that I cut each # from and taped to the center of each drawer.  Here is the result:
 
I used plain ol' acrylic paints and a sponge brush.  When I removed the stencil, the paint was a little splotchy.  I decided I wanted more of an aged look and rubbed some sandpaper lightly over the #'s and then went back over it with my stain.
 

Love the new look!  Do you have anything to show & tell?  Today's the day!  Head on over to Cindy's blog and check out all of the other show & and tellers!  Also, linked up with Hooked on Houses.  Happy Friday!

27 comments:

Michelle said...

Love your project for Show & Tell! Im a freak for cubbies! I hope you will stop by soon and visit me!
Michelle

Kara said...

cute!!

Leann said...

What fun, I do love a good transformation!

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Susan B said...

Nice transformation...you did a great job! Thank you for sharing for Show and Tell. Have a good weekend!

pk said...

I like that you added the numbers to it. Seems like they're everwhere but I just never get tired of them. Looks great! Have a good weekend...
pk @ room remix

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It looks great! How wonderful that you were able to reuse the piece.
~Michelle

Sandra said...

Great makeover, where are you going to use it and what will you store in it? Let us know.

Sandra

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so cute and it looks so Pottery Barn-ish!!! I bet your husband was impressed!!!

Thanks for joining in on my first Show and Tell and I'm sorry I'm so late in leaving a comment!!! I was forced to go to happy hour with some coworkers after work!

Sherri S said...

So cute with the numbers!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the cubby and I especially love the way you put the kind of faint numbers on them, so clever and really adds that special touch. I have become a new follower, come visit me, I'ed love to have you...Phyllis

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks so cute. I love the aged look of the numbers.

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Love this! Great job. I'm a new follower :o)
peace, cindy
(pop over to my place for my very first giveaway!)

Sheri said...

So cute! Love the numbers!!!


I have a linky party going you may want to link up: http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

Courtney said...

adorable i love how it turned out and glad it came out of the closet!

Mandi Shandi said...

This really turned out great! I love it and the numbers are a great addition.

niartist said...

Love this with the numbers painted on the front! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

The numbers totally MAKE the piece! What a great idea! I keep seeing numbers painted on things, but I keep forgetting how much I like it until I see yet another example of it. :)

Tamera said...

Thanks for the link, Sheri! I'll have to join in on the fun:)

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love this... the numbers are a perfect detail! Thanks for linking up!
~Whitney

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

What a fun project! I love it :)

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

So cute--I love it!

MotherhoodFilm said...

Love the numbering idea! I really enjoyed looking around your blog!

*Eliza’s blog*

{ L } said...

Oh! How I would love to have this. What a beautiful and unique piece. And it is perfect. :)

Happy Met Monday!

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Kammy said...

Very caaaaute !
Kammy

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, fabulous do over, looks like it will be a handy nook for storing the stuff we need to have on hand.

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, fabulous do over, looks like it will be a handy nook for storing the stuff we need to have on hand.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oooh, I'm lovin' the numbers!
Thanks for linking up!