But once I cleaned it really well and waxed the surface...I was in love...with the original finish...if you can believe it. It has a few chips to the veneer and scratches but I love it.
I did make ONE modification...I couldn't stand the original finish on the hardware...so I sprayed it silver and 'antiqued' it by rubbing on some glossy black paint. I also took out the middle drawer so I could store my crock-pot and panini-maker.
The painting above the armoire of orange calla lilies I did in college. The baking dishes are by Le Creuset in their Caribbean blue color.
I tried to pick up on that aqua color with my newest project-I filled the space where the baker's rack was with an old nightstand that I picked up at Sal. Army for $24.99. Not realizing at the time that the 'carved' details were really plastic...so the painting was slightly a nightmare...but I love the end result :)
I found this amazing vintage mini-sunburst mirror on eBay. I think it looks great with the larger sunburst mirror that I also painted (from Hobby Lobby) and the modern burst mirror on the left (HomeGoods of course).
The little cutting board has a carved 'A'...I picked it up at a West Elm store that is closing near me. I went a little overboard with their closing sale definitely fell off the spending diet bandwagon. The hammered metal stand and the fabric placemat are also from West Elm. The fabric is actually a rug remnant that they sold to me. I love the texture with the glossy paint of the table and the hammered stand.
Still working on the styling but I love the way the colors work together. The print is of a statue in DC that I photographed in high school, I 'developed' the print by spraying developer onto the paper for a speckled look. The lamp was a HomeGoods clearance find ($29.99 WITH the shade!!).
Happy Treasure Hunting!