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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's All About the Journey

Hello my friends, 
today I want to show you how my journey from Impossibility to Possibility is coming along.
Remember this?



I have had it for about eight years and I have wanted to paint it for about eight years.  But the fact that it is so large and my indecision combined caused me to leave it in this state for all that time.  It's just not very pretty, in fact I didn't really like it much.




But bit by bit, as the coats of paint went on, as my hubby added the crown molding, then trim around the mirrors, I find I have a very warm spot in my heart for it now and it isn't even finished yet.  I may end up being very fond of it, time will tell.

And don't forget about the huge reveal parties that will be happening on January 31st.  Be sure to come back here for the links to all of the parties.

And there are more!



I hope you are having a lovely day!

Warm hugs,

Cindy

PS (is ps short for psssssssst!?)
I found another wonderful Canadian blog, she refinishes furniture beautifully and has lots of photos on her blog of the process. I have found it very helpful in this current venture of mine.   Recaptured Charm is the name of it.  Check it out!

31 comments:

Anne said...

Wow, the trim makes a huge difference!! Love the new colour, too.

Pamela Gordon said...

I agree with Anne, the crown moulding sure makes a difference along with the paint! You are really going to love it I'm sure. I see it's warmed up there as it has here. I wonder how long it will last? Our snow melted a great deal yesterday with the warm temps and fog. More snow coming on Friday though. Hugs, Pam

Shannon@Cozy Home Sce es said...

The armoire is looking good, Cindy. Your hubby deserves an extra slice of pie for dessert. He did those mitered corners very neatly. I'm with you, I like it already. Stay warm up there in Canada. --------Shannon

Shannon@Cozy Home Sce es said...

The armoire is looking good, Cindy. Your hubby deserves an extra slice of pie for dessert. He did those mitered corners very neatly. I'm with you, I like it already. Stay warm up there in Canada. --------Shannon

nannykim said...

I have a question--how are you doing the painting when you can't open the windows? Isn't the smell kind of touch to handle? Inquiring minds want to know! (looking good by the way)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

It's looking like a brand new piece! Going to be beee-a-uutiful!!
Gotta go check out that blog!

Sue said...

Love the crown molding!! I think I might want to inherit it one day - not too soon of course - but it is going to be lovely <- that I never doubted!!
All the best as you forge on. Waiting with bated breath for the 31st. :)
xoxo Sue

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Cindy that looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it all finished!

podso said...

Cindy, it's nice to see it along the way. The crown molding adds so much. Looking forward to seeing what all you do with it!

Faye Henry said...

Love love the trim..
Terry did one over for me with shelves for my quilt collection..
Guess what he has to do now?? grin..
Trim.....
God bless my friend..

thistlewoodfarm said...

You are doing such a wonderful job! I can't wait to see the finished armoire!
blessings,
karianne

Gail said...

OMGoodness Cindy, that is going to be one beautiful piece of furniture when you're done! I love the trim and the color. Anxiously waiting for the big reveal!!! Enjoy your evening my friend, Gail

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh Cindy- I like the look of it already too! You're going to love it now for sure and I bet you use it in ways you hadn't thought of before.
I'm indecisive too...sometimes it is crippling (or so I think)

I used to read Recaptured Charm... I'm headed over now to see what's been going on there. Thanks for the reminder.

Take care-
Pat

Psssst--- oh, yeah, and thanks for all the sweet comments you leave @ Corn!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, I love it! The white makes your armoire look so gorgeous! You're doing a great job.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Shabby soul said...

I LOVE the crown molding, it adds so much charm!! I'd like to add something like this to my armoire too, I will ask you how to do =)
I wait to see the end of the work!
Hugs my sweet industrious friend!
Silvia

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It looks gorgeous all white, with the trim added. I am on tenterhooks waiting to see it finished, you big tease, you!

Sarahx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ohhh, looking good so far!! Can't wait to see the finished project!! blessings ~ Tanna

anangloinquebec said...

Fantastic!!! It looks so good I am sure you are asking yourself, 'why did I wait'? It is really quite a transformation....bravo.

Robin said...

Oh I can see how it's growing on you. I love it with a coat of white paint and the molding. It looks so different.

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Cindy, your project is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see the final piece!
-Lynn

Ana said...

Oh Cindy,
It's looking great! I am so excited for you. Love the new crown molding...Already looks like a totally different piece. Can't wait to see it done...Oh please won't you hurry? :-) Sending you a great big hug.

Much love,
♥Ana

Eclectically Vintage said...

It looks fantastic !! So glad you are joining our challenge - can't wait for the full reveal on the 31st!
Kelly

Betty said...

Cindy, you are such a good restorer and together with your husband you have done a great job. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Chic Coles said...

The project certainly has a happy ending.

Miss Gracie's House said...

O know all about indecision:)...the cabinet is going to be gorgeous!! The white will soften it so much and the crown moulding is a great idea!
Rene

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Oh goodness. I can see why you are falling in love with it. I would be, too. I am so excited for you and looking forward to seeing the finished product!
I also follow Recaptured Charm. Yes, she does have beautiful photos and projects that I love.

Sheila said...

I love old wood but the new paint will likely result in you liking it more. i'd love to have an extra storage space like that! Good luck with the rest of the job. I'm sure you'll be pleased! It's a great way to spend this dreary month - making a piece of furniture more to your liking...

cuori e perline said...

Hi Cindy!
Wonderful! I cant't wait to see the job finished!
Annamaria

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh Cindy...I can see this is going to look beautiful! Looking forward to the reveal!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It looks already great with just paint. Can't wait to see it all done!

miabellavintage said...

for some reason I just missed 2 of your posts! RATS. Your armoir looks beautiful.........I am now off to check things out on your links..have a great day Cindy. Too bad you waited so long to find out you had a gem sitting in your house!