NEW YEAR - turquoise cabinet

Here we are in the new year and I find the list of things to do so long.

The holiday decorations now have to come down and be neatly stored away for another year.
We have one of those fancy storage box springs that lift on hydraulics to hide all the Christmas decor.
 I recommend these to anyone looking for extra storage.
Kat on the other hand is not so fond of the bed lifting up and disturbing her beauty sleep.

Over the last 8 months I have been slowly setting up my back room work shop to function just right for my ever aching back. I need good work surfaces great open storage and the ability to sit while I'm painting. Now that we are in the colder months and most of my painting is indoors this space is definitely on the list to finalize.

While I work on this list the furniture continues to stack up making
me feel I'm not getting much accomplished, and I am disappointed
my reinventing of furniture has not been utilized as much as I'd prefer.

So for my first project this year I wanted to get back to creating, recycling, and rebuilding.
I started with a simple vintage 2 drawer chest

A large and heavy framed mirror

Appliques actually salvage road side during last year's recycle week

Bits of recycled wood from all my travels including:
stairs spindles, 3 dresser aprons, old pine shelving, and another dresser
of lesser value scarified its self for the structure of the upper portion.

It's painted in a beautiful deep turquoise that has to been seen.
It has been waxed, distressed, and waxed again to a super soft finish.


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  1. So very, very pretty! Love the knobs by the way.

  2. I'm a big fan of anything turquoise. Your cabinet is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  3. Love the color, appliques and the knobs!

  4. Wow I really like this. The color is just beautiful and so is the hardware! Great job

  5. Great Job...the colour is amazing!

  6. Kristi, this is so gorgeous! I love that you incoporated little pieces of salvaged wood. I have so many of these things around my workshop, I am so inspired to actually use them!

  7. It is always harder to put it all away again.

  8. Sweet! Love how you pull off your creations! Cool appliques and hardware too!

  9. Kristi, this is so gorgeous! I love that you incoporated little pieces of salvaged wood. I have so many of these things around my workshop, I am so inspired to actually use them!

  10. Now THAT is gorgeous!! I love the colour, the knobs, everything! I'd love it if you'd share this at my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open:
    Megan :)

  11. Oh....I love that. Cute knobs :)

  12. I love your vision & originality. The blue color is perfect. You make me want to use power tools!! Dee

  13. Love the color, where did you get the color?(the name). you mentioned you "waxed" it, what does that mean?

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  15. That turned out really well. I love the appliques and color. I would love to see your hydraulic bed too. I'd never heard of them before and had to search. It looks really handy.

  16. gorgeous as usual, and those knobs were the perfect choice! love them!

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  18. I am in love w/ this piece and your crazy creativity! Love the choice of pulls and the color is perfect!

  19. It looks totally fabulous, & I love the color!