October 14, 2012

I Lived With It Long Enough



I lived with it long enough and wanted a change. After having a little conversation with myself should or should I not paint it, that little voice inside me said oh go ahead and paint it, and here is what a little white liming wax paint finish and the charm of an aging technique did for this piece. "I never plan for a particular patina I just live with it forever how long, and paint it when it feels right."
It's still waiting for a finishing touch to its finish but at this point with what look it has taken on I am liking it so far.

A little distressing adds to the effect that this piece has been around awhile, complementing the rooms love for all things rustic French flea market style.

  Another of one of my latest pieces I design and build from scraps left over from my larger pieces is this step stool. It will rest right here where it can inspire the space with farmers market milking stool charm.

  Aging the cabinet door pulls were a must, it added that less than perfect and cared for appeal.


 I love that it speaks to me now with a French accent, adding the right kind of rustic that clearly proves change is good.


This is the first stool I have added to my decor and I wish I had done it sooner. Inspiring a piece you have lived with long enough, and a farmhouse stool.

51 comments:

time worn interiors said...

I adore all you transformations!
tot

pballard said...

Love it painted. Great job!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the faded finish, Dore. The hardware looks great too.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the remake on that cabinet--it looks great! That little farmhouse stool is so cute..now I need to find one of those :)

Kate said...

Dear Dore
I love how you take beautiful to an entirely higher level. You my dear are amazing so very amazing. What a blessing to know you as a friend and to be inpspired by the touch of your hands. The piece is divine. Much love to you sweet friend

xoxo
Kate

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It is so beautiful. I just love the stool. It is small enough to sell in you etsy if you wanted to. Someday when my hubby is not so busy with work he hopes to build pieces of furniture for home and garden that we may sell in etsy or another venue. I see you are going more and more white with your palette. I will never tire of white.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I watched Eat Pray Love this weekend and of course thought of you! oxox

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
You hands, like your heart bring pure beauty into your work.. Exquisite piece... I love how it turned out, and the stool is a piece of art in itself..
Wishing you a restful evening and beautiful week ahead.
With great admiration and fondness
Penny

Vintage Gal said...

This piece turned out beautiful. Always trust your instincts. Just lovely and I love the little stool.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I have been wanting to try liming wax...now that I see your beautiful piece I REALLY want to try it! It looks so beautiful with your special touch! Your little stool looks wonderful too!

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

You have made the right decision, in my opinion, and it looks beautiful.

Have a wonderful week

Helenxx

Faded Charm said...

Love the finished product:-) Sometimes I live with things and then once I've made them over, wonder why!

Looks great with all your galvanized pieces as well.

xoxo
Kathleen

toves sammensurium said...

Enough is enough ;)
Tove:)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful transformation!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
What a dear you are to come by and meet Bie.. I am so happy you enjoyed viewing her. You kind words have touched me, and I would love to have you one day stroll through my etsy shop.
Enjoy your week my friend.. Give my best to Hannah.
fondly,
Penny

Leslie said...

It turned out perfectly and good for you for making the change! It's so fun to paint something and watch the transformation.. or how it will freshen a room.

leslie

Karen said...

Its so beautiful Dore, that finish is gorgeous.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh it sure looks yummy now for sure! You got the touch Sister hood...I'm loving Me some Dore magic.

I sure would eat it all up if I was just a lil closer.Darn!

~Cheers & Blessings Always Kim xox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère amie et artiste!

Je suis vraiment en retard pour ce billet; j'étais trop occupée hier de mes affaires au propos de ma boutique de Etsy!

Tu m'as posé une question au sujet de ma salle de séjour...il n'y qu'une fenetre dans la photo...cette salle est si paisible. La maison a vraiment l'air d'un petit château, avec les arches et les murs gris. Mes rideaux sont legers et quand le soleil brille, la lumière remplit la salle doucement.

ALORS! CETTE CRÉATION ici, ce petit taboret, OH LÀ, il semble que ça soit un trouvaille de la brocante ma belle, BRAVO, BRAVO! Vends-tu ces créations??? Et le cabinet est aussi magnifique! Ta maison doit être un refuge, un palais et un endroit où tous tes invités aiment...moi, j'aimerais l'atmosphère.

Merci pour être venue me voir; j'espère de partager plus de pièces de ma maison dans les semaines prochaines....

JE TE SOUHAITE UNE BONNE JOURNÉE!!! Bises, Anita

Sandi said...

I am in love with your makeovers Dore! They are beautiful. I am always amazed when I visit your blog. Have a beautiful day. :)
Blessings~

Alie said...

You did right! I'm just like you. A plan comes in mind, I wait... and paint. Last week I painted my doors black and now I want to paint the kitchen. Greetings Alie (Huisje Weltevee)

Monica said...

Wonderfull job!
Bye!

Zuzu said...

The perfect mix of rustic and refined ~ love it!
And I look up from my computer at the French armoire, and think... perhaps I've lived with it long enough... time for a change. :)
Wishing you a lovely week, Dore!
Zuzu

Burlap Luxe said...

Alie, thank you for your visit, what colour are you going to paint your kitchen, the black door sounds great, I use to use a lot of black in my designs, now I am in between using white and grey's.

Xx
Dore

Cindy said...

Oh yes, the pickling made it so yummy, and that little stool is precious. I can imagine it could be used in a million different ways,i love the whitewash of paint on it!

Cindy

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, mon cher ami,
Je me réjouis de votre visite aussi souvent que vous le souhaitez. J'ai aussi hâte de voir plus de votre villa français. Le petit banc ou au marché de style tabouret à traire je l'appelle, sera en vente bientôt dans mon etsy. Je fais plus de selles ils expédient bien.

Merci mon ami pour votre visite, mon regret est que je n'ai pas eu de gâteau jaune pour vous ramener chez vous.

baisers,

xoxo
Doré

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, NOUS AVONS la même musique!! AH BON...c'est toi qui m'as inspiré de trouver cet morceau de musique.

Oh tu sais, nous deux aimons bien ce monde gris qui nous fait plaîsir. Pour certains, la couleur les rends triste, mais chez NOUS, le contraire. J'adore cette petite banc et je dois aller chez toi à Etsy. Aussi, je vais prendre plus de photos chez moi....

GROSSES BISES ma belle, Anita

PURA VIDA said...

your talent amazes me each time I see something new. wonderful!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Simply wonderful! It makes it look like a totally different addition to your decor.The baskets underneath are perfect. So glad you had that little conversation with yourself!
Cheers,
Beth

BellaRustica said...

Bella,
Both pieces are great and a lot of work, I know. You nailed the stool!

Kim

Deborah said...

Dore I love what you've done here! Oh this piece is just beautful! I'v enever heard of liming wax.
I love your stool too...so cute!
Every piece a masterpiece!
Hugs!

Deborah xoxo

Rita said...

What a great transformation. I love your piece.
rita

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I am in love with how you repurposed your cabinet. So beautiful. Everything you touch turns into beauty!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful makeover Dore and it looks right at home with all the treasures you have surrounding it! Love to visit and always leave inspired!
Have a nice day!

Zuzu said...

Dearest Dore,
I am back to leave a second comment to thank you for your sweet comment at my blog. I truly am head-over-heels with your beautiful home and art - and how I wish we could be cottage neighbors! :) How fun would that be?
Hugs to you, my sweet friend.
Zuzu

Trudy Porva-inn said...

I love the result of the change.
Greetings Trudy

My Crafty Home Life said...

What a lovely delight to stumble across this beautiful painted piece. I love the change. Beautiful blog ~ Linda

Divine Theatre said...

Dore,
I do the same thing...just wait for the furniture to tell me what it wants. Your piece is perfection...it now has a soul!
I thought of you while I was working on my latest project. Come see! It is Burlap Luxe, I think!

xoxo
Andie

Victoria said...

That looks absolutely beautiful with its makeover Dore! I love your little stool also:) Lovely!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I just discovered your blog. Love the transformation of your cabinet. Beautiful new patina....so Swedish.
Cheers,
Loi
Tone on Tone

Coco said...

Your work is amazing!I'm your newest follower,hope you'll come and visit me too if you like :-) xo Coco

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère amie!

J'ai vu ton panneau dans ta boutique Etsy! C'EST BEAU!

Je pensais à toi hier; un jour, je me demande si tu confectionerais un tel panneau qui dit, "ON MANGE BIEN ICI" pour poser au-dessus la porte de ma salle de manger?

Un jour.....car pour l'instant, je n'ai pas d'argent!!! BISOUS! Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, je voudrais créer des mots de toutes sortes pour vous accrocher n'importe où votre coeur désire.
Un jour, juste pour vous.
xoxo
Doré

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Chère amie et soeur,

Merci pour tes mots de tendresse chez moi! La poèsie, l'écriture et la lecture sont TOUS les dons du Seigneur, et grâce au français, j'ai découvert en MOI, les possibilities d'écrire, c'est vrai.

Grosses bises ma chère amie! Anita

Evi said...

love the soft finish. It turned out great!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh chèrie, tu es si gentille d'être venue.....et à toi, grosses bises! Anita

Ann said...

It looks lovelier now.
You've made a wonderful paint job.

Heaven's Walk said...

It truly does look so much more French now, Dore. :) Soooo pretty! And that darling little stool adds such a sweet rustic touch! :)

xoxo laurie

Tutti Chic said...

one word....FABULOUS!! :)chris

freckled laundry said...

I loved it before, but much more now. Your vision for your pieces is always the right one. The hardware is so beautiful. I adore the little stool too.

Zane Wooder said...

I love how it matches the stool. The white color is much better then the dull original tan color it first had. I love how you kept a small amount of the tan color to give it a disturbed look. Really pretty.

-Zane of ontario honey