Monday, January 16, 2017

A Vintage Federal Mahogany China Cabinet in Gray and Linen

I've done a few pieces in this palette over the years, and I've done a few of these sweet vintage Federal china cabinets as well, but I've never been able to get a proper picture, either of this color scheme, or of this style of cabinet. FINALLY I'm pleased with the pictures of this one. Yay!!!!
      The cabinet was brought to me by some new clients who live in a stunning house in town. They're filling their home with antiques, which is about the most exciting thing ever! They scored this stunner from an antique shop down near the shore, and I can hardly blame them for snapping it up.
It's So. Elegant.
        They admired a piece I finished for another client a few months back, so we went with the same colors, a soft true gray, a linen interior, and light distressing to highlight the architecture of the piece. I staged it with big bunches of pink mums because I'm all the way ready for Spring!
         I'm going to post the before and after on my Facebook page even though I know this is going to be one of those pieces that gets the nut jobs all riled up and squawking "I can't believe you painted that!!", but that's ok, I rather relish shutting down the trolls :-)


  1. Gorgeous!
    I wish I was closer than a half a continent away or I'd be hiring you in a heartbeat...........have a lovely vintage secretary that could use your lovin!

  2. To hell with the trolls. It's just. So. Lovely. At least now you can see what it actuall looks like, rather than it being a brown blob.