Photoshopping is a great way to see what a piece would look like if you changed the color or hardware, added decals and adornments or even just added fabric or accessories. So naturally I was pumped to take a break from exterior photoshopping and come inside for a bit of furniture fun. Here’s Amy’s note –
“Hi Katie, Love your blog, you crack me up! I figured I would see if you could help me out with this buffet I’ve had for quite some time. It started out white, but with that worn, unfinished look… a little too country for my taste. So, I stained it a dark cherry color about a year ago. Now, I know I want to do something else, but not sure what. I was thinking of painting it an off-white creamy color and then painting the inside of the shelves (where the baskets are) a bright color (maybe green? or turqoisey-blue?). I’ve also thought about painting it all black. The baskets could be spray painted as well, just not sure what color. I have attached a picture (sorry for the blurriness).Thanks for any suggestions you can give me!! Peace and bacon grease! 🙂 – Amy”
Well, Amy totally had me at bacon grease…so I knew that I would need to provide some ideas for a cabby-redo. Let’s get to it.
Option 1 is the loud funky cool option. The color of the cabinet has been changed to a fun blue that plays off the glassware that Amy has displayed on top. The baskets are a birch color (or they could be spray painted until reaching the desired hue). The funky flava flav is the wood veneer that I attached to the front of the doors. This is a spin on the idea of adding a fabric or paper accent to the door fronts. Very artsy and modern, no?
Option 2 is what I like to call subtle funk. The monochromatic color palatte will really work for Amy if she plans on doing a subtle design to add interest. I would recommend that Amy chooses one or the other flavorishous ideas shown here – either the chalkboard doorfronts or the pattern painting on the top. Stripes either fatty or pinstripy, or even this chevron pattern would look awesome (I want to do the chevron pattern REALLY bad…I love it that much). Either way, the baskets practically disappear when you change the color to all a nice dark chocolate brown…and that corner of the room will look very grounded.
Option 3 has a very nautical feel. The not-quite-navy-not-quite-royal blue is really nice next to the rug and plays up the bright accessories without an ounce of dowdiness. The white baskets and trim detail really pop with their new lightened color. The best part about this option is that Amy can change the inside of those cubbies to an accent color if she wanted to add a little more of a funkeriffic seaside feel.
Well, there it is folks. Some fun and funky ideas for a fabulous cabinet makeover.
What option would you prefer? And tell me…have you used chalkboard paint or painted a pattern like my beloved chevron or even applied wood veneer on a piece? Please share all the details – and provide any links if you got them!
A big thanks to everyone who sent me their photoshop requests. Even if I have not responded yet, I am working hard to prepare three options for you! Unfortunately, it takes me a little while to comprehensively compile options for people – and I am STILL SWAMPED with people who asked for a little photoshop magic of their own…so I am temporarily unable to take any additional requests. But no worries – I will make sure to announce in the little sidebar NEWS widget when I can take on your challenge! Right now I estimate that I need two more weeks until I can take more requests. THANKS A BAZILLION! XO – Katie