finished project!

So I mentioned I painted the cabinet that is in our entryway?
Basically we use it put our keys and other random ish on.
I like to drop the mail there on my way in from the garage.
And it houses most of our board games in the bottom and a few magazines and books in the middle.
I have been hankering to paint this thing for quite some time.
It was such a boring, blah brown color and since I'm obviously nesting, I got a bug up my butt to get it done once and for all.
before: blah brown

Once I convinced my husband to spruce it up I had to get him to agree on a color.
He couldn't see why it needed to happen but I told him we needed COLOR in this room and he finally caved.
Originally I wanted turquoise but he was adamant about it not happening.
So we agreed on red.
And then I couldn't decide on a red.
But while getting color swatches for Baby Ninja's nursery, I stumbled across this lovely Mermaid Treasure turquoise from Behr.
I was in love.
So we got two samples of the California Poppy Red and the Mermaid Treasure.

The red was kind of 'meh', I liked it, but it didn't WOW me.
And that's really what I was going for.
So Mermaid Treasure it was!
He took it all apart for me and Sunday morning I got to work.
It was hard to see how it had turned out while in the dimly lit garage but I was loving it so far.

Last night he put it all together and here is the finished product!
after: Mermaid Treasure!

I'm really pleased with it.
You'll notice the multicolored scrapbook paper on top.
That's because I'm trying to decide if I want to modge podge one of those to the top portion and the other to the inner wall of the cabinet.
Stay tuned.
Linking up with Kimmie....

What have you whipped up this week?


  1. Gorgeous! And BIG YES to the scrapbook paper on the right in my opinion!

  2. I love the pop of color. Nice before and after :)


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