Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Little Pink Fish Cabinet - Mackenzie-Childs Like

With a little paint and creativity, this plain little old white cabinet transformed itself into the cutest little pink fish cabinet!
A friend of mine had this little white chest sitting around.  She asked me to do something Mackenzie-Child's like but asked that I use pinks and yellows.  As I pushed for a little more direction, she said "I don't care, be creative."  Sometimes that is a good thing and other times....that means I have to really think about a piece and think about where patterns and colors need to go.  Mapping out a piece - especially when you have a lot going on is helpful. 
After I painted this piece all white -  I began painting checks on top. That was my focal point.  Then I made sure the colors were working together and that my sizing was proportionate.  
Then I started to map out the sides, drawers and other details.  
The piece really looked pretty even with its plain knobs.... but once the fish knobs were added - this went to a whole different level of cute!

We took a little white chest from its plain old boring life and transformed it into a truly whimsical and fun piece of furniture.  

If you have a plain little white piece of furniture, don't be afraid to transform it.  You'll be amazed at what you can do with it.

Have a great day!