beach cabinet

I hope you had a great weekend!
Summer officially begins for us this week with Hannah's last day of school on Tuesday.
 It's bittersweet for me.  Her last day of grade school.
I just want to soak in every second of her.
This has been one of those slow going projects! 
 I'm not even sure why, because it is so cute, so simple, but just one that kept getting pushed to the back burner.

I also realized this weekend, that this is the first furniture project I've posted on in about 3 weeks! 
Holy cow!  
I definitely needed a break to do some stuff around our house, but I really didn't realize how long it had been.

This cute little cabinet was something I found at an Estate sale.  At first I thought it was just a cabinet, and then the owner showed me that it expanded to a table.  
So fun!

It had a very dark, glossy stain all over, and a peeling, laminate top.
I tore off the laminate, and over the course of two afternoons, sanded the glue off the top.

I broke out some of my milk paint, and gave it a bright new, two tone, beach look.
The green is 'Sage' from American General, and the pale blue is a mix of Valspar Crystal Aqua and ASCP Pure White.
(I think I covered all the bases for using every type of paint?!)
The top has a walnut stain and then was waxed with Annie Sloan's dark wax.

Here was the before-
(I realized no before photos after I had started sanding!)

Some pretty new knobs, and braided jute pulls.

I can just see this as a fun game table in a vacation house, or in a small space for a new college student.
(pantry and table in one?)

I will be bringing this with me to the parking lot sale at Aunt Bee's House on June 24.
I'm excited to stage it- it looks great with the vintage seagull print I picked up a few weeks ago.

I really went crazy painting this weekend, despite all we had going on!
More projects to show you this week~
Happy Monday!  :)

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  1. WOW!!! What a neat piece you have here,this style is so charming and I love how you painted it.


  2. This is a really neat piece and would be great in a beach house. I am sure you will have no trouble selling it, but are you sure you want to? ;-))

  3. It is gorgeous! Love how it came out. Have a wonderful week.

  4. This looks great. Love the colors you chose. What a unique piece with its little table!

  5. What a cute cabinet/table. Love the colors you used.
    Mary Alice

  6. That turned out fabulous! That piece would make a great kitchen island.

  7. What a great find and wonderful finish, that is so unusual, yet practical it will be a great seller! I think you have a new profile picture, cute picture...Cute girl!...Opps..puppy too!


  8. Wow! That is super cute. I love how the table comes up on the side....ingenious.

  9. What a great little piece - love the versatility! You gave it a great beachy feel that would work all year round - perfect! And how fun to use all the different kinds of paint on one project. Thanks for sharing Denise!

  10. Oh I love this. The colors are so pretty. Those knobs are darling.

  11. Sweet cabinet! I love it! Cruised over via Met Monday.

  12. Sweet cabinet! I love it! Cruised over via Met Monday.

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  14. so cute! what a great color- and those knobs are the perfect jewels!


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