Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Artissimo China Cabinet for the eclectic home

Good morning. 
This has really shaped up to be one of those weeks. Part of the reasons for the "those" is me trying to be a better blog designer and failing miserably but, realizing my true potential for this craft will never be realized and that is ok as there are plenty of people who are wonderful at it and that I can pay a small sum of money to make me a blog template I love and I can stop trying to code or get my background to load properly. It apparently also makes me a long winded writer. My high school english teacher would have went red all over that last sentence. 
For now with this blog however, we do white on white. You like?
I am hoping to have something to show in the blog redesign department within the week.

I have to say my favourite navy paint is the wonderful Miss Mustard Seed's Artissimo.
It goes on kind of a funky royal blue but once you add the hemp oil it gets this rich, would look good anywhere navy colour. Perfect compliment to persian rugs or calm and cool in a white room with modern furniture.

so since i think it looks so good with persian rugs i dragged the one from my front hall out here to add some pizzazz to the photos. the demijohn is also ours from our front hall so you cannot buy it since i know someone will ask.
 the neat hat box it is sitting on IS in the show pile and is great in black with a nice carmel leather detailing.

the hardware on the bottom of this piece was broken but i wanted to keep the original door knob seen below so i tied the white interior of the cabinet in with these white and gold knobs from #hobbylobby. i used grecian gold #rubnbuff on the new knobs and old knob to tie them together a bit better in tone.


Well happy hump day all


miss mustard seed


  1. it's gorgeous! love it with your rug, too! :)

  2. BEAUTIFUL piece and love the color. Great job. LOOOOOVE the demijohn, wish I could find some around here!!! Have a beautiful day.

  3. Gorgeous! Blue, blue, blue. Can't have enough of it and it looks amazing on that rug! Liking the new blog design.

  4. That is a beautiful shade of blue and just perfect for that cabinet - love it!

  5. Absolutely stunning! I love the rug with it - I'm painting my bathroom vanity Artissimo and now I want to find a little persian rug, too!

  6. I think it is beautiful, everything fits together to make a beautiful picture

  7. I like the new blog look, a lot! I have been looking around trying to find out more about blog redesign, something simple. The cabinet is gorgeous.

  8. Yes, your high school English teacher would have *gone* nuts on that run-on sentence. LOL But, It's your blog, and you can do as you please! That said... I love this piece with the navy on the outside and the white on the inside. It is a very nice effect. You do such nice work. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Artissimo is one of my favorite shades of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint! It has been a good seller for me so I try and keep something in the shop very often in this shade! It can blend with a nautical theme as well as a traditional theme...truly a versatile shade! I love how you combined it with the white interior! I just bet money that your high school English teacher would forgive you!! Thanks for sharing this!

  10. Love your piece! How and why did you choose to remove the decorative wood design from the glass door? Was it difficult? I have a similar china cabinet and matching buffet waiting in my garage that are going to get a similar make over. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!


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