Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oma's Dutch Pie Safe Remake

I know that when some of you see my after pictures, you will have much preferred the original state of this piece. On this piece however, I took a risk and stepped outside the decorating box and created a piece that was "born to stand out". Sneak peek above.

This piece is so fun and unique and I am so thankful that I took a minute to have the vendor show me the inside, because that is where the real treasure lies!

You see, the inside is lined with this beautiful Dutch tile and it is all in pristine condition!
There is also a glass shelf (see in the picture it is lying on the tile). Someone also added a light, however I am not sure if I will keep it as it is not original to the piece. I guess the paint that I will add is not original either:)
It even has a drawer on the bottom!

Here is the piece just painted in Antibes Green, wow, it sure is bright!

And here is the finished piece after I heavily distressed, and only dark waxed it. I was going for that super vintage feel, like it had been tucked away in a cellar and forgotten for over 100 years. Not sure if I accomplished that look, but I like that is stands out in a color that most people are afraid to put on real wood. I don't mind trying something new. Now it is up for sale, so we shall see if someone likes it as much as I do!
I must get better at taking straight pictures, another blog thing I need to work on in 2012.

Oma's Dutch Pie Safe in Green

Come back and visit for my French remakes!


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I absolueltey LOVE the antiqued green finish! A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions! Your newest follower.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Anonymous said...

What a great transformation! The color is absolutely beautiful!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Love the color, great job!

Claire said...

Love the color-I'm following you from miss mustard seed-stop by for a visit!