5.14.2011

The Cart - Custom Refinish Before & After

So what can you do with an old cart such as this one? Our client Allison had a vision of removing the side towel rack and pulling out the diamond glass and replacing it with bubble glass. We removed the plastic wheels and painted it in a grey. I think the pictures make it look bluer than it really is but nonetheless it turned out beautiful. Allison had a great vision. As usual.
I love grey. Thanks to Sharon over at Elizabeth and Co who gave us the inspiration to paint a coffee table in a grey. We accidently picked a table up for $20 and recently refinished it and we are thinking that it will work nicely in our new living room because WE HAVE FINALLY SOLD OUR HOME!
We initially tried selling it on our own and then took a break for about a year or so. Then we tried on our own again and finally decided after running into an old friend who happens to be a real estate agent to give that a try. Like everywhere else the market has been so bad and we struggled for the past year trying to sell. Once spring hit we started getting more traffic but still no one was very interested. Our contract with our agent expired on May 1 so we decided that once that happened we needed to take another break. Between my new job and The Frosted Gardner business and juggling family we decided we were going to pull it off the market. We just needed to simplify life for a bit. We had one final showing on April 26 and reluctantly straightened the house up for the last time.
However, this time would be different because they came back later that day for another visit and within two days we had an offer! We counter offered the next day and they accepted within a few hours and we just couldn't believe it.
iv align="center">If everything continues on track we plan to move into our new house in three weeks. We couldn't be more pleased and know that where we are going will be a wonderful place for our family. I have not dared talk about it much because I am afraid to jinx our great fortune but at this point everything looks solid and we are starting to pack up the house.
We will continue painting furniture just like we always have and nothing will change in that regard. We feel very blessed and cannot wait to make our new house a home.

18 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I am so happy for you! Hope your move goes smoothly, and I look forward to seeing another round of beautiful refinishes. Oh, and BTW...love the bubble glass on the little cabinet!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow Melanie, what exciting news! I hope you have a smooth transition and wish you blessings in your new home. I'll be looking forward to hearing all the details! ... And I love that sweet little cabinet. Great vision and great execution. And of course, it looks great in grey. Please share your coffee table in your new home too. So glad you were inspired! What a lovely compliment!

Chris said...

Very nice!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

How exciting, and what a relief for you guys! The cart is gorgeous, and I love all of Sharon's pieces, too!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news!!! We can certainly relate to the "house limbo" you've been going through, and I am looking forward to seeing pictures of the new house!!!!

Comeca Jones said...

Lovely

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Two things - I love the new cart makeover, where did you get bubble glass?
And you seem to keep it all together! Congrats on the sale and good luck!

Chelsea said...

Nobody deserves it more than you & Mike. Hooray!!!

xoxo

P.S. That looks amazing!

AllisonK said...

So thrilled for you!

Love the little buffet. I will try and stop by today.

The Painted Parlor said...

That's great news, congrats Melanie! Good luck with the move (that's always so much fun). Can't wait TI see pics of your new home, I'm sure it'll be beautiful with your talented touch!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am so happy for you that it all worked out!! and of course you have to share your new home and what you do to it with us. :) best to you and mike!

Tynk said...

Congrats on selling your house! Have fun decorating your new one too!!

I LOVE the glass on the cabinet. Makes it look like raindrops. Cute!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Stunning! I've never seen 'bubble' glass -- that is really cool!!

Allison said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house! How fun to be going into a new chapter now and best of luck to you and your family. Your cabinet turned out beautifully.

michelle said...

Ok, first the cart is gorgeous! I love the color and that glass is beautiful!
Second, YEAH!!!! I am so happy for you Melanie!!! How exciting and busy but very exciting!! I can't wait to see your new home. :) Good luck with everything my friend!!! :)

NYCLQ said...

Congrats on selling your home! And your cart update came our great!

:D Lynda

Jen said...

YEA MELANIE!!! That is wonderful news. I am so excited for you. For me too...knowing you'll be closer to me. :) You never know when I will need more great furniture from you! :)

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