Monday, July 6, 2009

Survey - Refinished Furniture

This small cabinet needs help. It needs your help. Please help me decide what type of finish I should create. This will be fun. You help me choose, and I will take you on a step-by-step journey through its makeover. Are you game? Browse through the inspirations below and select your choice in the survey.

Keep in mind the cabinet has some challenging lines in the front - it's not completely symmetrical in design. The two small drawers on the top left don't align in the center of the cabinet like the doors. The top is enamel so it will remain white, with the black edge dictating the color choices.

Here are the inspired finishes. Click on the photos to enlarge.

A. Contemporary silhouettes with vinyl wood grain cut-outs

B. Stenciled silhouettes birds, people or landscape

C. Decoupage
D. Painted with highlighted trim

E. Crackle
F. Distressed painted finish with stencils in the center of the doors

G. Distressed metallic finish
H. Contemporary bold graphic all over design

Thank you for participating. I'm looking forward to your answers.

Picture sources:
A. Domino Magazine
B. Creative Home & Flickr (Workclothesband)
C. Martha Stewart
D. Domino Magazine
E. Country Home
F. Country Home
G. Metropolitan Home
H. House Beautiful


Kelly said...

I can't wait to see how that baby comes out!

Estelle said...

I really like all of the choices but the first one is a front runner for me, fellow fishie!

a Cagey Bee said...

The top 2 are my top 2 faves. That wood grain cut out? *swoon* I'm eying everything in my house now!

Thanks for swimming over to my blog the other day. Great to see another fishie!


Javajune said...

Painted with highlighted trim seemed like the perfect choice to me. Can't wait to see the finished product.

kelley kelley said...

hello lucinda! your tranformations are incredible! glad to have found you in the fishbowl :)

.kat. said...

Oh the selections are too
great! I am a distress fan
all the way! However, the
contemporary silhouette
looks so daring yet lovely!
Anxious to see your finished

Javajune said...

I have an award for you on my blog. Can I change my mind on the survey- how many times can I take it- just kidding! Too much caffeine and a little bit goofy today.

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handmade kitchens suffolk said...

I like letter G, the metallic finish. You can put a black and white design anywhere even if the surrounding furniture and wallpaper is colored differently.