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January 5, 2012

Hello Yellow: Pie Safe Revamp





Ok, here's the big furniture project I've been working on for the past week:
Changing my pie safe from reddish-orange (the color it was when I bought
it from the antique market about 5 years ago) in the picture below...



To a vibrant yellow! Enjoy a short video of the reveal below!





Here I am doing some finishing touches with my new Dremel (in my 
classy safety goggles) lightly sanding the edges and using
the brush attachment to remove paint that had gotten onto the metal latch.



I used Martha Stewart paint in Yellow Magnolia and I love how this
not- too- bright yellow pops out cheerfully against my pale gray walls.

(It's important to let you know I used two coats of primer before
adding the yellow to let the true color stand out and last longer).
Yes, I am in love with yellow and gray.






Previously I had put metal screen inside the doors for decoration and
to keep little hands out, but I thought switching it to
 chicken wire would be a nice change. 

I cut it with wire cutters and attached it with 
a staple gun. Pretty simple. 
And a decorative way to kid-proof your home.







I will be working on changing my side tables in my living room soon, because as much as
I love color, it is even becoming a little to rainbow-like for me. 
They will still have color, but more complimentary to my new love for yellow. 
Next, I'm excited to be showing you what I've done to create a gallery wall display
in my dining room. Transforming traditional into modern and eclectic.
Stay tuned...



Linking up with these parties.


























48 comments:

  1. i love the color and the chicken wire! it looks awesome- that yellow is so nice!

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  2. Wow I love it! Such a great find in the first place & you chose a lovely color for it. I love the hardware :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, your yellow piece is absolutely stunning! What a very lovely job! It looks so great in your room.

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  4. Wow! This turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

    Great revamp, Kristina!

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  5. This makeover is very nice! The chicken wire says country all the way and the yellow is just stunning! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Loretta

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  6. Just found you through Cozy Little House. Love, love, love, love, love this cabinet!!!!!!!! The colour is perfect, the look is amazing & I WANT IT.

    Great job!

    from your newest follower :)

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  7. I love this! Yellow is my favorite color, and this project looks to die for in this shade! Great job!

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  8. I've come over from Cozy Little House. Your yellow cabinet is wonderful; I love the colour and the fabulous storage it provides!

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  9. How lovely it looks! It's nice to meet you. Have a nice day! Twyla

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  10. Brenda sent me over to say hi! Love the color choice for your pie safe and the addition of the chicken wire completes the look perfectly. I am your newest follower and have "liked" your facebook page as well. I hope that you will stop by for a visit when you have a chance.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  11. Beautiful! My mother-in-law was just telling me that she has a pie safe that she has no use for and asked if I wanted it...I really love how yours turned out so I may do something similar with mine.

    Caitlin

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  12. I'm lovin' that color. What a great piece. You did a wonderful job.

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  13. Great color choice! It's a personal favor-ite!! LOVE the pie safe---would love to have one of my own, so I'll just admire yours ;)

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  14. Would love to see this in PINK. Love, love, love PINK. My grandson now has a baby girl soooo I have bought nothing for my first great grand baby but... PINK.

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  15. love it! such a cheerful transformation. happy friday!

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  16. Wow! Thank you everyone for all your kind words and compliments! PIe safes are great and so versatile for pretty much any room in the house. And glad you all liked the yellow :)

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  17. Love the color yellow you used on your cabinet! I love the color's grey & yellow together as well! I'm your newest follower! Allison @ leomommyof4.blogspot.com

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  18. oh i love it! i've been looking for a pie safe for years and have never been able to find one. :( maybe some day. :)

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  19. That is so cute! I love that mellow yellow. Makes the piece look so vintage!

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  20. Hi Kristina; found your blog from Brenda's Cozy Little House. Love the yellow pie safe against your grey walls. I'm following and putting a link back on my blog roll so I don't miss your posts.

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  21. Hi Kristina ~ Just came over from Brenda's cozy Little House and I love the pie safe ~ what a wonderful colour ~ Love it. I am following along ;-)

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  22. It looks very cheerful now, and I like the vignette on top too.

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  23. Hey! Found you over at Finding Fabulous. I'm jealous. I absolutely love it and want chicken wire somewhere in my house! Great job!

    maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh how stunning! I'd love to find a pie safe to re-do! You did an amazing job, please come share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  25. Kristina what a great post, my sister gave me an antique pie safe and I painted mine butternut yellow. I didn't even think about attaching the wire, and this is going to help me finish it off perfectly! how cool! thank you!

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  26. Oh my word girl!! This pie safe is gorGEous!! Seriously! Love it! So glad we've been able to visit each other

    Www.northerncottage.bloodspot.com

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  27. Okay, it's official...I must must must have a pie safe in my life and it must look like this one! Love!

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  28. Hey Kristina,
    I just awarded you... go check it out on my blog!
    Love, Olga
    www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

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  29. I love this. The color is so pretty!
    I'd love for you to link up to Fresh Fridays on my blog...this is such a fabulous project!
    -Maureen
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2012/01/its-friday-hooray-before-we-get-to-our.html

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  30. Hello Kristina,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet words:)
    What a busy lady you are and what a great blog you have with so many ideas for projects. I admire you!

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  31. Oh my! The yellow and chicken wire are 2 of my faves! I'm working on a roll away cart now that I'm painting yellow. I tried to get some M.S. paint at my Home Depot & they don't carry it anymore. =( You did great a job on this!!!

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  32. It's beautiful!! I love pie safes and yellow and grey is the greatest :)

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  33. Love, love, love the colour! I have been wanting to put chicken wire in one of my cupboards - thanks for the "how-to"!
    Peggy
    p.s. visiting from It's Overflowing Linky Party

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  34. VERY cute redo and really like the yellow color. Very warm and the chicken wire makes me smile too. :)

    Visiting from Aimee's-It's OverFlowing With Creativity Linky Party today and thanks for sharing this with us :D
    Smiles,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  35. I love this Kristina!!! Would you go into your layout. Under the link for where your posts go, click on that {I think it's called the body} and there you'll find some options. Click to add the fb/twitter...etc share button to the bottom of your posts. I want to share your AWESOME stuff on fb and that will make it way quicker and easier for me!!! Thanks FRIEND!!!

    XO, Aimee

    PS Your blog is blasting with AWESOME projects!!!

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  36. I love this! I'm so jealous...it would look great in my house! LOL :)

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  37. Thank you for visiting my blog today! :) I am in love with this yellow pie safe. I painted our whole kitchen pale yellow last summer and love it so much. I am going to subscribe here and can't wait to read more. :)

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  38. Love the yellow! Did you need the 2 coats of primer because of the original red paint? Have you seen the AS chalk paint in Arles? It's very pretty too.. Just a thought ;) love the chicken wire comment too, poor kiddies! - Susan

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  39. Yeah, I guess we all love that yellow color! And the chicken wire adds just the right touch. Love it!

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  40. @ Aimee-For some reason, I can't add it to the bottom of my posts anymore-a Blogger issue? @ Stephanie-I love your blog-glad we can keep in touch :)
    @ uniquelyyoursormine-yes, I did the primer so the true yellow would show without any tainting of the red below-also because I wasn't sure how old the red paint was and have read that to protect your top paint coat from bubbling/blistering you should do primer :)

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  41. I love the color, I'm writing it down, such a beautiful color. Also really like that you added the chicken wire, and the enamel pans look great on top. Such a Great job! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  42. Oh, how I love pie safes! Even better...yellow ones!! You did a fantastic job and the color choice is perfect! It's hard to find the right yellow and you nailed it!

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  43. Thanks so much Brittany! I agree it is hard I got lucky on this one.

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  44. Oh my, I am coveting that pie safe!! Great color- thanks for sharing! I pinned it AND fb'd this post. Your pictures should be in a book!

    Thanks for linking up at my first party! :)

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  45. Just so great . Love the color and the chicken wire. I am featuring your post tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  46. Just darling!! And I think chicken wire is the perfect addition to any decor! ;^)

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  47. I love it! I have a small hutch that's the original color of your pie safe and I've been dying to paint it, but couldn't decide on a color. It might just be yellow! I love the way yours turned out!

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  48. Loving the yellow- it's gorgeous and of course love the chicken wire too! Great Job!! Come share it at Feathered Nest Friday sometime too!

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