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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The China Cabinet Scoop

Yesterday, I revealed the makeover of my china cabinet while guest blogging over at Fox Hollow Cottage with Shannon.

Just in case you missed it, I thought I'd show you some bits and pieces here with a few pictures that didn't make the cut for the guest post.

This was the before:

And here are a few pictures of the during, that I didn't use.  Scott helped me A LOT and for that I'm super thankful.  He may be taking FOREVER to do the wainscoting and trim in the dining room, but he's always great in a pinch for helping with quick jobs that I don't have the patience or knowledge to tackle myself.  ;)

Not only did he apply the paper shelf liner to the back of the cabinet, but he also took out and then replaced all the glass - and was the one that took the razor blade to the gaudy gold scroll work that was on the pieces of side glass.

I really had a lot of fun transforming this piece.  Its one thing to have an idea in your head about how you think its going to look, but another to actually see it happen.  Even Scott admits he was wrong about the grief he gave me about bringing home a piece of "ahem"...  Well, you get the picture.  ;)  I love proving him wrong. LOL

And it was even more fun to shop my house and go thrifting to find things to fill it with.

The bird and blingy candle came from Hob Lob.  I just couldn't resist the texture of them.

This candle is also from Hob Lob, while the blue plates were thrifted from GW for a buck each.

The white plates?  The Dollar Tree.  And the small tureen...  Thrifted from our local thrift store for $5.00.  Its actually pretty aged and is crazed some.  I just couldn't get that to show up in the pictures.

 Knob?  Half off at Hob Lob.

The wicker baskets were from Eva's nursery and used to hold diapers, powders, and lotions.  The linen napkins and rings came from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

As did these gorgeous blue placemats.  I made the little basket tags by handpainting numbers on the burlap. Then I threaded jute twine through the wicker and used the tips of scissors to open a little hole in the weave of the burlap to thread it through the burlap.  Tying into a quick bow, I was done.

I am loving the end result.

The combination of colors just relaxes me.

And its such a bonus that the light still works to light up the interior.

Its a little big for the wall I planned to put it on, so I'm thinking about selling it.  I've got about 20 hours in the makeover process and a lot of $$$ in the paint and wax.  THREE COATS OF PAINT TO GET GOOD COVERAGE INSIDE AND OUT.  Ugh.  But it was soooo worth it.  I admit, I'm a little attached.  The more I  look at it, the more I love it.  Its just the perfect compliment to our dining room.  Now...  If I can only get Scott to work on that wainscoting.  I might just have to post his number on Facebook again.  LOL  ;)



art is beauty said...

oh Laura..It looks just PERFECT there. Are you sure we can't keep it MOM..Please...I promise we will take care of it..LOL!! But if you can make some moula off of it..I can't blame ya...Maybe you can let the person adopt it so you can go visit.
Hugs on the perfect transformation.

Sweet Melanie said...

Just gorgeous...so light and fresh! I am picking up a similar piece tomorrow and will use you transformation as my inspiration!

Emily said...

You are such a superstar, Laura! You definitely have the magic touch on pieces like this...great job!

~ Tami said...

Wow, beautiful and looks amazing in the space. Im thinking you MUST keep it!!!
~Tami @ Curb Alert!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

It looks fantastic. The good news is, if you sell it, you can buy MORE =) And you know you have the talent to transform another piece. So you'll have that, a little money in your pocket and a happy helper hubby.

It a win~win baby!!

Kammy's Korner said...

It couldn't possibly have turned out more beautiful!!!! Love the shots of Scott! And those knobs - ahhhhhhh pretty!!! MAN, I want you to keep it!!!!! However... I'm in the same boat and usually sell mine too. SO GLAD you could prove Scott wrong. Don't you love that?!!! Men can never see the potential. SO AWESOME, YOU ARE AWESOME!!

NanaDiana said...

I saw this yesterday over on your guest post but it was so wonderful and lovely that I re-read the entire thing here today! lol I think I need a life!

Beautiful...You did a fantastic job- xo Diana

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Hi Laura, Thank you for following my blog! I am now your newest follower! You did a terrific job transforming this cabinet! I love it! Blessings, Tammy

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Amazing, it looks fabulous!

Sunday said...

Your hutch is gorgeous! I'm getting ready to do something similar for my mom with cream and green, after seeing yours I KNOW it will be beautiful. I'm a new follower, hope you'll stop by and follow me too! Have a blessed week!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning! I love the finish, and the knobs and the paper (I actually used that same paper to make a magazine holder out of) :)

Bliss said...

Scott....... get on the wainscotting. We are all watching you.


Barbara said...

Oh Laura what a beautiful transformation! It is amazing what paint and some elbow grease can do!!! And I am laughing at your statement about your hubby doing the wainscotting! For 8 years I had been bugging Mr. Rosemary Lane to put wainscotting in our entryway. Finally he did last spring and he must have strutted for at least a month over how beautiful his work looked. (No credit to me of course for coming up with the idea in the first place.) Just gotta admire those peacock feathers to keep our guys going on these projects of ours!!!
Have a great day Laura and again a fantastic job!!!

Barbara said...

P.s. Following you now on GFC and as a Linky Follower!

Garage Sales R Us said...

WOW! I love the colors you used I love the furniture piece! I love everything you used inside! I am stopping by from the HOH link party and I am a new follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ Check us out when you get a chance!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks beautiful! and i love the aqua paired with the green!

Kristin @ Brilliant Like Fireflies said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours as well. I can't believe all the great finds. My fav is the bird :) And those knobs look great too!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Perfect transformation! Love it!
Greetings from Australia♥

Recipes We Love said...

Looks great!!!! I love the colors and pattern!


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