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 ;)
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