Friday, July 1, 2011

China Cabinet Redo

Ever since moving to my new home last year I wanted a china cabinet in which to put all the ironstone and other random pieces of china/glassware I pick up along the way. I knew I needed a skinny cabinet to fit the area in which I planned to place the cabinet. For months I carried my measurements around and finally found a perfect cabinet at a yard sale. They took $30 for the cabinet and I loaded it up and took it home.
(Forgot to take a picture while the doors were still on)

My husband claimed that the cabinet "looks and smells like the 70's" and it did!
I took all doors and hinges off and my Father-in-law pried off the decorative piece at the top.
I cleaned it, primed it with Kilz spray paint, then my sister-in-law brought her paint sprayer over and we painted the cabinet with two cans of Oops paint mixed together. After painting, I distressed the cabinet and decided to paint the back of the cabinet blue.
The cabinet originally had glass shelves; however I really wanted more of a shabby chic look than a curio look so I went to Lowes and had them cut a board in half for me. I have never used power tools but in March, my husband was out of town and with much fear and trepidation, I used two of his saws to rip the board then cut it to fit (go girl power).
Liking the bamboo detail

I bought knobs 40% off at Hobby Lobby and replaced the doors.
Tada...I now have an updated china cabinet that I love!

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I'm linking up to The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday. Hop on over there and see what other great projects everyone has been working on!



Amelia said... did great...such a beautiful transformation. Love all the white dishes too!

Have a wonderful safe 4th.

Noelle said...

Absolutely PERFECT!! I love it! it looks wonderful in that space. I have a cabinet sitting in my garage half done....maybe the hubby will finish soon!!!Have a happy 4th and enjoy!!

Christina said...

Oh my looks just fabulous. I'm glad you stuck with it through the cigarette smell and didn't cut your fingers off using the saw.

It looks beautiful in your house and you know I love the bit of blue that you added.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Go girl power! I'm so afraid of my husband's saws.

The cabinet came out just beautiful! What a deal for $30 and you really transformed it with paint. Love the blue backing - it really makes the china pop with that splash of color.

Good job!

Savories of Life said...

Very well done. Do come over and see my giveaways that start Monday.

Mike said...

I love how you got a china cabinet's for 30 dollars and turned it into something that would be to most people's eyes worth a couple hundred. You always amaze me when your ability to take old things and make them look new. I wish I had your talent.