Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Finds

~ I have been following Maria at Dreamy Whites for a while now.

This summer she posted about her favorite cabinet...and well, it was love at first sight!!!


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Can you see the doors? They do not have glass panes...that is chicken wire! Seriously cool!
I fell in love with the blue and white and chicken wire.



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Maria was even gracious enough to post the formula for the blue paint. She had it matched at Benj*min Moore. See below...




Here is the oil based formula for a quart size can of paint~
Pastel Base~1B
1 1/2 oy
5 bk
2 bb
7 tg
2 wh

I thought to myself...I need one of these - except I envisioned a corner cabinet for our dining room!
I almost never find corner cabinets when I scout our Goodwill or the Habitat store, and I really didn't want to buy a new one to experiment with...so I searched Craig's L*st for the first time ever!

I came across this little cabinet for $30. It was hard to tell by the photograph just how tall it is.

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Well, she's not very tall!

I thought maybe I could use this cabinet at the beach in the boys' bathroom. It could hold a couple of towels and wash cloths at least. Since I was standing in the owner's living room, I couldn't bring myself to say it was not what I really wanted. I know, crazy isn't it?


So this is how my first corner cabinet endeavor turned out...





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And the final product...I think it turned out really cute, and it helps utilize the very BIG space in that bathroom.



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I was still on the search for a cabinet for the dining room that was on my list to "make over"! I actually found another corner cabinet on Craig's L*st this summer. I am sad to admit that it was stored in our garage until three weeks ago. It was $50, and the glass panes were broken - which was perfect actually!

BEFORE:


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And AFTER:

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Of course this is not a replica of the inspiration cabinet, but I do love how it turned out.

THIS IS MY 300TH POST!

Check back next week for a small giveaway!!!

Happy Friday Y'all!

9 comments:

Jodee said...

Holy cow! You go girl! I love your new cabinet!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Happy 300...and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those cabinets! AND the buffet in your dining room!!

Gail said...

Oh my gosh...these are FABULOUS. love how they turned out!!!!

Happy 300th!

Jo said...

You did a fabulous job ~ very impressive! They look great in their new homes.

Jo

Dawn Garlow said...

Both cabinets are AWESOME!! YOU SLAY ME!!! I can't believe how pretty they turned out. You did such a good job. How did you get the chicken wire in the doors??? Also, which Goodwill is your favorite? I have been in two around here and I've never seen any furniture like you've found! The habitat store is a great idea too! Did you "create" the door knob on the dining room cab? LIke took a "shell" and glued it on there?

You should open your own "redo" store! Love your projects! :)

3 Peanuts said...

I am so amazed! You really have talent with seeing the potential beauty in these things. Both of the pieces turned out SO SO nice!!!!!

Inga said...

So, I've been following your blog since you came home with little E. I love your decorating and I also enjoy reading the blogs of where you find the inspiration. I love this one!!!! So cute and I am now a frequent reader of Cote De Texas.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

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xoxokara

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



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