Friday, July 29, 2011

cabinets and redos

my dining room transformation is moving along. a bit slowly, but at least it is moving forward and not at a standstill. i was able to move my waterlogged, found cabinet in this past weekend and love, love, love it! you can go here to read about it's beginnings :)

i simply cleaned off any flaking paint and then dressed it up with some fabric and new handles. since i paid nothing for the cabinet, i completely splurged on the handles. they are from anthropologie and although i think both are prefect, i must say the branch pulls on the bottom drawer are my favorite. the back of the cabinet is lined with tula pink fabric and really ads a bit of fun to the room. i used super 77 spray glue to attach it to the back, but i think the wood still holds some water because when i went back the next day, 2 of the 3 panels had fallen down. to fix this, i ran a length of double sided tape along the top edge of each nook and this seems to have done the trick.

the cabinet originally had 2 doors on the bottom, but one was not salvagable from water damage. i decided to take the doors off completely and use this for open storage of my various quilts and bridge tablecloths. i can't wait to pile the cabinet up with all the crazy pattens i have collected over the years.

that's it for now. at the rate i'm going, it might be thanksgiving before the room makes it's debut, but i will keep you posted along the way!


  1. It's amazing how you gave new life to something that was destined for the trash pile. Looks great!

  2. This is a beautiful cabinet. Very shabby look to it. Looks great.

  3. Exploring your site and LOVE this cabinet! Is that paintable wallpaper in the background? I just bought a roll that looks suspiciously like it to use on the inlays of a coffee and end table set I'm about to redo!

    1. yep, it is anaglypta wallpaper. super easy to apply, but make sure you use an old paint brush for the painting part. it is definitely a brush killer getting into all the little cracks!


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