After seeing that cute corner cabinet at the other antique mall that Grandma and I visited, I was determined to see what else was out there before I made a decision. So, a quick jaunt through the Chelsea Antique mall uncovered this gem, all the way in the back of the store, hidden away in a corner. The perfect corner cabinet for my kitchen. It’s the right size and I love the simplicity of it, especially the glass-front doors which will be perfect to display more of my dish collection.
So, I’m painting it creamy white (working on it today). It’s not a fine piece of furniture, but very sturdy and it’s all wood (maybe some plywood in there, but still very solid). Not particularly pretty the color it is currently, I think it will be a standout when I paint it.
This little gem was $125, not a bad price for such a big piece and I measured the space to be sure it would fit. You should have seen me and my neighbor hauling it home in her little SUV, with 10” of it hanging out the back. I sat back there with it holding on for dear life in case it decided to slide on out. You do what you gotta do to get these things home!
So, now it’s home and waiting to be loved on with a fresh coat of paint. Another project to get my hands dirty with, there’s a big smile on my face with the anticipation of making this lovely into a pretty little treasure. Funny how the lighting changes the color so much from the store to home.
Here it is after a coat of primer.
One coat of creamy white latex paint in eggshell. I’m using the same color paint as my dining room walls. I love to reuse paint for something else. These tiny foam rollers are the best thing to use on furniture in my experience. I’m loving this piece and really happy with the deal I got on it.
After one coat of paint. One more coat of paint to go and then I think I need to paint the back walls a different color. Picture creamy white with….what color? You know my walls are olive green. I was thinking either a brighter lime green or even some scrapbook paper would do the trick too. I’ve got red and black accents in the kitchen, but I’m really not sure what color? Lime green? Red? Maybe a black and white paper? Here’s my kitchen fabric:
Got some ideas? Throw them at me! Let’s fix this little cutie up into something really special. I’ve got to figure out how to get some lights inside where the glass doors are. I think I can put some tiny holes in the backing and maybe add some of those halogen puck lights.
Anyone else using Blogger having problems with Scheduled Posts? I always schedule my posts in advance and that feature has not worked since Saturday. I checked Blogger Help and several others are having the same problem, just thought I’d ask ya’ll too.
Don’t forget the Spring Fluffing party coming up Wednesday (click on the button for more info). I’ve got to get busy and do something cute to my foyer table! Hope you’ll all join in the fun and show off your spring finery.
funky bag freak says
Sweet cabinet! I’m jealous, though I don’t have anywhere to put it. LOL
What about HOT Fuscia for an interior color! HA
Twice as Nice says
What a great piece. Twin bought a great storage unit at Hobby Lobby last week and after sweating a bit the manager got into my trunk. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!!
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I can’t wait to see the end product!! I have wanted a corner cabinet forever and I am hoping to find one this summer.
Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home says
Rhoda, The burlap background sounds like a great choice… the texture will add interest and it is neutral so it won’t compete with the beauties I am sure you be placing inside. I am anxious to see the finished product!
Carol in Indian Springs Village says
Burlap sounds great! I am taking ones of your ideas on the bookcase and painting mine the Turret Stair brown with a light aqua blue inside for my basement room that will now become a library. I have five bookcases to paint (!!!) but have to finish up an old dresser first for the sewing room. Your blog has inspired me to get back to being creative and using what I have instead of spending the money to buy new all the time. Looking forward to the reveal!
Had to look at your blog when I read the title over on YaYa’s blog list, since my wife is a southern. You have a nice blog here – very busy. You appear to be very creative.
You got a great deal on that piece, and of course, you are doing a fabulous job finishing it. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Colour Me Happy says
Wow your blog is a force to be reckoned! I can’t believe you haven’t been in the Washington Post yet! I haven’t seen another blog besides Cote de Texas that gets a mere 88 comments! Amazing! Thanks for your comments on my blog !