Monday, February 15, 2010

I dream of a china cabinet... (part two)

I'm sorry that I made you wait soooo long to see the results of our transformation (part one). This is my favorite kind of project.

  • Thrifty: We bought the cabinet for $75 off craiglist
  • Green and Natural: Paint is Zero VOC Olympic paint from Lowes (called Heavy Cream)
  • Collaborative: My husband and mother-in-law participated in the sanding and painting

This was my first foray into "real" furniture.
I admit that I was intimidated to go after such a big project. And compared to a new cabinet - $75 is waaay cheap. But if really mess this up - $75 is a significant loss to my "furnishings" envelopes. But I'm really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I dream of a china cabinet... (part one)

Just so you know, I've been sad recently. Y'all know that I lost a baby almost one month ago. This week we learned that my grandmother "mawmaw" (you need to be from the south to pronounce this correctly) has a very aggressive cancer. She is not expected to live but about six months. I'm flipping between not doing anything and working like a maniac. Since I am periodically working like that - there should be several things to share soon ;-)

One project that is in its final stages is a redo of a china cabiinet. I feel like such a grown up with a china cabinet. I've had really pretty china and Christmas china and just used my top kitchen cabinets. I am so excited. Here's the "before" and Pete and I disassembling it.