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!

Love,

3 comments:

April said...

Love it!!!

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Kate said...

Hi Carra,

My name is Kate Williams. My parents are Tim and Cathy Leslie. I was talking to my mom about reading The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone and she thought of you. Obviously she sent me a link to your blog. I look forward to looking at what you have to offer. I went to the chiropractor today and decided just to stop over to our little health food store...I found earth balance butter in the tub and also a jar of brown rice syrup. So excited! Anyway, just wanted to say hello.

Carra said...

Kate,
I hope this triggers your email or something ;-) I really love, love your mom - both of your parents but your mom was a huge influence on me as I was learning how to be a new bride. It still have (and make) her honey dips. Glad you stopped by!
Carra