Monday, October 12, 2009

Isn't She Loverly?


We are finally done with our china cabinet, and I think she turned out better then I had imagined!

We scored the deal of the century on this one!  We love you Craigslist!

I would first like to thank my hunk of a hubby for all the help he gave me on this project! I had the inspiration, he  had the brawn, and the tools (this thing is freakin HEAVY!)

And of course I have to thank my new best friend Mr. spray gun, if it had not been for you, I would still be painting in all those nooks and crannies!:)
Drumroll please!!!!

I think the old man we bought her from would be proud with what we transformed his Momma's china cabinet into!:)

SQUEAL!!!!

Is it possible to be in love with a piece of furniture?

I distressed her just a little with some sand paper

I might do just a little more

And here she is wearing all her accessories.

I shopped my house, and this is what I came up with.

Hubby says I have to wait at least a week untill I buy something else on Craigslist to redo.

Don't think I will ever find a deal like this again!  But that's not going to keep me from trying!:)

I am linking this post to A Soft Place To Land, for Kimba's DIY day and
And finally to The Shabby Nest for Wendy's frugal friday party

100 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow your china cabinet is amazing!!! You are so talented Sari! I guess I better start looking on Craigs list now.

Heidi said...

It turned out so amazing! I love how you accessorized her - she's wearing it with pride! How fun!

Terry said...

That turned out so nice! Aren't you just thrilled? I love it!

Jenny said...

Beautiful! there is no other word.

angela said...

So, so pretty. I want that spraygun.

southerninspiration said...

That baby is amazing........love, love, love it!!

Suzanne

Aweir said...

Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

Jenny Jones said...

Great job! I bet that was a lot of work. I will have to try the spray gun next time, fingers sure can get tired using one can at a time. What color did you use?
Jenny

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

It's GORGeous! And yes, that spray gun is now on my Christmas Wish List :)

Where'dya get it?

Six in One Hand said...

It is soooooo beautiful!!!!
I love it!!!
Great job!!

Cindi said...

Oh yes! She IS SO loverly!

Jill said...

WOW, just...WOW!
I recently discovered you blog, and I'm pretty much in love with everything you do.
-Jill

Jen@Flawed and Fabulous Crafts said...

I LOVE IT! I haven't had much luck on Craigslist since moving to NM - I better be more diligent!
Amazing find - I have always wanted a china cabinet - to be able to showcase the 100's of dishes I've bought over the years? HEAVEN. I'll keep wishing...

Kate Starr said...

Oh mama... that's a find! She looks perfect, well accessorized indeed!

becca said...

Looks great. Congrats!

erin said...

holy smokes! good job :)
and i love the decor inside too!

Meagan said...

OMG!!! I love love love what you did....so jealous!

Katy said...

Seriously GEORGEOUS!!!!!!! This looks like a REALLY expensive piece from a REALLY "uppity" high end retail store. Don't you love a GREAT bargain!!! Awesome.

every day is a gift... said...

really, really lovely & a wonderful feeling to 'metemorphize' it! enjoy it! Esther

Marilyn said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. I love how the white makes the designs on the glass stand out so much more than before.

cindy@cottageinstincts said...

That's some real prettiness goin' on right there. Good on ya!

Jocee Bergeson said...

I must say that I am VERY impressed. Can I buy the hutch NOW!?! Name a price! ;)

Mandy said...

Very pretty! Great job :)

jenjen said...

Ohhhh, it is lovely! You did a great job! I am asking for one of those spray guns for Christmas!

Beautiful!

XOXXO
Jen

3LittleByrds said...

Wow. That is just beautiful. I love all the details and how painting it makes them stand out more. Don't you just love Craigslist. I search it everyday for a deal.

Sarah said...

incredible!

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Gosh that looks like the paint job of a lifetime! Looks awesome!

Stacey said...

Wow! Your china cabinet is GORGEOUS!! You need to submit that to a magazine!! Great job!

Martha said...

How pretty! What a great job!

Katie said...

Wow. This turned out beautiful! Wonderful job!

Mel said...

GORGEOUS!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wow! That turned out great! And yes, you can be in love with a piece of furniture...when it looks like that! Great job!

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

That is just lovely! Great job!

Jenn @ Livin' the Simple Life said...

AMAZING! I don't know what else to say :)

Shane and Michelle said...

Oh myyyy, she is lovely! I can't even begin to tell you how in awe I am of this one!! It's gorgeous, you are SO Talented!!

Go East Memphis Mama said...

LOVE it! Just painted my old china cabinet black and will be posting pics later this week. Sure does make a difference!

Lynette said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! It looks so elegant now, how yummy!

Shaela said...

I love that you chose white. It worked perfect. I can't wait to see it in your house.

Anna said...

it looks amazing and expensive now! amazing how paint can transform a big dark piece of furniture

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Lucky you!! What a CL score!! It looks awesome white... love the lines and everything!! Way to go!!
~Whitney

Dresser Girl said...

WOW!! That is absolutely AMAZING!!

Jen said...

Are ya flipping kidding me??? That is unreal! What a beautiful find turned treasure! Perfection, I tell ya!

Jill said...

That is positively stunning! Great transformation!

Cynnamama's Cafe said...

I am speechless! What a huge transformation... congrats!

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

AWESOME!! I think it's the perfect amount of distressing. Way to go!

3 sweet P's said...

I'm SO jealous of your find... don't you love craigslist? I have found many fabulous things on there.You did an awesome job on the re-do!

Amanda said...

WOW! Gotta love Craigslist! That china cabinet looks 100% better! Good job!

Lou Cinda said...

Simply Stunning!! LOVE IT!

Lou Cinda :)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow I loved the way it turned out, it is just beautiful, I will have to get me a spray gun, it has gotta make a big difference, love the cabinet..I am a new follower of yours, I will be back to see what your up to...come visit

Mimi said...

Fantabulous! That china cabinet was definitely meant to be white....

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I think that china cabinet has finally met its destiny! It was just MEANT to be white. And I LOVE the distressing! Wonderful project.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It's sooooo dang pretty...job well done!!! You did a beautiful job displaying your items in it...thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Linda

Matt and Ashlee said...

That is absolutely the nicest china cabinet that I have seen! Wonderful Job!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks fantastic - fabulous! My hubby gives me limits to Craigslist, as well!

nannykim/spindle cottage said...

I can't believe how wonderful that turned out!! Marvelous!!!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Gorgeous! I love the designs in the glass doors, they stand out against the white. Your accessories inside are very pretty too.

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!!! What type of paint and color did you use? Really inspiring.....

Carie said...

WOW. Amazing.

Brenna said...

My internet is finally working! I have been dying to check this out! Truly an unbelievable transformation! The scroll work in the glass just pops now and is edibly elegant! She really looks great against the dark walls in your dining area.
I was wondering what you were going to do with the hardware. I think by painting them the same color allows the eye to more easily observe all the detail in the woodwork.
Another Success!!! I am SO inspired to check out CL right now!

~L~ said...

This is so delicious. I LOVE IT! It has inspired me to conquer some of the second hand furniture in my garage that I've been planning to spray.

Jennifer said...

This looks incredible!! I love it, A LOT!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Ha! I fall in love with furniture all the time. Good for you to look past the dated and heavy look of this piece. Painting it white was the perfect thing and it looks gorgeous. May I feature this on Furniture Feature Friday tomorrow? Thanks!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Love this transformation!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love all the detailing you had to work with on this and your black/white accessories look fab!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi! What a great piece of furniture. You will have so much fun decorating this piece for the holidays. How wonderful your hubby helped you. My hubby is now trained to help me with special projects for my posts! Big smile...hahaha...it did take a while! Beautiful post.
blessings,
Debbie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Wow, I am impressed. Your china hutch looks amazingly beautiful.
I love anything white, so it made
my eyes light up. What a wonderful
job you guys did on it.
Like the fact that you and your sisters do this blog together.
How neat, and how neat you have all found a way to stay close.
I don't have any sisters, other than step ones but we are not really close unfortunately. But I do have a lovely daughter, and we
have a very special bond.
Blessings to you all,
Nellie

Lee Laurie said...

This is my first time to your blog and I love it. I found you through Kimba at A Soft Place To Land. I love your china cabinet. It is beautiful! I just finished mine too and it is similar to yours. I will post about it soon. I will try to link to Kimba's. I still have to put all of my china, etc. in it and take pictures. Oh and I wish that I would have sprayed it. I painted with a brush into all of those crevices and curves. It took a long time! Next time I will know better!

Nice to meet you,
Lee Laurie at A Southern Rose

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh this piece is so lovely!! Painting it was just what this diamond in the rough needed!! Enjoy!

blessings
mary

kathy said...

Goodness, this is beautiful!

Marcee said...

This is STUNNING!!

Christina said...

oh.my.soul. That is an amazing transformation. I'm terrified about painting something so large with a brush---that's what I need---a spray gun!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh. my. goodness. That is just beautiful. I am continually amazed by the power of paint in the hands of a creative person. Great job!

sunnimom said...

Sariah... It turned out fabulous! I love pieces just like this and you did an amazing job fixing it to your liking! Awesome talents babe!

Amber said...

She looks so much lovelier in white! You gave her a wonderful makeover! What a unique piece you now have in your home!

Simply Susan said...

Holy Cow, Batman!!! That is just beautiful!!! You should be very proud of yourself :o)

Alexandria~~The Mommy said...

Wow that is so beautiful! At first I thought the first pictures were the finished product and I was like "Hmmmm...well whatever floats your boat!"

But the real finished product is beautiful!

Priscila said...

oh my gosh it looks amazing! I cant imagine how long that took you though!!! but its amazing
Im having a giveaway at my blog : littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com if you want to come check it out!
xo
Priscila

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

She is truly gorgeous. The distressing is perfect, too. I always fear distressing.

I came to visit from DIY Day. Thanks for sharing this with us all!

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

Gorgeous...I painted a china cabinet and dining room set this summer...white of course and I love it. I bought mine off of Kijiji, don't know if you have one in the US but it is the same as Craigslist.

Anna See said...

i'm in love with it! great job and super cute accessories.

Sarah said...

That is absolutely amazing. You totally rocked that DIY project! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Emily said...

I saw your project featured on Mustard Seed Creations, and wanted to jump over and say you did an awesome job! Wow! Those old ornate details really look classy when they are painted white! I love it.

ani said...

that's amazing! congratulations - she's lovely :)

Sandy said...

You did a wonderful job, the ole girl looks fabulous. I can't count the pieces I have passed up, that could have looked this good with some imagination.
Sandy

Tif said...

It's gorgeous!!

Pat's Addition said...

Found you from Mustard Seed Creations...love the paint job. I got Mr Spray to do the basement walls and I love it. Haven't had the courage to paint furniture...but then I never got any that needed it as much as your find!

Sandra said...

Hello! I also found you from Mustard Seed Creations and I love the transformation you did on the china cabinet! It looks awesome! I am amazed at how wonderful it looks! I hope you don't mind me following along. I hope you can come visit my blog sometime. Have a blessed day.
Sandra

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

YOWZA!! You all are completely amazing when it comes to furniture redos!!! This cabinet is lovely. Great job!

Court said...

Your china cabinet looks AMAZING!!! What a transformation! Yeah for Craigslist :)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I just discovered your blog yesterday and it entertained me for hours!
You did a wonderful job on the cabinet!

Lisa said...

Love it! What a beauty. I just scored a china cabinet on Craigslist too. Don't you just loveeee Craigslist! I'll have to try out that spray gun next time.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

What a task to take on!! Great eye to envision that transformed! Things are more enjoyable when we know we got a great deal and created it ourselves! Lovely!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

WOW, your china cabinet turned out SO beautifully! I love it! Craigslist is awesome, isn't it? I'm addicted to that site! I'm excited for you, and know just how you feel when you not only get a wonderful deal, but it turns out just how you hope! :)

I hopped over here from Twice Remembered (well, not LITERALLY!) and have so much enjoyed my visit here! I will be back again soon! :)

Sandy said...

Very Lovely. SO talented and creative. Love you blog and ideas!

Amnah said...

Wow that's awesome! Please, please tell me where you purchased your paint sprayer from.

Ann said...

Wow-- I just found you and the makeovers are great. I LOVE seeing b & a china cabinets for some reason I am scared to paint mine....

Betty819 said...

Absolutely beautiful but you need to put some dishes or items with color in that white china closet. What type of white paint did you all use and did you have to haul the furniture elsewhere to spray it? You can look at it and tell it was good furniture from the beginning. Maybe you can take pictures and send to the seller, with a personal note. Do you use flat white, eggshell or gloss? Does a sealer go on top of the base coat? Wonder job, pat yourself on the backs.

Rachel@MyPinkFlipFlops said...

Gorgeous!!!! I'm in love too kay?

Anonymous said...

I love your China Cabinet after your redo but also liked it before you redid it. Guess I am admitting to being of the older generation.

Nichole said...

To make the color come alive and more vibrant, put some Owatrol Oil that might help remove the moulds. It will help the wood last long too.

Mould Remover