Saturday, February 1, 2014

China Cabinet Transformation


 
I had this old china cabinet...........it had a bit of water damage, not a lot, but enough so that one door wouldn't shut tightly. The finish was not very nice since someone had painted over it with brown paint and it just didn't look like a cabinet that I wanted, so I came up with an idea......



I really liked the looks of the doors w/ the glass in them and the wood separators.  I also liked the scalloped edging on the bottom of the top section. You can see that some of the brown paint has peeled off of the scalloped portion......the brown paint did not adhere well at all, but it didn't all pull off easily, so removing it would have been too hard for the amount of time and energy I had for the project.


The beadboard at the back of the center and top section was nice, but couldn't be seen or appreciated very much.
I wanted to highlight some of the features, but also didn't want to refinish by sanding and staining. I didn't have time for a huge project (although this was big enough!) so decided to just paint it again.
















      The darker blue color with the white cabinet really pulled this piece together and made it stand out. What a difference.
The beadboard even showed up much better. I left the flat horizontal surface in the middle alone, except for getting the paint off, because it was countertop material and would be sturdy. I also liked the contrast of the brown w/ the white and blue.





 I was quite pleased with the results.  The door was sanded down so that it shut tightly, just as it was supposed to. The china cabinet looked like I had pictured it and rather than looking "blah" and rather ugly, now it looks amazing.

















                                    Before                            After


   This was a project that I was very glad I had done. I did have to put 3 coats of white paint on to get good enough coverage. The blue paint only needed 2 coats of paint. 

    It was satisfying to see and use the final product and to do a transformation project again. I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures of it. Thank you for visiting my blog........have a nice day. :)



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48 comments:

  1. I love the end result! I wish I had such creative vision! Keep sharing! In Christ, Talya

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  2. Thank you for the encouragement. :)

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  3. I love it! Very pretty.

    Blessings,
    Rashel
    (I found you through Modest Monday link up)

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  4. Visiting from Anything Blue Friday- Your china cabinet turned out really great! The blue makes a great background and highlights that area. Even the handles look better on it now! You must be very happy about it!

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    1. Thank you.....I loved how the blue really made the white stand out.........and was a great background for things on the shelves. I was glad that it turned out well.....and was glad to get it finished. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  5. Oh my! what a treasure you have created! I am truly impressed.....
    :)
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thank you.... it really is so much nicer. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. Wow! What a difference!! You did a terrific job. Where will you use this new treasure?
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Thank you.... I have used it for herbs and tinctures.... it has a lot of storage. :)

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  7. It is gorgeous in white! Great transformation. Thanks for linking to TTF

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    1. Thank you... I do like how it turned out. :)

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  8. WOW that is gorgeous! I want a china hutch so badly. But they are quite expensive!

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    1. Thank you.... they can be expensive, but I have been seeing them on Craigslist... and sometimes they are only $50 or so... once in a while I see one for free.... I think people don't like the big bulky items and are getting rid of them... if you really want to get one, it might be a good idea to keep watching Craigslist.... and put it on your prayer list. :)

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  9. What a lovely transformation. It looks bright and cheerful now! Visiting from Teach Me Tuesdays.

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    1. I was so glad we did this... it totally changed it from boring and blah... :) Thank you for visiting.... and for the sweet comment.

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  10. great transformation, love it in white

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    1. Thank you... it sure looks better than it did. :)

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  11. Beautiful! I love how we can change something old into something simply stunning! That really pops!

    You have a lovely blog!

    I Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Amy

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    1. Thank you.... I do too... I love your sweet encouraging comment! Thank you. :)

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  12. I love it! You've done a great job x

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  13. Beautiful. The colours came together so nicely.

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    1. Thank you... I really liked the color combination too. :)

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  14. I love how this looks now. Great job!

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    1. Thank you... it was nice to have it work well. :)

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  15. What a great transformation! Thank you for visiting me earlier and leaving me a comment...:)
    Also, I am your newest follower...:)

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you.... and welcome... I am so glad to meet you and have you following. :)

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  16. WOW, what an amazing before and after!

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  17. My dad was the great one for refinishing furniture. I just don't have the patience to do all the necessary sanding and extra coats of painting. You obviously do, and the results show your hard work. Nice job. - Margy

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    1. Thank you.... actually, I enlisted the help of my kids and husband for some of it. :) There was a lot of painting on it... we had to give it about 3 coats of paint.... Thank you for visiting and for the nice comment. :)

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  18. The transformation is fabulous! The china cabinet looks brand new :) So glad you shared this at ROI. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you.... it was quite striking... one of the projects I was pretty pleased with... I love it when that happens... they don't all turn out that way. :)

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  19. That turned out really great! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you... I was really pleased with it... I love the color contrast. :)

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  20. Oh my GOSH! I have that exact maple hutch sitting in my dining area right now! It's the original-no paint on it....40 years old......still using it. I LOVE IT painted white with the blue back. Does yours still have a light in the top? In mine, the top has 3 pieces of glass in the center of the shelf with "wood" on both sides as a border.

    Thank you SO much for sharing your makeover of the hutch. I'm definitely pinning this post......every time I need some inspiration, I'm going to come here and stare at that GORGEOUS "after" transformation. :)

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    1. That is so funny! Mine has the lights.. but someone, at some time, clipped the wires, so we just used it w/ no light in it. :) Thank you for visting and sharing your fun comment. :)

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  21. It looks fantastic!!! I love it! I always love seeing "before" and "afters"!! :)

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    1. I enjoy before and afters too, but I tend to forget to take the "before" picture and I am trying to do better... so glad I had this one. Thank you for the encouragement and for visiting. :)

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  22. I LOVE how it came out!!! Your redo projects are always lovely! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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    1. Thank you... what a sweet thing to say. I am so glad I remembered to get a before picture on this one! So glad you visited.... and I appreciate your blog link up. :)

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  23. I'm a white paint kind of gal so this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Our Hopeful Home

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    1. White does brighten things up... glad you stopped by. :)

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