Sunday, August 29, 2010

New and improved painted cabinets

Here is a story of some blah blah blah cabinets in my den.

They started out so bland and brown and had a big hole in the middle of them. What to do, what to do...



Well the answer for me to anything household  is to paint it...and add some cabinets in the middle of it.


Then as the crazy home owner would be she is wanting to change it again.

So now the cabinets looks like this.


Oh wait the flor de leis on the top fell over....


There that is better...but it is too dark. Sigh, I can never win.

But Veggies Tales is playing, so everyone is happy.

I decided to glue some cornices on the bottom with gorilla wood glue.


If this was actually holding the weight of anything I wouldn't have glued them up.

I just do it because I am lazy like that.

Now that I have found my new love of Halycon Green, I am like a crazy wild woman painting everything I can with it.

First I got this on clearance at Hobby Lobby for only $2.80


This thing is heavy people. If I have a intruder this would be what I would grab.

Then remember these candlesticks?


and they were made out of newel posts?


Well I finally got a place to use the tops that we cut off!


LOVE THEM!!

Then I got this little dandy at Goodwill.


Of course I had to paint it, but I went with heirloom white.



I also painted my big ol' W.


It was a dark red but I wanted it to be more bright red. Cuz every room needs a punch of red...doesn't it?


I had these sweet things in my dining room cabinet.



I LOVE the fall and decided to go on and get things started in the fall decorating department.



I will add more as the weather actually starts to feel like fall.

So I am pretty happy with my cabinets going from this...



To this...



Then to this!



Mr. Genius is not really happy with the new blue... I told him to not worry about it, in 6 months it will be a different color. ; )

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47 comments:

Maureen said...

What a wonderful improvement!

Lori said...

Super great job, now looks and is a custom cabinet. No else in your neighborhood has one like it.

Lisa said...

What a difference. It looks great! You did a wonderful job. Love the candle sticks also.

Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors said...

I am loving it! They look so much better, especially with the addition of the shelves and beadboard. Great transformation!

The Activity Mom said...

Love it! Looks so nice! I'm debating on whether to paint our kitchen cabinets. Did you use a plain white? gloss?

Lyndsey said...

Cute!! Love the little red birdies =)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it! i think it looks perfect with the blue inside and makes your decorative touches stand out more.

Van said...

Beautiful cabinet makeover, I like how it's neat and organized. Can't wait to organize mine, too!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love the change! They even look bigger! Great job!

Tracey said...

Love the end result! Very pretty :^) Maybe this will get me motivated to finish painting my corner cabinets. Now I won't be afraid to paint the back a different colour than white. I can actually see now how great it will look!

Catch A Falling Star said...

The blue looks nice against the white. I love the decor!

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Oh, Katie...it is just GORGEOUS!! You did and amazing job, seriously. I love, love, love the blue and red. The little red birdies are too cute.

Hope you're having a blessed Monday, friend!
Love, Laura

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a difference!!! It's beautiful!

Amber said...

I knew that was Halcyon Green as soon as I saw it. Such a pretty color. I love your accessories too. It looks so nice.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh I just love this entire look, that Robins egg blue is a favorite color of mine!
Just beautiful!
Terry

Life in Rehab said...

I'm laughing at your "in six months it will be a new color!" Isn't that the truth!
Cool makeover, oh, and a cute kid.

Atticmag said...

Katie, I think you did a super job on the hutch. Making it white was huge. If you're looking for a new background color, dark brown would be very dramatic. Will wait to see what you decide.

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We're kicking it off with a kitchen back splash giveaway -- just drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win. --Jane F

alicia said...

That looks great! Can you come move in to my house and redo it all for me?! ;)

Theresa said...

I love it! It looks like something from Pottery barn or another similar high-end cabinet now! Did you spray paint the cabinet or use a roller?

Lolly Jane said...

Found you on SugarBee- what a FABULOUS after!!! :)
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:)Happy Monday!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love this! The green background is an unexpectant surprise..
This look like a new unit.Thanks for sharing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great, I like your little punches of red!

The Cannary's said...

I think you did a great job and I'm all for glueing, too!

The Pennington Point said...

Great transformation. So many people have a dull built in and you did a great job of showing how simple it is to make it your own. Love it! Lisa~

Suesan said...

I love the built-ins. You did a really nice job on them. I often find my finish projects are more a process, too.

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Ashley said...

These turned out beautiful! I really like the white against the blue. And love those little birdies!

katie @ the copper coconut said...

Wow! Looks fantastic! I love how the red pops off the blue and the white. Much better than the first before!

Lisa said...

Nice job! It looks like it just came that that! All your accessories are really cute too...love the birds!

Katie said...

LOVE them!!! I think the touch of blue in the back is perfect. And the red birds? Adorable!

jennoreilly said...

this looks great, I personally love the blue!

Here from TidyMom, happy friday!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, great make-over. I love the blue behind them and all of your little touches really make them beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That cabinet looks incredible especially painted blue inside. I love all the accents. Especially the ones you created yourself. Love the pops of red off the blue and white background.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the new cabinets particularly the blue background.

FYI there are some pop ups that are being associated with this page. I had to close out and come back and they did it again. Hmmm. Just wanted you to know.

Laura said...

So pretty. I love the little red birds!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, I can't believe those are the same cabs! Incredible makeover! Makes you wonder why they were wood to begin with. The extra shelving really took it to the next level. Outstanding DIY!

Donna

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a beautiful change. Love the pops of color!

Michelle said...

Love it! I have turquoise and red in my living room....happy colors...tell your hubby:)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.

Holly said...

The transformation is amazing. LOVE the blue in the back of the shelves. And, all the fun little details and object are so fabulous! The cornices are a great idea.

bro said...

I actually liked the cabinets to begin with and wondered what you were going to do to improve them. But WOW! I love them! The white really pops, I love the blue and the little details are darling. Wanna come do my house?!

http://www.rockonmommies.com/rachael said...

oh wow! I love how they turned out...really really love them, everything about them! I love using 'fleur de lis' in my decorating and we are W's too so I could totally see this entire unit transplanted in my home! LOVE it! Okay, now I wanna go decorate!

misssrobin said...

Wow. They are beautiful. You truly have vision.

Jennifer said...

I love the colors and your decorating! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Jen said...

Wow, that is amazingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your tips.

Congrats on your SITS day. :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Katie, you have a great eye for color and design! What a fabulous transformation! I love the blue background and the way you accessorized with little punches of red!

Heather said...

You really made those built-ins stand out! They are gorgeous and look like a focal point instead of an afterthought. Amazing!

Stopping by from SITS!

Coretta said...

I really like what you did here. I'm not a huge blue fan but LOVE your accessories and it looks so expensive. Happy SITS.