Sunday, October 31, 2010

The China Cabinet

Happy Halloween!!!!

Did you all have fun trick or treating?

We sure did!

We got soooooo much candy.

Yesterday Wild Man reminded me about what we did last year with all our candy by asking if we will give him another toy if he turns in all his candy again this year.

I completely forgot what smart parents we were last year!

Gooo me!

So yep, tomorrow all the boys candy will go into the abyss of Mr. Genius' office and the boys will get a new toy...that I have hidden somewhere in my closet. Which is where I hid my bottom dollar clearanced toys.

Anywho, Remember this China Cabinet?

When I first got this FREE cabinet it was painted white a looooooong time ago and then they must have brushed polyurethane over the white. Because it had yellowed. It is hard to see in the picture, but when you got close to it. It looked like they had brushed a yellow glaze all over this beautiful cabinet..Yuck!

Then it was randomly painted black on two squares on the feet and between the two doors.

Cuz maybe that made you not notice the weird yellow glaze all over the cabinet.


Then of course there wasn't any glass in the doors.

Other then that, it was in great shape!

I loved the survey and seeing everyone's opinions! With 33% saying that I needed to paint it another color other then white and blue. I was looking forward to painting it black, or a mint green, or even a light yellow!

How fun would have that been?!

Then a girl named Julia found my blog...and she snagged it.

Smart girl. After she contacted me, not 5 other people contacted me wanting to buy the cabinet. But who can blame them...I wanted to keep it myself.

So thank you all for participating in my survey, but I do abide by one rule...

Whoever pays me the money gets to pick the color. ;)

Does that make me a sell out?


Oh well.

Julia picked an antique white with glaze and then a fun paper on the back of the cabinet.

I LOOOOOVE this piece! Seriously, it was so much fun doing.

So here is the baby all finished.

Isn't she BEaUtiFUL?!

I was able to get glass in the doors for really cheap! Like cut and installed for $35! Sandra from Sawdust and paperscraps pointed me in the right direction for where to go for that. Thanks Sandra!

I love all the details of this cabinet. I sanded her down before painting, but it is really hard to make it smooth. But I actually like how chippy it make it!

Then of course there is the fun paper on the back of the cabinet.

Julia got these precious knobs from none other then anthroplogie. Does anything ugly come from that store?

Don't you like my messy garage and rotting pumpkin in the background?

Just keeping it realz people. But doesn't the pretty cabinet cancel out the ugly in the background?

I will be posting to these parties.


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

katie, it turned out beautifully! i love the backing- so whimsical! my kids dressed up as batman and wonderwoman! i think it was a big year for marvel and sueprheroes!! :)

Lindy said...

Love the cabinet and the paper! Never even saw what was lurking behind it~

Chrissie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this beautiful china cabinet. The paper is so much fun!

Linda said...

Turned out so great! Love the Halloween photos...brought back memories of when I took my little brother trick-or-treating 40 years ago...he wore a Batman costume, too!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This turned out wonderfully. I really like the paper on the back...and the new knobs, sensational - love that store too.(-:

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

This is such a beautiful piece! You did a fab job! :)

Susan said...

Katie, the china hutch is beautiful!! What a nice job!!

Elisa said...

Love it!! I especially love that fun paper in the background. Where did you find it? I'm always looking out for cool fabrics or papers to mod podge onto stuff.

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Oh what I would give to be able to do a cabinet like that! I LOVE what you did with the backing. It is so versatile. You are really doing some great pieces, Katie! Thanks so much for linking this :-)

Renegades said...

I love the paper in the cabinet.

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Woohoo, I'm glad they were able to not make a liar out of me on the price of the glass. he he he. It looks amazing! I'm totally jealous of your deal finding skillzzzzzzzzzz!

Nong Yang said...

Wow, I'm absolutely in love with the cabinet! It's a beautiful inspiration piece that I hope to one day recreate. :D

Tip Junkie said...

That turned out amazing! Great job.


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God Bless You :-)


Kim said...

What gorgeous lines on that cabinet. It was destined to be beautiful no matter what color you chose.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

That is a beautiful piece. You did an amazing job.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

The cabinet is gorgeous. You did a great job.

Inspired by you said...

So beautiful and fun!

Melissa said...



Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your china cabinet turned out beautiful! I love the paper you chose for the inside.

Megan said...

what a gorgeous piece! you did a fantastic job on it! I've never seen anything quite like this! I'm featuring you in a post tomorrow about buffets/hutches on feel free to grab our "I was featured" button!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

That is one of the most beautiful cabinets I've ever seen! You did a great job making her shine even more.

Monica@The White Bench said...

WOW! This is terrific! Can't believe you had it for free!
I'm coming along from Cindy's blog. Nice to meet you.
Have a beautiful day!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Katie! Your china cabinet is beautiful!!! :) I love the backing. :)

Thanks for joining my party. If you could please add a link back to me or my party button (whichever you prefer) within your post, I would greatly appreciate it. That's my one guideline for this party. :) Thanks a bunch!

Chris said...

Wow, that cabinet looks fabulous. I am completely jealous you got it for FREE...but more than that you made it beautiful. Enjoy it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love how your cabinet came out!! It is beautiful! Great choices in finish, knobs and paper! :)

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

What a beautiful piece!

Holly said...

I love that cabinet! You did a beautiful job.

Chris said...

I'm pretty much madly in love with this cabinet! Everything is gorgeous about it! Great job!

Mary Joy said...

I love that! Gorgeous! Love the great have create something special and unique...what a gift!


Mary Joy

from Amanda's party!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! what a great makeover! just a lick of paint, glass and wallah! very pretty cabinet!

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Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Really lovely job! The cabinet is fresh & beautiful!! Angie xo

Jenny said...

This is so beautiful!