Monday, May 2, 2011

The Cabinet is D-O-N-E

Okay. So it’s not completely done. I lied. But I figure I have held you off on this project for long enough. It just needs to be jewelry-fied, so I guess you can see it by now. Let’s take a look at the before, shall we?

china cabinet

I loved everything about it—the glass details, the shape, the storage, etc.  The wood was beautiful, but it was badly beat up. That certainly helped with my decision to paint. Of course, my favorite part of it was the price. $60.00 off Craigslist. Ya-to-the-hoo!

china cabinet

After taking it apart, this is what it turned into. For months. Michigan weather hit, and there was just no finishing it in that cold.

IMG_6222

And here it is today…

refinished cabinet

I seriously looked into crystal knobs for it, but the idea of filling holes, drilling new ones, and spending more money on this than I already had was not appealing to me.

refinished cabinet

I’m pretty much in love with it, and I’m taking my time filling the top with accessories. It’s quite the balance making sure I like the way it looks, and it’s still functional for my daughter’s things.

china cabinet detail

Of course, her favorite part needs to be gussied up as well. We’ll be working on that one very soon.

secretary

Well, there you go! I’m in love, my daughter’s in love, and my husband’s in love with the price. That’s a win/win, don’t ya think?

white cabinet

I almost forgot…Dutch Boy sent me the paint for this project (free!!). It’s painted Timeless Ivory, and it’s just that. What a classically beautiful shade. It’s perfect.

96 comments:

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

the hutch turned out beautiful.. im not really into white furniture but i love it.

Bailey said...

It is beautiful!

Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses said...

Sooooooooooooo purdy!!! I love how classy and clean it looks! Great job!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Just gorgeous girl! Worth the wait!!

southerninspiration said...

Oh my !!! it is gorgeous!!!
Suzanne

Ange said...

I had to wipe the drool off my keyboard just so I could type! LOVE IT!!!! It looks so beautiful in white!

rushartist said...

This is so beautiful!!! The white looks so clean and delicate. Looks like a huge job, but with a result like that it must be totally worth it. I am in love! :-)

Lil' Woman said...

Oh my goodness, gorgeous...and for $60...that is awesome.

Kristen said...

Love it - it turned out gorgeous and thanks to Dutch Boy..free paint?! How cool is that?! Too bad they don't provide free labor as well!
It's just perfect for her pretty little room - good job mom!

Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful!

Mimi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The glass doors really stand out being white. I love it! Mimi xx

Miss Charming said...

It looks absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job!

Paula said...

So very lovely! You have a great eye :) and it looks perfect in white!

Pudel-design said...

That cabinet turned out great!
Love this crisp white look!
Nice job!
Lovely greetings...

http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! You did an awesome job! I like the handles-it needs that little bit of color (my opinion!) Blessings, Sharon

Jaime said...

Chris it went from Granny to Glamourous! and all with some paint well done. The original hardware gives it some contrast and you could line the back piece with colored paper for pop. Your hard work has paid off.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Totally worth the wait! It looks fabulous! I can't believe it was only 60 bucks, gotta love craigslist!

Red Door Home said...

Beautiful! The circular pattern on the glass doors make this piece a knock-out!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I love the pattern on the doors... this is just a knock-out in white! Beautiful job!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Gosh, this is simply gorgeous! You really had an eye for what to look for and nailed the shade of white!

Gold Shoe Girl said...

It looks fantastic. I am also working on a hutch for my daughter's room. I hope mine turns out as well as yours.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Hey girl! I am impressed...you did a beautiful job painting it!

Rhonda Gaffney said...

It looks incredible!! How did you do such a flawless paint job??? Did you use a sprayer. It is unbelievable!!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the wood design across the glass. What a lucky find and you did a fantastic job re-finishing it!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Nichole @ Barillafab4.blogspot.com said...

GORGEOUS!

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

This piece is gorgeous! I love it!! What a great find!

I am originally from Michigan. I grew up in Grand Haven (if you know where that is) Small world :)

Chris said...

Wow that is beautiful! And you got it for $60??? Lucky Lady! I NEVER find deals like that! I just love this!

Mrs C with Style said...

Wow what a find for $60!!! If you find anymore let me know:) I love that you painted it white! Love this post!!

james said...

oh how beautiful. nice work.

Landis' Happenings said...

WoW! Wonderful!!!!!!
Could you tell me the color of your daughters walls? This is the exact color we want in our own daughter's room! Thanks!
Please send to sixtotwo@hotmail.com

To The Moon and Back said...

Wow! Absolutely Beautiful!

Tanya said...

Great find and fix up!

Janis@Home Style said...

WOW!!!! I want one.....great job.

PS: I feel your painting pain......I have many projects that get sidetracked due to the frigid Canadian winters.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Yes, she is just perfect!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It was totally worth the wait! It looks gorgeous! And one of the million things I love about you is that you know how to make things pretty and still functional. So many cabinets out there in blogland are just pretty. I need function in my life! Looking forward to seeing it again.

Allison@FabRehab said...

It is perfection! It was a timeless piece to begin with and you kept it that way! Love!

Richella said...

It's beautiful, Chris! I can see why you and your daughter are both in love--it looks absolutely beautiful in Timeless Ivory. It'll be fun to see how you arrange things to work in your daughter's room. I'm sure it'll look even better when it's accessorized.

And now it's May! So now you have the glorious part of Michigan weather to enjoy. Lo, the winter is past!

Irene Robertson said...

Amazing!

Jodi said...

Beautiful! I like it so much better painted!

Jodi

jilly said...

Simply stunning and what a beautiful and timeless piece that your daughter will hopefully have forever. Love it.

Jocelyn said...

That's gorgeous! You make me want to go and paint all my furniture white instead of the black I've been doing!

Avry said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!! and personally I like the knobs on it :)

Anonymous said...

You did a great job! I love your daughter's room. Can you post the color of her walls? Love that color.

jo said...

Your hard work paid off. Looks great and it will hopefully give years of pleasure. Enjoy!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh that piece is GORGEOUS and I can't believe it was $60 on Craigslist!!!! That is SUCH a score and it looks so pretty with a fresh paintjob! Your daughter has the best room ever! I want to be her! :)

Katherines Corner said...

Oh how beautiful! Well done. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Chris, it's fantabulous!! What a great deal on a classic piece. Love the color, you must be thrilled with it.

Krystal {Blue Ribbon} said...

Gorgeous! I think the original pulls keep the vintage look. Sure, crystal knobs would've been fabulous, but these look gorgeous still!! LOVE!

Robyn @ Imperfect Nest said...

This turned out beautifully! It certainly doesn't look like a $60 Craigslist find.

Shaunna said...

absolutely gorgeous!!
xo
shaunna

Judy said...

I've been waiting for this reveal for months! I was so excited to see it this morning. It came out amazing. I have a very similar cabinet that I was considering refinishing. I have been waiting to see what you did first. Lol - You did an awesome job.

Jessica @ Decor Adventures said...

Hi Chris,

This is just lovey, so bright and beautiful. Congrats for getting it done :-)

Bossy Betty said...

So wonderful!

Nikki said...

Well DONE! It really is beautiful.

Kaye said...

This is fabulous Chris! I love it.

What kind of sprayer (paaint) did you end up getting?

Kaye

Statham Family Blog said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am so in love with your hutch....I love white furniture. If I had seen this in a furniture store I would've paid $1200.00 for it to have it. I love your blog, you are one talented lady. If you ever want to get rid of it, email me and I'll take it off your hands.
It is beautiful.

AliLilly said...

Oh. My. Heavens!! It's GORGEOUS!!! I am IN LOVE!!!!!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

What a lucky girl...this is a beautiful piece, great job!

hometown girl said...

turned out beautiful! love it! susan

Holly said...

This is stunning!!! You always have the best projects and ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

Attempting Aloha said...

So so pretty! Great job!

Aloha,
Charlie

Cailan said...

That is one fantastic piece of furniture and the price - you should get all kinds of points for that! It turned out so lovely!

Karel said...

It's gorgeous. I love it! And you're right...it's been very cold and rainy here in Michigan. Was sunny today but still cool. I'm in West Michigan...how about you?

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Timeless Ivory, perfect! Such a pretty piece and I am so jealous of the deal you got. It looks really pretty and must be very satisfying to have it completed.

modern jane said...

Wow! It's incredible! The trim work is beautiful:)

chris said...

perfection. my craiglist stinks man.

Allison said...

You did a beautiful job! It is the perfect white! I love the trim on it, too. It looks great on that beautiful blue wall!

Kathy R. said...

It came out just beautiful. It's actually a win/win/win! I hope your daughter enjoys it. Nice job!

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Love this, what a great Craigslist find. It now looks so fresh.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is one stunning cabinet!!! i love the details on it, and i love its fresh white coat!

Jessica said...

I LOVE how it turned out! So exciting to get it for such a great deal and then make it look so beautiful. Great job!

Dream Mom said...

Wow, what a beautiful job! It looks amazing! I think it looks really wonderful with the original hardware too. Can't wait to see what you fill it with!

Desiree said...

Absolutely beautiful! First of all, I love seeing Before & After shots and yours are stunning. It is amazing what a coat of paint can do. My husband and I re-did a dining room set, you can check it out on my blog if you like!

Robyn said...

It just never ceases to amaze me what a difference a bit of white paint can make!

Holly Kennedy said...

This is sooooooooo beautiful! Great job!

Annissa said...

Congratulations, it's absolutely gorgeous !!

c.w.frosting said...

Great craigslist find, it's perfect! Panels are very Ballard!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Barb said...

Even though I just talked to you and told you how beautiful it was, I had to post my congratulations on a job WELL done! You must be very proud. It turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Love you,
Mom

Emily @ Remarkable Home said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous piece! And that white on that blue wall...to die for! BTW, what is that blue??

Also, do you use a sprayer? Which one? I am in the market for a good one.

Congratulations on getting it done! CAn't wait to see how you accessorize it!

Karyn said...

I would like to know if u sprayed or rolled that and what kind of sprayer u used? It looks amazing!

Etcetorize said...

Wow wow wow. So beautiful! I get so nervous painting wood that looks perfectly fine but am always so dazzled when others just go for it and make it pretty.

Darcy said...

I cannot believe how beautiful it is!!!!!! Gorgeous!

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Swoon! I'm in LOVE! Does it have a twin for my dining room? Gorgeous!

Caley said...

Oh my heavens...I need one. This is the next thing I'm hunting down to re-do.

Stacey said...

WoW! Stunning! Fresh, clean and amazing! And $60 is a steal! What a great job - you should be proud! So exciting to finally get it done, I'm sure!
Stacey of Embracing Change

The Real Me! said...

That looks so good. I've gotten 5 hutches off of Craigslist and I've painted all but one so far. They look soooo good when they are done and they have tons of storage. My favorite was one I got for $25.00. It was beat up but paint can cover many evils. LOL!
Great job on yours.
Have a blessed day.
Kim

Kelly @ View along the way said...

Visiting from CG, and LOOOOVING this. UGH. SO gorgeous. I have a piece made of gorgeous wood like this too, and I'm hesitant to paint it, but if I can get it looking this good, I'll be thrilled!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wow, how beautiful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project with us.

Warmly, Michelle

Jenny said...

This is STUNNING! I think I can safely say that it took my breath away a little bit when I saw the "after"! Super-duper-wow. Love it!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

this is absolutely stunning. you are a super talent!!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Looks amazing, I love the elicpse shaped glass fronts.
I'm a designer in Michigan (Metro Detroit), where abouts are you?
www.midwestcabinetdesignenvy.blogspot.com

Miss B.e.e. said...

I am completely in love with this piece! I love the circular details and the creamy white! (drooling...)Like you said, the best part was the price and it's absolutely gorgeous now!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You just administered CPR to this piece!!
A whole new life you've given it!
I have an ornate dresser in the garage that I have been putting off painting bc of the Illinois cold.
Maybe today I will get out there and tackle it with paint.
You are an inspiration Chris!

Your newest follower,
Alison

Kathy C. said...

Gorgeous!! I seriously don't know what else to say...it turned out so amazing!

Jenna, SAS Interiors said...

This cabinet is a piece of ART! How beautiful!! Did you paint it with a brush / roller or did you spray it? If you bought that at a store, it would have cost well over a $1000! I can't wait to see it filled ;)

I'm your newest follower!

~Jenna, SAS Interiors
www.sasinteriors.net

Allyson said...

This looks wonderful!...I'm wishy washy about furniture with glass in it and white furniture, but this looks so sunny and pretty!
Great job!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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