Thursday, March 29, 2012

My First China Cabinet

Ok I know I've been saying and been meaning to give a tour of our new home but I keep getting side tracked!!  I hope you'll be patient with me! Even though things are coming together, there's still things to be done!  I won't bore you with what those are but I promise it will come!
One thing that I got accomplished over this past weekend was getting and redoing my first ever china cabinet!! I had been watching Craigslist like a hawk for a good deal.  Well I found a beautiful French Provincial style cabinet for $100 and probably would have been the same color as the top of my dining table but when I called about it of course it was just sold.  So then I got to thinking a white one to match the legs and chairs of my dining set would actually be pretty.  Yup, that's what I wanted. Gulp, that meant painting. Priming, sanding, etc,etc too. Which I've never really done before. When I found one in the town we just moved from for $125 I excitedly emailed fellow Okie {and used to be fellow Skiatookie} blogger Clydia of Three Mango Seeds.  She is a whiz when it comes to furniture redos and actually sells them! So with her advice and a broken spindle from one of my chairs{yes it's been broken for 4 years, go ahead and chuckle} for color reference off to Home Depot me and Lil' Hunkie went!
I chose Glidden Satin in Cappuccino White then got Martha Stewart's Metallic Glaze in Medallion.  I wanted to distress it a little bit so no sanding or priming required!
Ready?

Before

I adore the top!! I didn't get the chance to take a picture but the back had a date on it...March of 1972!

And now the after....


Didn't take long to fill it up!!



My favorite part... ☺

What i did:
Painted 2 coats of paint, then with a fine grit sanding block distressed it, then brushed on the glaze and wiped off with a rag, and finally did a coat of satin polyurethane.  I thought it was going to rain on Tuesday so I didn't think I had time to do another coat of polyurethane like the can said to do.  I started on Saturday at about 3pm, worked on it Sunday and then finished up Monday morning.  We have no garage right now so I had to get this done!  I was feeling a little overwhelmed on Saturday evening.  But after one coat of paint I was loving how it was going to turn out.  I chose to do a temporary application to the back of the inside so it can be changed out easily.  I used wrapping paper! Got this tip from Jen at Tatertots & Jello! I simply measured each section and used double sided tape. I wanted to change out the handles but I don't think they are a standard size so I'm probably going to paint them.  I'm just so excited to have one and get to display my dishes!

Cost breakdown:
China Cabinet: $125
Supplies from Home Depot-paint,glaze, polyurethane,brushes,sanding block, tape: $66.16
Wrapping Paper from Hobby Lobby org. $5.99 used 40% off coupon:$3.89 
Total:$195.05
Hey pretty good! Especially since I have leftover supplies!
I won't say I've caught the furniture redo bug but I'm glad to know I have it in me!

See my Link Party page for where I'll be linking up at!

Happy Thursday!!


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26 comments:

Kristin said...

Girl....you did good! Love it it looks great!

LeahJo said...

Looks great! I love white furniture. So classic.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

It looks great! You did a fantastic job. I really like the white.

Lindsay said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am so impressed! You did a wonderful job, it turned out amazing!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

You did such a beautiful job!! I love the glaze you used. Love it!

LoriLynn said...

This is out of control awesome Jennifer!!!! I have like 5 pieces of furniture on my to do list but now I really want a china cabinet! It looks gorgeous girly! XO Lori

Marilyn said...

I LOVE it.. Super adorable Jen.. I love the new look and esp the white.. :))

Clydia said...

Love it!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Excellent job! The lines are so pretty and I know you're loving the storage. I've been stalking CL myself for one...someday!

Chase the Star said...

I loooooove this!!! Oh I want to find one to re-do now! Great job!
Following you on GFC:)

Barbara @ Chase the Star

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

WOW, it's gorgeous!! You did an amazing job :) I just did a hutch too and it took me forever, can't believe you did all that work in just a few days! I looove the wrapping paper idea, genius!!

Sunday said...

Jennifer - it's gorgeous!!I think a good hutch is my favorite transformation! Thanks for inviting me to your party, I'm following too! HUGS!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

You did a fantastic job on this!!! I love it. Megan

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful piece and an even more wonderful transformation!

Lindalou said...

Wow this turned out great. It was obvious that you could see what this could become before you even started.

Andrea said...

I have been on the lookout for a cute china cabinet that I can makeover too! I love what you did! FAB!!
OH and Thanks for the sweet lil note you left me about my Easter Prints!!
XOXO
Andrea

Lolly Jane said...

Love it, Jennifer! Great makeover. Looks fab!

Natalia Lynn said...

looks great! I am not sure I could have done that! But it fits perfectly!

Six Sisters said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters

Green Willow Pond said...

Beautiful! It looks like you've been painting forever. It looks great in your room.

Have a lovely week!
Deborah

Rebecca said...

This is lovely! You did a great job. I have a hutch in need of a makeover but I've been too nervous to start yet.

Lolly Jane said...

This is SOOOO pretty!!! Love the transformation :) :) :)
Featured you this weekend! XOXO

Betsy Pool said...

Very nice redo on this china cabinet. It looks gorgeous!! Great job!

Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime. I featured this project on Take it on Tuesday this week! Feel free to grab a feature button!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Hey girl, i featured you this week at Your Whims Wednesday! :)

Sarah | Coffee and Cabernet said...

Hi! I came to check out your china cabinet! It looks fabulous. And it's HUGE -- I know that was an undertaking.
Thanks for stopping by C&C. Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Found this on Pinterest and just loved it do much so I had to give my best shot at my own. It turned out beautiful and probably saved its life as it was not on my favorite list in its before state. Thanks for the inspiration!! Ps, if you ever want to remove the gold on the doors just scrape and wipe with nail polish remover :)

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