Monday, May 24, 2010

China Cupboard Makeover


I am glad you stopped by for a visit because I wanted to share my china cupboard makeover with you today. I had this old cupboard for a long time but it was pine and a little rough so it no longer suited where it was but I didn't want to get rid of it so I painted it a warm white and found a new home for it in the sun room.

then I had fun digging out my pink and white china to go into it.

I almost forgot to take my before photo .

This is the sun room and it is on the only wall without windows.So now when I have my tea in here or read I can enjoy my china in the made over cupboard .

Today,I am joining in with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and Show off your Cottage Monday at Cielo's House in the Roses where there will be lots of inspiration for you.

Thanks for visiting,

Carolyn


44 comments:

Jojo said...

What a lovely makeover! After seeing your display, I'm inspired to hang a few teacups in my vitrine. It's so nice in that you can actually see the cups which are so pretty.

Crystal said...

The after is wonderful!! I love all the pink. Your collection of dishes look really great!

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

Hi, what a beautiful makeover. I have been thinking about doing mine, after seeing yours i can't wait to get stuck into it. And what a sunroom. I could sit there for hours and hours. It's so pretty.

the VG huis said...

Oh Carolyn, I'm a morning coffe drinker..but all your pretty teapots and cups make me want to convert! Hope your enjoying this beautiful long weekend! xx

~Stacey

Beverly said...

Ah, Carolyn. It is beautiful. And, you know this sends me into pink bliss. You have so many precious treasures.

Thank you for sharing. I hope I'll see you this Saturday.

Martha said...

A great makeover and how nice you have all of your pink china together -- looks very pretty and I love the touches of lace.

Katy Noelle said...

Of course, this is lovely! That's the word for it - truly lovely! I was just remarking to Madelief that she could show me her china every time and I would be happy!!! I've been fretting about the lack of getting things done around here. I think my project for the moment is living ~ those puppies!

Thanks for sharing - really, really!

Love, katy Noelle

Kathy said...

Deliciously charming...
A wonderful redo, and I love where you put the cupboard!
Your arranging of the china is perfect...
love it allllll...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful idea, I took my pine hutch and also painted it white, but left the inside a honey pine, changed the knobs to a brass and put it my dinning room, gives a fresh look in a low light room. But, I do not have your lovely dishes. Take care.

It's me said...

Hello Caroline..........what a beautiful China you have !!

Enjoy your post today !! have a nice sunny day....hugs from me Ria........

It's me said...

Hello Caroline..........what a beautiful China you have !!

Enjoy your post today !! have a nice sunny day....hugs from me Ria........

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I can't say anything else but WOWWWWW!
This is THE makeover!
I love everything there: the cupboard itself, the color you've choosen, the china is simply incredible.
Pictures show your enormous good taste! Always.
Fra

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A charming cupboard, Carolyn! Looks really nice in there.

Blessings,
Sandi

LisasCreativeHome said...

Very Sweet makeover:)

Sandra said...

Hi Carolyn. I love love your makeover! I am going to paint a hutch and can't wait to finish it!
Blessings,
Sandra

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn.....That is such a pretty makeover! I love all of your china and I equally love all of your pink in this cupboard! I am sure it really adds an extra sparkle to your sunroom!~Hugs, Patti

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
You're inspirational!
Lovely what you did to this piece of furniture and filled with pretties.
I think I'm becoming a PINK Fan!
It's tugging at my heart.
Have a sweet week and God Bless,
d from HomeHaven

Susan said...

Oh, Carolyn. That looks gorgeous. Love it. You did a great job. I'd be willing to bet that the sixth cup down,with the roses, is from Bavaria. Remember my post on the Rosalinda china a couple days ago? Looks very similar. Take care and thanks for sharing your gorgeous china cabinet. Sincerely, Susan

scribbler-unfocused said...

So pretty! It looks like you are in England for sure.

Scribbler

Lacy said...

So pretty! Pink is my favorite color!

Shelia said...

Your cabinet looks beautiful and the way you've dressed is so so pretty! I adore you pretty sunporch. How nice it must be to sit here and sip tea!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Paula said...

Hi dear Carolyn,
The makeover is really amazing! I just love what paint can do! You have a beautiful collection of pink and white china. I love every gorgeous piece! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos! Your sun room is gorgeous! Love, Paula

Willow said...

Its beautiful and so are your pieces in it.

Willow

Bonjade said...

Love your cupboard...but most of all I love all the china ware you have...such great collection.
fine evening

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful makeover. It's wonderful to see all of your pink and white china clustered together. You have such a terrific collection.

Thanks for posting the button to my party "Where do you keep it all?". I'm looking forward to having you join us.

- The Tablescaper

Bernideen said...

I am working on my courage Carolyn! I am in the "getting the courage up" process. I see yourself and others painting shabby chic white and I love it. I wouldn't find it as hard if I could forget the many days we spent stripping those old antiques. Time to move on though I know and update!

Madelief said...

Oh Carolyn,

What a beautiful makeover! Your china looks so good against the white background. All those rose patterns....I am turning a bit green of envy ;-)! You have such a beautiful collection. I enjoyed looking at your photos very much!

Hope you had a happy pentecost?! 28 degrees it very hot. It was about 20 degrees in Holland today. We cycled to Delft and had tea in the garden afterwards. Such a lovely way to spend the day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Crafty Gardener said...

It looks beautiful Carolyn, fantasic job on the makeover.

MARY PERNULA said...

What a wonderful job! I am going to do this to my old china cubbord that belonged to my mom............I love the china you have also and placing it in this newly painted cubbord just makes it all the better. Have a great day and come by for a visit. XO MARY

Olivia~ said...

OH my sweetness what a gorgeous post! You did a wonderful job on your cabinet and your sunroom is divine! Please stop by and say hi if you have a moment!
Hugs,
Olivia
ps i am off to cruise around your blog for inspiration~

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, your china cupboard looks so pretty with all your pink china. I love your hanging teacups....Kathy

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

It's gorgeous!!! And so is your china. I think I could live in your sun room. At least until winter.

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn, Great makeover, your rosy china and white cabinet are to sweet :-)
Bella

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Everything is so incredibly beautiful! Oh, how I'd love to have a sun room of my own ♥

Ticking and Toile said...

Your china cabinet makeover turned out wonderful! Of course I am now convinced that everything you touch is amazing!! :)

Love your sunporch......oh it's so beautiful ~ I could spend hours on your site.

Thanks so much for coming by & commenting on my garden. I'm so shocked you aren't getting wet weather up there in BC?! lucky duck!

xo,
Shellagh

Sarah said...

Looks charming! All your sweet pink china is perfect on the shelves. You did a beautiful job!

Hélène Glehen said...

It would has been a pity to be rid of this cupboard. You did a good job. It is so pretty with those China in it. I've enjoyed very much, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So very pretty and soothing, a lovely place to relax!

. said...

Amazing beauty.
Alfazema

Sherry said...

I love what you did with your cabinet. I have a pine cabinet that would look great white. You have inspired me. Your pink china is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Carolyn~ ~Your cabinet looks great white. I love all your pink and white china. I'm collecting it too. Stop by for a look when you have a minute!

I've got a sunroom very much like yours with windows on 3 sides it's such a sweet place to relax but it's also my office.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Georgianna said...

Wonderfully inspiring, Carolyn! The cabinet is beautiful but your entire sunroom is a dream. We sooo want a sunroom for our home office but our property is tricky as we're on a series of slopes. Yours looks perfect, though! :) – g

Andi's English Attic said...

What a pretty cupboard you have now. It's a pleasure to look at it (and in it!). xx