Monday, February 21, 2011

Cupboard Makeover

Hello everyone,
     I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I finally decided to give this old cupboard a little makeover. I bought this old cupboard at Coulson's in Summerside a few years ago and it was stained pine when we bought it. For a few years it was a my daughter's house in her kitchen. She painted it a cupboard gold to match her cupboards. However,they moved to a new house last year so the cupboard came back to me and as you probably know it quickly filled up with dishes.


The gold worked okay so I left it for awhile but this weekend I decided to paint it Victorianna by Ralph Lauren the same color as the woodwork in most of our home.


Once the paint dried I had fun changing the dishes to my brown and white transferware with some cream ones mixed in.

Some of you may remember these from the library that I shared a few weeks ago. So, now I can have fun redoing the table display in there! Good thing it will soon be garden season and the only thing I will be moving will be perennials and compost.
Our oldest grandson Alec in the photo.
And his brother Sam in this one.
 Cupboard gold color it was before it's little makeover.
This is the cupboard as it sits in our family room which also has the reading nook I shared a few weeks ago on the other side of the room.

Today I am joining Cielo at the house in the roses for show off your cottage Monday where there is lots of inspiration.
Also it is Metamorphsis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch so I am joining Susan as well and once agin lots to see over there.

Thank you for visiting me today,

Carolyn

45 comments:

Tretswelt said...

Oh wie wunderschön diesen Schrank...Das geschirr ist ein Traum.Schöne Woche wunsche ich dir.Bussi-Luciene.

Crystal said...

What a wonderful makeover!!! I love the color!!

Victorian1885 said...

Oh what a lovely way to start my Monday morning..I love stopping in to see you! Your cabinet looks fabulous with your brown transferware displayed so lovingly along side your handsome grandsons! Have a great week my friend.
Hugs,
Wanda

Pattie said...

It's beautiful! Your home is so inviting, thanks for sharing. 8>)

Joyce said...

Love the color of your cabinet. Your family room looks very cozy and inviting. The perfect place to go and relax on a snowy day.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a beautiful china cabinet and I like the new colour very much. Your brown and white transferware looks beautiful in it. Have a great week! Blessings, Pam

Vintage Gal said...

Oh the cabinet is just lovely. I love the colour and the reading nook looks so comfy and cozy. Just perfect ;-)

Grandma Nina said...

I love the new color and the cupboard looks great in that room.
Also love all the beautiful transfer-ware!

High Street Cottage said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn. You truly have a way with displaying china. xoxo tami

High Street Cottage said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn. You truly have a way with displaying china. xoxo tami

Connie said...

Love it Carolyn. Love the dishes too!

Cindy said...

Your cabinet and dishes are so pretty. I really like the color for your cabinet.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a wonderful makeover. Love all the transferware. You have a beautiful home. ~~Sherry~~

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

YOu always have the most lovely things to look at over here. I love that color and how you set it all up with the browns and creams!!

Tina said...

Hello Carolyn
How beautiful your closet!
I was dreaming of a well
That you have a blessed week and very happy

Tina (SONHAR E REALIZAR)

Cindy said...

Carolyn,
Your home continues to grow more beautiful! How do you do it? I adore that little reading nook. This whole room is so very inviting. It is SO lovely!
Hugs, Cindy

Divine Theatre said...

The room has a very intimate and warm English feel! I love the paint as well as the way the dishes and family photos personalize your beautiful space!
I cannot WAIT to dig into perennials and compost myself. *sigh*

Sheila said...

I love the new color it really shows up your lovely dishes , a treat to see , thanks for sharing .

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

what a beautiful piece!! I love brown transferware, but only have one piece. Your cupboard looks beautiful in your room. Found you through Met Monday!

Jeannine said...

The Victorianna is a lovely shade of creamy white. Love the makeover.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your cupboard turned out beautifully! I love the colour you chose. Your transferware looks perfect inside.

Has spring already arrived on your island? We had some snow again yesterday.....

Happy new week!

Lieve groet,

Madelief

Donna @ pintedfresh.blogspot.com said...

popped over from Between Naps on the Porch - glad I found you! It looks great and I love the dishes too. Please come see me!

http://paintedfresh.blogspot.com

~Donna

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love it! Looks like a old built in for a butlers pantry.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love the new color of your cupboard and all of your transferware. I came via BNOTP. You have a beautiful blog.

Raffaella said...

Wonderful makeover... I prefer the cabinet now.. Have a nice week!

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...Oh, I LOVE the cabinet makeover. Sooo soooo pretty. Much nicer thanthe gold. Your dishes look gorgeous, too.Susan

podso said...

It looks lovely and fresh! I like the brown transferware in there and it adds to the coziness of your den!

Beverly said...

I want to come over and play dishes with you.

This makeover looks so pretty.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

So cozy! I love it!
I love all your dishes!!

Deanna said...

Carolyn,
I always get blessed when i stop by your haven!
Always a pleasure to see what you are up to!

This is such a pleasant color you have painted the gold cabinet to. Sure do like it and i admire your decorating touches more than you will ever know.
God bless,
d

~Thank you for sharing with us~

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, I do like the cupboard painted the lighter colour. I too would love to out in the garden moving plants around or planting new ones. Getting a bit of cabin fever.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Carolyn, The cabinet is lovely and that "Victoriana" color is just perfect!!!! You did a fabulous job with the makeover and your dishes are lovely!!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Nice color!

I'm planning on re-painting my bedroom bookcase in Benjamin Moore's "Kennebunkport Green" soon :)

tinemor said...

I love youre blogg!!
Hugs and kisses

The enchanted home said...

First time here...but oh my what a beauitful picture! LOVE IT...absoltuley beautiful and love how you decorated with the beautiful transferware.
So glad I found you! Please visit me, am new to blogworld (less than 2 months) and started my own blog about the building of our new home and my love for decor and design....hope you will stop by!

The enchanted home said...

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Pamela said...

Love love this piece Carolyn and it is in the perfect spot!!
So nice to see you have a "Sam" too!!
Pamela ox

tales from an oc cottage said...

Would you mind terribly if I lived in there? I'm very quiet...I'll be no trouble at all...apart from the drooling!! ;}

m ^..^

Heaven's Walk - said...

Carolyn - what an cozy place to spend a winter's afternoon! I just adore your new cupboard in that corner as a backdrop to your beautiful wingback chairs. I can just imagine us sitting by that lovely fire sipping tea and sharing gardening ideas..... :)

xoxo laurie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I like the new colour on the cupboard much better - hope your daughter likes it too!
Judith

Joyful said...

Everything is so beautiful. You have the touch :-)

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

The white looks far better than the previous color, especially striking for its back side. Great job. It surely holds lots of your china so you must be very happy with this addition.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Kim said...

Carolyn,
I love the colour that you painted your cabinet. It is so soft. It looks so beautiful with all of your dishes. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a wonderful week.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

Donene said...

How beautiful! I love the paint and your dishes are beautiful! Thanks for your visit and nice comments!

faith f. said...

Oh my goodness! Can I live there for awhile? so cozy! :)