4/6/09

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday~

And also..........................
Here is a little bowed front cabinet that I picked up for $12.... I paid about $10 more than I wanted to, but thats how it goes sometimes! When I bought it it was stained very dark. Of course the minute I've gotten it painted I realized I should have taken a before photo! Anywho--- I lightened it up by painting it pink!
I then added some paper to the inside/back of the cabinet. The paper I used was some scented dresser drawer paper that I picked up from a thrift store (brand new in the box) for $2. I used an antique wash (glue/sealer) over the top of the paper to yellow it up a bit and to seal the paper.I added some lace around the edge of the two shelves...On the back of this cabinet I used some reproduction catalog pages that was made into wrapping paper...another thrifted find @ .95cents! The wood on the back of this cabinet was still very "grainy" like it needed to be sanded-- so I opted to cover it with old looking paper. The bow of the cabinet makes it perfect for holding a cup & saucer.... these both were sent to me in different internet swaps. If you wish to view more Trash to Treasure you can find more at Kari & Kijsa's blog. Also, Diane's blog "A Picture is worth $1,000 Words" hosts this event as well as Kim whose blog is called "Reinvented"! Go check them all out! If you have linked to my blog and wish to have a lookie-lou around.... you can click here.

12 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love this, Cheryl! Very cute and clever... and I love what you did on the back!

Happy Second Time Around...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Viola said...

Your cabinet looks so great, Cheryl! Wonderful work!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Totally love it! Happy Trashin Tuesday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is so cute, Cheryl! Wonderful!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

OHH! I think this is soooo cute! I love what you did with it!

philben5 said...

I love the pink color and even to decorate the back!! Clever I tell ya.
Blessings
Roxanne

Laurie said...

Fantastic - I never think to paint things pink but it would look lovely in my blue and white bedroom! I love any kind of enclosed case (less dust!)

ann said...

That my friend is darling.you made a masterpiece out of it.i would LOVE to have it.well done...Ann

Kimm at Reinvented said...

great job, the cabinet is adorable. Thanks for linking to my party!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cheryl,
I love the pink color! And the wrapping paper is perfect for the back!

Thanks so much for being a part of 2nd Time Around!

Tracy said...

Found you via Kimm's place. That cabinet is adorable! Love the changes you made. = )

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I have a friend with a life size version of this. This is so cute! I love how the paper you've used looks like antique wallpaper! A very cute way to display teacups.

Robin