Monday, September 28, 2009

A Little Cupboard

I've been on the hunt for armoires. Armoires galore.

My plans for them?

I'd like to have one for linens. Even though I have a linen closet.
I'd love a huge one to house my tiny 13 inch tv.
I'd like to put all of my craft supplies behind the closed doors of a handsome beauty.
I'd put one in my dining room and would decorate it with my white dishes.

I mean, quiet frankly, I'd put one in every room.

For now, I was able top purchase this cupboard on Kijiji. It's the inexpensive version of an armoire. It measures a bit less than five feet tall with a depth of 12 inches. I scooped it up for $40. My darling husband picked it up for me while I was away visiting my family

Don't be fooled, it has three shelves.

My plan was to paint this sucker. And paint I did. Shoulda sanded it. Shoulda primed it. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. Didn't. Just kept slapping on white paint. Took far longer than it should have, but finally I loved the results.

It's gracing our bedroom right now. We threw out our old dresser with the bottom drawer that rarely opens. (I'm in the throws of redoing our bedroom. More photos to come soon!) I decided to let Shane use the cupboard because I felt his clothes would fit inside much better.

New crystal knobs purchased for $1 each.

My new weather vane.

I love these sea grass baskets. Three graduated sizes cost just $10 when they are onsale at Canadian Tire (a big box manly store). I have them literally all over my house.

Holding socks.

What furniture finds are you on the hunt for?


Della said...

It looks fabulous! I should have sanded something the other day and didn't- oh well. Live and learn right? (Except I seem to keep repeating the same mistakes over again!)

I'm always on the lookout for chairs, and right now, plant stands. :)

Sherri S said...

Some of us have to do it the hard way! The results are BEAUTIFUL though. I love it now.

Barb said...

I love wandering thru your house and seeing your creative side with things! Thank you for sharing your ideas...and as for sanding ~ it gets done so much faster without that extra step...primitive you know :>)!! Have a great week!

Small House said...

WOW....LOVE IT! And $40.00, are you serious????? What a deal!!! I'm like you, I hardly sand and prime. Don't you just get to excited to start the project, and when you're up to your eyeballs in paint you think...should of sanded.

Love it all.

Tracey said...

First, love the cupboard. You did a great job painting it and styling it. I have more furniture than I can fit in my little house. I love furniture sooooo much. When I get my upstairs finished...there will be a place for more furniture..(headboards right now)

Lucy Marie said...

Oh I love that cupboard. I would love something like that but I just don't have a space in my house right now.

the undomesticated wife said...

Very nice, I love the makeover!

I'd love a new dining set. Doesn't have to be the right color/finish because I can redo that, but I'm looking for a certain style.

Chris said...

I love it! It turned out sooo cute, and I want to steal that weathervane!

AmyKristen said...

You did such a good job. It turned out great. :)

Richella said...

I like this! I like this a LOT!! What a good idea for holding his clothes--and it looks wonderful! Great job.

The Southern Housewife said...

So happy you commented on my blog! I love yours! Can't wait to pout through the archives!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...


The Southern Housewife said...

TOTALLY loving your new blog! So happy I found it! Adding you to my blog roll, sista!

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

I love it all! It looks great and your weather vane is gorgeous. I've been on the lookout for a cute one for my own bedroom. I never prime or sand. I just paint too. I'm so impatient!

AmyKristen said...

There's something for you on my blog!

Mandi Shandi said...

Hey friend! I've been super busy and man have I gotten behind on all my blog reading! Love the way the new armoire looks. That weather vane is fantastic too. I also love all the fall decor. Looks like you have been busy as a bee. Glad to see you are doing well!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, I love the whole set-up! Love it painted white, love the weather-vane (LOVE!) and love the baskets. I also love the crock, the crystal knobs, and the color(colour) of your walls. That's a lot of love!
Hey, do they still give Canadian Tire money?

McMom said...

Wow! $40 is an awesome price and you made it look so beautiful! Come visit my blog to pick up your blog award.

Shannon said...

Wow! It looks great! I love having armoires to put things in. :) Cody wonders why we have one in every room!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Looks beautiful now! Can't believe you found those pretty knobs for just a buck!

I have actually been looking for a similar piece of furniture. And a couch table, and an end table. I know, I ask for a lot. ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
like this in the past? Keep up the great work!


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