Thursday, October 20, 2011

Old White China Cabinet

I came across this china cabinet at my local Goodwill. I decided to go for a classic look and painted the outside of the cabinet in Old White chalk paint.


This one was in great shape. I just gave her an overall light sanding with a sanding sponge.




She had a bit of red in her, so I ended up doing a third coat of chalk paint.




The reflections in the glass doors made her really hard to photograph!





I love the scale of this piece. She would look lovely in almost any room. You know that china cabinets aren't just for china. I have one in my bathroom!





And that molding is just gorgeous!









I thought all white was a little boring, so I mixed some Paris Grey and Louis Blue together for the inside of the cabinet. Mixing your own colors is fun and a great way to use up the last bits of paint in a can!











I love the contrast of the blue/grey against the white.



I kept all the original hardware and went right over it with the chalk paint. That's one of my favorite things about chalk paint!











And chalk paint really does distress beautifully!













I finished up with a coat of clear wax and that was it!





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45 comments:

Allison@FabRehab said...

Oh it's gorgeous!!! Gorgeous!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love it! It gives me a vision of what mine will look like when I'm done. I using the pure white though.

Kelly_Deal said...

That cabinet looks great! Why can't I find great stuff like that at GW!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is a lovely piece! I always like the look of a contrasting interior, too.

Chrissie said...

So pretty! I love the color on the inside. It was just the right touch!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so beautiful, sharon! i love the colors, and the distressing is seriously perfection!

NanaDiana said...

I'm liking it, Sharon. I really like that you painted right over the hardware! She is just lovely! xoDiana

Janel@hatingmartha said...

beautiful! You are making me want to go try some chalk paint! Fabulous!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It is just classically beautiful! I love the distressing, too!

Nana Moon Shop said...

I love the way you painted the hardware. White is always my favorite!

Holly Lefevre said...

She is pretty! I would have snatched that up too! The contrast inside is a great idea!

Deborah March said...

It's SO lovely...and just the right amount of distressing! I did three wall units in white with blue interiors too, LOVE the combination!

Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you can stop by and say hi...)

Doris said...

Nice Find! And she's beautiful now!

Red Gate Farm said...

I like how it turned out.... your posts really inspire me to look at the furniture at the thrift stores a little more closely! Some of the pieces that get passed by would be beauties with a bit of paint!

~Chris

PS I like that you painted the inside a different color too :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

She looks fabulous. I love the crown moulding around the top and the simple glass doors. Great colour and great distressing.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love this project, and I love the finished product. Nothing like white paint to spruce something up. I just put a china cabinet on my back porch and painted it with homemade chalk paint in a similar fashion. I am a new follower.

Twice Nice said...

What a gorgeous piece! Love the contrasting colors on the inside.
Deb

Artsy VaVa said...

I love the cabinet. Great makeover!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Great transformation (and it needed it, too! :)

xoxo
kathleen

Inspire Me Heather said...

Now that's a lovely cabinet! Sooo much better now that you've painted it too!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

It looks amazing, Sharon! I love how you went over the hardware with the paint, and the distressing is perfect. What a great piece!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

O, wow! It's so pretty, and that gray blue interior just tops it all off. I think it would look great almost everywhere, too. Mostly, it would look great in my house. :)

Jen said...

Wow, you did a lovely job. The cabinet looks absolutely wonderful, I'd love to have it in my home, for sure! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

At Home with the Hill's said...

Looks awesome! I like your idea of using it in another room rather than a dining room :)

Meg said...

Perfect! You always know exactly what to do with a piece to make it amazing. Great job!

Jenn said...

That turned out amazing!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great transformation! Love what you did with this cabinet! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

It looks beautiful! Great job!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

visiting from dittle dattle where i linked up a grey cousin to this piece in my "reveal".

classically beautiful--well done!!

amy

Marie said...

This is really quite a stunning piece of furniture after you've transformed it! You've made it a classic. Stopping by from Mod Mix Monday. Have a great week!
-Marie

The Painted Parlor said...

gorgeous piece! i love the simplicity of it but it still has pizazz. well done!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

What a treasure! Sheesh...why doesn't my local Goodwill ever get any diamonds-in-the-rough as nice as that?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great piece! I have a similiar china cabinet in my sewing/laundry room. I keep fabric and misc items stored in there. Mine, however was bought new at K-Mart several years ago. It was a Martha Steward line and I love it!!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Clydia said...

Simply gorgeous! I want it! LOL

Would love for you to share at my link up going on...

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Hope to see you there,
Clydia {threemangoseeds.blogspot.com}

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful job! The chalk paint really brings out all of the great details on this piece!

Lindsay said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous piece! You really transformed it to look very profession! I am so happy you shared this @ Show & Share. Thank you!

gail said...

oh my! the old white china cabinet is gorgeous. I love the color inside, and the distressing is perfect!
gail

Good Time Charlie said...

Beautiful redoux! Thank you for sharing.

Carisa said...

So perfect! I love the old hardware, what a find! I only wish my bathroom was big enough to fit an adorable hutch like that in it!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Nicely done! Thank you for sharing and linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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very merry vintage style said...

So pretty--love how it turned out. What a great find! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Pretty Things said...

I love it! I'd want to fill it up with books and treasures in front of the books. I've had my eye on things like that around here but they're always a little too tall or a little too wide. So the search goes on!

Selena said...

So pretty. I love your China cabinet. It's looking beautiful after painting. Great job.