Tuesday, March 1, 2011

my next project....

so when we moved from charleston, i sold our china cabinet....now i need one b/c i have no where to store our china, wine glasses, or silver.  yesterday, walker and i were out hunting at a local "junk" store to see what options are out there (don't you love that sexy baby bjorn!!  ha!! it's the only way i can go through an antique store w/ a baby...strollers are just too big for the aisle...we snapped a pic to harass my husband w/ what i do w/ our son while he is working!!)
i don't want anything new b/c a) i am on a budget and b) i like the idea of creating something of my own.  i found tons of china cabinets that are in the $200 range and thanks to all my our blogging friends, i have lots of inspiration....
love how rachel did these two cabinets in her house!!  loving the stripes she painted!!
 and if you haven't seen the before of this beauty, you are missing out!!

bryn definitely caught my eye w/ her 10 minute makeover....using marbleized paper!
and who can get eddie's DIY project out of their head??!!

i found a piece that is going to work...it's heinous, seriously, but has lots of potential!
below, is what it resembles- only think china cabinet-1980, dark, knotty wood, and bad hardware!
i have a pic but i am scared to show y'all b/c you will think i have lost my mind!!  
i want to paint it and either add mirror or a turquoise pop like these two guys.....

now, i just need a truck to go and pick up the piece....hopefully, it's still there!!  my mother-in-law assured me no one would buy it b/c it was so ugly!! ha ha!  hopefully I can get it this weekend and will share pics!


Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

you look soo cute with the bjorn!! that thing saved me - I could take Emerson anywhere in it! I was so sad when she was too big for it! I bet whatever cabinet you get will look fab! loving the marbleized paper!


Jenna@simplybonvivant.com said...

Love this!! I love finding something and making it pretty. I will be checking back to see the final piece...very exciting. Plus you have a great vision of what you want. Can't wait.

Sara Mueller said...

Can't wait to see what you got and how you transform it!

NK said...

wow, I can't imagine how you will do this with two little ones around! Can't wait to see the results. I'm sure you picked out an awesome cabinet. The worse it looks right now, the better the impact of transformation will be :)

lizziefitz said...

Shannon , We are on the same wave length today:0 I posted a china cabinet redo yesterday and today. Love your accessory in first picture, He's a keeper!

xinefly said...

How exciting!... The suspense... the suspense is killing me. :)

katygirl said...

i do NOT think that is ugly at allll. i see so much potential in that!

i posted a link to "with style and grace's" blog - the one you wrote about last week. she emailed me and we started emailing back and forth and ended up figuring out that she lives down the street from my mom! small world. hopefully we'll meet each other next time i go visit.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I know whatever you do will be fabulous Shannon- can't wait to see it all prettified!

i hope you all have a creative day said...

Hope you are enjoying Columbia! I'm in Cola as well- what junk stores have you found that you like??? Yay for your kitchen redo- It looks amazing!!!


Tote said...

Can't wait to see pictures!

kelleyp said...

share the ugliness so we can enjoy the renewed beauty after the re-do

ROS said...

I absolutely love this idea! I have put scrapbook paper behind books on my built-in bookshelves for a similar look!

modern jane said...

Post a picture silly! I'm dying to see it! I love a good cabinet makeover.. the ones you posted are all awesome - a few of my faves:)

Judy said...

I used to love my baby bjorn. I wore it with both kids until they were almost a year. It's totally convenient in any store over a stroller. Those are some awesome cabinets makeovers. Makes me want to look at Craigslist.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh come on, we need to see pictures !! please. I'm sure you will make it great.

Heidi said...

Shannon, you're so cute, not showing the before picture :) But the worse "the Before", the better "the After"! Can't wait to see what you do. I know it will be great!

Andrea said...

I'm sure it's going to turn out beautifully. Can't wait to see the before and after! Too bad they don't make a baby bjorn for four year olds. Mine wants to be held a lot lately and he's breaking my back!

Mrs. Taylor said...

I want a china cabinet!(said in whiney two-year-old voice) Sadly, even if I got my hands on one and could make it look as fantastic and the ones shown here, I'd have nowhere to put it! :( These pics do have my wheels turning when it comes to some bookshelves I already own. Hmmm... Anways, can't wait to see your china cabinet in all it's made-over glory!


Stylelinx said...

I am really looking forward to seeing your piece and its transformation!

Twist said...

love your pieces. I was wondering where you get the decorative wood pieces for the glass

Lavender and Lilies said...

I've always loved the second one that is mirrored. Gorgeous. Good luck. It will be lovely I'm sure.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Oh, imagine my excitement when I saw my own china cabinet (the last image) on your blog!!! Thanks and best of luck on your search. Between you and me, this was a $70 thrift shop score - oh, the power of paint!!!

VictoriaArt said...

This is always the best and I can't wait to see what you are going to do to the ugly duckling!!!
Have fun!

Nest Studio said...

So many great concepts - can't wait to see what you select. I'm a new follower - love your blog. Stop on over to the Eagles nest for a look see.

meenal bishnoi said...

Would love to see the china-cabinet makeover...do post the before as well...I promise not to run away!! BTW--don't little kids look even yummier in the baby bjorn?? I lugged my boy everywhere in that...look ma no hands!! xx meenal

Rhan Vintage said...

oh my, those white regency cabinets are to die for - the first one is insanely gorgeous!!

and how cute are you with your baby boy! I love it.

Johanna said...

I love all these hutches and china cabitnets. Now I am wishing I would have put up some wall paper or stripes on mine. So sharp!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I think I do recognize the store you are in. If so it is one of my favorites in Columbia.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Danielle.freshquince said...

Amazing how paint can transform!!!!

Arestia @ Hiker in Heels said...

Great post and jonesing for one now - And I don't even have china! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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