Last Fall, I found this Cabinet on Craigslist. Oh, how I wish I had a “before” picture to show you!! It was very dark brown wood, with glass front doors and very, very smelly!! Of course, I had other plans for it!! I really wanted it to look kind of “Frenchy”. At first, I actually painted it blue! But it looked awful, to be honest. The blue was just the wrong blue! So, in the end, I decided that I just can’t go wrong with a creamy color, so I painted it again!! And here is the result…….
Once I removed all the glass front off of the doors, I purchased chicken wire, and stapled it. I then painted over the wire with the same paint.
Here’s a close up of the chicken wire “doors”, that were glass, once upon a time!! I left most everything white/off white, with the exception of the lovely blue-jeweled candle, that my sister gave me. I love it!! Actually, she had given me one as a gift, and it had broken! I almost cried- I HATED to tell her what had happened. But, just like the loving sister that she is, she “replaced” it, with one that she had purchased for herself. I hated to take it from her, but she insisted that I take it and to this day, I guard it with my life practically. !!! Someday, Im going to find her a similar one for her home, because she L O V E S Blue!!!
It kind of breaks up all of the white.
And here above, is a pic when the doors are opened. I even placed a little chandelier over my pedestal plate. Sometimes, I plug it into the wall for “Ambiance”. I purchased those French script cans for my silverware at Marshall’s.
Here’s a close up of the other side. Again, I kept it pretty neutral. You know, one of these days I just know I’m going to begin adding more color!! But for now, I really love neutrals.
Here it is again, with the doors open. The light green pedestal plates are newer, but they remind me of the green depression glass.
And I love hanging little fun pieces over the front like this Heart. Unfortunately, last week, the other heart on the other side of the cabinet broke!! I was “heart broken” !!!! And no pun intended!!!
So, I just wanted to share with you that with a little effort, creativity, and time, you can transform any piece into quite a genuine piece too.!!