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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cupboard love.....

At times in my life there has been an aching emptiness...something is missing and I cannot rest until the gaping hole is filled...dramatic, no?

Let's tone down the histrionics a tad-the reality is that I was looking for "something" to finish off our dining area. That something needed to fit with the vision I had; of being sturdy and useful, preferably with some age about it.....plus it needed to be cheap affordable!

One day whilst wandering aimlessly actively sourcing such a " something" my eye fell upon this:

 
I held my breath as I tried to locate a price tag-nothing! After seeing similar cupboards priced at $200+ I wasn't optimistic...... I hunted down a staff member and hopefully asked how much. " That old thing" she says... " if you really want it, you can have it for $75". SOLD!
 
I couldn't back the car up quick enough to load my new baby in- I was terrified that she would realise that it was actually $175!
 
Home we came, lovingly I unloaded this beautiful ( what -can't you see it's gorgeousness? Must be my photographic skills! ;) ) old piece of furniture. It's an old cupboard and appears to be locally made ( by the label on the back). I think it's either a gentleman's cupboard or a children's wardrobe by the hanging rail inside. At some point someone has cobbled together a shelf from recycled wood and installed it on the inside.
 
 
My plans for this baby did not include leaving it in it's original state-oh no. A bit of homemade chalk paint in a custom mix ( bits & bobs from our garage!) and two hours later we have this:
 
 
 
 
It's not weird to want to caress a cupboard is it?
 
 


The Shabby Nest

16 comments:

  1. and the colour is perfect too, gorgeous room that you have created
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Sue. :)

      It's a lovely room when the morning sun streams through now. That wall was originally part of my study nook-before I convinced His Lordship that we should pull the wall down!

      The space can now fit our ever expanding family for a meal.

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  2. Umm, nice work Dee b.....ut that is no surprise to any of us following your efforts. Keep up the good work :-)

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  3. Awww shucks Ivan-Thankyou!

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  4. No it's not weird to want to caress it, it looks great.

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    1. Phew- I was worried for a while there Rose! ;)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Bethany. :)

      Dee

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  6. What a beautiful transformation - LOVE the color - and love the room too!
    Definitely your newest follower
    Big hugs from Montreal
    Suzan

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    1. Welcome aboard Suzan! It is a "happy" room-tonight it has held 10 of us as we enjoyed a dinner together-almost all of our children & grandchildren were home!

      :)

      Dee

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  7. Nope not weird at all to love a cupboard! I love it too! And most furniture ;) This room is beautiful!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jamie. :) We do love this room.....and our living room-they are both places we feel so comfortable! The dining area gets the morning sun through to early afternoon; whereas the living room gets the afternoon sun and sunsets.

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  8. What a score!! I love what you have done with the cupboard :)

    x

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    1. It has come up a treat Tania. :) My sewing machine & notions are now residing in there. It has the original lock & key-looks like it could be from the 1930's we think.

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  9. Love, love your cupboard! The color is beautiful! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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    1. Hi Maria,

      Thanks for dropping by-sorry for a delay in replying...I am recovering from spinal surgery I underwent last week. Computer time is currently limited! :)

      I will pop over to your blog and have a look.

      Cheers

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