October 17, 2011

A Sweet Little Shabby Cabinet


This Transformation is so sweet it will make your teeth hurt!


I got this cabinet last month when my Mom gave up her snowbird status and moved to Orlando full time.  I have had my eye on it for years and there was no room for it in her new place...Oh, to bad..Yea!


I painted it heirloom white and added free porcelain flowers to the top


Then added a water slide decal.  I got the graphic frame from Graphics Fairy and wrote the word "Linen.  Let me just tell you, putting a decal this large on a window...Nightmare, it took 3 attempts and a lot of bad words, kind of like "Poop"!


I used a thrift store wall paper on the inside, I think it's Laura Ashley


Are you falling in love yet?  I'm storing my vintage family linen


It's going in my guest room, but the room is to dark to photograph in


I love it!  My apologies to all my friends out there who aren't into the whole shabby white thing...I know your teeth are hurting from the sweetness!

Wait a minute...Where did I get those knobs?


I made them and you can too!  


Happy Creating!
Carol


Linking with
BNOP Metamorphosis Monday
Miss Mustard Seed Furniture feature Friday
Common Ground vintage Inspiration Friday
Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Creek Cottage
Wow Us Wednesday Savvy Southern Style

65 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh it is pretty! Glad you and the decal finally got along! Crafting can sometimes be very frustrating...but completion is such delight!

Josie said...

So much girliness but it is PERFECT carol! & I love the decal! even though it took you a few tries-worth the frustration right? Can't wait to see the polymer clay knob tutorial!

Tracy said...

I love it! The decal is the perfect finishing touch. I'm interested to see how you did the knobs.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Now you have me wanting to try water decals even more than I did! Great job!!! I'm anxious to read the knob tutorial, too!!!

Karen said...

Its gorgeous, love the porcelain flowers and the decal.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Oh, my teeth are really hurting, Carol!! Love what you did with the cabinet. It is so girly and cute. Great job as usual!-------Shannon

Blessings from Cindy said...

You did a fabulous job on the cabinet!! I LOVE it!! Your whole post is a delight & I'd take that cabinet in a heartbeat!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Come enter my giveaway if you like scrapbooking with your computer!
Blessings,
Cindy

Dina said...

Wonderful!! It turned out so lovely! The wall paper is adorable...and the porcelain roses too!
Have a great week

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Oh yes Carol, I am sooooo falling in love with your beautiful cabinet ~ fabulous job with the makeover!!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Carol...this is beautiful!!

You did a wonderful job and I love how girlie it is!

LuLu~*xoxo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That is just adorable! I love it.
That little mirrored tray is the crowning touch for me! The roses and the hardware change the whole look too.

Pat

Betsy said...

Wow! I can handle the sweetness for sure. You did an amazing job, inside and out.

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
You've done gone and did it again! I'm in love with this cabinet and I wish it were mine. Love the paint, the knob, the wallpaper lining....love it all.

hugs
Sissie

Lily Dily said...

Hi! Very nice...I wandered over to see your booth yesterday....almost bought your stool...maybe next time...loved your spot! Still want to know more about the decals...thanks, Linda

laurie said...

I have thoughts of painting all my furniture white like this,, often,, or small apartment now we are retired would be the best situation for this,, I just can't get my nerve up,, scaredy cat I am,, i so admire this,, maybe I should throw caution to the wind and just do it! You are my inspiration you are!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I love it Carol! I don't mind your shabbiness at all my friend...you have to put up with all my colors LOL!

Denise @ The Rusty Gate said...

hi, Carol...another cute project...glad you get to enjoy this one! I have to tell you that the wallpapaer that you used is a Laura Ashley and was the wallpaper I used in my master bath in my very first house in South Tampa. I fell in love with it at the wallpaper store...and I still love it...perfect for your little cabinet.
Crafty Carol...keep up the good work...and waiting to hear how you made those cute little knobs. denise

Ido said...

Oh my gosh Carol, I love the cabinet, love, love the knobs and I need knobs for my bathroom cabinet, can't wait for that tutorial!
XXX Ido

Debbie said...

My teeth hurt, but it might be from grinning. I love it and it is PERFECT painted shabby white. Some thing just beg for white, and this piece is one of them.

It could not be lovelier displayed the way it is, too.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love it! What a makeover. I love that you painted it white and I love the roses and "linen" script that you added. Gorgeous!

~Shanon

Gina said...

Oh Carol, this is a beautiful transformation! I was hoping you weren't going to put it in your shop. It's too pretty to give up.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

OH WOW! I'm in love with your cabinet.
I used to have a shower curtain in the same pattern as your wallpaper.

xo,
Dee

Nancy said...

Hey Carol!
Girl, there's nuttin you can't do! It's fabulous! I love the shabby look and have a few white shabby things. But I also loooove other looks. I am in biggie trouble whenever we do buy a house because I don't know which way I'll lean in decorating it!

Nancy

Cat & Cricket said...

What a fabulous job you did!!!
I love it!
I wish I had your talent!
Have a great week!
Smiles~
C

The Altered Bee said...

Lovely! You have inspired me to get busy on a cabinet I picked up along the side of the road.

Ginger said...

You are just too talented. Love, love, love it. Can't wait to see the knob tutorial.

Cheryl said...

That is fabulous!! Love it all. Waiting to see how to make the clay knobs.
Have fun,
Cheryl

Susan said...

This piece is so beautiful! I love that lined the interior of the cabinet, made it so much more shabbily beautiful!

Tee said...

OMG, I adore it!!
I'll be sending you my Dentist's bill.

SueBee said...

I love your cabinet Carol. You always go the extra mile in your projects.
For some reason your comments don't go to my email.

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Aunt Carol,
I NEED NEED NEED to come and stay in that guest room of yours.... SO I can sit there and stare at this GORGEOUS cabinet of yours....Is it possible for this to be handed down to me.... : ) I know that GRANDMOTHER would want that... ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ IT!!!!

This is by far my ALL time Favorite... AUNT Carol's wonderful Creations....

AUNT Carol STRIKES again... You need a Shabby Chic SUPER Crafter Cape... : )

kelly said...

The cabinet looks beautiful, Carol. I love your sense of humour.

Kelly

debi said...

I am totally in LOVE! Your cabinet makeover is stunning! I'm having a major case of covet right now.

Debbie said...

The cabinet is LOVELY!!! You out did yourself! All the lil details down to the knobs & wallpaper! Never too sweet 4 me! ;)

My Great Finds by Linda said...

Carol,
Love how this turned out. The before and after pictures show how a bit of paint a decal and some porcelain roses can transform a piece. Love it, looks great with the vintage linens inside.

Michelle said...

omg It's GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!

lynn said...

this is simply amazing and darling, carol! thanks for sharing the decal info--gotta try it now:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
What a fantastic transformation! It looks lovely and i love the "Linen" on the glass door!!
What a perfect place to store your family's vintage linen!!
Great job as always and no my teeth are not hurting too much!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Debbie

HeartVintageDesign said...

My teeth hurt but I'm loving it. I especially like the flowers and the knobs. Very crafty!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh you did such an awesome job!! It turned out just beautiful!!

Char said...

I can't keep up with you Carol. I just posted on my biz blog that bloggers can learn how to make decals by visiting your blog, and now you are on to knobs.....gesh girlfriend. I need a minute to slow down. HA!!
I think your cubby is fantastic and bets she wants it back!!
Char

Heaven's Walk said...

You are one amazingly creative gal, Carol! LUV this project - and am still loving your water slide decals, girl! :) I've gotta agree with Char.....You're like the Energizer Bunny! lol!

xoxo laurie

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

It turned out really beautifully - and thanks for that link to your decal tutorial - that's one I'll be doing soon. :) I'm a new follower and found you via Savvy Southern Style.

(PS - I just did a PC knob post and can't wait to see yours!) xo

Laurie Brown said...

What a great treatment! I like it much better your way than the plain light wood. Good job!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What?? Who wouldn't love this cabinet~??? I think it is fantastic! So darn pretty and vintage spirited. Love this!!

Okio B Designs said...

Gorgeous! Now that's what I call a makeover! Love everything you did and totally feel your pain over the decal and the poop words. I've totally been there!

Jeanine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is sooooo pretty. I love all the details. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I think my Mom has that same corner cabinet! It turned out great Carol. I used a very large and long and skinny decal not too long ago and it too was hard as heck to get on. But the results, like yours, was worth it. xo

Scarlett said...

I fell in love from the first picture! What a stunning make-over (i am also eyeing up all your treasures inside!) Scarlett x

Kasia said...

Oh girl, you outdid yourself! this piece is stunning and by chance, I love your home decor too!
I cant wait for the next post, it will be EPIC!
I love the rustic white shabby loo and you ht teh nail on the head!

Hugs,

Erin said...

Carol, you are so talented!! You seem to always be able to give everything you touch the most perfect, sweetest touch.

I think of you often (even though I'm not blogging much lately), as you are always my inspiration for my new booth....which is doing fantastic by the way. Even though I'm not a shabby chic gal, I can always count on you for amazing inspiration.

Thanks for always being generous and sharing your successes, tips, and beautiful creations! :)

kristiB said...

Yep my teeth are hurting, but from laughing so hard ! This came out great (of course ) and I love how you keep it real by sharing how on occasion you say things like "Poop" a lot!!! Thanks for sharing and giving me a much needed laugh ;D

Gracie's Cottage said...

Wow - what a great transformation. From "brown-out" to ultimate sweetness!

Jan

eyewash faucet said...

This is simply amazing, carol! You did a fabulous job on the cabinet, It's too pretty to give up on this Christmas or any occasions also. You have new ideas in each and every blog.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really did turn out great! I need something like that in my bathroom! I don't think I could pull this off though! WOW! You are GOOD! ♥

Biljana said...

Great makeover, I love it, absolutely beautiful:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Love it! What paper did you use on in the interior?

NanaDiana said...

Just found you thru Kim over at SavvySC..just a darling makeover. Poor, poor, old Mom moving to Orlando and having to leave her cabinet!;>) xo Diana

I am your newest follower. That IS an old Laura Ashley print from the 1980s/early 90s! I had it in my bathroom and there was a coordinating beautiful soft paisley that matched it! Great job! xo Diana

Diane said...

Wow looks fantastic. Amazing what a little bit of paint and creativity can do! Well done. I'm your newest follower. Diane

Marianne said...

Carol, I love your hutch makeover, and it's not too sweet for me. I do like shabby chic - bright cheery with soft colors.

Your cabinet knobs are a delight and they look wonderful on the hutch.

I think it will be perfect in a guest room - how lucky to be a guest.

Blessings,
Marianne

GBL said...

After viewing the transformation of your cabinet - I'm a new follower of your blog. The cabinet is gorgeous! There is a link on the phrase 'free porcelain flowers' but I couldn't get the link to work. Can you tell me what it references? Where the porcelain flowers reclaimed from something else? I love the look of them on the cabinet.

Thanks!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, The transformation is amazing. I love the sweetness of the cabinet and the decal adds a wonderful touch.
Hugs,
Sherry

mariondee-designs said...

Wow! Very pretty, I love it! I love the wall paper you used to line it with and it all looks just devine with all your linen and pretty bottles inside! take care, Maryann

Cathy said...

Sheer Perfection, It makes me want to crawl into a warm bed and wrap myself under a pretty pink floral quilt. I'm sure your guests will feel right at home when they look at this lovely "redo" of your cupboard. Stunning!

Cathy

Rose said...

Oh man I dearly LOVE that! I just saw one some where made of 2 doors. One was a wooden door and the other one was a glass door for the opening door of the cabinet. It was really neat!
I love this though and your knobs! oh my gosh!!!! LOVE em!
Thank you for sharing all your ideas and how you do them!!!