March 19, 2012

A Sweet Little Curio Cabinet


This was a fun transformation, it might be way to sweet for some of you!


I found this great curio that needed just a little help. I almost forgot to take before pictures until after I had taped off the glass


I used heirloom white paint


And added a water slide decal on the inside of the glass.  Since it was on the inside, I had to reverse the image.  The graphic is from Graphics Fairy, I added the rose to the graphic.


The wallpaper is a vintage Laura Ashley


I think it looks like a little apothecary cabinet


This is headed to the Fancy Flea, the show I'm doing in April


Yep, so sweet it it could make your teeth hurt!

Happy Creating!

73 comments:

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Love this sweet cabinet!! And not too sweet for me :) It's just right!

Anita said...

Beautiful! This will go flying out of your booth... I love the boquet sitting next to it, too

Sue at Serendipity said...

The cabinetis gorgeous and I ADORE the decals I have just spent the last hour using-thank you for offering them!!!

Createology said...

Never too sweet for me. I adore your transformation and the decal just makes it so special. I wish I could wiggle my nose like Samantha on Bewitched and magically be at your FF sales space. Blissful...

Sue@House Pretty said...

You did a great job on that! It is so pretty!

Rebecca said...

Totally fab! AS ALWAYS! LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE IT! Your cabinet is just darling and that graphic is perfect for it. I had that same Laura Ashley wallpaper in a bathroom in the 1980's. I had the coordinating paisley paper that went with it on the soffit system and I loved that bathroom..

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

Carol, I have the same cabinet and I have been waiting to do something with it. May I ask of you spray painted it? I LOVE it!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a difference some paint and a water slide decal makes!!! It will be one of the first things to sell out of your booth!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh it is sweet and I would think it is going to go fast!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your cabinet is darling! It looks so cute with your collection of perfume bottles and other vanity items displayed in it.

Danielle

Something Special said...

Oh, I love what you did with that image. I have used that same image. but how do you get the image on a water slide decal? I love that little cabinet. Come check out my latest vintage finds.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am still laughing about the found hat from the ball-your hilarious!
Sweetie this cabinet is so darn cute and I love the wallpaper in the inside.
Such a beauty

JunqueMagnet said...

Stunning transformation. Wow!

Ruby Jean said...

Okay... You won't believe this. But I have that EXACT same cabinet... And it almost made it into my new sewing room... We actually started painting in and then I changed my mind... Not on the Cabinet, just using it for the Sewing Room... I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did to it.. HHHHMMMM!!!! I am thinking I need some of these water slide decals.... This actually looks like the Baby or Cousin to (MY) the cabinet in your guest bathroom.. :)

It's All Connected said...

Don't get attached to that little cabinet. It won't be yours for long! ~ Maureen

Kasia said...

I drooled all over that. -.- Just sayin'... SO VERY SWEET!!!!! I cant describe how much in love with this I am! :D

Hugs,

Bliss said...

My daughter used to have that Laura Ashley print in her room years ago, think she still has the comforter hiding under her bed for overnight guests...

The cabinet. I LOVE IT! The decal wins! Pinning that little beauty so I can use it as inspiration.

~Bliss~

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So sweet I have a toothache just looking at it! ;)

stefanie said...

eeeeekkkkkkkk!!!!! sooooo dang gum sweet!

laurie said...

this looks beautiful we bought our daughter that very cabinet years ago!she needs to see this, ( hate to be a copy cat) but such an improvement, you are such an inspiration you are.

Patty Patterson said...

It's beautiful! Seeing beautiful things always makes me want more psace to put them in. I'd have such a hard time parting with all of those treasures. I don't know how you SELL them. But, at least you get to own a lot of treasures for a little while!

Patty Patterson said...

It's beautiful! Seeing beautiful things always makes me want more psace to put them in. I'd have such a hard time parting with all of those treasures. I don't know how you SELL them. But, at least you get to own a lot of treasures for a little while!

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love, love, love it!

Simona said...

Davvero delizioso questo armadietto.
Baci dall'Italia
Simona

Janet said...

i just love it! I think I will have to give the water slide decal a try!
Blessings,
Janet

Gina said...

What a beauty! I hate to say it, but it was an ugly thing before you got your hands on it. Just goes to show what some paint & creative hands can do!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Wow, Carol. This is beautiful. I love designs on glass. Are you making and selling the water slide decals for this too?

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Just "sweet enough"!!!
Great job you busy gal!
Warmly,
deb

Scarlett said...

This is so sweet, i love all the little jars ypou pictured in it too! Scarlett x

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Just remember, "sweet" sells! I love it.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE this, Carol! It looks soooo much better white, too! Great label and it does look like an old French apothecary cabinet.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love this little cabinet--it is adorable! I want to make some of those decals. They looks fantastic on everything! You do such a nice job with things. I love your feminine style!

debi huntsman said...

OMG! I love this sweet cabinet!! If I could make it to the Fancy Flea, I would fight someone for that little beauty.

Debbiedoo's said...

It is just darling Carol! Perfect little cabinet. Hey have you missed me? I feel like I am in a foreign Country over there at word press. My new URL is http://debbie-debbiedoos.com. I think you may have to re add me.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

Beautiful cabinet and so girly! I use to have that wallpaper and fabric in my bathroom.

Dee

Jane said...

This is seriously cute!! What a transformation! I love it, love it, love it!
Jane

Cosy Life by Elly said...

This is very very nice! I transformed a closet from yellow into white. It's so bright. Dear greatings Elly from Holland.

Debbie said...

It looks wonderful, and the very best part is the addition of the waterslide decal. That's what makes it really stand out.

And, I just noticed that you shouted out the gorgeous sewing room. I had missed your post, but I definitely did not miss hers. OH. WOW. Clearly, artistic talent runs in the family! I have pinned it and yakked about it to nearly everyone I know. It's one of the prettiest things I've ever seen in blog land.

Jann Olson said...

OMG Carol, I have fallen in love! How can you part with it girl? The transformation is fabulous! Love, love the decal and the wallpaper is so sweet!
Hugs,
Jann

nelda said...

Oh that is such a great transformation. I have that same little cabinet and have been thinking about what to do with it. Now I have another place to use my decals!

Laurel Stephens said...

I adore little cabinets and use them to store craft supplies. This one is so special with the glass doors. Thanks for sharing!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, This is awesome and perfectly cottage chic. Love it and I love the fabric which I have used many a time too. It is so funny because I just finished and posted about a project using the same french graphic too.

I don't think your little cabinet will last long.
Happy Creating, Celestina Marie

Barbara said...

I need to get out more often! Then I, too, can find wonderful pieces to transform! I call this little cabinet 'precious'!

lynn said...

this is so sweet, carol! such a difference! the wallpaper is the perfect accent, too!

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful transformation! That would look perfect in our guest room! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

LOVE IT!!!! It is perfect!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Great transformation! I love the sweet paper :-)
Lina @ fancy frugal life

pipigirl said...

wow wow wow. and NOT TOO SWEET FOR ME. THIS IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. lady i must say you are truly ammmaaazzzzing. thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Melodee said...

beautiful, the wallpaper is gorgeous inside!

Diane said...

Fine job on the cabinet makeover. Now it's so sweet and desirable!

Cath said...

Oh my this is gorgeous. Funny because we have the same cabinet and Im in Australia. I considered painting it white but thought it would be too hard and take too much time. You have transformed it beautifully.

Katie said...

Love it! I need to learn how to do those adorable water slide decals super stat (nurse talk there) LOL! I had that Laura Ashley wallpaper in one of my bathrooms years ago ;-) I can't wait to see all of your goodies and help you at the Fancy Flea! I put in my request for that weekend off, but have not gotten and answer as of yet. Will let you know asap...XoXo

mcvick said...

this is fabulous! totally going on my 'sidetracked wish list' - great job. i'd love if you shared it on my center of attention sunday link up
at http://cadeedee.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-post.html

ps i'm so hitting the follow button on your page :)

Rhissanna said...

Oh! I had that wallpaper, too!Laura Ashley! It was in a bedroom. The lovely thing about the best Laura Ashley designs is that they never age; they always look sweet and cottage-y or grand and country mansion.

This little cupboard is really lovely. Not too sweet at all.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Another masterful transformation, Carol! What a differnce the paint and decal made. Absolutely adorable!

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday last week. I hope you'll join the fun again this week. Be sure to stop in tonight, and see yourself featured! ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Barbara Jean said...

I love it! I have a couple of shelves like that. Better get myself some paint.

blessings
barbara jean

Vicki said...

Carol, she is a beauty! Hope you had fun at Renningers. Hoping to get out there soon myself.

Rona Gregory said...

OMG! Not too sweet at all..I totally love it! You realise that as I am in Thunder Bay right now and have access to three thrift stores that I am not going to sleep tonight don't you because I will be thinking about getting there early to see if they have one of these to play with!

LOL!

Ro xx

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Carol...that turned out so great...I think you've inspired us all!

Firefly Visions said...

Best makeover ever! I have so many items around my house that could use a facelift. I love your blog :)

Rona Gregory said...

Well Carol I am totally bereft having scoured the thrift stores for something similar to have a go at and I can't find anything at all with a glass door :(

However I cheered up significantly when I saw your fab giveaway!

Ro xxxx

Biljana said...

Great makeover, absolutely beautiful:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Betty said...

This is beautiful. I think you are the most talented person in blog-land!

Sandy Michelle said...

I love how you can turn the ugliest things into something great :) Great idea to use the transfer on the glass door!

Sandy xox
www.sandy-sandyscreations.blogspot.com

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

You are so right...this thing is so doggone cute it makes your teeth hurt and the decal on the front is the icing on the cake!! I'm sure it will sell really, really fast!

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - I can't believe I missed this post!!! Love this make-over!!!! It will totally sell at FF!!!

-pamela :)

Cathy said...

Oh, I just LOVE this! An amazing transformation!

Cathy ♥

driftwoodesign said...

What a great combination, your little cabinet and the fairy's garphic. Great job!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Annesphamily said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the new look you created!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I wanted to mention I've got this curio cabinet in my garage. Thanks to your inspiration...mine will soon be getting a much needed facelift.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

Ulrikke said...

You made it look so pretty! I pinned one of your pictures today. (http://pinterest.com/pin/155163149631890317/)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

This is so cute Carol! It IS the same!! Just darling. Thanks for visiting! :)