Sunday, May 19, 2013

Vintage Kitchen Cupboard

So, I'm pretty sure that I have one of the slowest kitchen updates on record. Seriously, it was like a year in a half ago that we updated the light, by removing the old (and ugly) stained glass chandelier and replacing it with a drum shade. We also stored away our kitchen table (it wasn't really necessary since our dining room is just steps away) in lieu of a stainless steel kitchen island to have more prep space.
 


 
My next step (forever now) has been to paint the kitchen cabinets, but I always put it off for another project since 1) I think it is going to be a huge pain and 2) I want the upper cabinets open, but I have my baking supplies, medicine and snacks in two of the upper cabinets and that just wouldn't work, obviously.

 
 
So, I had been looking for a cupboard to store all these goods in that could fit in the empty spot where I previously had our card catalogue (that has since moved to the office/classroom). It is kind of a small and narrow space and my budget was teeny tiny so it has honestly been months that I have been searching for something.

 

 
Last week I found a great cabinet at an antique mall made out of barn board and painted white, it was the perfect size, but $125. I couldn't do it. So I continued my craigslist search and expanded it to a neighboring part of my state and found The. Most. Perfect. Cabinet.  Ready for this...I paid $20 for it. It was one of those moments where I was literally shaking with furniture excitement.  Granted I had to drive about 50 minutes each way, but I was OK with that because the initial cost was so low and it was just in the next town over from where I grew up.

 
 
Now, sigh, it did have to sit and air out on the porch for a few days because it smelled like someone has accidentally dropped a bottle of cologne in it, but all it good now.  Here's a before.

 
 
I left all the paint as is and just heavily distressed it with my electric sander. When I got it to a level that I was happy with I waxed the entire piece, had my youngest scrub the inside clean (punishment for saying a nasty word to me because I wouldn't wake up at the crack of dawn and get him his cereal) and had my husband change the knobs for a bit of rustic glam.

 
 
Love this, and should I ever find the time in my busy schedule I will begin those cabinets...now I kind of can't wait!

Enjoy your Sunday! I have several projects do this week so I will be busy painting!




 

Linking to: 
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Lifehttp://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no151.htmlthurCozyLittleHousebadge150xhttp://www.cozylittlehouse.com/ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life vif187http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/ Boogieboard Cottage”Fall  http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/


 

18 comments:

  1. you lucky duck, $20!!!! it is beautiful and you did an amazing job with it! i LOVE it!!!
    keya

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  2. You've given me some inspiration today. Thank you. I have a smaller, similar cabinet to yours and haven't loved it for a while now. Years ago I did a red dry brush paint on it. I love how yours turned out. Tomorrows plans are to change mine. :)

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  3. Angela, what a perfect cabinet. Great job! Sometimes it pays to look a bit farther than where we live. Susan

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  4. What a darling little cabinet and a great deal! Love the new finish!

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  5. Oh, it is wonderful and I love the simple jadeite piece on top.

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  6. Love the cabinet, it is perfect! And what a great deal you got on it.

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  7. Love, love, love the cabinet. It is amazing and I like the distressing too. Great find and super price. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this evening. www.astrollthrulife.net
    Hugs, Marty

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  8. Oh Angela, it is the perfect cabinet!

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  9. This cabinet turned out great with the way you aged it, very nice. What a deal too!

    Cynthia

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  10. Great job, Angela! I know what you mean about needing those upper cabinets! I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 4 blogs}
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-party-9.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  11. What a great find! It's so cute it was worth the drive.

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  12. What a darling piece! And how convenient that your wee one was able to help. Tee hee.

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  14. What a lucky lady! Well, you deserve it as you worked hard to find a piece at the right price. I keep hearing fabulous stories about people finding treasures on Craigslist and now I must give it a go! Just curious... the perfume odor really came out with just airing it? Didn't have to do anything else to it? The reason why I ask is that I never have such good fortune. Glad you did, though. Fabulous storage piece!

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  15. Love, love your cupboard! What a great find! 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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  16. This is nice. You've shown a vintage taste in the cabinet with your renovation. Cabinets are essential to most of the kitchens I've seen and having a good looking one like this can make your interiors look awesome. Well, make sure that you’ve used good materials for the cabinets since they can affect whatever is stored in them. :)

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  17. It doesn't matter how long the renovation will take, but I believe it's the progress that happens when you update your blogs. Your post depicts your kitchen’s step by step transformation, and I think it just needs some time to make sure your followers can get splendid updates. Are you done with the redo? I hope you can direct me to your grand reveal. :)

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