Sunday, May 1, 2011

Country Cabinet

I found this cabinet at a thrift shop that's super close to my house...but I rarely go in there. Furniture hasn't been their thing in the past, but I think things are-a-changin'! I left without this piece, but as soon as I got to the car, I remembered the hubs was looking for a new TV stand for the porch. I thought this was perfect, so high-tailed it back in (4 min before closing), and plopped down my $12.

Here she is...all decked out in her 80's country-ish garb! Could I have taken this from a worse angle? Could there be worse lighting? I think not.
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I started with plain white, but soon realized it would be too...girly. It just didn't fit with the porch colors, etc. So I spruced it up a bit and this is what I came up with:

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I love her and can't wait to watch TV on the porch. After all, it IS May 1...but here in MN, it's 45*.

~Allison

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31 comments:

Brandi said...

Beautiful Allison! What a bargain!!! Love the gray doors!

The Painted Parlor said...

Too cute and 12 bucks?! I wish my thriftstore had those prices!! Turned out great! Here in Utah it's still in the 40's too :(

Julie
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks adorable! you know i love me some white and gray!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Cool color combo and a great deal too! Very pretty! Or tell your husband it's very manly, perfect for his TV!

Anny said...

You picked amazing colors!

Kari @ fresh paint creations said...

What a great makeover. Do you spray a clear coat over your painted hardware? I have trouble with paint chipping off.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a cutie! Great job!

Meg and Mum's said...

Hey I would think that was too good for a porch?! Unless you have one of those spanky enclosed areas. This looks soooooo much better. I love the white, but also love how you've broken it up with the grey :)

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Good call going back to get it! It looks awesome! I love the gray panels. I hope the weather warms up for you soon so you can enjoy your new cabinet!

rebekah said...

Love this! I love making anything white! You've inspired me to fix up the old wardrobe on my deck! :)

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Well, it's just fabulous!! Gray and white look so great together. What a fabulous find for $12 ;o)

Hope you have a lovely week (from your newest follower)

Ispirato Design said...

It looks so much "fresher" painted - nice job!

Carrie said...

Love the new doors! Great job. Wish I could find something that cute, I have the perfect spot for it. ;-)

{found you through Southern Hospitality}

Sherrie said...

Great color choices! 45 degrees? oh my!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

It looks great and what a steal!
Visiting from Southern Hospitality

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

great find!!!!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice :)

ker said...

This is super cute & what a deal! You have a great eye for color and style- wish i did!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a deal you got on your cabinet! The colors you chose look fabulous.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great job, I love it!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

WOW! Who knew under all that oak stain there was a beauty trying to get out. This is a stunning makeover!
Yvonne

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...great colors!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a great cabinet and you did a lovely job on it! I think having it on the porch is a great idea, rain or shine!!

You have a new follower...I love your blog!

XO,
Janie

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

cute!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Very pretty! Your paint completely updated the look.

Life with Lucy said...

This looks great! I'm really impressed! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It never ceases to amaze me what paint and a little (or alot!) of elbow grease can do! This doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture! Hope it warms up soon so you can really enjoy it out on the porch! Lovely!

Kerrie Lightfoot said...

Wow! Love, love, love this. Great job! I have to know what color that grayish brown is.

Christina said...

so sweet, Allison!! I LOVE GRAY AND WHITE...so you know I love this!!

Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I adore grey and white--this turned out beautifully. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

KK said...

I love the makeover. That little table could sit in any space and look glamorous. Great job.