Last Monday, Leo and I went to the So-Lina auction and found this small cabinet. I thought it was just the right size for a jelly cupboard.
So we bid $40 for it and won. We spent several days this week working on the cabinet.
The interior had been painted a gorgeous turquoise color. I was really hoping that I could keep this original color because I love it so.
The bottom was really nasty, so we tried cleaning it.
We cleaned the shelves, but the bottom wouldn't come clean. So we decided that we had to paint the interior. We went to Lowe's and picked out some paint. We chose Linen White and Aqua Glow.
The exterior was in bad shape as you can see in these photos.
Someone had started stripping the finish and stopped. Since we were going to paint the piece, Leo started sanding.
While we were working on this piece, Leo started repairing a gouge in a little wooden shelf that we had bought at the auction a few weeks ago.
The shelf had a decoupaged picture of Blue Boy in the opening. Leo removed him and cut the piece of wood that it was on because you could see the wood behind the shelf. Our first thought was to replace Blue Boy, but the more I looked at him, the more I thought he should stay.
Leo spray painted the shelf and hung it on the tree to dry. Didn't take long in this heat!
I also decided to paint this wooden pedestal bowl that we had bought recently.
Blue Boy was overseeing our work. Do you see him in the background?
We could tell the cabinet had glass in the door at one time, but we decided that we were going to put chicken wire on the door.
Here is the cabinet with its fresh paint. To antique the piece, I rubbed dark walnut stain over the entire piece as well as the wall shelf and the pedestal bowl.
Here is the finished wall shelf. Sorry, this is not a good picture. It was cloudy this afternoon and we got some much needed rain.
Here is the pedestal bowl. Isn't she beautiful?
And here is the cabinet with the chicken wire in the door. My first thought was that this was going to be a jelly cupboard, but I can see all sorts of possibilities for this piece.
Here you can see all 3 pieces. I put them in the hallway for the time being.
I just love the color on the inside of the cabinet. In fact, I love all 3 pieces, but I have thought about having a giveaway soon. NO, I'm not giving away my new cabinet, but I may give away the pedestal bowl or the shelf. We're getting close to having 200 followers.
It may have to be the shelf because this pedestal bowl just looks so pretty on top of the cabinet. Which would you rather have?
WOW, beautiful!! Love repurposing and makeovers! Great job on all 3 pieces.
I love how the inside just pops. Very pretty!
LOVE the colors and the pieces!
Katie @ Wildwood Creek
Love the turquoise and white! I'm a new follower.
I subscribed, too!!!
i see we both like chicken wire 🙂
SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week 🙂
Sweet Bee Cottage
Love, love, love the turquoise and white cabinet. You did a fabulous job making it over. Love the wooden pedestal bowl too. I never see things like that but I see them all over blog land. I'll have to keep my eyes open.
I think it all looks so fabulous together and as much as it would be fun to win one in a giveaway (I know - not the cabinet lol) I just think it all looks like they were meant to be.
You know, now I'm going to have be on the lookout for a jelly cabinet! I have the perfect spot and it would look so great with my vintage tablecloths on display in it. Oh dear - now look what you've done! LOL
Wow! I love the turquoise interior of the cabinet and the chicken wire make it so gorgeous! And I love the amazing transformation of the pedestal bowl and it goes so beautifully with the cabinet. Thanks for sharing these inspiring projects. Have a great week!~Poppy
Cindy @ Barkley Hall
You did a great job! Love the colors and I love the shelf with Blue Boy.
SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party 🙂
Great transformation -- I love the colors you've used. They look great.
Jane first I am so happy to visit you!! What a great surprise to see your projects. I love everything and the way they turned out! Of course part of it is that gorgeous paint color.
I would love the pedestal bowl as a giveaway!!
Art by Karena
Do come and enter my Giveaway from Dr Perricone!! It is very exciting!
Wow, the cabinet turned out beautifully. I love the end result!
NIIIIIIce! Love the colors you choice!
Megan @ Restoring the Roost
Jane- your cabinet is fabulous!! You did such a great job! Thank you for your comment and for stopping by my blog 🙂
wow... loving the colour inside... Just utterly LOVELY!!!
Hey! Neat blog! I've been browsing through and see many familiar Southern things - fried okra, etc! My kind of blog, so I'm now a Follower, etc! Enjoyed it all!
Wow..great transformation. looks fabulous. love the color. Thanks for stopping and following. following you too. hugs, Nayana
That is an amazing transformation! I love the chicken wire in the door and the colors you chose for all the pieces. The aqua glow really allows you to see inside nicely! The pedestal bowl looks great! The shelf with blue boy turned out great. You revived, restored, and repurposed them all! Great work!
Love, love, love chicken wire. The cupboard is way cool and the interior color really sets it off. Great job!
How fortunate to find an old cabinet like that. It turned out great!
I think I would keep the bowl since it goes so well with the cabinet. It compliments the color so well.
I enjoyed browsing around your blog.
You did a terrific job on that cabinet! Love how the aqua colour just pops! Great idea to use the wire on the front. It looks wonderful in that corner with the other "fixed-up" items - don't know how you can part with ANY of them!
Thanks for your comments on my Wedding Colours blog post. You asked about the faux ice - I got it at Walmart last year. I believe it was about $7 Canadian for a small bag. It really sparkles which is why I like it.
Jane that is one spectacular makeover! WOW is all I can say!!~
I think I love everything about this cupboard, it is just so sweet. I especially love inside colour and the chicken wire!
Thanks for your visit and sweet comments. Your makeovers are great. I'm loving turquoise right now too. Don't have very much in my house.
Have a great week!
These look great. You have such a pretty place. It was great to see you and your mom again. I promise to warn you if I come that way again!
wow- that doesn't even look like the same cabinet! what a ton of work that was!!! it looks awesome- great job!
Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse
Wow! Those turned out great! Hope you get to 200 soon. I hoping to get to 50 soon. lol.
Very cute, love the inside painted a different color. You have me thinking.......I am painting an old armoire, never thought to paint the inside a different color. Thanks, great post!
Susan in SC
I love all your pieces but the little cabinet is my favorite! I just love it!!! I might have to break into your house and take it - I'm just saying..... LOL!!
Oh my goodness!! What a fantastic job you've done on those pieces!! I love the turquoise color you chose...so dreamy and sweet.
What a trooper husband you have too, to help you with all of your fun projects!! My Mr. Is that way too 🙂 He just rolls his eyes and says, "Okay, what are we working on next?"
Thank you for posting such a great article!! And thanks so much for your kind comments and new following on my blog!! 😀
I look forward to seeing more of your fun posts!!
P.S. Share some of that heat, would ya? We've only had ONE day above 80, this summer, here in the Pacific Nortwest!! 😉
Laura Ingalls Gunn
What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.
Sweet Cottage Dreams
OH my! You two did a superb job restoring all three pieces. I love those colors, too. Infact, the colors in your blog design are those in my bedroom.
You are so generous to offer such wonderful things for a giveway. It would be hard for me to choose, but I am fond of the shelf with Blue Boy. One of my collections are those soft tinted pictures of children.
Have a sweet day!!
Wow, what an amazing transformation! I love the color scheme you chose & the chicken wire. It looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love, love, love what you did with all of the treasures! The cabinet with the chicken wire is precious. 🙂
Wow! You certainly gave that cabinet a second life! I love the aqua interior.
Great finds and great re-do's. Love the aqua color too.
I think you should give away the cabinet, and I would like to be the one to receive it! Hugh and I might copy your idea on a piece of furniture we just bought.
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
What great projects Jane! I love your footed bowl and the cabinet came out wonderful!
Such beautiful transformations! I'm glad you decided to keep the blue boy; I think he really belongs there.
Wow! You did a great job. I love the colors that you picked out for your projects. That turquoise is so pretty!! I would love to redo some furniture, but I don't have any that I need to work on. I've refinished furniture since I was 14. I like the pedestal...so many fun uses.
Jane and Leo,
I love the cabinet, you picked great colors and did a wonderful job. I am so jealous. I know what you mean about paint drying fast in this heat. It is so hot I can't stand it. I like to have my windows open with fresh air. Hate using the central air, I feel so cooped up. I can't wait for your giveaway everything turned out fab:)
Have a great week