Tuesday, July 17, 2012

White Dove - Trash to Treasure Make Over

Cabinet Make Over

My husband and I were out driving around and happened upon a "parking lot" sale.
I found this old cabinet for $15.00.
It was a nasty brown and very ugly.  I loved the little drawer at the bottom and the mirrored front.  
The glass looks old but is still very clear.  I love it when mirrored glass starts to "age".  
I decided to paint it white (the color is White Dove).
The wood applique was salvaged from a previous project. 
 The green glass knobs are original to the piece.  I love vintage glass knobs!
I filled it with vintage pale pink and white porcelain.
I needed to add some color so I hung a vintage floral print underneath and a handmade sachet from the glass knob.  The frame was another vintage find.....  originally a dark brown.  I painted it white.....  using a dry brush technique to retain that vintage look. 
I found the 1907 Calling Card in the drawer.....  so I tucked into the mirror.  I wanted to keep it with the cabinet.
My collection of vintage etched vanity bottles fits perfectly on top.  
LOL!  My husband fussed at me for buying "another piece of junk".  
Now I know why I don't listen to him.  I have to be nice.  He did sand it down and add the wood applique for me.
Now it's just perfect!

Linking today with :

Faded Charm for White Wednesday!

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays!

 Peggy @ PJH Designs for Totally Transformed Tuesdays!


jeanetteann said...

oOOh a lovely little treasure now. I wouldn't know whether I would be able to close the door,with all those pretty pieces inside though. :)xx

Sylvia said...

such a pretty shade of pink with the white! love it.

Peggy said...

Love! Love! Love! So pretty you did a wonderful job. won't you please come by and share at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday? @ pjhdeisgnsoneofakind.blogspot.com

stefanie said...

its all sooooo beautiful!

Kathy Moody said...

I love your blog!! I'm your newest follower from Peggy's party. Can't wait to explore your beautiful blog. :)

NanaDiana said...

So, so, so beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it- xo Diana

janice15 said...

It's a lovely little cabinet...I love the make over....I just found a huge green glass knob full of paint on it...I need to clean it up...I have just the cabinet for it...with love janice

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, it is positively perfect! So pretty! Thank you for sharing all your pretties and the cabinet at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

I just soooo love your white and pink. I have a room that holds my treasures. I can't add another thing. Love it!

BEARKIS said...

Perfect,wonderful place is your blog,it,s a pleasure for me, to be here!!!

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Hi Elizabeth,
So can I tell you again how much I love your blog, your finds, and your faith. Your blog is like walking into a cool peaceful room and feeling right at home. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday this week Elizabeth.