Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A White Painted Cabinet for my Lounge Room

Recently I bought a hall cabinet from the markets with the plan of painting it and selling it but it's one of those pieces that I've decided to hang on to for a while.  It's in my lounge room currently under the chalkboard lady and I love how it all looks.  I love having my chalkboard drawing finally hung.

I had also thought I would paint a fleur de lis or something onto those panels on the front doors or do a two-toned design on it but when it was all white it just looked finished; so I've sanded and waxed it to the softest velvety finish and this is the way it will stay.  I changed the handles over to these lovely fluted cup handles as I thought they suited the style I was aiming for more than the originals.

I painted the inside of the cabinet also and am using it to store all our handmade quilts. These are mainly the ones my mother made, but two were made by aunts for when my kids were babies and two were made by me.

I still need to do one more thing before this cabinet it fully finished. One of the top drawers has dividers in it and was lined with revolting old red felt. I still need to rip this out and replace it. No rush though, it can wait till after the school holidays, I think.

I am feeling much better today, slowly getting over my head cold. I am looking forward to getting back into some exercise. 

Have a lovely day,
Fiona xx


  1. it looks perfect just white! good call!

  2. How special are those quilts...just gorgeous!

    Glad you are feeling better. I did paint yesterday, I got started on a client's bookcase. Gosh it felt good! Need to get some paint for it from Bunnings this morning, just having a cuppa then on our way. Kids are on a promise to make gingerbread men after that!

    xx Karen

  3. This cupboard looks like it belongs there,Hope you keep it-dee

  4. Hi Fiona, your house is beautiful and the cabinet is totally gorgeous. You should keep it. it looks perfect there.
    I love how you style it all so beautifully. such good attention to all the details. and what precious quilts you have. how nice to have them
    love Didi

  5. IT looks gorgeous Fiona - your details are perfection!!!

  6. Gorgeous! Put together so well and I love those chairs in the lounge room!

  7. oh Fiona It all looks absolutely divine. You have such a good eye. I love that you've left this white and it looks just perfect underneath your beautiful drawing.
    loving your blog!
    xx Kirrily

  8. This room is so cool, calm and serene. The white cabinet fits in perfectly. I would not add anything else to it. Love the quilt stacks.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  9. Gorgeous! Such a pretty piece! I'd love for you to share this at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com
    It would be a great addition!
    House on the Way

  10. The white cabinet is lovely! Good call to keep it!


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