Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Corner Cabinet Reborn

Edited to Add this to Edie's "Painted Wood" party, so if you're coming by from there, Welcome! You can also see the cabinet decorated here in this latest post about this painted corner cabinet.

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I’ve determined that I’m in the “trading up” stage in my life with decorating. Let me explain that. When I started out about 25 years ago decorating my first house, I took whatever I could get. Hand-me-downs were just fine. I just wanted something to eat, sleep and sit on so I wasn’t too picky about what came my way. Whatever I could afford or what someone wanted to give me was OK by me. I slowly then started to trade up on things. Sofas, bedroom furniture, rugs, and many other things, I was able to buy better quality and make my house more me and what I loved. Some things you pick up and live with for many years and don’t even think about them. They serve a purpose, are pretty nice to look at, but not exceptional and not what I would buy now.

Case in point…my perfectly fine corner baker’s rack that I picked up more than 10 years ago to fill a spot in my old kitchen. I needed something small there, something that wouldn’t take up a lot of room, but would give me a little extra storage in an already small kitchen. So, that metal baker’s rack was found and used, even repainted once along the way and it came with me here to AL, where it again landed in the corner of the kitchen. Certainly not my favorite piece, it became background to me, I didn’t even think twice about it. But, now that I’ve got the bones of my house in place with many furniture pieces that really mean something to me, I’ve started looking around at the things that have been with me for many years that could use a little “trading up”. Not more expensive necessarily, but just better looking, more interesting and even more functional. So, my quest for a real corner cabinet began…and it didn’t take me long at all to find it.

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You won’t recognize it now! From old and tired….

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to new and fresh and bright! The corner cabinet has been reborn for a whole new look and now it looks right at home in my house. With just a fresh coat of paint, a little extra molding, new knobs and painted burlap backing, what a difference this small change makes in our kitchen.

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I wanted to just show you the cabinet before I start filling it up. Not even sure what will go in here yet, but I want to make it pretty.

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You can see what I did with the burlap. I decided to do herbs and they were traced and painted onto the burlap. I used my electric staple gun to hold the burlap in place, when my plan of just pushing those black tacks in there, didn’t pan out like I had planned. The old wood backing was hard as a rock and I had to hammer in the tacks.

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And I’m really just thrilled with how the cabinet came out. If y'all would like to know more about the whole process of putting this together, let me know and I'll do another post on how I did it.

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You can see that I also added 3 puck lights too, which really makes it come alive. I love cabinets that are lit up. These were easy to install and I figured them out without any problems. I had to drill small holes in the backing and then get them plugged into the outlet.

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The new knobs from Hobby Lobby are perfect on here.

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Cloves and Chives. The burlap isn’t perfect, it’s a little saggy in spots, but I’m happy with it all the same.

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Basil and Garlic

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It’s adorable!

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The fleur-de-lis knobs are on the bottom doors and here you can see the picture molding I added, which gave it much more detail too.

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Now, I’ve got a whole new area to use for storage and you know we can’t have too much storage in a kitchen, can we? I’ve moved some things around in the kitchen, so I’ll show you later. Might even wait until I get the granite installed and do a whole kitchen post on it all.

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So, how about you? Do you have some things that have been with you for awhile that you’re ready to trade up? I think I have a few more things, come to think about it, so those are the small things I’ll be on the lookout for.

Breakdown on this piece: I paid $125 for it at the antique mall

$12 for knobs from Hobby Lobby (using coupons)

$6 for burlap (Hobby Lobby) and tacks (Lowes)

$20 for the puck lights (from Lowes)

$10 for the molding on the doors

Not bad for under $175! What could you buy new for $175? Probably something made out of MDF without much character. I love these older pieces that just need some tender loving care to bring them back to life.

Simple, yet beautiful.

Edited to Add: Guess what? I'm going shopping with Layla today and can't wait. Of course, I'll tell you all about it when I return.

I'm also adding this post to Susan's Met Monday, so go by there to check out more renovations. Happy Monday!


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Ashley said...

I love it! I just did that with my corner cabinet too. I can't believe what a difference painting something white makes! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I love what you did with this cabinet! What a great idea to stencil herbs on the burlap! Can't wait to see the rest of your kitchen re-do!

Handmade Housewife... said...

Looks great lady! I think it's a perfect reflection of you and your style. I love love love the burlap inserts with the nail heads. That just kicks it up a notch. I'd have a hard time deciding what to put in it too. Maybe all green, like your plates. Something really high contrast. Great job!

-Hayley

dana said...

Rhoda, I'm so thrilled I stopped by today----I LOVE the way your corner cabinet turned out! It's a beauty in itself, then to have the extra storage is just a fantastic plus!

Do you recall a post you did (about a year or a little less ago) where you were helping someone with a wedding and in the place where you were setting up you showed a vintage armoire? I e-mailed you and told you I had one that looked almost identical to it. Well, mine has had a major redo (I will be featuring it soon)---you'd be proud! :) Mine was in pretty bad shape, so the direction I went with it was not the original plan, BUT it turned out even better!!! :)

Thanks for another wonderful post. Happy Spring! Dana of the stone rabbit

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Rhoda!!!Love it! I think "burlap" is the new "toile." :-) I used some burlap ona side round table in my fam Rm and love the texture. What a great idea to paint it. I heart your knobs - both of them. I can't wait to see what kind of treasures you fill it with. BTW, your lovely blog made me contact the designer. We are "talking." Have a Blessed Day, Barb

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Love it, Rhoda! What a change! I love what you did with the burlap!

Jen r. said...

Great make over Rhoda! very cute!

Dream Mom said...

Wow, I just love it! So bright and pretty! It will look great. I can't wait to see it once you have it filled up. I love the burlap, the lights and the herbs stenciled on it. The fleur-de-lis knobs are soooo pretty.

I would love the step by step. I am thinking about painting some furniture and could use some help. I have more ecru than bright white in my house so I am trying to figure out what paint color to use and also wondering if you put a top coat on varnish or something to that effect on it.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

It totally is adorable! What a wonderful eye you have for "the makeover"! Thank you for sharing.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Looks great!! Amazing! Great Job!

Susan said...

That turned out beautiful! Love the burlap!

Anna said...

I love it! You did an amazing job

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You did a outstanding job! I love one of a kind peices. I know what you mean about trading up, I am at that stage in my life too. I love being able to trade up !

marty39 said...

The cabinet looks gorgeous. I really like the added molding detail on the doors and the crown on top. It really gave the piece a lot more charachter and presence. Love the painted burlap, very pretty. What a great idea. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Hugs, Marty

Carol said...

Your new cabinet is a great addition to your space!

Twice as Nice said...

What do you get when you mix a fine piece of furniture with a vision? A masterpiece. Love it, Rhoda!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. I just love what you did with this piece. It is so gorgeous! My Grandma had a beautiful corner cabinet just like this. I think my parents gave it to my brother when he got his first house. I have to look into it because now I want one : ). You are so talented! This looks perfect. I can't get over it.

Joanna said...

It looks great! I love the burlap and tacks...And the herb and spice idea was just wonderful! I can't wait to see what you put inside!

bj said...

This is just FABULOUS..you did a magnificent job on it, as usual...You are GOOD at what you do.
Now, I am off to find your instructions of framing a mirror..
Hope I can find it....
hugs, bj

Sofia Striffler said...

Just Beautiful Rhoda. I came out really nice. yes I have alot to trade up eventually. I agree with the trade up process after 29 years you should trade up to things you love that will last and not say "just for now". Have a fabulous day!

Linda Merrill said...

Excellent job Rhoda! Love the text graphics!

Kirstin said...

That is so neat looking!!! I have a desk I need to paint and have been procrastinating. I just need to do it.

paintergal said...

*clapping wildly*
Fabulous, Rhoda!
Love, love the idea of the puck lights. Hmmm,I may just have to borrow that idea.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Rhoda...this looks awesome! I love it! Did you add the molding yourself? If so, was it hard to do?
I've been looking for a corner cabinet for my kitchen for several years, but when I find them, they are always really expensive. Hope you link this post to Met Monday! You really transformed this piece and it turned out great! Can't wait to see what you put inside.
:-) Susan

One Prim Girl said...

I LOVE what you did with the cabinet, it makes me want to start doing some "changes" around here as well. You've given me some great ideas!

Kacey said...

It looks great! What a transformation.

Tami said...

Rhoda~

It is absoulutely GORGEOUS!!!! What a wonderufl find and what a transformation.

Have a great day!
T

Sheryl said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your finished product. I love corner pieces and am looking for one for my kitchen. Thank you for sharing!

Sheryl

martina said...

This is way beyond what creative and looks wonderful. The way you did the burlap back is amazing.

kathi said...

Been waiting for the finished post!
You cabinet looks great! You've got me thinking about painting ALL of my old tables/chairs/bookshelves
white!

Herbgirl said...

How adorable! What a great idea you had. It looks so French and I love that you used Herbs!

The blog of MBW said...

You did a real good job in transforming that piece of furniture into a beauty. :-)

I love white too! It looks clean and light.

Bonita said...

Rhoda, it's adorable! And, of course, we went a tutorial post on how you did it. Please include info on those lights, where you got them and how you installed them.

I was just out looking at antiques at consignment stores yesterday and saw what you mean about some of the prices not being too bad and the pieces are real wood.

TheWritersPorch said...

Rhoda........you are too much girlfriend!That cabinet is gorgeous!I love the Herb cloth backing and the knobs are devine!

Carol

Sue said...

Rhoda, love the painted words on the burlap in your new cabinet!
Sue

"Blossom" said...

Rhonda this is so awesome. The burlap and the words make it very sepcial. Can't wait to see all the goodies that land on the shelves. You might want to link up to the Sunday Shopping Secrets to show us the orginal buy of the cabinet last week. I'm sure you will have it completed in a couple of days if not already.

Anonymous said...

This turned out absolutely beautiful - I vote for the tutorial, as well. Can't wait to see how you accessorize it. - Janet

Darlene said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that corner cabinet. It turned out so GREAT!! I can't wait to see what all you put in it.

Lori said...

It looks AMAZING! I love transforming things like that! And thanks so much for your advice on my range hood. I still haven't completely decided what I am going to do, but I got alot of ideas and the encouragement I needed to just do SOMETHING!

Sharon in Chicago said...

Rhonda -- Great job! And yes, of course we want a tutorial on how you did it. And don't want to wait until you "do" the whole room to see what you put in this. Now, as to the saggy burlap ... I'm a little saggy too, but happy as well! It just adds character, I say.

Martha said...

Ooo! So cute! And the lights are an awesome addition.

Kim said...

What a great re-do! I'm looking for a corner piece of furniture for our dining aea. This inspired me on what I can do, once I find the piece.

Stacey said...

Looks great! I love the words on the burlap and the knobs. :)

Sandra said...

Beeeaaauuutiful!!! I love it! You did an awesome job! I am getting alot of ideas for my home.

NCJill said...

As usual, you have done a fabulous job! Love it! Just curious, why did you go with white paint instead of black? I can't remember the color of the rest of your kitchen, but I know that in the past you have favored black for other rooms. Don't get me wrong, I love what you've done. I am just thinking that now that I'm getting everything painted black, you are switching to white and then I will have to follow suit. :)LOL!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

It looks awesome, Rhoda! You did such a great job! I can't wait to see it filled up with goodies!

Paige said...

I love it! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing. I would love to know what types of paints you recommend for a project like this.

Blessings!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That turned out great! I love the burlap backing and the black and white knobs are adorable! I have never been to a Hobby Lobby before and everyone in blog land mentions it. I will have to find one in Asheville, NC or Greenville, SC..those are the two larger cities near me.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Leigh of said...

What a difference! I love the burlap! Where did you find the stencils for the herbs words? Love that! I also love the fleur-de-lis knobs and molding, that is what makes that piece really shine....that and the lights! Great job, Rhoda! I think this might be my favorite project by you.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It looks great Rhoda! I knew it would.

Thanks so much for the Windows Live Writer info. I used it to publish my 300th post today and absolutely love it!

Cathy said...

Rhoda your cabinet is beautiful! You did an amazing transformation with it. Your post really expressed just how I have been feeling for several years now..Thank you so much for putting it into words that I could not express myself.

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Rhoda,
The first corner cabinet looked pretty good, but your new one is awesome! I love the burlap and the knobs!

Great job!

And I love the new look of your blog!

Rebekah said...

so, So, SO cute!!! I'm simply crazy for fleurs de lis, too. Well done!

Anonymous said...

You amaze me. I love all you do and you really inspire me. Thanks for your sharing.

Elizabeth

Helen said...

Dear Rhoda, I SOOOOOO need a corner cabinet in my very small dining room .... yours is spectacular! I would settle for your first one.

9405018--Pat said...

Great Job!!!!!! Thanks for sharing...Pat H

LMH said...

I can relate completely to the trading up concept.

Even when I was doing interior design 'on the side', as a fulltime high school English teacher- I didn't always tend to making those changes as often as I might have.

It is nice to now have the time, to have discovered blogging, and to find so many kindred spirits.

Laura
www.whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, Rhoda, it looks great. That is just my kind of find. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

Rhoda, now that's a corner cabinet with some attitude! I'll bet if we could hear it talk it would say, "Oooh, do I feel so much better!" Really so wonderful that you did all the embellishing and refurbishing yourself! Linda

A Life In Focus Photography said...

love love love this makeover!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Well Rhoda, you did it again. . . you hit it out of the park!!! Home Run!!! Excellent, excellent transformation!!

Yes, after 28 years of marriage, I too have some things that will need to be "traded-up" soon :)

Blessings,

Sher

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Rhoda, so fun to just get the E-mail saying you'd posted!!! It DID turn out WONDERFUL, but, "WAS THERE EVER ANY D-O-U-B-T???"~~~~ More excitement now too, as we wait to see how you decide to "treat" the insides!!! TRULY A WONDERFUL FEAT!!! What WONDERFUL F-U-N!!! Kudos & congrats!!! Hugs, Linda *

Jannet said...

Hi Rhoda, I'm new to your Blog and I've been hanging around for hours!! Snooping around your gorgeous home..lol I love all your decorating ideas, thank you so much for sharing!! Gosh all your bunnies I love them!! seems like every household in America have a least one bunny, but here in Denmark where I live, they are so hard to find.
After trying out the all white, shabby chic style I'm returning to something that's more me and very similar to your style. I also just came back from a Blog break, but hopefully will be back to regular posts soon.
I like your corner shelf (cause I have one similar to it..lol) But your new cabinet is so gorgeous too! Sorry for this long comment, I've really enjoyed my visit here, also I will add you to my Blog list.
Kind regards, Jannet

Chari said...

Hello Rhoda...

Ohhh my...I just love your new little corner cabinet! I remember seeing it on a few posts back and was wondering what it would look like after you completed your plans for it! Well my friend, it turned out beautifully!!! You wouldn't even know it's the same cabinet...hehe! I love how you did the burlap background...that's a grand idea! Also love all of the pretty new hardware! Can't wait to see it all filled up now, my friend!!! I'll be keeping an eye for it!

Hope that you're having a super Sunday!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Erin said...

I love what you've done with the burlap! I know what you mean about trading up. I feel like most of my furniture is quasi-adult, and it's time to start entering the real world. :)

Momovthree said...

Hi Rhoda!
It looks amazing, just so cute. I love what you did with the stencils and the new hardware. It really is a great piece. Enjoy!
~Michelle

Kelly B said...

I love that cabinet!! I wish we could find stuff like that up here in Decatur. I love the burlap idea. Please pot on that. I am trying to come with an idea for the back of my kitchen cabinets that doesn't involve painting the interior (the shelves are small and not removable) and I think the burlap would be fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing!! :)

Carmen said...

WOW!!!! I love it!!! It's EXACTLY what I need for my dining room. :) I have been on the lookout for an inexpensive cabinet.

Mrs. G said...

Rhoda,
I know exactly what you mean about living with things that become background. Most of my up stairs is like that. One of these days maybe I'll get even a fraction of your ambition and tackle something. Your corner cabinet looks so cute. I can't wait to see how you style it and the final reveal on the entire kitchen.
Hugs,
Sue

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

It looks just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the corner cabinet. I have long admired your kitchen window treatment. Did you make it yourself? I would love it if you would share the "how-tos" with us. Miss Kris

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

It is as beautiful as I knew it would be! And I love the herbs on the burlap! I love growing and using herbs from the garden. Can't wait to see how the kitchen turns out with the new granite!

Carol

Marfa said...

The new corner cabinet is gorgeous. I am green with envy at your talent ;-) Seriously though, I love how it turned out. To answer your question, I had these little French country shelves in my bedroom that were looking quite tired and out of place because my bedroom decor is not French country at all. I thought of having them donated, but my mother had a great idea. We had some leftover wood stain. We stained them all and now they look precious and match the bedroom very well. Its about looking at things with a fresh set of eyes.

Lylah said...

Oh I'm loving the updated brightness of that piece...makes me tempted to paint a big black piece white...hmmmm....

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Lovely! What a transformation!!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

What a transformation!!! Love it! I am impressed by how quickly you get your projects completed!

KMfamily ;-) said...

Well..all-be-darn!
Look at that!
Rohda..you did it again.
I knew you wer going to paint it but what a surprise seeing the burlap!
It is darling!!!!
And im in love with the Fleur-de-lis!!! I have such a crush on those lately.
I hear ya about the furniture phases..im at the "got rid of my dorm room stuff a while ago..and now im just starting to weed out or reinvent some pices in our home.
Reusing old pieces & giving them some TLC is such a fantastic way to get a home filled with characture
WAY TO GO!!!!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Looks great Rhoda! I can't wait to see it all full of your wonderful stuff! I got my pillow!! I just love it and am trying it in bunches of places to find a perfect home for it!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Rhoda, it looks great!

justabeachkat said...

Hi Rhoda

We're stuck here in the airport in Palm Desert due to high winds. Looks like we'll be spending another night here. Great, just great! George is in line trying to find us a way home tomorrow. It's Spring Break so it's crazy hard. The only good thing...I can blog away on my laptop while I wait for him. LOL

You've been a very busy girl. I've
sure had fun seeing all you've been up to. I love this new corner cabinet. Can't wait to see how you
fill it up. Love your new orange pillow too.

Hugs!
Kat

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great! Great transformation.
Glenda

Susie from Bienvenue said...

So perfect...so beautiful...so you Rhoda! I love how you added the burlap and the spices....sweet!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

WOW!! That looks fantastic!! I love the words! I am the same way lately -- I have a little 3-tiered table from Pier One I've had at the top of our stairs for five years now. I kept looking at it the other day realizing how I've never liked the way it looked there. So I took it to the basement and I don't feel bad at all! :)

BittersweetPunkin said...

It is adorable...you did a wonderful job with it!~

Robyn said...

great transformation, Rhoda! what a cute idea with the burlap and herbs!

Jenny said...

I love it! You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing the pics!

KK said...

What a beautiful corner cabinet you've created. LOVE what you did using the burlap.
Blessings this evening and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Amber said...

Cute! I'm still in the era of getting things handed down to me & loving it b/c I have an amazingly stylish aunt. I mean, I was at their house today, forgot my camera and my uncle let me borrow his. I cannot stop looking around their home. It's like walking through the Pottery Barn magazine, and that is NO joke. I'm gonna post some pics of it later this week.

Great post! :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Very clever and unique, Rhoda!

Our Red House said...

The cabinet looks fantabulous (fabulous *and* fantastic). I love those fleur-de-lis handles. I wonder if they are available in Australia?

Kate

Rachel said...

That turned out beautiful! I have a corner cabinet minus doors that is in pretty sore shape. I hope to paint it soon. I've been wondering what color(s)? Maybe white...

mishebe said...

Ok I will be honest, when u first showed the wood corner cabinet I was like . 'Oh," But then when you fixed that baby up I was like "WOW. "Great job. Love those knobs too. mishelle

Becky K. said...

I am in love with the painted words on burlap. It wouldn't have come to me...but it looks so cool!

Runner Mom said...

I LOVE it!! Great job, Rhoda! I think that the burlap is wonderful! And, I am going to have to investigate those puck lights! too cool!!

Hugs,
Susan

Chris said...

It turned out wonderfully, Rhoda!! I just love it--especially the knobs. I have to ask. I have some burlap waiting to be painted, but I don't know how you traced it on there. Any advice?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks ya'll for stopping by! So glad you are inspired by this one, I just adore it too.

I've got a post ready on how I did it all, so stay tuned later this week!

Shannon said...

I just love it! We are currently designing and soon building our dream home. Thanks so much for providing such great inspiration.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a great redo. I especially love the burlap!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

It's wonderful Rhoda!

Julia said...

How beautiful!

Julia

Anonymous said...

Adorable Rhoda....it was so lucky you found it !!

Pls say hello to Layla, I don't think she really knows me, but I like her site...

Will your kitchen be done for Easter ??

Have fun,
Kathy :)

Jen r. said...

Hey Rhoda, Make sure you stop by for the make over party on Wednesday! jen

june@craftyniche said...

LOVE it!

Maryrose said...

Great cabinet, the question is what happened to the old one? Hopefully you will fill it soon and I will be back for a peek. Thanks
Maryrose

Karla said...

It is absolutely adorable! The burlap with the text was genius! Definitely an inspiration! :) Thanks for sharing it with us!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things That Make a House a Home...

Jacki said...

OH I love it!!!!! so so cute!!

Daisy Cottage said...

I love it Rhoda!
It came out FANTASTIC - bravo sweet friend!!!

xo,
Kim

redsoxmom said...

Once again, a fabulous Rho transformation! Quite clever and creative, too. I love that you brought new life to an old piece. Hope you enjoy it for many years to come. And I can't wait to see how you outfit it!

Sarah said...

You did a great job! I love it!!!
I had a corner cabinet like that and we sold it, I wish I had it back now!!

Denise K. said...

Oh you are just too good...LOVE how this turned out and you did a fabulous job! LOVE your style and talent!!! BTW, I also LOVE the darling valance over your window!

Sandi McBride said...

Just in moving the cursor down from the "before" to the "after" was such a pleasant shock! It's beautiful, Rhoda. Simply beautiful...
Sandi

The Cherry Family said...

Wow that turned out so wonderful! I love the burlap idea it is so neat! --amanda

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I love refurbished furniture! I think I would do it everyday if I could. Your hutch looks amazing and I'm sure you'll enjoy it for years and years!

~Kim

Cass said...

I love how you are "trading up." I have gotten to that point, too .. finally! Love the corner cupboard, and your re-do of it is astounding -- it is just adorable. Lovely work.

Looking forward to seeing what you put in it!

Cass

Chandy said...

Ok, one word, WOW!!! I love that cabinet; I agree baker's rack sometimes have to be grand in order to make a statement, otherwise it becomes background...

Rose said...

Oh Rhoda that looks awesome!!!! Man WHAT a change! I love it!!!
I know you do!!!

Thank you for answering my question about how to put the larger pix on the blog.

Tara said...

Rhoda

How gorgeous!! What else can i say!!

ceekay said...

I just love corner cabinets. The burlap was a novel idea!

Christy said...

OMG! Rhoda! This cabinet is so awesome!!! It's absolutely beautiful.

Rose said...

Wonderful transformation, Rhoda! You're so good at seeing the potential in a piece. Brilliant!

Cynthia said...

OMG are you talented! I will be saving this post. Cindy

Marya said...

You have a beautiful, inspiring blog! I never seem to find time to decorate but it sure is fun to visit someone who does!

Martha said...

Your new cabinet is so much better than your old -- can't wait to see it filled! Great job!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Hi Rhoda,

Love your Hutch, it looks nothing like it did! LOL

Your a WINNER! Come over and check it out, Congrats!

I will need your e-mail and address!

xoxo,
Cathleen

Cathy said...

I had an awesome time with you and Laya today Rhoda..it was so very nice to meet you! I hope we can do it again soon.

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Anonymous said...

Hello, that's a great transformation on that cabinet. Very inspiring.

Susan.

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Love, love, love anything painted white!! You hit a homerun with the corner cupboard--both with the vintage find and the creative ways you gave the cupboard a new look.

This is the first time I have stopped by for a chat and won't be the last.

Blessings,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

~Kelly~ said...

Love the cabinet! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I love stopping by your blog!

Kelly

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love everything about your cabinet. Love the painted herb names on the burlap. I have a china I need to light. Were your lights easy to install? I love the fleur di lis knobs on the doors. Very charming. You are a very creative person. This is my first time to you blog. I will be back for sure.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, YES!!!! {insert sounds of applause and whistles here}

;-)

What a wonderful makeover!! Well played, Rhoda.

Marya L said...

Would you do a tutorial on how to paint old furniture? It looks so awesome and I have some things I would like to paint, but I am too scared and don't know what to do. I would LOVE a tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

lovely! I have a question...the fruit plates pictured in your old baker's rack...is the fourth plate (it's facing away from the pic)a peach? If so, I have one, too. I've never seen others like it an d I always wondered if it was part of a set...thanks for humoring me!

Maureen said...

You did an amazing job!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

AMAZING tranformation! Love the burlap & tacks! Plus the satisfaction of taking something not so great & transforming it to a beautiful piece that would go for many $$$ in a home decor store and you did it yourself for under $200! Just love it!

melissa said...

Rhoda,
this is just amazing! I love what you did and am looking forward to the burlap/spice tutorial. Have a great day~

Lisa Ross said...

I love it! I just picked up burlap yesterday for a project and found that it sheds. Did yours keep shedding? Is it just because of the unfinished cut edges?

Connie said...

That looks so nice and really lights up that corner. Love the fleur de lis knobs. Always fun to see what you are up to...I still want to do the mirror framing in my bathroom one day! Connie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thank you all SO much for your very kind words. Of course, I'm in love with this cabinet now. I'll be posting a tutorial on it Thursday, so come back for that.

Lisa Ross, yes, that burlap does shed, but once it's cut, it does pretty well. It will ravel on the edges, but now that it's up, it shouldn't be a problem.

3 Peanuts said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Your blog is great. this is a fabulous project. It looks greta in your kitchen. LOVE that green paint in there too:)

Cote de Texas said...

140 comments - wow!!! the cabinet is beyond adorable - and the burlap is what really adds that special touch! what a great idea!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda...I love love love this cabinet. I would really appreciate step by step instructions as I would like to replicate the idea for my dining room. It's absolutely fab! Thanks, Maureen

edie said...

I loved this the first time I saw it! Very beautiful transformation! Thanks so much for linking it with us, I'm sure my readers will enjoy the inspiration!
Love to you,
edie

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!!! I love what you did with the burlap and if you listen you will hear me squealing over here!

Hugs,
Dena