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Sunday, 23 September 2012

A makeover for a cupboard.

Our next door neighbour was throwing away an unloved and old fashioned type of corner cupboard and asked if I wanted it......that would be a big YES! It was duly stored in the shed for a while.

Here it is in all its brown glory. It isn't solid wood but veneer. One of my daughters promptly put her initials on it for her house as I didn't really need it.
Trying to get a good photo of it was a toughie.

After having a scrub all over with liquid sandpaper  and then primed and then a few coats of cream Laura Ashley (left over from another project) it has turned out rather well I think. The birdie was made from linen and has the same material for its breast as the curtain, so it matches in nicely with the cupboard. The metal catches were changed for some wooden ones that we already had. Daughter was thrilled with it. I had a place mentally in my head, where I could have put it in the cottage if it was a reject!

Now she can throw all her stuff in the cupboard and nobody will see it. What wonders a lick of paint and some elbow grease can create.

This weeks linky parties are;
Monday;
handmadeharbour
sewmanyways.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/
thededicatedhouse.blogspot.co.uk
Tuesday;
sewingbarefoot.blogspot.
thediydreamer.blogspot.
Wednesday;
thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot
lavendergardencottage.blogspot.
Thursday;
michellestastycreations.


26 comments:

  1. What a difference a lick of paint made - lucky daughter :)

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  2. It looks terrific what a great job! x

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  3. I think e cupboard looks fantastic, just goes to show what can be achieved

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  4. It always amazes me what a lick of paint can do - too much stuff gets thrown away because it's a bit "old fashioned" - and once it's had its makeover it's nearly always better than something you could buy. Well done, it's fab x

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  5. That looks soooo different. A dowdy bit of furniture turned into someone more contemporary and cool!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colour and the fabric

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  7. What a transformation! I really like the pretty fabric you have used.

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  8. ooooh this is fab! clever you!

    it must have taken a lot of work... well done for persevering :) x

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  9. That looks great. Love the fabric.

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  10. A fantastic make over! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a fantastic job. The fabric looks really pretty and will hide lots of things. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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  12. Wow! How very clever! I love it!

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  13. It looks so much better now.I love the curtain in the window.

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  14. Such a good idea, looks lovely x

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  15. A bit of paint can make such a big difference. I've never heard of liquid sandpaper before.

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  16. Just lovely! And the fabric curtain is beautiful!

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  17. Wow, you have done a great job on a really dated piece of furniture - looks pretty !

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  18. Great piece of free furniture! Great job on making her pretty again. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-16.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  20. How pretty it looks now. What a transformation. Well worth the elbow grease. Hugs Mrs .a.

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  21. How clever to add that bird to the cupboard. I love the color and the fabric. What an amazing transformation. I could not let this one go.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    P.S. How sweet are those little bunny friends!

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  22. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  23. This looks amazing! I love the lighter color change and the curtains look super cute. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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