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Vintage Charmer China Cabinet

Vintage Charmer China Cabinet

This just may be my favorite transformations to date.

The hardest part was deciding on which color to paint it.

I didn’t like the red on this one, so I wiped it off, but should I do the Destin or the custom Green recipe that was left over from the CeCe Caldwell’s Sample Pot Display that I painted last week?    Hmm, decisions, decisions…

Wanna find out what I decided on?

The custom color was inspired by this hydrandga wreath

It totally popped off the green, Well of course it would, just like nature intended.  So I painted it in my custom color, a blend of CeCe Caldwell’s Cinco Bayou Moss, Destin Gulf Green, Spring Hill Green and Carolina Sun Yellow.
I decided the wreath and the china cabinet had to stay together so I made it part of the package.  If you’re in the store, don’t try to take it off and buy it, it’s not sold separately.  I actually nailed it to the back of the door after I shot these photos because they were made for each other.

I really enjoyed painting this china cabinet; it has so much character!

Here’s a couple close-ups on my shabby, layering dry-brushing style 😀
Don’t you just love those legs?
The lock mechanism is still in tact, but the little do-hickey that turns it was missing so I added a heavy duty drawer pull that I thought was the perfect match.
Did I mention Hydrangea’s are my favorite flower?  These are silk, but I love ’em just the same.

I left the top in it’s original chippy state, just giving it a really good cleaning and reconditioning to accentuate it’s character.  I hate making something old look brand new, I like to transform things and give them new life, but it’s important to me to me that you don’t loose the charm in the remake.

I don’t like straight lined modern furniture – at all.
You couldn’t get any farther away from “me” than that.  To me that style of furniture is cold, hard and uncomfortable.  Who cares if a chair looks sleek if you can’t curl up in it?
Like the rubber flip flops, jeans and sweatshirts that adorn my closet, I prefer comfy, cozy furniture that makes your home feel welcoming.
To me this piece says…  “Come on in, have a cup of coffee and stay a while”

We just dropped her off to our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby in charming downtown Zeeland Michigan.

So what do you think?

You can do so many cool things with CeCe Caldwell’s amazing all natural chalk and clay based mineral paints. I’m teaching a 5 hour Paint Your Own Furniture Workshop on Sunday, October 14th 2012 from noon to 5:00  p.m.  Info on that here.  Here’s some of my previous posts on why I choose CeCe Caldwell’s Paints.

  • 36 CeCe Caldwell’s Paint Colors and Variations (constantly updatind) here
  • Here’s why I choose CeCe Caldwell’s Paints
  • Find out why Everyone is Crazy over CeCe Caldwell’s Wax here
  • Learn how I layer my paint colors here
  • Learn more about the story behind this AHmazing company here
  • Order CeCe Caldwell’s Paints here
Thanx for spending some of your day with me!  A hui hou, Shelly
Keep up with all our newly painted creations:

Linking up at these Great Sites:
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Primitive & Proper – POWW 95 Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party

The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday Homespun Happenings – Rusty Restorations Weekend Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

2805 – Potpourri Friday Embracing Change – Creative Inspirations Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday
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Boogie Board Cottage – Masterpiece Monday Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday

Have a great weekend!!  a hui hou ~ Shelly
  • Stacey
    Posted at 02:34h, 28 September Reply

    Oh Shelly!
    This piece is so unique and I just love it. Would love a tutorial on all your painting techniques. PLEASE! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  • Laura
    Posted at 02:36h, 28 September Reply

    This has a great eclectic feel! love it!
    Laura @ LifeWeLive4

  • Honey at 2805
    Posted at 03:16h, 28 September Reply

    She is so pretty, Shelly! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration at Potpourri Friday.

  • Shabby chic Sandy
    Posted at 04:30h, 28 September Reply

    Very nice–so colorful!

  • Helen
    Posted at 04:47h, 28 September Reply

    This is so great….I love, love, love the layers of color!!

  • lauren @ West Furniture Revival
    Posted at 04:58h, 28 September Reply

    love this piece and the colors you used, you alway get the great starter pieces!

  • Pam Boonstra
    Posted at 12:50h, 28 September Reply

    Brilliantly done!! I just love it!

  • ShantyGirl
    Posted at 13:02h, 28 September Reply

    Love your handmixed colorscheme it turned out beautifully!!

  • Betsy@ coastal-colors
    Posted at 13:13h, 28 September Reply

    You totally rock! Another masterpiece! I never find these great pieces! This color combination is amazing! Love it!

  • Becca @ The Sassy Penguin
    Posted at 13:53h, 28 September Reply

    Who knew all those colors would make such a masterpiece?! This really is fantastic. That was a great piece of furniture!

  • Twice Nice
    Posted at 14:23h, 28 September Reply

    Stunning Shelly! Love your color combos!

  • art is beauty
    Posted at 19:26h, 28 September Reply

    OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!! I love those HAPPY!! I am sure it will sell instantly!!
    Its GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mimi@blueroofcabin
    Posted at 22:15h, 28 September Reply

    Shelly you are just so inspiring! I love the color choices you make 😉 Another fabulous piece.

  • Good Time Charlie
    Posted at 01:51h, 29 September Reply

    Shelly you are the Queen of color! I love this, and I am sure it will be finding a new home as soon as it makes it to your store. Gorgeous.

  • Laurel Leaf Cottage
    Posted at 04:56h, 29 September Reply

    Amazing!! And to think you used all those colors!! I would have guessed maybe 2 or 3! I really want to learn how to do this!! =) Deanna

  • Christie
    Posted at 15:32h, 29 September Reply

    Wow. this piece is amazing. I am so impressed!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 01:12h, 30 September Reply

    Your piece is beautiful!!!!!!!! PLEASE tell us how to do this! Brenda

  • Connie
    Posted at 18:00h, 30 September Reply

    You are a genius when it comes to mixing colors and re-doing old furniture. I have never in my entire life seen any piece of furniture more beautiful than this (and I’ve been around a long time now, LOL). Bravo!!!
    You amaze me, Connie 🙂

  • Tammy
    Posted at 18:27h, 30 September Reply

    I bought a piece exactly like this in Lansing, and never went back to pick it up…oh how I regret it now! 😉 You did a wonderful job with it!

  • Elaine Canaday
    Posted at 20:50h, 30 September Reply

    Love the feeling of this piece you have captured with your color choices – very fun! First time checking out your site… Be blessed – junksterchick

  • Sacred Heart Design
    Posted at 13:52h, 01 October Reply

    This is gorgeous! I love the colors. You are so talented!

  • Art and Sand
    Posted at 05:01h, 02 October Reply

    Your cabinet is to die for!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    Posted at 19:24h, 02 October Reply

    that is such a fun piece! i love the legs!

  • Jeanne
    Posted at 16:43h, 03 October Reply

    Simply put…Beautiful!

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    Posted at 01:58h, 05 December Reply

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  • Jennifer Travnicek
    Posted at 10:21h, 27 May Reply

    Oh my gosh…the layering and depth of colors. My family are rolling their eyes at me as I look at your pictures. They seem to be saying “Mom, you’re nuts to be this excited about paint”!!! Yep, probably, but I’ll take that kind of nuts any day!!! You’re truly an inspiration to me. I’ve decided that I need to paint an end table that I’ve been mulling over a combination of California Gold, Mississippi Mud, and Johnston Daffodil. Here’s hoping I can get the depth figured out as pretty as you have it!!!

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      Posted at 10:40h, 27 May Reply

      Finally ~ somebody gets me, lol! Our children must be related, mine roll their eyes at me all the time too Jennifer 😉

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