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
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Have a great weekend!!  a hui hou ~ Shelly

32 Replies to “Vintage Charmer China Cabinet”

  1. 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

  2. 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 🙂

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  5. 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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