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Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Favorite Painted Cabinet

I was cleaning the basement this week and I uncovered a cabinet that I have had since around 1998 and it has been in storage because it needed some TLC.
  My girlfriend is the one who found it first, but because she did not want to ship it ALL the way to California, she passed.  As soon as she said no I said.
 I WILL!  
I am not exactly sure what it started out as but the cabinet took on the job of storing our liquer, UNTIL a wine bottle leaked and expanded all of the joints. 

So, into storage until Mr. M. could fix it. 
As you can imagine, just like any household there is always a list of things for our husbands to do. 
The cabinet sits, and sits, and sits for several years. 

Until today.

 I brought it upstairs and got out the airnailer and I FIXED it. 
 Sometimes you shouldn't wait for someone else to do something when you can do it YOURSELF!

I love the hand painted flowers.

Even the inside of the door has roses painted on it.

Great chippy paint.

I just love the details. 

Depending on what light you are looking at the piece it can either look aqua or green.
  Now I have to figure out where I want to put it.

I am going to share my found treasure at Show and Tell Friday with Cindy from My Romantic Home and Furniture Feature Friday with Miss Mustard Seed Creations.

I can't believe it is Friday already, have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I really love your cabinet! What a treasure! The colors and floral painting are fabulous! Saw you over at Show & Tell Friday :)

  2. Oh Alaina it is just gorgerous!!! I'm jealous!! I love it just a stunning romantic piece!!

    Your all posting new posts so fast I'm running to keep up with you all!!
    Too much time at the beach!
    Pamela xo

  3. Oh it is just gorgeous. Such a beautiful piece. I can see why you said yes. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  4. everything about that cabinet is just beautiful! love the colors and the chippy paint. it's perfection!

  5. Love it, love it, love it. A most gorgeous piece. So glad you resurrected it. Susan

  6. It looks like it came straight from a french market so chippy and beautiful

  7. It is gorgeous, such detail. I'm sure you'll find somewhere to put it.

  8. Oh wow, I love this darling cabinet. I would use it if at all possible!

  9. Oh ALaina, I'm dyin' over here!!! This piece is drop dead gorgeous!!!
    Thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not...I cannot wait to see where it ends up in your beautiful home.

    And I loved your driveway display. Every thing looks absolutely amazing.

  10. Fantastic colors whatever they are exactly! Beautiful. SO cheery. Jacqueline

  11. Just 2DIE4!!! And you had it in the garage?????? OMG!!! Can I shop in your garage, please???????

  12. That is a stunning cabinet and I so wish I had found it for my kitchen, sweetpea! I want some vintage and different looking to hang on the wall with my newer cabinets. I have a vision and Love Bunny keeps telling me it can't happen; I keep telling him it WILL happen. Ya know who's going to win this one, don't ya, chick? Hah
    Come by and visit for my FrouFrou Friday.....Squeeeeeal!!!

  13. Hello:)
    It was really beautiful...I like your blog:)I invite you to visit me:)
    have a nice day..

  14. Hola, so nice YOU FIXED it... this gorgeous beauty doesn´t deserved to be kept away... soooo beautiful!!!!!
    p.s. come say hi

  15. What a beauty you've got there!
    Love it. :-)

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  16. It is so perfect!! i love it...happy weekend Ria....

  17. So nice!!
    the roses are greate!
    happy and sunny weekend

  18. How precious, Alaina! I adore the hp roses, so stunning!


  19. Wow!!! qué belleza ese mueble!!! alucinante... yo no le haría nada, lo dejaría así...mi lindo tu blog
    Soy Magui de Argentina, te invito a pasar por mi blog en, te espero, Besos

  20. Your blog is beautiful! I am your newest follower. Glad I found you.

    Melanie @ The Frosted Gardner

  21. It looks so pretty and gorgeous:))
    I am your newest follower, come to visit my blog:)
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

  22. Adorable - I know just the place for it, it will look great in my bathroom. Aren't you glad I solved that for you? Happy Weekend!

  23. Oh.....the cabinet is so beautiful! It is to die for! I am one of your newest followers....hope you can stop by too!

  24. The cabinet is beautiful. Could it have been a sheet music cabinet in it's first life? I think that is what they are called. They are normally about 24 inches wide with a cabinet door and then they would have had shelves in it to hold to music pages. Just a thought. Either way it's gorgeous!

  25. oh, that would be my favorite too!!!

  26. That cabinet is just gorgeous! I was just looking over your blog and loving it, I am your newest follower, I can't wait to catch all of your posts.


  27. That is a gorgeous piece! How exciting to come across that treasure. I applaud you!

  28. Really beautiful piece, Alaina! It's perfectly chippy! ;o)
    Hugs ~ Jo

  29. WOW...i wish I had that kool stuff in my basement!

  30. Such a beautiful piece and I just love the color!!!

  31. Love the hand painted roses and chippy paint....beautiful!

  32. Wow...what a charming cupboard. Very unique! I can see why it's a favorite of yours. If it was mine, I'd never part with it either. Nice little heirloom to pass down in your family.
    Enjoy your week,

  33. That is an awesome cabinet, love the color and the perfect chippy paint!!!

  34. This is a gorgeous cabinet. I'm glad you decided to repair it and use it in your home. It is fantastic. xo, Sherry

  35. painting cabinets is a great past time and teaches you a lot about life, great cabinet you had there, very intricate and beautiful design


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