Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What’s old is new again……


As we all know old houses tend to be very quirky! Some things make you scratch your head while others make you downright crazy.One of those quirky things that made me crazy was this cabinet in the living room.

It was a cute little antique cabinet that was added when the house was turned into a B&B in 1985. My husband and I debated whether it was original to the house or not for years. I knew it was not but had a hard time convincing my husband until we were given some old pictures of the house. Sure enough the cabinet was not in any of the old pictures!


The issue was not the cabinet itself but the actual placement. It was so close to the window that the drapery panels always covered part of it up. It made the corner of the living room really crowded and unbalanced looking.

Several months ago I was able to finally convince my husband to remove the cabinet in hopes of finding a different spot for it….. possibly in the dining room. It sat in storage for months until two weeks ago when my darling husband decided to tackle the cabinet and refinish it.


I realized when he was half way thru the refinishing process that the cabinet would look absolutely perfect in the upstairs hallway instead of in the dining room as planned. I was so happy that we were able to adjust the shelves to accomodate my antique blue transferware plates and platter to fit.


Before the finish on the cabinet was several different colors. We could tell someone had started to refinish it but then never finished.


Today we are finally enjoying warmer temperatures but it is VERY windy. I’m not complaining though because they are calling for cold and snow again in a couple of days…..

Have a great week my friends!

Joining the party at:

Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesdays.

Hope to see you there!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous piece and it is perfect in the staircase.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It's perfect there, Des and it's a gorgeous piece.

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Des what a beautiful piece. It looks prefect up in your hall.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, my word - it is so perfect as it is right now! And your blue and whites are just made for that place in that awesome cab.

Well done, truly.

Hope you are having a wonderful new year so far! : - )

Blondie's Journal said...

Love it, Des. It's all about doing what you want to do! :-D


chateau chic said...

I love smaller cabinets like yours and you found the perfect spot to showcase it beautifully!
Mary Alice

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a sweet cabinet and I agree it looks great in its new home!....Your hubby did a wonderful job refinishing it...and I also have to say that I LOVE the stack of covered wicker baskets! Stay safe and warm Des! We are "melting" here...hopefully by the afternoon the roads will be void of ice!

Red Rose Alley said...

I think that's a perfect little place for your cabinet. I'm glad you kept it, as it's such a unique and special piece. Your husband did a great job refinishing it, and your blue dishes look sweet in there.

love, ~Sheri

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love that you were able to find a new place for it! It really is pretty. We've been very windy in Texas too. The a/c is on because it's 80 degrees, but we're supposed to get cool again next week. All we do is go from heat to air, heat to air. Lol.

Ivy Lane said...

Love it! It looks perfect in its new spot! How nice you display your beautiful blue transferware!

Finding Grace Interiors said...

What a sweet little cabinet!! and you are right, it looks perfect in the staircase!! Your blue transferware is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

It looks perfect there! I also love your valence on the window. Did you make it yourself or is it custom? I would love to attempt something like that for a small window I have.

Pat in Chicago