Friday, March 9, 2012

Accessorizing

Hello everyone!  Yesterday, I spent most of my day at my son and daughter-in-law’s house tweaking a few things and accessorizing the china cabinet in their kitchen.  About a month ago, Charlie and I delivered this china cabinet to our son and daughter-in law.  It was a purchased at The Habitat for Humanity Restore and you can read all about its transformation here.  Up until yesterday, it looked like this. 

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Today, it looks like this. 

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Most of the china cabinet accessories were things she already had.  The other items were either purchased or taken from the stash in my shed. 

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Do you see that little copper colander on the bottom shelf?   I purchased that a while back at Goodwill for little of nothing.  It has the cutest little white ceramic handles on it.   Next time I’m up there, I’ll have to take a picture of it.  I had been meaning to do it anyway. 

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In between changing things in my own home, I did manage to paint the replica of an antique wooden ice box that was in their kitchen.  This is what it looked like before.    

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And now the after; 

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I used ASCP red primer and graphite.   I debated whether or not to paint the hardware and opted not to.  Look at the patina on the brass. 

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Now I need to work on accessorizing the wall above it but I need to make a Lowes run.  I have a plan and it involves wood.   

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I created a little tablescape yesterday as well.  

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I also made a few changes to her fireplace mantel but I’ll share that with you all in another post. 

Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments regarding the open shelving in my kitchen.  You all had me grinning from ear to ear!  You bloggers always make me smile:)  

Thanks again, and I hope you all have a wonderful day,

Gail

Linking this post to:

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

2805 for Potpourri Party

21 comments:

  1. Great job Gail, everything looks so pretty! Love how the antique ice box turned out too!! Can't wait to see what else your up to, what a great mom!

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  2. Hi Gail,
    The cabinet looks fabulous with all the pretty stuff inside. I love the way you used the tea towels for some added texture. I bet your daughter in law was very happy to have your good eye for decorating and accessorizing.

    Love the color you painted the icebox cabinet. Looks great.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  3. JUST LIKE SISSIE I LOVE THE COLOR YOU PAINTED THE ICEBOX!! AND I LIKE THE WAY YOU HAVE ACCESSORIZED THINGS, NICE EYE!

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  4. What a great job accessorizing! It's always fun to get a fresh new look when the seasons change. You have wonderful items to use in your vignettes.
    Mary Alice

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  5. Hi Gail...

    Well my friend, your daughter's china hutch looks sooo pretty all dressed up and accessorized! I also love the finish that you added to your cabinet...simply gorgeous! It sounds like you have been a busy little bee...send me some of your energy...will you? Hehe!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  6. You did a beautiful job, Gail! I love seeing that cabinet again ~ it came out so great in that color. Your son and DIL must be thrilled with the look. Filled and decorated this way it has made quite another change to this cabinet!

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  7. You did that china cabinet up right. Love the red&white towels. The ice box is beautifully transformed too.

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  8. That's some transformation! Isn't it amazing what a difference re-accessorizing can make? I bet they're crazy about it. *winks* Vanna

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  9. Great job accessorizing Gail.The little table vignette looks smashing with the red and white towel.

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  10. What a lucky girl to have a MIL like you! The cabinet as I told you before was a amazing transformation.

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  11. You do such a lovely job of accessorizing, Gail. You DIL must love it! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is apppreciated!

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  12. Dearest Gail, You most certainly do have the decorative touch. I love what you've done in your DIL's home. You are blessed that she lets you do those things. I got to help one of my girls and it was so much fun.
    Have a great weekend, my friend.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  13. You did such a great job on the china cabinet also the table too! Love it!

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  14. Gorgeous!!!! Both pieces turned out so great. My loved Primitive decoration, her country decor is beautiful.

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  15. Gail...The basket tree in the corner is awesome. I also love the finish on the ice box. =) Very home-y.

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  16. What great transformations! I really like the pretty things that fill that nice cabinet in the dining area. Your oak icebox reminds me of one my mom has in her kitchen. Your new color turned out very pretty. Can't wait to see what you're planning above it!

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  17. Great job accessorizing the cabinet. Love the red plaid towels added as a layer. The icebox looks great, too.

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  18. Everything looks great. What a lucky DIL you have. I also like the red plaid towels. I have been painting a few things with chalk paint too and really like the no prep part. I just joined your blog and hope you will drop by my blog to learn about farm life, decorating, cooking, projects, and much more. Hope to see you there!!

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  19. Gail,
    You really do have the touch! It all looks amazing! That little ice box is a real gem!Hope you will link it to WIW we'd love to have you join us!
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  20. Everything looks so nice. I love all the little details.

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  21. Great job! You gave the cabinet a great look and the ice box turned out wonderful! I love primitive decorating but don't have the home for it.

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