Friday, September 17, 2010

The Search Is Over!

We have this one corner in our kitchen that no matter what I put there or bought, nothing seemed to look right.   When we renovated our kitchen one year ago, I bought this cabinet from the Habitat for Humanity.  I thought I could make it work.   Well I didn’t like it so out to the garage it went.   

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Then I bought this corner cabinet and put it there.   I lived with it but I didn’t really like it. 

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Then two weeks ago, Charlie and I went to an auction and this beautiful table was there.  It was love at first sight.  I pulled my tape measure out and the dimensions were a perfect fit.  Charlie and I waited patiently for the bidding to almost stop and then he jumped in and we got it for $110.  I was in seventh heaven! 

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The table was in perfect condition.  I love the open space in the bottom. 

With liquid sander deglosser, cabinet paint and new hardware, I transformed it to this.

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I didn’t paint the top or bottom of the table.  I left the stain.  I put baskets on the bottom shelve to hold Duncan’s dog good and my cookbooks. 

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Charlie and I made the shelves.  We purchased the corbels from Home Depot. 

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I have searched and experimented for almost a year for the right piece of furniture to go into our kitchen.  And now I am content. 

Gail

42 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic! I love the white with the dark and the shelves you put over the top! PERFECT!!

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  2. What a wonderful find...looks perfect!

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  3. What a wonderful transformation to the table!! Great find!!

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  5. Ah...don't you LOVE it when you find the perfect piece? Your finishing job looks great...it is so perfect, and your shelves look right at home. Great job!

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  6. Sorry, about the deletion. I messed up :)
    I love your piece!

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  7. That is perfection right there! Looks just wonderful....and I love the shelves above. What a sweet space :)

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  8. I would say you're right. The search is over. Everything you've done with this little piece-the shelves, the decorative elements-looks fabulous.

    This would be a great post to link to my Time Travel party. Come check it out.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  9. It is indeed the perfect little table for that spot! and the shelves just complete the look!
    Suzanne

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  10. It's perfect. What a lovely kitchen you have.

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  11. It was meant to be! It looks perfect!

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  12. OK, that looks awesome. Way better than your other choices. And I love the two tone look. Very cute.

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  13. WOW Gail, this is perfect, you really had a vision with this. Love that you left the top stained. It was beautiful before, but now it really looks like a custom piece! Just wonderful! Love the shelves too and the decor. Thanks for joining in, so nice to meet you!!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  14. Wow- I love that you left the top and shelf with the wood showing and painted the rest-So PRETTY!

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  15. I have to agree, that little table looks the best. I like the white and dark stain on it. Really makes it pop! Nice job!

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  16. Oh its beautiful!!! I love the shelves above, too. Gail, once again, you've turned another part of your home into an amazing, beautiful cozy area. I just love it. Well done!

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  17. Wow - it IS perfect!!
    TracyMB

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  18. Looks like it was worth the wait!!! It's awesome!

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  19. love it!! Great display area.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  20. It looks fantastic and it is perfect there. I really like the shelves above the table too!

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  21. Your kitchen is so pretty. The table is perfect for that space. I love how you've accessorized. :)

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  22. That piece is perfect there! I love it when that happens. :) You must be so excited with it.

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  23. love it!!! I just found your blog today and you do a great job!! Can't wait to read more.

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  24. Oh...I love love love how this little table turned out in your kitchen. It is the perfect thing for that spot. Great job!

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  25. This is so pretty and perfect for this spot !! I love the shelves you've placed above, as well. Becca

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  26. Looks just like it was made for the space! Great job!

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  27. Oh' My' it is gorg. i ADORE it all. Plus all the decorative pieces and how you displayed them are so darn perfect. I would just be so in love with that wall. Well Done. jen

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  28. WOW I love the white - I have anted to paint things white and after seeing your's and how great they look I am going to go and get soem paint - thanks for sharing! Paula in Idaho

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  29. I can't believe how great it looks after you added some paint. Love it with the dark stain on the shelves. What a great find. You have such a nack for decorating it up. Love the shelves too.

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  30. That looks beautiful. You are right, you found the perfect piece!

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  31. oh my goodness, i love the shape of that table, but i love what you did with it, and where you put it with those shelves above. just fantastic. it looks great! great job!

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  32. I agree, it looks great and I love how you left the shelves in natural. It does take time sometimes finding the right piece but when it does come along it makes the wait more worth it! take care, Maryann

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  33. wow, the cabinets are just wonderfu, i love each and everyone of them esp the white corner one, the designs are fabulous

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  34. great way to decorate your home, i am impressed by your choice of decorative items, it looks beautiful and everything is just great

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  35. beautiful things and beautiful home - loved it

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  36. beautiful - I love the texture of the baskets within the piece alongside the crisp white and the board on the back of the shelf just adds the right amount of chippy-ness that we all love!

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  37. That looks wonderful. I love the way it turned out. I do hope your son returns to you safely. There are so many brave young men and women over there. My son is on his second time but this time he is in Jordan. Have a wonderful day.

    Rebecca

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  38. Theat piece of furniture was made for right there -wonderful

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  39. Hi Gail...

    Oooh...I love your new cabinet! It really is perfect for this spot in your kitchen! Love how you finished it and the pretty wicker baskets that you added to the lower shelf! I also think that addding the pretty shelves above the cabinet almost makes this look like one piece! Beautiful, my friend! Ohhh...and I really enjoyed looking through all the pretty accessories that you added to the shelves! This is sooo pretty!!! I'm so happy for you...that you found the perfect piece for this area of your kitchen!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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