Saturday, May 25, 2013

Frenchy Cabinet Redo

A couple months ago I found this cabinet at Salvation Army. 


I think it was a potato/onion bin? I'm not really sure, but whatever it was, it's clearly very outdated. The faux stain glass inserts in the doors are plastic. Those were the first things to go! 

I knew basically what I had planned for the cabinet, but I was stuck on what to do to that blank middle door. Until I found this on Pinterest!

And bonus - it's already reversed for you!! 

So now that I had a complete plan, I got to work and here's how the cabinet looks now!!


I painted it in my favorite antique white, added some rusty chicken wire, sanded and restained the top, and added the French graphic using this mod podge image transfer method. I think it looks so pretty! 



 I just bought some dried lavender bunches that will be heading into my booth soon!!


 
I decided to keep the original porcelain knobs, because there was nothing wrong with them and I think they still work with the cabinet.

 I just love the rusty chicken wire!!

 I sanded over the graphic a bit to give it a nice worn look. 


 Slight distressing




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44 comments:

  1. Oh, my... What an awesome transformation! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  2. OMGoodness, what an amazing transformation!

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  3. Love it, Love it. What a difference. Thanks for sharing the graphic too! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Susan

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  4. I knew you'd turn it into something wonderful! Great job transforming a dated piece of furniture into a farmhouse treasure!

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  5. What a transformation. Bravo!! Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  6. Complimenti!! Mi piace tanto..grande la MOD PODGE! ciaoo

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  7. Adore! Now I will be keeping my eye out for one of these. I had one years ago! Have a great day!

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  8. You did a great job with this cabinet! It turned out beautifully "French"... oh and thanks for sharing the graphics, I´m using it on some of my projects for sure. Visiting from The DIY Showoff and following since now!

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  9. Are you kidding me?? This looks so great! I never would have thought it could look so amazing after how it started out! Congrats on a job well done!

    -andi

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  10. You did a fabulous job with that cabinet... love it!

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  11. That is an amazing transformation! You are talented.

    Stephanie @ http://www.thestyledsoul.com

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  12. Nice changes. Love the graphic! It turned out so well!
    Liz

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  13. Love this so beautiful! Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_26.html
    Hope you can make it... if not this week I host every Sunday...Hope you can make it some time.
    Tammy

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  14. Amazing as always!!!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  15. Great makeover. Thanks for the graphic. I saved it and plan to use it later.

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  16. WONDERFUL transformation! I love the wire and the French graphics, too. I'm visiting you today from Sugar Bee. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  17. Una meravigliosa trasformazione!
    Bellalullo

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  18. Melissa, you did a great job! I love the graphic, what a great find. Thank you for partying with me at Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  19. Beautiful work!

    xoxo
    Michelle@ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby

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  20. Hi Melissa!
    I think your site is beautiful, and I'm just in love with how you transformed this little cabinet. It's exactly my style! I found you thru the Give Me The Goods linky party... So nice to meet you!

    Andrea @ Cloud Nine Chic
    http://www.cloudninechic.blogspot.com

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  21. Great redo! It was very sad looking before you did your magic.

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  22. Wow! I love this transformation. I would never have thought to take the glass out. It's perfect in every way! Love it!

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  23. This is a wonderful post, I've enjoyed it very much. I hope
    you don’t mind that I’ve reposted it at my vintage post
    gallery, “The Vintage Post Office”. It’s like a reverse
    show and tell link up. Please let me know if I you aren’t
    happy with that, I can always remove it for you. But I’m
    really hoping you won‘t mind as all the posts will be a
    gallery of wonderful vintage items.

    Thank you so much, Victoria Lavender

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  24. What a great transformation--I shared this on my facebook page.

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  25. Wow! I've seen cabinets like this before and always pass them up, would never think to do something like this with one! Awesome transformation! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  26. What a beautiful transformation! I love your touches of the chicken wire and the graphic. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. It is such a fabulous transformation. Love it!

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  28. Would you mind sharing your favorite antique white color? Did you make your own - chalk paint? I am so interested in how to transform like you did here.

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  29. This is SO cute! I love the vision and am super impressed! Love it all!

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  30. You makeover of this piece is inspirational! Bravo! I love it!

    Laura from www.sundayview.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Melissa,
    Just read your profile--we have a little in common! I too have one son, love vintage style, and my hubby is from Michigan! I have a vintage link party on Sunday--Vintage View Sunday--and would love for you to link up any post that features something vintage. www.sundayview.blogspot.com. I hope you will join us!
    Laura

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  32. Hi just saw this at MRL...catch as catch can...
    great job making over the little cupboard!

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  33. It's really pretty. If you lived close to me, I would buy it, seriously! Feel free to share on my blog this weekend.

    Goedele

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  34. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

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  35. Looks fantastic! What an awesome transformation. Xx

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  36. I love this cabinet! You did a great job! Visiting you today from Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too.... Would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back....

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  37. I love French labels! This is such a cute and useful little piece. What a wonderful vision and a great job!

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  38. I CANNOT believe that is the same cabinet! Wowza! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux. I am featuring tomorrow. -K

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  39. I love your cabinet redo! Catching you this week!
    gail

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