Thursday, January 24, 2013

french provincial cabinet…

hi everyone!  this cabinet was found in a consignment shop—I just love it:) I bought with some xmas money, so it was free! 
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it’s in perfect shape, but, it needed a good cleaning, and a paint job-inside and out.  I removed the glass door inserts, added new knobs and made some curtains for it. (the stamp on the back, says thomasville 1968).   
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here are some before pics.
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inside it has several glass shelves, a couple drawers and it’s lighted.  
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living in a small home, I will love the extra storage.  I think I’ll add some applique wreaths to the two large doors.  something like the wreath I attached to this basket, only larger.

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thanks for looking!
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41 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous, love it!!!

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  2. Beautiful find Lynn! LOVE your transformation of it too!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. Beautiful piece, Lynn! I can certainly understand about loving the storage it will provide. Love the fabric you put behind the screen on the doors, too.

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  4. Wonderful find! You did a great job on it. You can store tons of stuff in these things. Love the French styling! Beautiful!

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  5. WOW. What a huge difference!! Love what you did with it!!!

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  6. Lynn,
    This is a killer piece. You did a great job on it. It is just beautiful.
    Kris

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  7. You have done an amazing job with this incredible piece.

    It's one of the few "before" pics though in blogland I actually liked too, haha.

    AWESOME furniture and you will adore it for years!

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  8. This is awesome Lynn! No offense but it does not look attractive at all in the before photo, you must have a wonderful imagination to know it was going to be gorgeous when you were done! It does not even look like the same cabinet! Beautifully done! ~Diane

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  9. you did an amazing job. it was a great piece to begin with but you gave it new life and i love the shabby look.
    rita

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  10. Oh, I love that cabinet. It is just beautiful.

    Have a nice day

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  11. It's so pretty in white with the soft curtains, and the glazed embellishments really add so much charm! Nicely done. :)

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  12. Wow, the fabric inserts look so romantic. I have a dark coloured cabinet in my lounge that I keep debating whether to paint white. I love how yours turned out. I'll have to debate some more. :) Julie

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  13. Beautiful piece!! I know you're going to love using such a lovely piece in your home.
    Mary Alice

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  14. Oh my goodness! My patents had the exact same one! Indeed, Thomasville - purchased in late 1968. Why did we ever sell it? (We sold it for $20, by the way!) it was "French Provincial". The table and chairs were beautiful too. It was considered the absolute hottest thing at the time and everyone loved it. Thanks for the memories...... Moral of the story? Buy an empty barn and keep everything! Don't sell anything'

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  15. What a gorgeous find....lucky you!

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  16. I have just the spot for it!!! I've been wanting to cut the upper door panels out of my plain and rather unattractive armoire and I'm taking this as a sign that it's just what I should do. I love to add shirred panels inside doors to hide what's stored inside and your panels look exceptionally pretty. Another gorgeous transformation, Lynn!

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  17. Gorgeous, as always. :) What a nice way to spend your Christmas money. Extra storage is always a good thing.
    -Revi

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  18. It was nice, but dated. Now its SPECTACULAR! So in love with it!

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  19. You have done it again! Love how you've taken a pretty outdated piece and turned into a shabby treasure. You are so good at this!!!

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  21. LOVE IT!!
    great job fixin' her up too.

    blessings
    barb

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  22. So happy to see you back in creative action! Gotta love a free and amazing piece like this. Glad you could see beyond it's 1960's era yellowish finish to your sweet shabby style. I can't believe it's lighted and everything. Looking forward to seeing your wreaths on it.
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  23. Love this, Lynn! You always find the best things to do your shabby twist on. I love every detail on it.

    ~Shanon

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  24. Those vintage Thomasville pieces are so nice and so well made. I actually really liked it before too, but I love it in white. Nice find!

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  25. Your armoire is wonderful and your changes just make it. I had to laugh when you said , 1968. I was a college student and I am sure I had one or two friends whose parents bought something new like it. My parents only had old family pieces back then and oh how I wished they would buy new things. I certainly have changed my tune regarding furniture.

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  26. What a transformation Lynn ...lovely....inspiring.....love sujatha...:):)

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  27. That piece looks like a real French antique with the glass removed and her pretty new paint job! Cheers to the extra storage.

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  28. Wow! You did a great job! Love it. I wish I had a place to put something like that in my house....I could use the storage too!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  29. Lovely! I don't know if I would have seen that diamond in the rough myself! Have a great weekend, Lynn!

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  30. That is a great piece! The grillwork in the doors makes it for me. Many people would have been afraid to take the glass out. You always share the nicest inspirations. Your blog is a wealth of creativity.
    Nancy

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  31. What a great piece! I love the chicken wire inserts, you always do a fabulous job of inspiring us!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  32. What an absolutely gorgeous armoire - love everything about it - but especially love the chicken wire and fabric!
    Beautiful job!
    XXX

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    Tammy

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  34. Beautiful and functional! You did a fantastic job on it!
    Susan

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  35. This is what I love about giving funiture a 2nd or 3rd oor 4th life:). Love how this turned out; I am jealous :). Heehee just kidding; but I LOVE how this cabinet turned out!

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  36. I love this, such a perfect transformation!! I have a little house too and that was the first thing I thought.....Storage!!

    Carol

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  37. Lynn, I remember seeing this piece before. I am amazed by your talent. You have to write a book about all your projects. I will be the first in line....Just gorgeous!

    Jody

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  38. Lynn-Amazing! It is so beautiful! What a transformation!

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    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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