ORC Week 5 - China Cabinet and Chairs Get Zhushed

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome to week # 5 of Linda's One Room Challenge Linking Event.  I'm making over the living room/dining room combination in my humble little abode known as Project Dollhouse.  If you'd like to see where it all began and get caught up on my progress up to this point, you can do that here.

Today I have a few makeovers to share with you.  As much as I'd like to get all new everything at my place, the cold hard truth is that just isn't in the budget.  So that means I'm working with a lot of the things I already have, and have had for decades.  One such thing is my corner china cabinet I've had since circa a long time ago.  Like one of the first pieces I bought as a young bride, when I thought it was cool to buy a dining room "set".

Here's the Where's Waldo version of my china cabinet, with my china cabinet playing the part of Waldo

Yes, there it is in the circular mirror in a dining room 3 houses and about 5 years ago. This the only picture I could find and once again, I failed to take a proper "before".

I decided to strip it of its dated arched glass top door leaving the top portion open and then painted the whole thing black.  I also wanted to do something unique with the interior and I found the perfect something in this TJ Maxx wrapping paper. So I Modge-Podged it to the inside of the china cabinet.  I don't have pics of that process because have you ever tried to photograph yourself whilst modge podge-ing paper to the inside of a cabinet?  It can't be done.


Did you know I love anything marbleized?

Brace yourselves: here come the grainy night time iphone pictures. I decided the simplicity of the white pieces inside would be a nice counterpoint to the marbleized paper, but I will probably play around with it some more.






Okay then!  Also underway is a fluff on a set of Chippendale chairs for my dining room table. I even have a proper "before".


They got the old white paint treatment and are currently getting some super groovy fabric thanks to my girl Kimber who can hook you up with the most amazing assortment of swoony fabrics and wallpapers under the sun!


One almost down and 3 to go. 

Hope everyone else if faring well, and I hope to see you back here next Thursday for the reveal of my living room and dining room makeovers!

I plan to post updates each day this week on my Instagram feed.  Follow me!

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21 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

I'll never tire of La Fiorentina in my lifetime and those chairs are going to be amazing!! Great transformation on Waldo!! :)

Lauren -ThisGirlDecor said...

Your chairs are looking great! I have painted dining chairs before and It took awhile with all the nook and crannies but looked so chic after it was done! I was glad I did it. Can't wait to see what you do for next week! Best of luck
-Lauren @thisgirldecor
thisgirldecor.com

SHERRY HART said...

You have been working hard! We painted my sisters DR chairs white and they look SO much better...as do yours:) Looking forward to the reveal!

sharon smith said...

You do the best projects! I covet your dining room chairs. It just goes to show you that if you buy good pieces, style transcends time!
You know I'm dying for the big reveal!!!
Sharon

House of Pemberley said...

Girl, I am in serious love with that china cabinet. And the chairs? Shut. The. Front. Door. Wowza!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Those chairs make me swoon! And good call on the china cabinet - it looks great!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I love what you have done. You have transformed your "set" beautifully!

Price Style & Design said...

Love the Tj Maxx paper and update. You are amazing!

Kathleen said...

Those cabinets look amazing! I love the marbleized paper. It was a great idea :)

Tiffany said...

I love marbleized paper. I laughed out loud at your comment about how it's impossible to photograph and mod podge at the same time. So true! Can't wait for the reveal!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I love that paper. I did something similar in my bar'moire, which makes me feel extra smart now. The chairs look great. I can't wait to see the big reveal! :)

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I love your chairs- they are going to make such a statement!

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

I never, ever get tired of that fabric!!! Those chairs are going to be AWESOME! That cabinet is also amazing! Great job! And no, you can't photograph yourself while modpodging anything! Can't wait to see your big reveal!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Who would have thought it? Mod podge! It looks so fantastic and unexpected. The chairs look great, too!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Your doing great...it looks so good, those chairs and fabric i love...

aquahaus said...

Can NEVER go wrong with Hicks. Love that colorway too. Excited to see the final product next week!

Granny Flat Super Store said...

I love the transformation of the red chair! I think I have seen the beauty of the whole room most especially the cabinet and your figurine collection! It’s great to be here and stumble upon your blog! Gorgeous!

Sebastian Chuter

Vel Criste said...

I'm a sucker for anything marbleized too Kim, love the update you did!!!! That red fabric is looking bedazzling against that white chair, can't wait to see your reveal next week!!!!!

My Notting Hill said...

The paper in your cabinet is gorgeous. Looking forward to next week!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Everything is looking so good! I can't wait to see your reveal!

Shelia Dowd said...

I love the China cabinet! Looks great!
Shelia
www.houseofhighlands.com