Monday, May 5, 2014

French Cabinet Lined in Toile


My Mom had this French Country Cabinet.  I wanted to keep it because
it was a favorite of hers, but I wanted to tweak it a bit to reflect a bit
more of my personality.  As y'all probably know by now, I love the color
red and you see it in much of my house.  So I painted the cabinet 
inside and out with Annie Sloan's Old White, and lined the back
wall of the cabinet with a red toile fabric.



This cabinet has many pieces that belonged to my Mom that she
in turn inherited from my Grandmother.





I am a very sentimental person and like to have things around me that
remind me of the ones I am missing.  So now these things have a
new home.




My Mom collected demitasse cups and my Grandmother liked
these little angels.






So here you have it.  This week's tweak.  Thanks for stopping by
and I hope to see y'all again soon!


Okay Bentley now let's go over this again.  If you see a 
possum in the yard, leave it alone!  Possums can be 
agressive and you don't have to prove anything.  
Snakes are a no, no too.  I know you think that you
are tough but your mama wants you to be safe.


Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


14 comments:

  1. You did a nice job, Susan. I like the toile background. You will enjoy having this piece to showcase these family treasures.

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  2. I love it! I would love to have a piece like that in my house. It is just my style!

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  3. You have made it really pretty. A great place to keep your treasures.
    Rosezeeta

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  4. Beautiful! I love red and I love toile so I think it's perfect!

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  5. How beautiful and how special that piece will always be to you!

    Judy

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  6. Susan, it looks exquisite! I love toile and I just love the way it turned out, oh so lovely!
    A big Texas good evening and hugs to you and Bentley~
    Nancy

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  7. How pretty and what a nice reminder of your Mother.

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  8. I love the cabinet painted and with the toile back it's terrific. I also love red and have it in all of my rooms. I have been wanting to paint my hutch in Annie Sloan chalk paint in red and I think toile in the back would look so good. Many thanks for this great idea.
    You and Bentley have a great week.
    Mary

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  9. The cabinet is lovely, especially filled with things that hold precious memories. Well done with the lining in the back!

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  10. Just beautiful! Love toile and it looks wonderful in your cabinet. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  11. Love the toile and the cabinet is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  12. What a beautiful beautiful cabinet filled with such wonderful memories. Love this and love the toile

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Bentley and I LOVE and read every comment.

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