Sunday, May 2, 2010

Transformed Cabinet on the Back Porch

This Monday I am joining Susan's Metamorphosis Monday over at her lovely blog Between Naps on the Porch, Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures and Cielo for Show Off Your Cottage at her blog The House in the Roses. Here is a little cabinet I found at a thrift shop. I liked it because of it's shutter doors.

It's really a simple little piece that has a few shelves inside. I thought it might make a nice cabinet to store fabric stashes for quilting. Today I decided to give it a shabby chic finish, so I took it outside to paint.

Bentley usually follows me where ever I go, so of course he had to investigate. He brought his "mini me" along. "No Bentley, there are no treats in this cabinet".

I gave it a light coat of white paint and changed the knobs to glass ones.

I hung it up on my back porch and here is a peak inside ... to the left and ...

to the right.

Now I have a place to store fat quarters and a couple of jars with buttons and thread and some fabric trim too. I have room to keep a small sewing basket on top and an antique spool holder on top.

Thank you for visiting me today. Don't forget to stop by and visit Susan, Rhoda and Cielo too for great thrifty transformations in charming cottages!!

Susan and Bentley


  1. Great THRIFTY cabinet...luv how you are using it!


  2. love it! the way to go...have a great week..verbena cottage

  3. Oh my goodness, what an amazing transformation!! I love it, Susan!! Give my love to Bentley. :)


  4. What a nice thrifty find! And it looks great and a perfect place for some pretty fabrics!

  5. I just love when pieces are used out of the norm of things :)
    Great job.
    I will be back to follow an d see your next project.


  6. I love it Susan! You really found a nice cabinet there! I love how you redid it with the knobs and paint and the fabric inside is perfect!
    I love your blog. I don't understand why some of the blogs I follow don't show up on my dashboard. I came over from the blog party.
    Have a good week,

  7. How awesomely cool is your storage cupboard? Plus I'm pretty envious of all those red fabrics too...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's so lovely to have you aboard...insanity obviously doesnt bother you much, I take it? I've popped over today to return the compliment (and also because I enjoy snooping...)


  8. What a wonderful redo! Isn't it amazing what a bit of paint can do???
    Looks great with all of your sewing items in it! Great Job!

  9. My goodness gracious. I kept looking at that picture. Going back to look at that picture. Questioning if that was another Bentely Jr....than finally reading it was an Mini Me..LOL I LOVE it! Too adorable..I also really love what you did with that shelf and how beautiful it looks on the inside. I'm REALLY loving that matieral girl..but not as much as that precious Bentley.

  10. Really a cute little cabinet. Love what you did with it and what you filled it with!
    Arf, Bentley

  11. Great transformation Susan! It looks so fresh with that coat of white paint, and I love the glass knobs. The fat quarters are the perfect thing to put in there too. Give Bentley a little hug for me, ok?
    Happy Monday!

  12. What a wonderful makeover. Perfect!

  13. That turned out beautiful! Don't you just LOVE thrift stores??

  14. Isn't white paint amazing...turned that little cabinet into a work of art! Just the perfect thing to keep your sewing supplies...brilliant!

  15. Love your "new" cabinet!

  16. Oh, your cabinet turned out so cute and what storage it gives you!
    Little Bentley is adorable!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. I'm a new follower via Southern Hospitality. What is it that is always so charming about shutters? We have several throughout our house, too. Our favorite rustic ones flank a very formal picture of Marie Antionette over our fireplace and really is a show stopper when you enter the room. I also really like the glass knobs you added...almost jewelry-like. Nice redo!

  18. Hi Susan..
    Beautiful porch, beautiful cabinet, and beautiful blog!!!
    So nice to meet you!

    Deborah :)

  19. A most wonderful conversion!!!! I love it!


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