I’m not sure why I don’t have a before pic. I’ve had this stored in my garage for months. But I can tell you that it was really out dated. A muted yellow color with flowers pained on the door fronts. This photo was taken after I had put the first coat of white on the top half and the second coat of Young Kansas Wheat on the bottom half.
I wanted to add a pop of color so I accented the back with a light blue and then stenciled a pretty pattern in white.
The entire base has been finished and rubbed with a damp cloth to distress. I wanted it to stay light and bright so bringing out the white underneath was needed.
It’s so nice to have the support of my sweet husband. He took some time out to screw back on all the doors for me.
All the original knobs were in great shape so I was able to reuse them.
Then the fun really began…picking out what would be placed into the cabinet. I have plenty of pretty dishes but not all would really match the look I’m going for now. Switching from a Tuscan Style to Cottage Chic is a little challenging. Hidden in the cabinets below are red, green and orange dishes. Probably wouldn’t look the best with the light blue background!
Oh, and take note, there’s a working light that adds a beautiful glow at night.
Lets see…the floral plate was my grandmother Burdett’s from Canada. The egg cups I purchased when visiting England where my grandfather grew up. He would have an egg in a cup every morning for breakfast and these reminded me of him. They were both such loving grandparents! I could go on and on but…you get the picture!