Tuesday, June 9, 2009

55 DOLLAR MAKEOVER...CABINET PAINTED!!!











original hardware, i thought it was pretty

I HAVE WORKED ON THIS TV NOOK FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS AND AFTER MANY DIFFERENT STANDS AND TRIES, IT JUST NEVER FELT RIGHT. THEN I HAD A VISION ON HOW I WANTED IT TO LOOK, I STUCK WITH MY VISION AND FOR ONCE I FEEL I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING MY TV NOOK A PRETTY AREA. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS NOT THE FIRST AREA YOU SEE WHEN ENTERING THE ROOM, IT IS A FOCAL POINT FROM MOST SEATING IN THE ROOM. AFTER SEEING SILVIA USING WALL PAPER TO DO A FEATURE WALL, I KNEW I HAD TO PAPER AN ACCENT WALL. I COULD'NT DO SOMETHING BOLD OR BUSY WITH THE TV IN FRONT AS I FEEL IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO DISTRACTING, IM HAPPY WITH MY PAPER CHOICE, HARD TO SEE IN PICTURES BUT IT HAS THREE COLORS, GREY, CREAM AND GOLDISH YELLOW TREES. IM STILL DECIDING WHETHER I NEED SOMETHING ABOVE THE TV AND I HAVE MANY IDEAS WHIRLING IN MY HEAD FOR THE INSET OF THE DOORS. THE CABINET WAS PAINTED IN A COLOR NAMED SWISS COFFEE. EVENTUALLY THE CLOCK YOU SEE ON THE WALL OVER FROM THE TV WILL BE REPLACED WITH A LARGER ONE, ITS A TAD UNDERSIZED. OVER ALL IM THRILLED WITH HOW EVERYTHING HAS TURNED OUT. THANKS FOR LOOKING!
HUGS
JANET

CABINET (yardsale).........10.00
PAINT...............................15.00
WALLPAPER.....................25.00
GLASS MILK BOTTLE (value village).......2.00
PUSSYWILLOWS......................................3.00.......TOTAL 55 DOLLARS

28 comments:

SILVIA said...

O--M--G!!!!!!! it looks amazing Janet! what a great job painting the cabinet it looks like brand new!never mind even better than new, and the wallpaper i'm love with it! it is the perfect touch for that wall,it looks so clean and modern and sophisticated and awesome!did your family like it? i bet they do.you have a very simple but yet beautiful style..great transformation my friend ,have a great day and be back later...xx


silvia..

Keetha Broyles said...

I like it too.

However - - - I'm no expert because I liked it with the whole hutch look going on too!!!

Maybe I better stick to my little science posts and humor posts and not try to join the whole decorating circle!!!

Hehehehehehehehe

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Wow!!! I love it, you did a great job!
~Michelle
P.S. The hardware is great!

Judy said...

Isn't it amazing how one little thing can make such a difference? Your cabinet looks great!

About the drop cloth drapes, no, I didn't wash them. After I sewed the hem on the bottom, I pressed the seams open and ironed the whole thing. They could probably go up without ironing, but I thought they looked better pressed.

Have a wonderful week!
Judy

Tootsie said...

it looks amazing! you did a great job all around!
I know how you feel with all the busy in your life-it is the same around here. I have officially added picking and dropping the kids at school...there is a guy that has tried to abduct 4 different kids in the area....and he changes vehicles...I'm not taking any chances at losing my mess makers..lol
It has been really cold here...we have frost warnings every night last week and this week is the same. The stress from this...and the snowfall warnings (yes I said snow) has caused me to have a need to keep busy...so I have been spring cleaning like a demon! Today I mowed the lawn, and pulled an already sore hip out of place...and tonight I tackle the filthiest room in the house...my 8 year old daughters room....I am just exhausted...and thinking of talking myself out of the room cleaning until tomorrow...but that will give her another day to collect more mess!
I hope you have a wonderful week...you busy girl!

Older and Wisor said...

Love Love LOVE IT! I like it in contrast to the papered wall as well. One thing always leads to another.... ;)

Jane said...

Looks great!

Linda said...

That is so pretty - and I agree, the pulls are beautiful! Linda

Karen Valentine said...

What a beautiful job you did on that cabinet! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a note and letting me know you visited my blog. I hope we run into each other again!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Cindy said...

That cabinet looks GREAT! and so does the wall, it is subtle and really beautiful. Thank you for commenting on my blog, it was so sweet of you, don't be a stranger. Glad to "meet" another Canadian blogger. Hugs, Cindy S

DesignTies said...

Looks great, Janet :-) Good to see that you kept the original door hardware :-)

I would leave it just as it is -- no more playing around with it!! And don't put anything on the wall above the the TV either!! :-)

Kelly

Martha said...

What a great transformation -- and yes, it is perfect -- sometimes we know what we want but it takes a while to achieve it. It's beautiful.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! Oh my goodness!

I just love it, Janet!

Kathleen said...

You did a great job! It looks perfect!

The Stylish House said...

Janet,
This turned out beautiful! I am impressed and love the hardware. Cathy

Picket said...

It turned out beautiful girl and I do so love that hardware on it! Isn't it great when the idea in our head comes to life! lol Hope you are having a great week friend!

DesignTies said...

Thanks for dropping by DesignTies, Janet... and for so sweetly complimenting me!! :-)

I was over at H&H today and saw photos of your cabinet makeover... the one you're showcasing here. LOVE IT!! It really, really works!! Congrats on a great job!!

Victoria @ DesignTies

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It looks amazing!!!!! GReat makeover, but you need to rest now and blog...

lilsista said...

Okay...great makeover lady :) ! I love what you did...Lots of smiles to you:) ! Have a great day!
Lilsista

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Janet, that cabinet looks fabulous! I love the color, and it's the perfect size for your TV. Great job, and thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday! I'm sure you've inspired someone with your creativity, besides me, I mean! :)

Marie said...

What a fabulous make-over! Amazing job.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Jen said...

I'm a sucker for Before and Afters of refinished furniture. Isn't it amazing what paint and some vision can do. Love what you did.

jill west said...

I am so glad that I am not the only one who paints everything! It looks fabulous and from 1 painter to another, I can tell you put alot of work into that one. It is such a nice feeling when you get it right!

LdyDy said...

Your $55 makeover came out great! I like it better in the white. The wallpaper you chose came out really nice. Great transformation...thanks for stopping by my blog!! Huggy Hugs!

Wendy said...

Wow, this is great. I can't ever seem to do anything like this. Good job!

ImagineCozy said...

Your makeover of the TV cabinet was wonderful! You chose just the right color and it looks so great in your living room. I loved seeing the photos of your room it is such a pleasant and cozy place.

Victoria said...

I love it! Looks amazing!!

Adry Viola said...

totally awesome! you rock! I want one!!! I NEED to go yard sale shopping! I'm on the hunt honey!
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