Tuesday 16 May 2017

Chaztastic (Because There's Always Something To Smile About)

Stepping away from my story for a while because there's so much more to life than that isn't there?

Good things are still happening and it's important not to forget that.

There's been a lot of furniture renovation going on around here and there are a couple of projects I want to blog about.

The first one is this:

I've pulled these images straight from Ebay.

SD and I had been keeping an eye on this cabinet for a while.  It fits in with our style and the dimensions seemed right.  Finally we made an offer and it was accepted.

When we went to pick it up we realised that the measurements we had been given were across the front of the doors.  This meant that the base was slightly wider and about an inch or so too wide to fit in the alcove we had planned to put it in.

Fortunately the lovely man we bought it from has his own workshop and he took a section out of the base and put it together again to make it the right size.

So now it was ALMOST perfect.

Although I liked the fact that the shelves and inside had been left as bare wood it was going to mean that when it was in the alcove anything in it would just disappear, it was far too dark!

I set to with a pot of paint:

Giving the sides and the base along with the shelves 3 coats of moonlight white which was pretty much a perfect match for the outside.

As you can see, I didn't paint the back.

That's because I bought this:

How pretty is this paper?

It's got just a touch of glitter without being over the top and it will catch the light and reflect it back into the cupboard.

I'm not the best at papering as you can see but the bits around the batons that the shelves fit on won't be seen once the shelves are in place.

I also decided to leave the inside of the doors as wood.  When the doors are shut it gives a bit of a border which I like.

Then we put the shelves back in:

SD has moved the shelves slightly.  He has also made a half depth shelf that will go at the top but we are still waiting for the right screws to arrive so he can put it in.  The gap at the bottom has been left deliberately large as I have some taller things I want to display.

All we need to do now is to put the cabinet into the alcove and fill it with other chazzing finds.


joeh said...

Nice job! I have a curio cabinet I got from my mom, chock full of stuff with no real value other than they are old and have memories from me and some from family members I've never met.

Sarah said...

Thanks Joe - I'm going to start calling mine a curio cabinet rather than a display cabinet, it's a far better name for it and describes it perfectly!

Di said...

Agree! A curio cabinet is a much better name - well done on the makeover Sarah!


Di xx

Sarah said...

It is isn't it Di and thank you, I'm really please with it xx

Val said...

It's beautiful! That paper really sets it off. You have a good eye for that kind of stuff.

Sarah said...

Thank you Val, the paper was a lucky find down from £10 a roll to £2.50, I snapped it up!

Mich said...

You are quite talented! I never would have thought to put wallpaper in there, but it looks really nice.

Sarah said...

Thanks Mitch, I'll be perfectly honest, it probably wouldn't have occurred to me either had we not bought a similar cabinet for the other alcove which had been renovated in a similar way, it certainly gave me the idea and I'm very pleased at how it turned out.

Mommy Stockley said...

Clever you, it looks awesome!

Sarah said...

Thanks Holly, it's finally in place so I can have some fun putting things in it! x

Sarn said...

Fab makeover! Well done you!

Hugs, Sarn xxx