Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Romancing an 1800's Farm Cupboard White

Romantic Farmhouse Style ..

Found ....

Thrifting !

Abbey and I are not the thrift store kind of girls ..Not that we dislike them ...we just never have had alot of luck finding much when we hit them and if we do they have some ridiculous specialized antique area with prices higher than antique malls ..So

We have stuck to the estate and yard sales where we generally have very good luck finding things ...

I don't know why but last week we decided to hit a couple thrift shops on a whim one morning ....and for the first time ever we found this awesome 1800's cupboard ..

It was unfinished pine .. The doors on top and bottom were gone and the drawer pull were missing ...But the Frame was sturdy and obviously the Charm was all over this piece !!!

We loved that the crown was still in place always a nice addition to the early cupboards ...

And of course the Price was right ..so it was an immediate "We'll take that" ... or so you would think ...Yes it was me ..I admit I questioned buying it ..now I look back I think I was a bit daffy that day ...But so glad within minutes I came to my senses ...LOL !!!

I had an immediate vision for it ..and knew what I wanted done with it so I shared with Abbey how I wanted it to look and we came home and started the transformation ...

CAUTION ...if you love unpainted wood ... please don't proceed .....

So here is the After ... in all it's Romantic Farmhouse style .. A soft creamy white paint ... Some Sweet Farmhouse Curtains made from white burlap and antique crochet lace trims ...and Some authentic antique bin pulls we've had waiting for a project that needed them ..

We even added some lace to the bottom to tie in with the curtains ...

Oh how hard it is not to keep this piece ...it's been tempting but if you saw our house ...we admit we are cupboard hogs ....and literally there isn't an inch to put this one ...SO....

This Farmhouse Beauty is headed to our Shop ...When ? Tomorrow ...

And I'll be interested to see how long it lasts ... you never know about these things ..

I'll be sad when it goes ...but it was such a joy to work on . You honestly don't find old cupboards like this very often anymore ...I am always looking for them ..and I think there are alot of other Cupboard hogs out there just like us ...They are just in hiding not admitting there addiction ...LoL !

Another Farmhouse Piece I worked on as a special order for a client ...is this sweet Lace covered Vase ...with our signature lace rosettes ..and a sweet glass glittered bird on a branch .. Along with some lovely vintage prisms ..One of which will be getting monogrammed this evening ..

It's a perfect way to display fresh blooms or our Glass Glittered Paper Roses, A bouquet of white Pencils ..or just as it is ...

Romancing the Farmhouse ...a delightful way to spend every day ...here at the farmhouse .

Linking Up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm. for White Wednesday



  1. Love the result! Beautiful transformation.
    Hugs & Blessings ~*~ Wendy ~*~

  2. wow!!!! I don't see how any!!! body can say natural wood is better, its gorgeous..let me see, I say two days its gone!!!

  3. Turned out really sweet....i love the curtain swag you attached to the

  4. I've nominated you as a Stylish Blogger. Please stop by The Rented Cottage Life. Hugs, Jess

  5. It was a diamond in the rough! What a great job, love the new transformation.

  6. What a great piece Sara! and you were nominated as a Stylish Blogger too, how cool is that my friend. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  7. It never ceases to amaze what a coat of white paint can do! I love it and the little curtains are darling, a very cute touch:)

  8. a gorgeous cabinet...you did a lovely job on it!

  9. What an awesome find. I never find things this great at thrift stores. Love how you added the curtains.

    Take care,


  10. Oh Sara! What a sweet sweet cupboard! I am so glad you salvaged it from the thrift store and gave it a glorious new life! I too would have a hard time parting with that piece! I really love the curtains and how you added the crocheted doily trim. I am going to be working on a little curtain for a small cabinet tomorrow and think I'll play with adding some lace for extra romance! Thank you for the inspiration! I am visiting from White Wednesday and would be delighted to follow you!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  11. Sweet cupboard!!!! It looks so much better with a coat of white on it! And what a darling idea with the little curtains! I'm sure it'll sell right away. Happy WW to you!

    xoxo laurie

  12. What a lucky find!! You've made it gorgeous with the white paint, knobs and little curtains! It' just perfect!!!

  13. Wonderful job, absolutely beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  14. Sara that is wonderful and I wish I lived closer to give it a new home!!

  15. Just came over from the Rented Cottage Life and I LOVE your blog ~ that cupboard is absolutely FABULOUS. I am now your new follower and I will definitely be back ;-)

  16. Love the cupboard! Did not bother me at all you painted it. I would have done same thing.=)

    barbara jean

  17. What a fantastic find! Love the after of this piece.


  18. What a lucky thrift find and a gorgeous transformation! If only I lived closer to your store...
    Happy WW,

  19. Great transformation! I love taking an unloved and unappreciated piece and turning it into a treasure!

  20. Sara & Abbey - what a beautiful blog you have and such gorgeous aprons you've created. I love the makeover on the cupboard. Congrats on your aprons being published! Too bad you're still 6 hours away - I would love to visit your store.
    A new fan...Connie

  21. It looks beautiful. I wish I lived closer, I'd love to see it in person!

  22. Hi! What a beautiful transformation! I love the little curtains too. Just adroable!


  23. Beautiful, beautiful, and did I mention BEAUTIFUL!!! Sara you have that very special touch, what a lovely piece.

    Off to see your aprons :) my sweet friend.


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