My first blog post of 2016 in October! Ugh! If I’m going to pay to have a website, I’d better use it. So without further ado, the most beautiful china cabinet I’ve ever transformed. She also happens to be the only china cabinet I’ve ever transformed but she certainly won’t be my last. 😉
For those of you that haven’t heard it already, I had been eyeing this beauty and her sideboard sister (painted grey in summer of 2016) on Kijiji for months before buying them. I loved the clean lines which are hard to find on vintage pieces and the wood moldings were so pretty. While the sideboard transformation came easy to me I racked my brain for months on what to do with this one… until I found, Spoonflower. Then I knew. Here is what she looked like before.
I won’t do a post about Spoonflower, but you should really check them out. Amazing designs! I can seriously go crazy on their site. The exchange rate, shipping and duty put things in perspective pretty quickly but I still indulged a little. So that’s were it all started with this pretty floral, Spoonflower paper.
Once the paper was chosen, the paint colour seemed obvious: white! Not just any white but a true white. Altough I had never used white, it didn’t mean I wasn’t paying attention. I researched and read and looked at hundreds of white pieces and I knew that General Finishes, Snow White, was the colour (or non-colour) I would use. I am pleased to say that I made the right decision. This is an amazing white and the paint is incredibly easy to work with.
In the end, a ton of work went into this one. A lot of firsts: white paint, new paper line and first china cabinet. The prep, priming, disassembling & reassembling, papering, painting and finishing all took an incredible amount of time, but I would do it all again and I will!
I laughed, I cried and in the end, I loved. I hope you do too!