Friday, June 3, 2011

From Fifties to Fabulous

Ahhh the weekend and for me that means spending time with family in Santa Barbara.  I love it here and it's especially nice to be away from the dreary weather of NorCal...hello it's June why is it still raining????

The last time I was here I bought this lovely cabinet for $60 at a thrift store.  It reminded me so much of one that I've had my eye on in the Ballard Designs Catalog.  We were in need of a cabinet to hold the t.v. components and I knew this would be perfect!

I think this would also make a cute bar.

Just look at the, love, love
When I showed my husband, he said "Call June Cleaver and tell her to take her cabinet back"....

I really like the diamond grate and as much as I hate taking the time to prep I knew there was no other way.
I've refinished all kinds of furniture, but this is the first time this has ever happened to me...eeeew cracks and bubbles. I sanded and primed and sanded and primed...I lost count of how many times.  And it was only in a few places.

I decided to wallpaper the back for that little something extra. I knew most people would never see it but I would know.  Kinda like wearing really pretty lingerie....

I fell in love with this Allen + Roth wallpaper from Lowe's. More of this wallpaper to come I said I love it!

Measure twice...cut once

Don't you think it gives it that little something???
Away with the unbelievable mess of cords


I didn't notice the lid wasn't on the basket until just now and of course I can't fix little OCD self with have to live with the not picture-perfect picture
From fifties to fabulous!

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  1. BEAUTIFUL transformation!! WOW!!

  2. Looks fantastic!

  3. Love this. I'll be featuring this on my blog this thursday as one of my favourite things @ drop by and say hi! I'm also your newest follower!

  4. That is a definite upcycle! Awesome.

  5. I've seen it in person and it's even better! Great job Katy!

  6. Hi Katy, new follower here! (Would love a follow back!) Oh how I would LOVE to find a cabinet like this. It really turned out beautifully!