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God does have a sense of humor, after years of infertility, we adopted 2 beautiful babies, I later had the "surprise baby"! In the very spare time I have, I love to decorate, paint, and make all kinds of things. I do repurpose old furniture and custom paint furniture for clients. I work with all types of vintage items. I love to make our house a home. I like to see how others do it and share what I do also. Contact me at alittlecountryhouse@gmail.com if you are interested in any products I have posted or if you are local to Atlanta and want a furniture face lift! Love your old junk again!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Barn Red and a Lil English Charm...

Hey People! I have been working hard on her, and here she is.....my latest recycle. I sure do love her, boo hoo, but she has to go. She is ready to go to a good, and loving home. I found this china cabinet on craig's list. The minute I saw her, I knew, she was something special. I checked out the make of furniture, and it is a good one! She is very well-made, but, was very neglected. Now, she is a beauty queen.  She wanted to wear red, so I found a great, "barn red",  did a little demolition, a little redesign, and she is fabulous! A touch of English country, I think!  Enjoy, and if you want her, contact me at alittlecountryhouse@gmail.com! or, if you have a piece of furniture you hate, but want to love, I can face-lift it for you! Love!



Hello Lovely!


You are a little depressing...we need to do some rehab...

The glass shelves were missing, as were some doors, so I decided to rip the front off and make her "open"
I like tearing it down!!

this is working....we will do wood shelves for more rustic feel...
so satisfying to get that first coat on!!!

Lady in Red.....(cheesy 80's song...)

Guess what? there is a silver drawer, fancy pants! so I papered over it, cute huh?
a lil surprise when you peek inside!

I likey :)

Mr. Pheasant was 1.99 at the goodwill...Love him.  Let's have a spot of tea, shall we???
(talking in a British accent)




look at all the room inside for your goodies!!


worn brass, egg shaped knobs

this is my own mix of paints, but I used Annie Sloan dark wax to age the whole thing...




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10 comments:

Marcie said...

She is quite lovely! Or as my 8 year old would say, "Sweeeet!"

Ann said...

I just finished a china cabinet very similar to yours...be thankful that a couple of those doors were missing...what a pain to try and paint, even after hubby took the back off! I am a huge red fan and your cabinet is just so stinkin' cute in all of her red glory!! I know you are enjoying her and that she makes you so happy when you see her. :-)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your cabinet is stunning in her new red dress! You did a great job.

sweet violets said...

I am loving this transformation....great job!!!! hugs...cleo

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

What a beautiful job you did on this. The red is stunning! Your pheasant picture is so cute! Don't you love Goodwill! Oh, and I did have to go back and say "a spot of tea" with an accent!!!

Claire said...

What a beauty-LOVE! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

My Crafty Home-Life said...

I understand! She is lovely and you did a great job.

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Visiting from TT&J! Nice looking refinish!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

It turned out great. Thanks for sharing. I like keeping the inside white.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Loving your red beauty. I really like that it's open and you took the doors off. I love Annie's dark wax, but also been hearing a lot about Howard's dark paste wax, and a lot cheaper. Love that pheasant, and love GW. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!