Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yard Sale Cabinet Redo and....100!!!

And with this I've written 100 posts!! I can hardly believe it! When I started this blog not long ago, I wasn't sure I would have that much to say. Well, it appears I've had no trouble chatting away. I'm so glad you are along for the ride, my readers mean so much to me. Reading your comments brightens my day (which is especially special right now with this dreary weather).

My hubby asked me last night if I ever turn it off. It being decorating...thinking about decorating...painting....planning projects for him....moving furniture and accessories around in my head...wondering if I should change all our wardrobes out to match our house (kidding, kidding...sort of). And the truth is no, I can't turn it off. This blog gives me the perfect place to be the decorating/crafting obsessed person I am. A place where, thankfully, I don't have to turn it off. Thank you so much for being here!

So what to do when one reaches 100 posts? A giveaway of course. Check back on Tuesday for all the details!

Today I'm posting my yard sale cabinet for Met Monday. Do you remember the $8 cabinet before? Here it is in case you forgot:


And this is how it looks with a makeover!




I painted it with a creamy Cottage White and distressed it of course. The fun part was adding the vintage sheet music. I used a clear decoupage (the pages were already antiqued on their own) and overlapped the pages on the inset panels. I didn't worry about wrinkles or the edges sticking up as I wanted it to have an old look to it. These can be smoothed if you prefer while the decoupage is wet.




My little bird found a home inside this wire cage from Michaels.




In this pic you can see the other project we've been working on. The front screen door is all installed! I'll post about the process in the near future but I have to say, hubby did a great job! I'm so happy to have that slamming noise back again, music to my ears. I've said for years and years that I just wanted an old house with a slamming screen door.

Silly but true. Now it just needs some paint!











I want to give a big thank you to Kasey of Lola B's Boutique for the sheet music inspiration and the knobs, which came from her store. Fast shipping and they are beautiful, definitely check her out!












Metamorphosis Monday is hosted by the wonderful Susan of Between Naps On The Porch . Pop on over and see her if you love looking at Before and Afters! Mondays are full of them!

I also added this post to the fun with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality! Check out the other participants here, Weekly Deals .



Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there.

See you all on Tuesday for the giveaway!


93 comments:

Wendy said...

congrats on 100!

and that cabinet looks fantastic!

Rue said...

OMG Michelle! It's PERFECT. I love it so much I might have to copy you. Can I do that?? ;)

Oh and I need those doors too!

Happy 100th!
Happy Father's Day to your hubby!!

rue

Eileen said...

Great job on the cabinet! Loved it 'as is' when you first brought it home, love it even more with your personal touch!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Love your makeover and I just bought that same bird cage at Michael's yesterday!!

kimmcl said...

Just beautiful Michelle. I adore it. And I liked it BEFORE you fixed it up. That really is a great piece. I like where you put it too.
Kim

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts!! I absolutely LOVE how that cabinet turned out. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!

marty39 said...

Michelle, I LOVE the cabinet. So petty. What a super idea with the sheet music, and the little rose knobs are stunning. I also love the cages you have on top. Just gorgeous. I really love screen doors too. Aren't they just the neatest things, and I also love the sound of the slam. Brings back such great memories. Congratulations on 100 posts. Wow, that is quite a milestone. I have a long way to go. Hugs, Marty

Tricia Anne said...

Your cabinet has such beautiful lines and I love how it turned out! Great work!
Congratulations on 100 posts! I love reading your blog and so glad that you share your decorating ideas with all of us! To have a screen door that slams ~ heavenly! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Oh goodness Michelle I LOVE this cabinet re-do!

I's beautiful and so elegant!!! :)

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love the makeover and also the door. I want to put one on that is period to our home...maybe later this summer. Dianntha

Kasey said...

oh...i love how it turned out...
beautiful!
xo

Jill said...

Congrats on 100! I'm always hanging on your last word waiting to see what is next! :) The knobs are fabulous-perfect! Great job.
-Jill

june@craftyniche said...

That is so pretty!

Anna said...

the cabinet looks so much better, definitely much more expensive than $8. Congratulations on 100 posts!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Happy 100! Your little cabinet is about the best thing since sliced bread! The knobs are just perfect. I too, am always planning a re-do of something. My husband says my "disease" is critical now that I follow so many wonderful blogs like your's.

Have a great week.
Charla

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Michelle, I love how it turned out. I would like to do an article on it for my Thrifty Shopping column on examiner.com. Please let me know if you are interested. I would make sure your blog is mentioned and you get credit for the idea and photo.

You can visit my column here:
http://www.examiner.com/x-8761-Minneapolis-Thrifty-Shopping-Examiner

Renee

Linda said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous edo - if the previous owners could see it now, they would be so sorry they didn't think of painting it white! Congrats on #100! Linda

Tootsie said...

congrats on 100!!!
I love love love how that cabinet turned out!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on 100 Posts! I am sorry that I just found you:) I love the cabinet but most of all the slamming screen door reminds me of where I grew up... we had that and what a nice memory for me! I have been wanting to put one on my pool house and your door just reminded me that I want it to be a slamming one:) I'll post a picture when I get my honey to install it for me! Happy Father's Day to all!

Kammy said...

So pretty and Congrats to on your 100th post !
Hugs ~ Kammy

ceekay said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Your cabinet is fantastic. I love the music sheets on the side. Perfect touch!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I love the way that cabinet turned out...Now I just might use that old sheet music for a suitcase I want to redo...thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dawn said...

That looks great, Michelle!

Every project you do just takes my breath away!

Great job!

tales from an oc cottage said...

A-dorable!!!!

m ^..^

Julie said...

Michelle first Congratulations on your 100th post!! And I love that redo it looks great i love the sheet music it looks great on there!
Have a great week
julie

Terri said...

Wow, what a transformation! The wheels are turning in my head right now...... I have some very old magazines that I bought on Ebay......and you gave me an idea for using them.

Crystal said...

Hi Michelle, Congrats on you 100th post, that is a great accomplishment.
I loved your cabinet before, but your transformation is great. The sheet music and knobs were a special touch.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

cottagewish said...

I stumbled upon your blog and love your everything room! I visit often and am very impressed with your new table. Such an inspiration for decorating on the cheap.

Shelia said...

Oh, Michelle! How beautiful your cabinet is! It's gorgeous! Now I'm adoring the sheet music decoupaged on the sides! How clever of you! Those rose knobs are just beautiful!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

June said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, Michelle.
What a transformation.
Smiles,
June

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I crown you Queen of the Best Redo. Wear your Crown with pride for a Job well done.

Blue Creek Home said...

You did an outstanding job! I love it.

Katy said...

You are kidding me!!!!!!!!! What a fabulous idea, I am going to MAKE my very musical sister do this to something in her sweet house. AWESOME!!!!

Gwen said...

Congrats on 100!

The sheet music is a magic touch!

LillySue said...

WooHooo for your 100th post!! I can't believe that is the same piece of furniture, it looks AMAZING..you really have the eye, Gal!!
Blessings~LillySue

Kasey said...

Perfect! Congrats on 100.

Tomarie said...

This is one of the prettiest transformations I've ever seen!! Just gorgeous! And I love the rose handles too!
Congrats on 100!! :-) L~

The Tattered Cottage said...

WOW!!! That is sooooo beautiful...you did a fantastic job on the transformation. I can't believe you only paid $8 for it!!
Toni

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I think this is my favorite transformation so far! I love the music sheet idea!!! Great job!!

blessings
mary

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Bravo! I'm still very new and have yet to hit 30!

Love the makeover on your cabinet! Love the knobs and the sheet music! The birdcage is darling!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Reese & Marie said...

That is one amazing find Michelle!
You would never believe you paid only $8 for that - and the makeover is so great! I love the sheet music and the knobs. It's just adorable. Congrats on 100...

-xoxo
Kari

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

OOOh, I'm lovin' that table. My kids all play instruments. That's a great idea for my music room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Hi :)
I was blog hopping and came across your blog and thought Id say HI :)
Candy

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You HAVE to be kidding! Eight dollars. It now looks like a million bucks! Way to go! I LOVE it!

Joanna said...

It's beautiful! What a great job!

mary'smom said...

I just found your blog...I am new to this blogging and now I am having fun reading everyone's blogs. Your project turned turned out beautiful.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful makeover!!

Congratulations on 100 posts!

Ann and Billy said...

Wow, what a great job and the cabinet looks wonderful in that room. I love it.

Ashley@AshleysBusy said...

Oh my goodness! This is really wonderful, I would never have thought to put the music paper on the piece, it turned out fabulous!! I'm gonna have to surf around and check out your home, looks so pretty from the pics in this post ")

Jean said...

Your project is beautiful. I love the sheet music inserts, and congrats on hitting 100 posts.
Jean in virginia

its so very cheri said...

Wonderful. Check ou tmy blog on flea market trip and a sweet little stop at a fun shop. They did so much fun stuff.

cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

What a transformation! That cabinet just needed a little love! I love it painted white and it contrasts nicely with your floors! Happy 100th!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Michelle, that is just a brilliant transformation on that piece! I absolutely adore it. Great redo & I added it to my Tumblr page. You go girl, I love your whole house. Outstanding.

Nichole said...

I LOVE that cabinet!! So gorgeous. And I'm now wishing we had a screen door to slam as well. : )

Brenda said...

Well, congratulations on 100 (I find I sure have plenty to say!) and I am just obsessed with this $8 cabinet redo! Girl, this is so special. Cherish this piece, for it should be in your family for generations. I am a "when in doubt, decoupage" girl myself. I am just speechless over this transformation! And tell your husband that no, we never turn it off. I have to go back now and gaze at it some more! Beautiful!
Brenda

Suzanne in TX said...

Just dropping by due to Rhoda's blog. That cabinet turned out so awesome. You are truly an inspiration to me!
Yippee on reaching 100!

Tara said...

Michelle, your cabinet looks amazing, I love what you did with the sheet music and I love those knobs you got from Kasey's, I have had my eye on some of those for a while! Hope you had a good weekend and happy 100th~

Kim said...

It turned out fabulous! I love the sheet music & the knobs and of course the color. And congrats on 100 posts.

Victoria said...

First of all, what a great piece for $8! I love the makeover you did on it...it is gorgeous!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Great makeover! I love the sheet music and the knobs are so cute and add so much to the piece!

Manuela

ThriftyAnnabella said...

congrads on 100 posts

Robin said...

Once again you have shown us all you have the magic touch! Amazing transformation!
Simply Breathtaking!

Susie Q said...

The knobs are wonderful and it is perfect. I'm looking for a screen door also. I'll take our storm door off and put that one, then change it out come winter. We are able to go w/o a/c most of the summer, except for several hot weeks...and even then, I'll turn off the a/c in the middle of the night and turn on the house fan. :D

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It turned out perfect!! Love the sheet music and the knobs. I totally understand not being able to turn IT off, I have the same problem as a matter of fact I've just repainted my dining rm and now I'm off to do the living rm hopefully, the only prob is that the heat index is 105 to 110 in S. FL. and my ac keeps freezing up trying to keep up with the heat, ugh. I sure wish we lived closer, I don't know anyone in person that loves to decorate like me, they all think I'm nuts, LOL!
Hugs~Kelly
PS Congrat on the 100th post!

LuLu said...

Oh my goodness It's my favorite! I love how it turned out! so pretty!! Congrats on 100th post... can't wait to read 100 more!
xo,
LuLu

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great cabinet re-do. Like the sheet music. I have enjoyed touring through your house. It is beautiful! Jackie

Carol said...

That looks great, very clever!

janet said...

im not sure if i commented on this post. I remember looking, but i was in a hurry. So if i did that is okay because it would deserve two responses and if i didnt i want to say, ITS ABSOLUTLEY FABULOUS, you always amaze me with your creativity. The sheet music was a wonderful idea. I cant say enough words about the remake of this peice.....WOW!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!!
hugs
janet

Marie said...

Hello Michelle - love that fabulous cabinet! The sheet music and knobs gives it so much character!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Magpie said...

Sweetest piece of furniture I've seen in awhile! I love the aged sheet music.

DesignTies said...

Great makeover :-) Using sheet music in the panels is a great idea -- makes the piece really unique. And the rose knobs are pretty :-)

Congrats on post #100!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

mycitycottage said...

Hi Michelle, ı love your cabinet you really did wonderfull job. I'm always following your posts routınly. With all my loves Aygün

abeachcottage said...

oooh this is one of the best I've seen in ages, wonderful makeover

I might have to steal it too!

thanks for the inspiration

Sarah

Jen Kershner said...

Oh my gosh! Love, love, love that cabinet!

Leigh Ann said...

Beautiful redo! I love slamming screen doors too!
Love your blog!
Leigh Ann

Anonymous said...

having something to say and posting 100 times are not the same thing.

Chantel Monet said...

Amazing! You have guts taking on a project like this! It looks so polished and pretty!

http://nestinginspokane.blogspot.com

sally said...

michelle! i had no idea that you & i share the same obsession of decoration....& i have a yellow house too! i took a peek at your house & it's very similar to my house layout. our home was built in 1926 & i want to take it back to its orginal beauty...but i am having problems researching it.
i found you through newsovercoffee...small world!

angelo's mom (sally)

ps.. the rug would look nice in my mudroom! do you have a mudroom in your house?
sallysanti@yahoo.com

Chantel Monet said...

Oh, you are so sweet to write me! I read your blog religously... I adore your style and taste! I'm pretty new in the blogosphere so it was nice to get a comment! yay!

Lee Laurie said...

Hi. I just found your blog by blog hopping. I love it. I love to decorate too. I CAN'T ever turn it off either. Always painting something or re-doing something. I call it my therapy! I love the cabinet! Beautiful! Congrats on the 100 posts. Isn't blogging fun!?
Come visit me sometimes.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

~~Rhonda said...

The cabinet is beautiful! Great job! So what do you store in that lovely space? :) ~~Rhonda

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I LOVE this idea! I have an old smooth trunk-like box I use for a piano bench... my wheels are in motion! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Donna

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Your cabinet is beautiful! The old sheet music is the perfect accent to the pretty curvy legs. I can't believe that was found at a yard sale!

Amber said...

It looks fabulous! I love the added character of the sheet music.

Vanessa said...

Love the table! The decoupaged music is a nice touch!

Christina said...

If this is not one of the most fabulous things I've ever seen in blogland, I don't know what is.

Wow! Just beautiful.

sally from the valley said...

i just want to know..does your house always look this clean?

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

For the most part it is like this most of the time. The kids leave toys out but I'm pretty crazy about cleaning everything else up.

Amber said...

You definitely have an eye. And a talent for transformations!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Hope if you don't mind if I reactivate this post... I've featured your music page dresser in my Today's Hot Finds! (for Nov 5 09) :) I LOVE this dresser!

Funky Junk Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

This project came out simply exquisite! I just love it!!
Lisa

C'est Magnifique said...

I love your little cabinet redo, I'm thinking about using some sheet music on a project I'll be doing soon!

I know what you mean about the slamming screen door, I love that too! I'm renting now and the screen doors are metal... just not the same :( I miss my old wooden screen door.

Tania

Anonymous said...

love the handles on this. they seem to made especially for your little treasure of a cabinet. just lovely.