I picked up this little cabinet at a garage sale that Mr. Q and I spotted on the way home from a walk.
It’s obviously not vintage. In fact, the seller told me that her brother-in-law (or some such relative) made it. Kind of sad that she’s selling it at her garage sale for $10, but well … no one is really into that yellow looking pine these days, are they?
I gave it a new look though. First I painted the inside in Dixie Belle’s Silk paint in Cactus.
Then I once again attempted some blending on the outside using DB’s Sawmill Gravy and French Linen.
Next up I added the small version of the Seeds transfer to the front.
That isn’t quite the entire transfer, a bit at the bottom didn’t fit in the inset space so I will save that piece for another project.
I must add a thank you here to Constance Colvin who sent me the transfer. Thank you so much for that Connie, I hope you like what I’ve done with it!
Finally, you may have already noticed the unique handle that I added to the cupboard. The cupboard came with a carved wooden knob that wasn’t really my style, instead I thought it would be fun to swap that out for this old rusty garden trowel that my friend Sue found for me.
Ken drilled a hole in the trowel, and then I attached it using the same sort of bolt and nut that you would use with a glass knob. However, as you can see below, that bolt was pretty shiny compared to the old rusty trowel.
So, easy enough, I rusty-ed it up with a little of Dixie Belle’s patina paint, and now you don’t even see it.
You may have noticed in the photo showing the interior color that the door opens down on this piece. I’m not sure what the reasoning is behind that, but it is easy to open and close. It might make this piece better suited to hanging on a wall rather than sitting on a table top though.
This was just a quick and easy update for a slightly outdated little cupboard.
What do you think?
This little cupboard is for sale locally, so be sure to check my ‘available for local sale‘ page for more details.
As always, thank you to Dixie Belle Paint Co for supplying the paint for this project, and once again, thank you Connie for sending me the transfer!
13 thoughts on “the autumn catalogue cabinet.”
Love it..inside and out…and the handle is the cherry on top.
Love it – this would be an ideal “little library”. Love the handle and was amazed how well the new metallic was blended in. Genius.
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Love it, especially the blend of paint. I was thinking great little wall cabinet to store vitamin bottles or small garden supplies like seeds, bulbs etc. Or even a spice cabinet.
All fabulous ideas! Thanks Juanita 🙂
Love this. The blending is amazing and that trowel is just the bees knees! Another great piece for hanging on the wall or even sitting on top of something.
I was so tickled to have come up with a fun way to use that trowel!
Really sweet update! Love the blending, love the trowel (would never have thought of that!), great size! I like that you mention sometimes what you pay for items and what they sell for. Helps me as a dealer! I do think your prices are very reasonable as well 🙂
I do keep my prices on the low side, but I like things to sell quickly 🙂
Well, I think it is another very creative art piece! The trowel handle is very clever. If the garage sale seller could only see it now!
Right? They wouldn’t recognize it 🙂
Well you put this little cabinet into a different universe Miss Quandie! Very clever and the perfect use for that little transfer!
Thanks so much Connie!