Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Pop of Color

Hey my friends!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my antique wooden crate!

Isn’t Spring wonderful?  We are having the best weather here in the South.  Gorgeous mild days, and chilly nights.

Speaking of Spring…check out my new “robins egg blue” cupboard.

blue chippy paint

I found this old chippy cupboard at a local shop called Art and Antiques (Smith Mason Legacies).  They had the most beautiful architectural pieces, I wanted to bring everything home with me… but this cupboard stole my heart.

blue cabinet

The doors have no glass, so I’m thinking about adding chicken wire or old screen.   Or should I leave them alone? What would you do?

blue chippy cupboard

The doors look great closed, but very nice if left open, too.

The inside is made of wide wooden planks in the original stain… of course I wonder how it would look painted white??

one door open

You know I’m going to enjoy changing it up often, don’t you…

grainsacks in cupboard

I promised Mr. Buckets I wouldn’t move the new cupboard around the house… I don’t think he believes me :)

blue cabinet shelves

The sweet shop owners sent me home with some “fresh cake” candles, which I burned inside my cheese pot.  Oh they smell heavenly.

roses & candle

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and

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blue cabinet with sage 

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77 comments:

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Becky, you lucky girl!!! I have been searching everywhere for a cabinet like this!! I would definitely leave it as is! I love the fact that it has no glass! And the dark wood inside is perfect, it makes the blue paint really pop!
Beautiful my friend!
Have a lovely night!!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Amy Kinser said...

Love love love the color on this cabinet! I have to say that I really love the openness of the doors with no glass. Can't wait to see what all you do with it!

It is so easy to go over and vote. I already did and will go back. Love to you...

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love her Becky and if she were mine I'd have to go with chicken wire inserts.

Lululiz said...

It is absolutely gorgeous and I would leave it just as it is. You are a very lucky girl to have found such a beauty.

Marina said...

E' fantastico!!! Ha delle sfumature bellisime... io gli metterei la rete conigliera...l'interno bianco non è bello...fai una prova con qualche legno bianco e un foglio chiaro nel retro e poi decidi se dipingerlo o no...complimenti un bacio
Marina

Lori said...

If you paint it white inside your white "things" won't show up as nicely. Great find. Can't wait to see where it ends up next, wink, wink. Sorry hubby.

helle said...

Totally fantastic cupboard, understand you fell for it!

Helle:--

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

LOVE that cabinet. It looks good like it is, but maybe chicken wire would work good.

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful cabinet!!! And the perfect shade of blue. I don't know that I'd do anything to it, at least for awhile. Maybe later, add the chicken wire, but I'm sure it will be beautiful no matter what you do to it since it has so much character and presence.
Cindy

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

That's a great cupboard. I like your idea of old screen. And the color is gorgeous!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh my goodness...this is one of the prettiest pieces of furniture I have ever seen!! The color and patina are just perfect! You have styled it so beautifully too. I just love it!!

Keeping it Cozy said...

Your cupboard is just beautiful! I absolutely love the old, chippy blue paint and you've styled it just right. Old screen would be a fun addition, but I think it looks pretty great as it is too. On my way to vote!

Momma Hen said...

oh it's beautiful! I really like the warm wood tone inside , as apposed to white. Love it!

chateau chic said...

Your new cabinet is fabulous! I could see painting the inside white, but keep the windows open. You can view your wonderful displays so much better if there is nothing where the glass was, and I love the charm of the open windows.
Mary Alice

Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Becky! I LOVE your cupboard! What a find! The color is gorgeous! And you have it decorated so cute (as usual :)
Maria

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

That cupboard is AMAZING!!!!
It looks sort of like Maria's, but I vote to leave it as is, no chicken wire.
And don't you DARE paint that cupboard, the blue is divine. :-)

XO,
Anne

Sisters Treasures said...

I LOVE this cupboard! I have such a weakness for primitive cupboards, especially when they're still with their chippy paint. I agree with Anne, leave it as it is! The openness shows off your wonderful finds inside.
I also have a "thing" for spritzer bottles.
Betsy

Morning T said...

That cabinet is gorgeous, especially love all of your accessorizing in there. Heading over to vote for you now!!!
xo~
T

rx2massey said...

Love that cupboard...

My opinion, since you ask, I would leave the doors alone (no wire or screen)...especially since you will use it to "display".

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

It's gorgeous! I like the idea of old screen on the doors, or nothing. Love the beautiful chippy blue patina. Just lovely!

Carol Hake said...

Becky, I new to your blog and so loving it! Love LOVE the new cabinet. I'm typically a western/ranch, vintage cowboy kind of gal but I've fallen in love with the Farmhouse Chic vibe you've got going on! Keep it up!

Carol, Lakeside, California

nancy huggins said...

You are a lucky Lady. I think Chicken wire would look awesome and you could still see the things inside. I will be looking for old cupboard like that when we get moved :)
I will definately vote for you :)

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

Do not paint it, do not put anything in the doors.....gorgeous just as is....

Carol Spinski said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE the honest blue paint~ Makes my heart skip a beat:) Blessings and Thank You for stopping by my Facebook Page:)
Hugs, Carol
Raised In Cotton

Blondie's Journal said...

Becky~~~

The cabinet is beautiful...I love the paint color and all the chippiness. You have the perfect accessories for the inside. I like the doors as they are but I'm curious to see what you do with it!

I am heading over to enter my vote. Lots of luck to you! :)

XO,
Jane

A Thrifted Market said...

So beautiful Becky! I love the front open and the color! The link didn't work for me. Would definately vote for you!

Katie Sue said...

Your ice cream freezer is mega cute! I love the cupboard too. Chicken wire would look adorable.

pballard said...

Becky,
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Imageremix said...

I adore this, and your photos are stunning. I kinda like it without glass or wire. I'll be happy to head over and vote for your blog. I hope you'll stop by and visit mine sometime soon!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Absolutely perfect, Becky!!! I LOVE it - you sure are a lucky gal for coming across this beauty!!! It has the perfect chippiness factor about it!!! :) And the shade of blue is lovely! Happy Spring to you!!!


XOXO's,
Jessie

Lana said...

What an amazing cupboard. I can see why you loved it. The doors look good with nothing, but I also love chicken wire. Maybe you could make a couple panels that you could easily switch out if you wanted to change the look. Love the display you have inside the cupboard as well.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love that cabinet! I think the idea of adding chicken wire to the opening is a good one. What a find!

Shabby soul said...

Oh it's enchanting! And that blue...!
I would add chicken wire, but leave the inside exactly as it is now. Love love it!
Hugs
Silvia

Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

In love with your cabinet....would you mind terribly popping it in a suitcase and sending it to me in France? I am craving a piece just like it!

Beautiful find!!!!!

Greetings from France.

Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can said...

*Gasp* gorgeous!!! Oh, I'm swooning! :) Found you at FJI linky party, and I'm glad I did!

Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

May said...

Don't think I would change a thing. Or you could live with it like this for a while and change it up later on when you need to shake things up.

Lizykitty23 said...

So in love with this cabinet and the color is to die for! love it..btw Voted for you! Good Luck!

Beth said...

Just found you. Love the cupboard! I vote glass if you can find the really old kind. Otherwise leave it open. You have it decorated so nice.

Anita said...

What a lucky find! I am partial to the chicken wire idea for the panels but then again, I have rooster wallpaper in my kitchen :) Thanks for sharing...

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Woa... what a gorgeous piece! I love how tall and skinny it is! Virtually no realestate taken up. NEED!

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Donna

Anne said...

Becky,
Love that color!You have it displayed perfectly.But I know you will be changing it often :-)
I like it open.I would not add any wire.But do what you think looks best.I will be adding a vote for ya.
Anne

Vintage Gal said...

Becky ~ your cabinet is fab-u-lous. I would have taken it home too. I love it just the way it is, but, I can't wait to see what you do with it ;-)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Becky....oh my gosh that is stunning...and the way you have done the inside of it...needs to be in a magazine or book...its sheer heaven!!!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Me again...I would leave it as it is,don;t think you could improve on it in anyway...

deborah said...

What a gorgeous cabinet!
I think that whatever you like, you should do with the doors! Adorable...
deborah
{the white chair}

French Hen Farm said...

great find!! I vote for leaving it open so you can easily see all your beautiful things inside.
Beautiful post as always!
Have a great week!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Awesome cabinet! We don't have many chippy treasures like that around here...so lucky you:)
I would put old screen or chicken wire in to finish it off a bit-you asked!
Happy May Day!
Rene'

Karena said...

Becky I am so so thrilled to find you and your site! I adore your blue cabinet!!

To see some Artistic Beauty.......2012 Artist Series featuring Designer and Paper Artist; Anita Rivera ( of Castles Crowns and Cottages)is in on my site! I hope you will visit...

xoxo
Karena
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Cathy Cobblestone said...

It is gorgeous and perfect just the way it is - but I do think you'd love the chicken wire too - it looks like you. You found a great find! Happy spring!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous cupboard. I love that blue. Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed.

MyChampagneTaste said...

Amazing piece..dont touch it...no wires no paint it is just perefct :) visiting from MMS

leah mari said...

Wow saw you over at miss mustard seeds blog and this cupboard is truely great!!! Love it! And the way ou dressed it up is perfect!

fruit rouge said...

quelle belle découvert que celle de votre univers!! les photos sont magnifiques!!! je m'abonne avec un immense plaisir!!!! Cette armoire est jolie, juste une patine blanche et je ne lui mettrai pas de vitre!!!!

Barbara Miller said...

Love the blue color! French Chicken wire could be fantastic but it looks good the way it is!

Barbara@ YES Spaces

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AaReAn said...

simply gorgeous! LOVE IT! There is nothing better than a POP of color!!!!

xoxo
Aarean

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vicky said...

I love that cupboard!! I would leave it just the way it is! I love that it has no glass or wire:)
just sayin:)
Thanks for sharin!! :)

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