Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Repurposing a Cupboard


We're down to the last few days of packing, and I've been trying to mentally place furniture at the new little house. I have a much larger eat-in kitchen area there than I have here, (but no Dining Room) so I'm going to use a few different pieces of furniture in there. I've had to rethink the furniture layout to use pieces that are good for storage. One piece that I want to use is this old pie safe that I had in my studio, that I used for craft supplies and storage. It will be holding my Ironstone and Transferware. I need a good cupboard that I can "play with".




The inside was dirty and stained so I gave it a few coats of off white paint to clean it up. It's hard to see but instead of glass it has what used to be gold grillwork. I just painted the metal white with a brush. In this photo my Brown Transferware tureen is auditioning for a spot.



Here are some examples of inspiration from my Pinterest Board, Cupboards.
You can find all the sources on that board.



































I'm looking forward to having this to decorate seasonally. 
I already have ideas for Valentine's Day and Easter...



I'll be hosting Be Inspired this Thursday morning, hope to see you there. We'll be moving over the weekend, so I'll be out of Internet for a bit, but I'll hopefully be back by the end of next week. Say a prayer for us, we'll need lot's of help!


Joining in with wonderful parties:

Inspiration Exchange at City Farmhouse
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Blissful White Wednesday at Timewashed
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters

xoxo,

36 comments:

  1. love the cabinet with the beadboard backing and pumpkins on the counter. Looking forward to seeing how you use the old cabinet and the new house tour.

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  2. It's going to be a fun adventure, Debra. You will have a ball setting up different pieces. Just try to take it slow and don't overdo it!! Prayers for you!

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  3. Charming vintage cupboards are my favorite! Great inspirational photos, and I know yours will be styled to perfection!
    Trust your move goes well, Debra!!
    Mary Alice

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  4. I will be sending happy thoughts your way during your move! UGH! Just think of how good you will sleep. Great inspirational photos! Thanks for posting them!

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  5. Good Luck Debra with your move. Love all the inspiration photo's too and that cabinet is going to be great for all your ironstone. You always do a great job with styling cabinets. Hope the move goes well. Good thoughts are coming your way.
    Kris

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  6. You're almost done packing! Wow, you move fast Debra. Do you mind if I live vicariously through you ? :)
    Great decision with the cupboard. I can't wait to see what you do.

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  7. It's good that you are looking to see what you can repurpose in the new place, Debra. I found that I used some furniture in different ways from my old house. It definitely had to serve double duty. Love the inspirations pictures you found.

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  8. Oh I really need a cupboard...my shelving unit is just not cutting it for me...gorgeous ideas come link up to centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/01/untitled.html and share this idea.
    Karin

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  9. You're almost all packed?? and moving this weekend??? Wow, you move fast!!! It would take me months to get it together!!! Hope you have lotsa help there. Love the cupboard and know it will serve you well.....best of luck!! Cleo

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  10. Debra,
    This is a beautiful piece and I know you will have fun filling it up. Good luck with your move...hope the weather will be good for ya.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Oh yes you MUST have a kitchen cupboard to keep you company! You have some fantastic examples here. Thrilled to see one of my own! I hope everything goes well with the move. It is always so exhausting.

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  12. Beautiful cabinet, Debra...and I love all of your inspiration photos! Blessings on your move!

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  13. hope you move goes smoothly, debra:) i would love to find a cabinet with glass doors--love yours!

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  14. I love the dress form with the apron next to the wonderful cupboard! Eager to see how you use it in your new digs. I've been wondering where you are in SW MO -- I'm in Ozark County. :)

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  15. Nothing looks better than a whole lot of white!

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  16. Oh I love it! Can't wait to see it all dressed up for Valentine's Day! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  17. praying for a smooth transition! i hope all goes well~ love the cabinet

    xo kelly @ cowboys daughter design

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  18. Beautiful piece Debra, can't wait to see how you fill her up!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. love your cabinet and can't wait to see how you bring it all together!!! Good luck with your move!~~Ang

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  20. it's a beautiful cupboard / perfect for transfer ware and anything else! :)

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  21. I love that cupboard and the finish on it. Good luck with the move.

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  22. Can't wait to see your new digs. I was just reading on Houzz that houses are now going to have multi purpose rooms. They trend is going smaller. Which is more in line with what most can afford! Good luck!
    Brenda

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  23. That piece is a must keep it is perfect to decorate for every occasion. I know you will put it to great use.

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  24. So excited to be inspired at how you fluff your new nest Debra!
    This cabinet is wonderful!!

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  25. That is a lovely cabinet and you are going to have fun arranging your ironstone once you get settled.

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  26. I just LOVE that cupboard! I love it with the doors open too. I think that will look amazing filled with ironstone and transfer ware. Good luck with your move this weekend.

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  27. Love that cabinet. Don't envy you moving - so much work. Am looking forward to what you do in your new home. I know it will be just as beautiful as this one.

    Judy

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  28. I love your old cupboard! I would have cupboards in every room of our house if I had the space. I'm off to visit your Pinterest board to see if there are any cupboards I don't have on mine. :)

    Good luck with your move!

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  29. I love your inspiration pictures. China in a pretty display always makes my house go pitter patter.

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  30. Love the pie cupboard, I know your new home will be full of your brilliant touches, can't wait !
    Jenna

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  31. It's a beauty! It will be fun filling it up at your hew home.
    Love all the inspirational cupboards as well. I hope to paint my french armoire this year to lighten things up a bit.
    Happy Thursday,
    Lin

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  32. Debra,
    Prayers coming your way for unseasonably warm weather...NO rain and Minimal wind, dear friend!!! Also, that many "GOOD" workers will come to help you with all the lifting and placing of the furniture!!!
    This cabinet is gorgeous!!! Love the painted grill work!!! You're going to have such fun staging this cabinet with all your lovely dishes and accessories!!!
    Take "rest" breaks during your move, drink water...and order in or carry~out dinner!!!
    See you soon!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  33. I love it Debra! Well, I adore white cupboards and ironstone in general, lol! Funny thing, I'm just getting ready to paint an old brown behemoth (that was my in-laws wedding armoire) WHITE and I used it as my craft cupboard :) We are some smart ladies, aren't we, to think outside the box :)
    Good luck with your staging and displaying...I know it will look just beautiful!
    Cindy@Diybeautify

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  34. Still trying to get to the post about moving,.. Love your cupboard, and love the inspiration photos. Cupboards filled up with white and stoneware plates are one of my favorite things! It'll be so fun fixing it up!

    Cindy

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  35. Deb,
    Love your cupboard, and all the pictures...they remind me of my Grandparents cupboards..in old old houses when I was young...I wish i could have kept them when the houses were remodeled after they were no longer owned by my grandparents. I loved how those cupboards looked and the kitchen chairs...it is so strange how comforting painted white kitchen chairs are to us, when our mothers hated them in the homes of their childhood! I think they think of them as old worn out and have to be painted to be decent, and we love the painted look we saw in the homes of our Grandmothers...life is interesting, is it not?
    hugs,
    Betsy

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