Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Boring to Better Display Cabinet

While doing a little cleaning over the weekend I found this little display cabinet under the bed in my guest room.  I remember buying this cabinet at a thrift store last summer for $6.50 (ignore the basement storage area).

 Someone went to a lot of work to build this little cabinet, they just didn't "pretty it up" after they built it.  All it needed was a couple of coats of paint to make it perfect for my guest bedroom.
Last February I redecorated our guest bedroom after living with the previous decor for eight years.  It was a "design on a dime" project as I reused/repurposed most of the pieces that I already had in the room.  I posted about it here.
This is one of the pictures I took last February of the finished room.

I always thought the wall area to the right of the bed wasn't balanced with the left side.  I needed a little more "something" on the right side but I wasn't sure what I wanted.

Enter my newly painted cabinet.

The cabinet gave me the balance I was looking for in the room and some additional display space for part of my vintage clock collection and a few other pieces.

 This little fan sits on the bookshelf in front of the cabinet.
Now all I have to do is find a cute lamp to replace the one in the picture.  Kim @ Savvy Southern Style posted a pretty one on her blog yesterday that she found at Hobby Lobby.  That's where I'm headed tomorrow.

Speaking of Kim....I'm linking this post to her Boring to Better Party
and also with
Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday.

Jane

54 comments:

  1. What a difference! You found the perfect spot for it too!

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  2. Hi Jane,
    Very cute, but I can't sleep with all of those clocks ticking away! lol
    xoxo

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  3. Amazing what a little paint will do! A great addition to your guest room and you're right it did add balance. You are such a creative lady!

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  4. Jane that just turned out so cute and the collection inside is perfect. Looks great in the room with those dark walls.

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  5. wow wee what a transformation!
    It does balance it all out just perfect.
    How do you score the most awesome finds at thrift shops?
    Amy

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  6. I love the room and the clocks!

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  7. Yep, that cabinet made all the difference, really balances things now. Love the paint job and love the display. Its a lovely guest room, and I'm sure your guests feel like they are staying in a nice B&B when they visit!

    Kimberly

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  8. Love that shelf...it is perfect there and that wonderful clock collection.

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  9. So pretty Jane..I love the cabinet with all the displays, looks neat!

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  10. Jane I love your little cabinet and it's darling in your room.

    -Danielle

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  11. Jane it's beautiful! I love how you transfored the cabinet. And I LOVE the clock collection too!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  12. Jane, what a great idea painting that cabinet and adding your vintage pieces to it. I love it on the wall in that cute room. thanks for linking.

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  13. I love it, Jane! It looks great there and I love how you brought the clocks up into the cabinet, too.

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  14. What a great little cabinet. It's amazing what a little paint will do.

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  15. I love it Jane. But Jane, I feel it's time I have a talk with you about something, you know, because I care. I truly feel like you have entirely too many clocks in your bags of tricks. Being the friend I am, I am willing to take them ALL off your hands. So, would you just pack them all up and mail them to Polly at 123 Gimme Your Clocks Court, Keep Ticking, KY 12345.:) :)

    I feel if you do this, it will cure you of your clockitis almost immediately. I would much rather suffer in your stead. Thankyouverymuch. I'll be looking for those any day now. :)

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  16. OK we need to talk.....cabinets under the guest bed and all those great shelves in the basement begging for organization..Do I need to come with my p-touch and green/white boxes? will you feed me? lol

    xx
    z

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  17. Great use of the cabinet. It really balances out the room. Love your collection of vintage clocks. I have a clock fetish so nice to see I'm not alone :) Love the ladder tucked over in the other corner of the room, too. Looks great!

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  18. Isn't it amazing what one little addition can do to change the look of a wall? Adding your revamped cabinet really did bring balance!

    I love your clocks, especially the green one. They are fabulous!!

    Have a great week Jane.

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  19. "Better", it IS! What a great little cabinet - Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

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  20. Jane, how much a little paint can do! it looks great, and I love the collection of clocks inside. Made your guest room perfect.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  21. Hi Jane,
    I love what you did with the cabinet, it's amazing what a little white paint can do! Your bedroom looks very pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  22. LOVE your shadow box and clock collection! You did a great job. :)

    ~Liz

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  23. Looks like my comment didn't take, but I had said that I really like what you did to that little cabinet. I have one similar to yours in the attic, and you have inspired me to get it out and paint it like yours! Great job! Linda

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  24. The cabinet is gorgeous, and now the room is even more so.
    I would love to while away some time in there.

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  25. Looks good!
    I love your clocks! I have a few that I actually found at a Salvage Yard.
    After some cleanin up they look pretty good!
    Glad to see I'm not the only one that loves clocks!

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  26. Your cabinet it so cute. And your clock collection is adorable.

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  27. It is gorgeous and the clocks are the icing on the cake!

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  28. Jane,
    I love the white... wonderful change!
    Your clocks are fantastic... they always bring smiles to my face!
    Dee Dee

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  29. I just love the feeling of this room! I love clocks even though I don't have a collection of them. Amazing what you can do with some paint and creativity.

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  30. What a great redo on your wall cabinet. It definitely adds that wow factor, especially with your clocks displayed :)

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  31. I love it Jane! How did I miss your guestroom reveal? I remember when you were doing it. Although I'm a lttle late, I just want to tell you that the room looks awesome!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  32. Oh my...so perfect! I want it! Once again I'm going to moan about not finding the good junk at good prices. Really looks great Jane. Did you see Amy's post at Mittens how you inspired her?

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  33. Loving all your great ideas, and enjoying perusing your blog today! Thanks for sharing. Off to follow. :) Hugs!

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  34. Now it looks perfectly balanced on that wall, Jane! That was smart of you to think of. And it looks fantastic!
    Brenda

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  35. This is beautiful Jane!! I love that you could put more of your collection out and that you gave this cabinet new life!

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  36. Truly amazing what a coat of white paint can do for a piece junk! LOL!
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    PS: I'm having a 400th post giveaway!!

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  37. Love how you have made it your onw.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  38. Jane,
    You did a wonderful job on this thrifty piece...love all your clocks...link her up at NTT next week. Thanks so much for cheering for my Tigers...we WON:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  39. Very, very nice! Don't you just love it when one simple little thing makes an entire room complete? Your guest are very lucky to have such a nice place to land : )

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  40. Just perfect! I want to come visit!

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  41. I love what you did with the cabinet, giving new life to old pieces really appeals to me. It gave the clocks a perfect home! Terri

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  42. What a little cutie that display case turned into!! Just perfect for that spot too!! Thanks for sharing ~ Julie

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  43. Jane!!
    Thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment because now I found YOU!!

    Love the posts I just read and clicked to follows... coming back later to read more!

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  44. I think you would find it hard to GET ME OUT of your guest bedroom Jane....hahahahaha....I think it would be LOVELY just to lay about looking at all your YUMMY pieces....The tiny cabinet makeover is BRILLIANT....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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  45. Come on!!!!!!! ;) Take me to your magical thrift shops, PLEASE! I'm dying to have 1/4of the collection you do (and know how to set it up as beautifully as you do)

    you have a great eye for this. I always love coming here to visit- I end up staying so long just staring at you pictures!!!

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  46. Yep, it's perfect now! I love how you have styled it with your treasures!!

    Another great job!!

    Polly

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  47. This cabinet is perfect for your room~ the clocks look wonderful and so graphic!

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  48. This cabinet could be my favorite. And I love the way you added the clocks. I don't know what I appreciate more, your craft sense or your eye for design. Again I have to tell you, what a generous blog! Peace and continued good,

    Diane

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  49. love it!! and your cones too

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  50. What a sweet cabinet, and it really does look perfect there!

    ~Jessie

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