Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Do you want to know how back-logged I am as far as blogging about things? What I am about to show you was a project all the way back from last August that I just now got around to photographing (it may actually be a combo of being both busy and lazy, no use beating around the bush!). So thanks for not abandoning me after I promised to show you this loooooong ago.

I stumbled across two of these old built-ins in an old house being renovated down town. They were free so of course you really cannot beat a price like that! The only catch was the chipped orange and red paint... oh and the cabinet doors warped during the reno and no longer fit the bottom cupboard.


Some fresh paint, and a little wallpaper in the back went a long way, and a planer helped me fix the doors up in no time. I really love the unfinished edges because they tell the story of an old home and aren't too perfect.




They are perfect for our living room since the high ceilings really needed something to ground the room. So they currently flank either side of the sofa.

I also recently finished this coffee table and hope to have it up on WhiteBerry in the next day or two (along with some other fun items!).


The hardware on this table was a hit with all my clients so I decided to stick with a good thing.

Ooooh how I long for the summer sun to shine in here again soon!

Ta-ta for now!

34 comments:

DustyLu said...

I love it all great job! Love the patina on all the different colors of white. ~lulu

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

Oh Holly... what great finds! They are just perfect in your living room. As always, I LOVE your choices in the refinishing and details!

~ Joanna

Christine said...

I love both pieces! I wish I had corner cabinets like that!! They are simply perfect in your room

Mary said...

Lovin' that wallpaper! I always think it is a perfect finishing touch. Everything looks fabous! ~mary~

sara@augustfields said...

worth the wait for me! those bookshelves are perfect :) once again great job!!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Those built-ins are beautiful! And I LOVE the hardware on the coffee table :)

Hamptontoes said...

I was just shutting down my computer to crawl into bed when I saw that you posted something new...of course, I had to look before calling it a night! Great job again! Good night...need to get some sleep so I'm ready for a day of sledding with my two little ones tomorrow!

Melissa said...

Those are awesome! I love how it brings a little old-house charm into your shiny reno-- such a great addition!

Preppy 101 said...

It is so gorgeous!! I love your slipcovers on your sofa. Are they Pottery Barn?? The corner cabinets look marvelous. xoox

Little Lovables said...

glory be, I love those cabinets! two of them look perfect staged like that!

bec4 said...

The corner shelves look great--I have one sitting in my garage, with ugly tiled mirrors in it.

Caitlin said...

Great work once again! You have a true talent! Plus you make me want to paint everything in my home white haha! I don't know how you do it with a little one. Good work though.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Really pretty coffee table! :)
Are you keeping the corner peices as your personal furniture, or are they going to wonder onto WhiteBerry, too?

Shannon said...

You are always doing just amazing things. thanks so much for the inspiration and encouragement.

laura said...

It is all amazing!! You're inspiring!!

Laura@6lalas.blogspot.com

Jenski, PhD said...

Those cabinets are amazing and fit perfectly in your living room!

Olivea said...

So beautiful!

Suzy said...

Love your blue book collection, I want it badly!

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

oh my gosh!!! Those two corner cabinets are to die for!!!! How much I would love them!!!! And you have decorated so incredibly well... Wonder where you found those super cool animal heads?

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

What a pretty room! And those pieces look great! Even though it looks cold outside there, there is a real warmth to the room!

Morning T said...

I love those corner shelves Holly~ what a great adition to your family room. Great hardware on the table too!!

Deb said...

Everything is so gorgeous! You find the best things.

Mike and McGee said...

Love the coffee table! We picked up a similar table via Craigslist for $10 and refinished it in a soft creamy white.

Renea Lynch said...

Those cabinets are awesome! I recently saw something similar. Corner cabinets but they were made with old wooden doors. They were gorgeous! And that room may be thirsting for sunshine with the brite white, but you have to admit the snow covered trees accent it quite beautifully! :) lol Always love your stuff. ♥

Reem said...

Gosh that view of your living room is just so refreshing! Such a calm and relaxing room to hang out in! Keep inspiring us with your great work!

lifeincategories said...

Love it! I've always loved corner cabinets - had a great one in my previous home but had to get rid of it because it didn't fit in my new home...still sad!

MrsKBJ said...

I love the loop hardware. I love the book cases too! I hope you don't want to sell them Holly! They look great in your home!
xo,
Kelly

Gina said...

I swear you're the reason for my Craigslist addiction LOL! I have furniture in my garage that I haven't touched yet :) But its so much fun to plan!

Love how you refinished those built ins, everything looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing.

Scott and Rebekah said...

I absolutely love those shelves - they complete the room!!!

lauren @ gathering moss said...

#1 love the corner cabinets in that room! you're right, they really ground the whole setup.

#2 how on planet earth do you keep that white rug so clean with a husband, dogs and a baby?!?! is there a magical secret?

#3 how do you move all this furniture around? do you have to enlist the hubby's help before a photoshoot? howsabout on a regular day of painting in the garage?

i'm sure other inquiring minds would love to know too!

Mrs. Dew said...

LOVE the corner pieces! Those look amazing! I don't know how you do it girl but you do it good!

Christie said...

I look forward to your posts everyday! You are very inspiring! I have some projects I hope can look presentable! Can't wait to see more before/afters!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

You did a great job with these. They really help to ground the room, and add a little character and architectural detail to the space.

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Where is the wallpaper from? I find so few places around here with great papers...

 
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