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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shaker Kitchen Cabinet



One of the ladies I work with, Donna, inherited some furniture from her mother's estate, which she has no room for.  It's been cluttering up her garage, so she very kindly offered it to me.  Hmmm... free furniture.  Should I take it?  Yes, please!  I'm home alone this weekend, but I'm just hardheaded enough to figure I could handle the smallest piece on my own, so Saturday I picked this up.  Donna helped me load it in my little Honda, Zippy, but when I got it home I pulled it out and dragged it upstairs to my sunroom all by myself.  It's a solid, plain little knotty pine Shaker style cabinet that Donna's mom had made to hold her microwave and toaster oven.  I have a homeless toaster oven, so I knew I could make immediate use of it.  The finish looks really good in my photo, but it wasn't perfect and I'm sitting it next to the cherry hutch you see behind it, so I gave it a paint job to help keep things harmonious. Ok, so I'm in a white phase, I'll admit it.



Looking a bit too plain...


Ahh, that's better.

Now I need some input - I'm thinking this would look pretty darn cute with some feet and with a bit of molding around the top.  Do you think that would seem out of place?  I'm not sure, but I might have to give it a whirl and see how it looks.

Harmony City!
  I'm linking up to Met Monday at BNOTP.  Have a spectacular week!

11 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The cabinet came out great and I love the white bunnies...would keep them out all the time.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

wow this came out really well and I agree with the above comment, those bunnies could hang out all year!
Terry

Sharing with Sherri said...

Looks very cute!! Love the extra pretties you added too!
Nice to meet you!
Hope you'll stop by for a visit!
Sherri:)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I don't know if I'd add anything. It looks great as it is.

Anonymous said...

It looks great as is, but I think it would also look great with the feet and molding.

Sheila

Tina said...

Just found your blog by blog hopping! I love your cabinet! It turned out great. I'm in a white phase..total opposite of my black phase I was in last year! :-) I think your cabinet would great with some feet. I have an old dresser I'm working on and adding feet changed the whole look!
You have a new follower!

His Way or Her Way said...

I've been blog hopping too!! Love your home. You should be quite proud of yourself. It looks lovely. I am a new follower and I hope you'll visit our blog soon!

Lori

His Way or Her Way said...

Was just stopping by to say hi and wish you a wonderful weekend!!

Lori

Lisa @ akawest said...

Whatever you do, it always turns out perfectly. Since I am late in reading this, I suspect those cookies are history. When you show food in photos, I get hungry. Those look so yummy!

Norman Carl said...

Here are the FURNITURE known for their simplistics lifestyles... ‘ Shaker furniture .

Lizzy said...

your blog is so cute!

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