It has been a while since I joined in on the fun over at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites. This is Chari's 45th post and the second one I've joined in on. I need to get better about joining in on this party, it's one of my favorites.
This was one of my earliest posts about my beloved green cabinet. Tracey McBride had a post on Use What You Have~Ancient Amoires~Vintage Linens. She asked if anyone else re purposed an piece in the home and I raised my hand. Since this was an early posting, I thought it deserved another go around.
Originally Posted July 24, 2009
Have you ever had something in one part of your house where it was doing a perfectly good job storing, holding or decorating? Then out of the blue, inspiration hits and you realize that this piece would be perfect in another room?
This was the case with my vintage cabinet, holding my stereo and cd's in my living room and doing a great job. I was in need of additional space in my kitchen, trying to think how I could create additional storage, my eyes fell upon my cabinet. Moving the cabinet into the corner of my kitchen between the two windows... Voila! Perfection. How I had this piece for four years and not once did I think to put it in my kitchen! It even has lovely fruit decals on the doors that match the french provincial fruit theme. I can't believe I didn't make the switch years ago!
Purchased at my friend Lewis' store Garden Party for $30.00 after waiting for the vendor to put it on sale. This is one of my favorite pieces I own, it is shabby, hard working and easy on eyes. It now has become the focal point of my kitchen.
These shelves provide more storage for all my cook books, misc. small appliances and measuring cups and items too large to fit in my narrow drawers. All of the baskets have been picked up at yard sales for very little cost.
I think my cabinet is happier here in the kitchen.
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