Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My New/Old Cabinets

Be sure to check out all the great room re-do's that are linked up over at The Lettered Cottage!


Okay, so here's the scoop. I had this great idea to put built in cabinets with a window/bench seat between them in our dining room closet. Uh, our dining area is veeery small. It is actually the end of my kitchen and has a door that goes into the garage.

Anyhoo... While stomping the grounds at Canton, my trained and professional eyes (HA!) fell upon two matching cabinets resting against the wall. I saw lightening strike twice and felt thunder move the ground! They were perfect, and perfectly matching! I made an offer of $100 less than they had them marked and they took it. Oh heavenly gumdrops. My palms were sweating and my heart racing since any purchase over $25 makes me a little nervous (yes I am cheap). My husband was even surprised at my daring buy. I seriously got these beauties cheap though.

Enough talking, let me reveal Sandy & Patty...




Let's jump in with a reminder of what this little space looked like when we purchased this house a year ago. Granted this photo seamed to be taken at the darkest of night and granted the previous owners had a lapse in judgment and painted the kitchen/dining a rusty old car color. You get the idea though.

My mom bought some cute little chairs for me for my birthday. She hasn't "officially given" them to me yet, but I had to add them in for the pictures.


So there you have it. I did pick up a few other tidbits at Canton, but those were the main enchalada. I'm going to run now. I'm hungry.

Come back later for We Can Do It Cheaper!
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16 comments:

Alyssa said...

Beautiful!!!! What a deal and a steal! Good for you;) I am doing a kitchen re-do as well. If you check out my blog you'll see my galley kitchen being repainted. I too had a dark sad red color on the kitchen walls that would make me want to cry and want some red hot peppers at the same time. Lol! But, we have transformed it to happy and to my New England cottage kitchen on the cheap! You've done a great job!!! Love your blog! Alyssa of Boston Bee

Angela said...

Me too, BEAUTIFUL!! You have worked wonders in that room!

citygirlsfarmhouse said...

Love the cabinets, what a find!! and great chairs! I am now following you too :)

gina3 said...

That's a major transformation! Great job snagging those cabinets. It all came together and looks great!

Karen said...

Hi, I enjoyed reading your blog! Love your pictures of what you have done to your house! Love the eating area. Beautiful! Saw you on Welcome Wed. stop by when you get the chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

michelle said...

Those are great! I love them there! Good for you for going with your instinct and buying them, well worth it!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

It looks great! I love your new cabinets! Love the chairs and table also. They all look great together.

~ Tracy

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Love how they turned out in your space!! Beautiful! :)Rachel

Kristin said...

Hi, Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Great site!! Following you now.

Kristin
http://www.Kristinsreview.com

Texas Junque Slinger said...

MY, My My..... what a beautiful job you did....

You are such a talented girl... and I enjoyed meeting you..... your talent continues to amaze me.

Makes me want to take time out and redo several things around my house...

Effie

Midwest Cottage said...

it really looks great! I love those cabinets

Heavenly Savings said...

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- Brittany said...

Cute cabinets! Love them, and thanks for sharing.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Wow! Those cabinets are completely gorgeous. Well done for haggling!

I've been teaching my son to haggle at school fairs but now he likes to try and do it at any old shop we're in!!

A bit embarrassing!!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

This is beautiful! I love how simple and white it all is!

the7daggetts said...

Wow!! Sandy and Patty are gorgeous! And I absolutely LOVE your dining room. So, so, SO much better than before!
Hope you have a great day.
Beth.