china cab: check.


Well, the china cab is finished! And it's pretty good lookin if I do say so myself.

Decided to go with Behr Bijou Red and I really love how it turned out. In a perfect world, I would have had this piece professionally lacquered.... but we all know the world isn't perfect :) It took 1 coat of primer, 2 coats of paint and lots of little touch ups.

What a difference some paint makes, right?

I removed the decorative border from the front glass panes. I also replaced the hardware. I used these and I love them. They look like beehives! Who wouldn't want that?!

I am currently using this piece to house our barware, so I guess this is our 'bar area'. And if you know us, you know that we are serious about cocktail hour in our house.

Which means it will get a lot of use! Which is good news. I would also like to note that the Hubs was a hater slightly apprehensive about this project initially. But after seeing the outcome- he loves it! So the moral of this story is: you just gotta trust, babe.  

This weekend I am going to whip up some art for the blank walls on each side of it. And also think about how I am going to re-do those palm tree chairs.... they are another hand me down from my generous in-laws :)

Happy weekend, everyone!


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  2. Oh. My. Gosh. Emily. I am totally smitten with this piece! It looks amazing! We currently have a vintage built-in hutch (circa 1888) and it displays our barware/serving dishes. I would love to do something similar to this someday - however, my landlord might evict me if I try it in our current home! :)

  3. Thanks love!! You should do it- it ended up being totally worth all the work it took. The hardest part was just picking a color. If you end up doing it, I would say go BOLD! xoxo!

  4. Wow, Em! It looks amazing... but I'm not surprised!

  5. Thanks girlies. Love ya both!

  6. Emily! It looks INCREDIBLE! You did such an amazing job. Love the glass fronts and how you displayed your barware! The entire room looks beautiful!

  7. It looks amazing! And the knobs match it perfectly. Love the whole room!

  8. Thanks Brooke and Natalie! You girls are so sweet!


  9. Wow! The before and after is amazeballs! Some people might have left the border detailing, but I think your decision to remove it (along with fab paint and hardware) really brought this piece current. It's really great Emily- well done.

  10. Stopping by from Sadie + Stella. Love, love, love the red cabinet. What a fantastic makeover! :)

    As for the chairs? Peacock blue velvet. With the Schumacher Shanghai Peacock fabric as bitty lumbar pillows on each chair. :)

    1. I LOVE that idea!! Thank you so much!


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