Sunday, July 31, 2011

The not so extreme make-over Lizzie Edition

Do you remember I was going to paint my 100 year old crystal cabinet? Well.. I did it and the end result is very pleasing. I decided to give our lounge a mini makeover as well. I have my new leather sofas which are beautiful but the room was kind of simple so it needed a few changes.

Here are a few before shots..



This is the cabinet all emptied and ready for painting.




It was so full of my collection of cups and saucers and a few other things thrown in there as well.






Ta Da.... here is my new lounge, what do you think?







New cushions for the sofas and my French General quilt which matches perfectly



The cabinet all painted and most of its belongings back inside. The colour is called Scallywag ( hlaf strength)








Yestersday on the way to buy my paint I called in to a thrift shop and I found these fantastic milk jugs, the big one was only $1. Hows that for a bargain.
Its been such a productive weekend, I haven't touched my sewing but tonight I'm going to sit and stitch and watch a movie with my boys. It will be very relaxing sitting there admiring all my hard work.

I hope you had a good weekend, don't they go fast?





















13 comments:

Maree: said...

Love what you did with your Cabinet & your Make-over looks Fabulous!!
Well Done.
cheers

a good yarn said...

It's looks super Leanne! I have a timber bookshelf I've been thinking about painting a similar colour. Seeing how nice yours has turned out I shall go ahead with mine. Great bargain buy on the jugs. Ann :-)

Jan said...

What an amazing make-over you have given the room and your cabinet. Love it!

Susan said...

what a differnce a change and a splash of colour can make. Your lounge looks lovely leanne xx

Isabella said...

Looks great leanne

Vicki said...

Cabinet looks wonderful and of course everything complements your French General Quilt beautiful - almost as if you had the quilt first :D

Quilt Kitty said...

Hi Leanne, my first time to your blog after seeing your wonderful quilting on Aunties Quaint Quilts blog. There is so much I love in your past projects & your white cabinet & op shop finds. Then I realise you work with Pauline at CC so hope to see you on a visit in October. Tracee xx

Roseanne said...

Your cabinet look great. I have avery old bookshelf I think I mite paint it.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Your display cabinet looks great! My mum has the same one (and has had it restored)... so I don't think I'll be painting over that one! ;) I love the white finish! Well done!

Lynda said...

Looks wonderful Leanne - very inviting.

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have made an amazing job of you cabinet and make-over, your room looks lovely!

Leanne said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!! It looks really homely. You've inspired me to freshen up my living space.

Susie said...

It all looks wonderful!! A wonderful and enligtening changge!

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