Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Little Dining Room

This is the Little Dining room cabinet. It has plaster walls that are crumbling. But there is hope for this old china hutch. Notice the wallpaper too. Not my taste. The floors had really old linolem that we took up to find the wood which we painted because it was in pretty rough shape.
Hubby let me paint the cabinet pink and we added the bead board and glass handles. When we distressed the cabinet the green came throught. It is oh so shabby.
Then with each trip I would bring more and more of my china. I can't wait to round up my lacy linens and add them to the shelves.
The wall paper had to go and we quickly covered the walls with paint.
Please keep in mind that we are not finished with this room. You will see things laying around in the background. Sorry about that. I am getting a little better with removing things before I take pictures but that old mantel top was heavy and Dave was busy.
Because the walls are so tall the next project in the room is to add some rose crown molding. I hope to eventually add wallpaper.
We have posted this before on Lace and Lures Pink Saturday but I am adding it to One Shabby Old House so that the scrapbook won't miss any pages.
Thank you for the many kind words and encouragement. I will try to get paint colors for you.
Because all the paint is in Eufaula and I am in Tampa posting I don't have that information. So if you asked I will get back to you with the information.



Hi Becky,
Every picture is just perfect what a house you have there! You know I just love it!! Can't wait to see you. Just so you know, all that china made me drool and your colors that you pick are always so pretty!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I absolutely love your home! You must be working on it constantly. I think many of us are just waiting to see what's next.
Take care,

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a fabulous cabinet! Love the way you painted it too; just gorgeous!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

wow Becky!! That cabinet is absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE what you've done with it too! it is soooo cottagey chic!! Its so exciting to see all your transformations, what a lot of hard work im sure, but all your labors and ideas are paying off! exquisite work Becky!! ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Just A Girl said...

Hi Becky,
The china cabinet looks darling! I don't think I've ever seen your china pattern before...do you know it's name? It's beautiful with such soft colors.
Talk to you later.
XO Cori

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
Everything is perfect.I love everything you have done to this beautiful"shabby" old house.
Take care,

Carolyn said...

I forgot to mention I also love the china! Carolyn

cherry said...

Love your blog....gorgeous eye candy. cherry

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

WOW!! Everything looks so pretty. I love your bathroom. You did an amazing job.

Glenda said...

Everything looks so good.

I love the bathroom makeover.

And your cabinet turned out wonderful, love the china display.

You've been busy. I hope you take a little time for yourselves once in awhile.


Sharon~heartsongs said...

I'm packing my bags and moving in with you. Just thought I'd let you know:)

A Southern Rose said...

Your house is looking so beautful. I love the pink bathroom and I also love,love,love,your cabinet. It is huge.I need one like that. I collect china and I'm running out of room. I love the pink that you painted it. So pretty!!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

What an amazing transformation!


cindy santiago said...

Wow, that is a china cabinet of all china cabinets! It's huge! I love it!

Cindy said...

Oops, that last comment was from me. I wasn't signed in correctly.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Becky....everythings is just looking Fabulous.....I want your china.....It is just what I would pick....It just looks so pretty in you new Shabby Hutch....
Mo :-)

Tricia said...

I can'r wait to drive back down to Eufaula and check out the work you and sweet hubby are doing on the prettiest cottage ever!

kari and kijsa said...

It turned out incredibly! We love the color combination.

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for weighing in on my latest post. Everyone's thoughts and opinions are very valuable to me.


Kris said...

What a beautiful home and you are making it even more lovely with the renovations. I will definitely be back to see all the updates.


A Southern Rose said...

Do you mind if I add you to my blog roll? I have several friends that would love to see your befores and afters. I just love your house! It is looking so beautiful.
Lee Laurie

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Thanks so much Becky! The color on the cabinet is Celery Green, by Americana craft paints. I usually use Benjamin Moore paints, but this was such a little project so I used Craft paint ;) I normally finish all my projects with Bee's Wax, it gives it such a nice patina , but I didnt have any so I hung it without it being totally done ;) now, knowing me, it will be last on my to-do list, lol.... but I will eventually! ;) Hope your having a good week!! ~ Hugs ~ Cyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your wonderful words.
Tou have a lovely home. You have so many blogs that I didn't now which one to write in.
Well I'm going to look around in your blogs enjoying your home.

Tara Bennett said...

Victorian is my favorite! Your pictures are all so lovely, and I want that exquisite green cabinet! If you're giving it away, let me know, and I'll send you my shipping address. ;o)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love this! Love the beadboard and great paint colors.

Alice W. said...

Beautiful job! I love homes with character like that!

roseylittlethings said...

WOW, I love how the dining room turned out~ I love built ins, wish I had some:)

Marlene said...

Hi, absolutely love your cottage, what a dream to restore something to its old beauty..I love the porch .,, My husband and I did that years ago to a one bedroom beach cottage.. every weekend we would clean, paint, stain, plant.. back breaking work, but oh so rewarding! thank you for the comment on my blog.. I will definately keep dropping by to see how your cottage is doing! Marlene from Cambria

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