Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Teacup Cupboard

So actually this is probably an old medicine cabinet or something but to me it is my teacup cabinet!
I got this years ago on Ebay. It used to be a dark cream color. When I moved to this house I was in the mode of painting everything white. It was like a new start for us, a clean start. The kids and my husband were getting concerned I may paint them white! :) So after painting it white it looked like this--
So you will notice the slight differences from now--that I think make a big impact.
A blog I visit had a livingroom painted the most beautiful color. I e-mailed her and she told me it was Martha Stewart's River Mist. I am one that can be happy with just a little bit of something. Like right now I don't have the time or money to paint my entire livingroom River Mist but I figured I could get a sample of it and paint the inside of my little teacup cupboard. Did you know Home Depot sends out samples with free shipping? I thought that is pretty awesome and I got my sample within a couple days.
 I just love this color, it makes me happy! This is my favorite little teacup, beside a picture of my daughter and my Mother in law. I know, my Mother in law doesn't look like a Grandma. She is a pretty lady.
Then after painting the inside River Mist I did what I hadn't gotten around to yet, and I distressed the outside. I use Rub N Buff --my favorite color being Spanish copper. Love the look. I use it on everything.

Another thing I thought I would share today is this framed needlepoint I got the other day at Goodwill.
When I got it it was $2.99 "as is" because of a piece broken off the frame. On the back it says "To Winnie, From Mom 1955" I thought it was so sweet!
You can see that broken piece would be a deal breaker for a lot of people, but for me it just added to its charm. Here is how it looks now...
The coloring looks so good with my wall color and it is hanging by the backdoor...where I go out to look at my real roses in a couple months!

  To end this post, a picture of Wyatt with Lacie. I always wanted girls and I am so happy now that I had my sweet sons! (of course, I'm so happy to have my 2 girls too..I'm just a lucky Mom!)

Thank you for visiting my blog!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love your sweet tea cup cabinet. It's just perfect to hold your special tea cups, plates and a photo. I like the way you distressed it too. Very pretty.


Cottage and Broome said...

It is a beautiful piece! I'm sure you are glad to have it, love the tea cups, Laura

Unknown said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! I love that teacup cabinet! And the needlepoint looks so great all white! XO Cindy

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

OMG!! I just LOVE your teacup cabinet! And love what you have done with it ~ beautiful!!

While out doing some grocery shopping today I stopped at 2 local Goodwill stores, and found a couple of things to bring back home with me...I'll have to do a post with my finds tomorrow ~ Isn't Goodwill just the BEST place to find fantastic treasures! Love the gorgeous rose needlepoint you found, and it does look lovely with the frame painted white (but then doesn't everything, lol :)

Have a great up-coming weekend!
Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

I love your vintage tea cup cabinet! I have a small white cabinet I bought at Home Goods (Marshall's) but it isn't as lovely as yours. I have thought about putting tea cups in it but right now it is in my bathroom sitting on our soaking tub ledge.

Mrs. Flescher said...

Lovely, just lovely. I have a bad habbit of forgetting that I can paint those great second hand items, when I'm shopping. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm having a Launch Party Giveaway at my blog, please feel free to stop by and enter. I'd love your expert advice. Thanks and happy painting!

The Decorating Diaries said...

The cabinet is so pretty and good job grabbing that needlepoint!


Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love how you painted the cabinet, it looks so pretty with the MS color on the inside and I really like how its distressed now. I love having my two girls! Your boy is pretty cute :)


Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I love this cabinet, and I love that you have a picture of your daughter with, not your mother, but your MIL! And what a nice compliment you paid her in words too. How sweet of you. I'm so glad I saw this post! I was coming over to join a party, but no party?? Please let me know if I'm missing out! Thanks! ~Zuni

lvroftiques said...

I love that cabinet and your blog! Everything is soooo pretty! Vanna/your newest follower

Unknown said...

It is so prettyyyyyyyyyyyyy...I love it, I love the tea cup collection you have, can I ask from where did you get those, Im not sure but they are not a set right? I loved the blue color, the cabinet, the tea cups, everyhting is just way too pretty

lvroftiques said...

Hey....I'm already a follower! How'd I miss that one?! Lol! Well glad to have found you again *winks*

lambs and ivy designs said...

What a soothing color "river mist" is..even the name makes me calm!

A very sweet cabinet made even sweeter with the picture of your mother in law and daughter.

Thank you for you swett early morning visit and have a happiy day!


Danielle said...

Love this gorgeous little cabinet.

farmhouse-story said...

i just love your sweet cabinet and the beautiful color on the inside, sandy!

wyatt and lacie--too cute:)

Anonymous said...

Sandy, I love your teacup cabinet! It's beautiful! River Mist is the perfect color! I love the picture too. I pick up every needlepoint or cross stitch I find in Goodwill! I know how long it took someone to make these items and I love them all. Lovely!

Barb said...

Hi Sandy, I LOVE your little tea is so adorable and the color is perfect...inside and out.


Barb ♥

Passionate for White said...

So pretty because it's just so unique!

Lady Pamela said...

I really loved reading your post and looking at your lovely teacup cabinet. Thank you so much.

michelle said...

What a beautiful cabinet and I love the color River Mist, such a great name too.
How sweet with the framed needlepoint, I love finding little things like that.

Amy Chalmers said...

Very very pretty!!! I love the color~

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a lovely little tea cup cabinet and I adore the transformation on the other piece!!


Unknown said...

I love your little cupboard !

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, I love that cupboard Sandy. Love your paint treatment inside and out.

Rose Garden Malevik said...

WOOW,,,,,,,,,Just Love this Post :)
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It is fun :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

Victorian1885 said...

What a great cabinet!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That cabinet is to die for....I love it and the sweet blue interior. I had no idea Home depot would ship sample paint!! I'm checking that out for sure. That needle point was a great find!


Carolyn said...

I love the pretty cabinet and all the pretty china as well!


Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

OMG, Sandy, if i find one more similarity in our syles..........LOL. I came over to look around and find ur beautiful needlepoint....I have the exact same one, lol. I painted the frame pink and it hangs over the bathtub in the master....U have excellent taste............Bonnie

Grandma Linda's Daydreams said...

I just love your sweet little cabinet! The needlepoint picture is pretty too! Your home is lovely! I'm following you now!
Be blessed!, Linda

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

this is such a gorgeous piece and the way you have finished it is just beautiful!!! i am now following you! how did that happen that i wasn't???? crazy! sending hugs...the picture of your son and the little pup is PRICELESS!!!!!

Debra Howard said...

both of those turned out really nice. Nothing like a nice coat of paint to make things seem new and fresh again.

Honey at 2805 said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

Unknown said...

Your cupboard has such pretty lines and details and looks so lovely with the teacups.

Candylei said...

So pretty! Love the roses on the cabinet both on the cups and the cupboard!!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

LOVE your cabinet- and putting tea cups in it is the perfect thing to do!

WELL done!!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo lovely!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What a beautiful little cupboards, perfect with that rose bud china...Thanks for sharing & hope you'll stop by~
Have a wonderful week