Thursday, 15 April 2010

Lounge cupboard makeover COMPLETED!



Do you remember this piece of furniture featured on one of my previous posts? It was painted in a very pale green colour when I bought it. Although a pretty colour, it did not go with the colourscheme in the lounge.


I painted it in Swedish blue but it came out a bit too dark so I added some an off white colour to the mix until I obtained the colour I was after.

Above shown still looking a bit too dark but here is what it looks like now:









Come and have a look inside...


Yes, I kept the wallpaper in the end. After the paint dried I began putting in a few items just to see what it would look like and I liked how it looked.

I still have a few gaps where I intend on adding more items.


























The 6 cups & saucers belonged to my English Grandfather. They were given to him as a prize after winning a race (running) in 1930's.





Quite soon I will show you what I have done with the area under the stairs.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

86 comments:

Pixiedust said...

It looks lovely. I love all your vintage bits in pieces. xxx

bekimarie said...

that really is beautiful and I love the little pillow in the bottom picture.

Beki xxx

koralee said...

I adore your cupboard...and all the treasures inside..you have an eye for the details...love love the colour...hummmmmm...just looking around my place and seeing what I can paint. Thanks for the inspiration today. xoxo

lemonade kitty said...

Just what I love shelves full of lovely things to pick up and admire, love the wallpaper in the back of the cupboard. I also love the little bag hanging on the door, did you make it yourself? Lucey xx

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

I love it and would love one just like it. All your lovely things inside.

...... Kristina ...... said...

Oh its beautiful!
You have a beautiful home and i adore the vintage brooches and lace wrapped bottles!
Love Kristina XxX

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oh my goodness! I love your cupboard! The light blue color is perfect and I love every little pretty thing inside, too!!!
Michelle

Blondie's Journal said...

The color turned out just lovely, Isabelle! Very dreamy! I love all the pretty pieces you have inside and the wallpaper is perfect. Well done!

xoxo
Jane

Ren said...

Oooo, it looks like a small but very tasteful museum in there, beautiful! Ren x

Susie's country cottage said...

Your cupboard is gorgeous. I love everything about it including all the lovely things you have in it. You have given me some good ideas for my display cabinet!
Susie

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks lovely!

Jayne

MARY PERNULA said...

Very, very cute, I love the wallpaper, it makes all your vintage bling and eye candy pop. XO MARY

The Curious Cat said...

Wow! It looks amazing! A real stunner! xxx

bellaboo said...

Ooooh,I've been waiting for this reveal! It all looks lovely..the colour, the wallpaper,the pretty lace trim...and all those gorgeous goodies inside!

Bellaboo :0)

Guenievre said...

Bonjour Isabelle,
ce buffet est super comme cela, très joli choix de couleur. Je suis contente, vous avez gardé le magnifique papier-peint à l'intérieur. Je trouve qu'il "finit" le meuble.
Belle semaine !

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Your photos are always so beautiful, thank you for the pleasure you give me xx

Lori said...

I love what you have done. Brilliant! My favorite is the Laura Ashley wallpaper in the back. I worked for years for Laura Ashley here in the states and that was always my favorite pattern. In fact, I used to have rolls of that pattern on hand because I would decorate presents with it! Your home is just so lovely.

Diva Kreszl said...

the the color you have chosen for this piece, it has certainly turned into quite the treasure chest for all of your beautiful finds!

Maison Douce said...

Love, love, love it!!!! The color turned out so cute, and all those beautiful treasures inside....!!!
Isabel

Serenata said...

Oh that looks really lovely, especially with all those special treasures and memories inside.

ted and bunny said...

please will you come and "do" my house...stay as long as you wish :)))

Lululiz said...

Fabulous makeover, the colour is lovely. I am glad you kept the wallpaper, I think it looks really great as a background to all your beautiful treasures. Sigh, those treasures, my goodness, did I drool over those photos.

Purple Sparkle said...

Wow, you are spoiling us with these gorgeous photographs! It looks absolutely beautiful!

KC'sCourt! said...

What a very pretty house you have.

Fluitenkruid said...

Love the dolls head on the left :-)

Anne Reed - Made & Found said...

It looks absolutely stunning and that was an inspired choice to keep the wallpaper...such a wonderful backdrop for all your treasures...It makes your heart sing to behold it.Thanks for such a lovely post.Anne x

Anne Reed - Made & Found said...

It looks stunning and that was an inspired decision to leave the wallpaper.It's such a wonderful backdrop for all your treasures.It makes your heart sing to behold it.Thanks for such a lovely post.Anne z

Marmalade Yarns said...

it lookks amazing and i recognise some of your bits! all put together beautifully, well done! lol maxine

a mermaids purse said...

i ADORE your cabinet of treasures and keep sakes- what a wonderful transformation! you have made it very vintage with a really lovely style and all your shelflings look adorable ;0)xx kazzy xx

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wow!! It looks really beautiful!!! I love it!!!!
xxxx

winnibriggs said...

The perfect cupboard to display your wonderful collection, and I love the wallpaper.

Enitram said...

What lovely cupboard, I like very much its colour and the wallpaper, from Laura Ashley?
Good nigth!

Gillian L. said...

What a beautiful shade of blue you have made up. I love all your treasures...so many wonderful things to look at.

Gillian

Secondhandrose said...

Such a pretty color you made. It perfectly displays all your goodies. Come for a visit.
karen

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hello Isabelle,
It all looks beautiful. You have been busy. I'm so pleased the wallpaper survived this time as I always loved it! Lots of inspiration in this post. Take Care and have a lovely weekend. xx

Sandra Darling ~ Visual Art Creations said...

it looks absolutely gorgeous!!! thankyou so much for sharing this with us :)


Sandra Darling

Bleudelavande said...

Yes I remember it!!!! I adore the results!!!! I'm in love with all of these little treasures inside!!!!
Have a nice weekend my dear friend

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

I love your dresser, the colour and everything about it - I have a rubber wood one and would like to try this, maybe one day. I took a look at your husbands' work - I didn't have a 3d lens so will come back when I have - but I was so delighted to see Porlock Weir (where I spent my school holidays with my granny) it is my favourite place in the whole world and his pictures capture the atmosphere there completely.

BERTIE x said...

Your cupboard is beautiful Isabelle, I bet it makes you smile every time you walk into the room.
Bertie x

Florence and Mary said...

It looks fantastic!

I took delivery of my corner cabinet last night which will be getting the paint treatment, I only hope it can look half as good as yours,

Victoria xx

Kelly said...

Looks fabulous! Love the paper lining! I bet you are reallt pleased with it!

Lori said...

Isabelle, that looks absolutely amazing...i love all the goodies you have tucked in there too, gorgeous!!! i think the paper looks great, good call on keeping it!!!

melanie said...

Very nice indeed. :) xxx

Les Cotrions said...

I'm speechless Isabelle! Your cupbouard is amazing both outside and inside!!! You made a gorgeous work...and what fantastic coleections you have!!!
Happy week end!
Vale

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

I love the powder blue colour you have come up with ~ one of my favourite shades at the moment as it so restful and actually seems to complement everything that you put with it! I think the way you have put your collections together inside is beautiful!

Have a lovely weekend...
Ali x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle, Your cabinet is a dream come true...I know how hard you have worked to create your perfect home and to my mind you are completely there!!
Have a happy weekend and don't stop collecting! ;-))
Take care,
Niki x

Sylvia said...

Your cupboard is gorgeous, Isabelle !
Beautiful soft colour, wonderful things you have !
Have a nice weekend,
Sylvia

♥coco rose♥ said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous, gorgeous piece of furniture filled with gorgeous, gorgeous treasures! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx P.s.....can you tell I like it! ha ha!

maría cecilia said...

Isabelle, I loooooooooove so much your pale blue cupboard and the floral paper and everyyyything you put inside... just LOVELY!!!!!!
Cariños,
Maria Cecilia

Julies knitting corner said...

Wow! you have done so well, all looks wonderful. I always like looking at your vintage makes and collectables. best wishes Julie.C

Tabiboo said...

You've transformed it beautifully - simply charming.

take care,

Nina xxxxxx

All things nice... said...

Isabelle,

Love the new look dresser and all the beautiful treasures inside are so pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Here is a link to the info on the estate that I posted about http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-cromestate
It's in County Fermanagh, lovely place by Lough Erne. The national trust properties are wonderful for a day break :)

All things nice...

Reyes "El telar de mi abuela". said...

Bonito blog. Me encanta!!!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Beautiful project, Isabelle! Love the pale blu shade you chose, and the pretty collections inside!
Can't wait to see more!
Monicaxo.

Busy Lizzie said...

It all looks wonderful, thank you for your blog comment. It certainly was a very busy old day! xx

Rubyred said...

Hello Isabelle,
your cupboard looks gorgeous and the colour is perfect!Love the cotton lace trim and all the pretties inside too!
Have a lovely weekend and thank you for popping by!
Rachel x

Ticking stripes said...

Absolutely gorgeous and do I spy a Vernon Ward picture to the left of the cupboard?

Janet said...

Hello Isabelle,
Thank you for visiting my blog, I liked that very much.
I also like your blog, as well as the vintage things.

Greetings Janet

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Isabelle you have done a sterling job with the cabinet it is lovely and your bits and pieces inside it are so pretty. Good to hear that you still have a bit of space left though, that is always needed, a tiny bit more space...
Have a good weekend and thanks for your comment
Debbie

Duchess of Tea said...

Isabelle darling I can soend hours just looking at the treasure filled shelves. I definitely like the lighter blue. The fabric, the shelf edging, what's hanging from the cupboard, what's on top, they all collectively make the piece look amazing. Enjoy it in good health and may the shelves always be full of lovelies for you to enjoy and to be shared with us.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Suzy,
Wanted to thank you for coming by and following because now I've found your beautiful blog. The color of the cupboard is perfect. All the details pull it all togther, from the special teacups wom by your grandfather to the vintage purse hanging on the door.
I'll be following along and will be back soon.
Mimi

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Gosh I sabelle, it has come out wonderfully well! Good decision on the wallpaper, I love how it looks and I love that it is authentic.You have staged it all really beautifully too, I really enjoyed this reveal.

I hope you are all having a lovely sunny weekend,

Sarah x

Flaviana said...

Dear Isabelle
how could I have missed your blog so far??It's just my kind of place ,I love it!!! and that cupboard.. terrific! Actually I'm looking for one like that for my house, wish me luck..
Hugs
Flaviana

Mayflower said...

Hello Suzy, Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. What I see here on your blog is also wonderful. How lovely the cupboard and the many beautiful things inside. I love it.
Have a nice sunday.
Warmly greeting, Mea

blossom said...

this is so so lovely....i love the wallpaper lining, and the oh so pretty crochet lace trim....adorable

& i can't quite believe i've not visited you before....anyway, i wanted to stop by & say thank you for your comments on "blossom"....i wasn't too sure what reception todays post would recieve....i think i'm maybe using it as insurance in the hope that by the time i'm due to fly home next sunday this is all over....here's hoping everyone gets home so very soon

enjoy the rest of your weekend
sharon xx

Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I am very pleased to have you as a follower. Like your blog very much too. Your cupboard looks exactly like I want our cupboard to be in the garden house. It looks great! Wish you a happy sunday evening!

Lieve groet, Mdelief

Selina said...

Just beautiful! That colour is simply gorgeous.

Selina xx

stefanie said...

I love that color, it shows off all your gorgeous treasures!

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Isabelle
What a beautiful display of pretty vintage treasures.
Jo xx

Kellie Collis said...

So pretty!! Gorgeous outcome xxx

fee~bee said...

your cupboard looks lovely what gorgeous possessions you have

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Just gorgeous, Isabelle!

Cottage Garden said...

Oh my goodness how did I miss this post Isabelle! Your cupboard is a treasure trove of delights. I feel like a child in a sweet shop - I want that, that, oh and that!!

I also like the oil paintings of flowers you have on the walls next to your cupboard!

Very nice colour btw.

Jeanne
x

ZAIRA said...

Dear Isabelle!! Thank you so much for passing by and I'm so pleased to meet you in your beautiful blog. You know, I feel a strong attraction for everything English and when I can speak to real english people like you living in the countryside, well it's heaven to me.... I'm a follower now, so I can read all your news from your splendid country. I've been there 2 years ago and I never forgot...
Hugs frome m, Zaira xx

The Shiny Pebble said...

I love it that you chose to keep the paper backing. Thakns for stopping by today.

Tangerine Fairy said...

Looks awesome! I really like the wallpaper inside/glad you kept it!

Loving your blog :)

TF
http://overlookingmississippi.blogspot.com/

Duchess of Tea said...

Popped in to look ar your lovely cupboard again. I am once more blogging at an insane hour, too much on my mind to sleep, so I decided to look at lovely things and your cupboard came to mind.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Patty said...

I love the little lace curtain <3

BROCANTE said...

What a lovely surpise to find you. I have enjoyed watching all your wonderful things.
I am coming back to read and see more pictures! Lovely.

Lynda said...

Hello Isabelle!!!! Nice to meet you on my blog! Feel free to hopp in any time;)!
Count me in as a follower(as if you needed that extra one;))

What a beautifull collection of "girlystuff"you have in your cupboard! Your paintingjob turned out GREAT! I love painting.....there are times that nothing is save for me and my brush;)!

Have a nice and sunny day!
Greetings
Lynda

Pierelantijntjes said...

Hello Isabelle,
Thank you for your visit.
I love the new color of your cupboard. Also I love all the vintage treasures I see on your foto's. You realy have a wonderful blog.
Greetings, Ester

lisa ridgeon said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and saying hi. My parents live in Somerset, Merriott in fact.

I love your cupboard, and all your nik-naks are beautiful. Except the dolls head, i find dismembered dolls just freaky!

Take care
X X

FrenchGardenHouse said...

It all looks beyond divine. Thanks so much for visiting me today! I love your blog. LOVE. xo Lidy

harmony and rosie said...

It looks amazing, Isabelle and I'm so pleased you kept that stunning wallpaper. And I love all the treasures you have on display too.

I feel ever so slightly sick reading your previous post though, I had it in the diary to visit the antiques fair because we were going to be in Dorset but our plans were changed and we ended up elsewhere instead. The photo of all those lovely quilts has me salivating. Perhaps it's just as well!

Thank you for the kind thoughts.

Kate x

Linda said...

Hello Isabelle~ I have just discovered your lovely blog and have really enjoyed reading it! I love your cupboard and all the goodies in it! I look forward to reading more!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh how totally fabulous, clever girl! I just love the treasure trove inside too :)
xxx