11.19.2012

China Cabinet Crush

After a three year hunt for the perfect piece to sit between the windows in our bedroom, Honey got me this gorg antique china cabinet for my birthday back in March.  I know… a bedroom seems a strange place for a china cabinet but she’s quite petite, antique, was priced right ($100 on Craigslist) and offered up some much desired display space.  Seven months later and I’ve just now gotten around to fixing her up.  (And by fixing it up I really mean putting stuff in it.)

Honey painted the inside in the new wall color – Benjamin Moore Pale Oak.  I stocked it with a barnacle from Home Goods, a wavy coral from Pottery Barn, a marsh painting by local artist Adam Houston (that I procured for $20 and have had in my closet for twenty-two sad months), stacks of books covered in kraft paper (Dollar Tree) and a few stunning oyster plates in porcelain white from Alison Evans.  (Clearly I need to steam the curtain on the right...)
October 2012 142 copy October 2012 143 copy October 2012 144 copy October 2012 146 copy

And lest you think things are always ship shape around these parts, here’s a view of what the rest of the room looked like on this lovely morning.
October 2012 149 copy
Now, if I could just get the other two walls in the room figured out…

I also want to share that we received word on Friday that Jay's test results came back normal!!!  Thank you for your prayers...there is much to be thankful for!!!
xoxo

34 comments:

  1. Amanda, what a beautiful piece for your bedroom! You have accessorized it wonderfully. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. I love the cabinet! Don't you just love Craigslist? Your bedroom doesn't look THAT bad! I've seen worse, LOL.

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  3. So glad to hear the good news about Bird....he has been on my mind. Love your pretty china cabinet too!

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  4. It looks gorgeous! Well worth the wait! I love that you covered the books with craft paper. Great idea. The cabinet looks amazing! So happy to hear Bird is healthy and doing well! :) Have a great holiday!

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  5. Girl!! I love it!!! But seriously!!!!Buy Honey a bigger tv for Christmas!!!!!' Also. I've been using Crown for my upholstery in decorating my new house!

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  6. Amanda I am so happy your nephew got a good report!
    LOVE that piece and the pretty display inside! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  7. It's a beautiful piece and what a deal you got! I really need to shop around for things. You did nice job accessorizing.
    -Shelley

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  8. Oh - and I am happy to hear about Jay's test results! You all must be so relieved!
    -Shelley

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  9. i have been looking for almost the exact same piece. alas, maybe i will find mine one day soon.

    it is so refreshing to see other peoples homes lived it. my house feels like a zoo half of the time and i dream for a fully clean and picked up home, if such a thing exists.

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  10. My bedroom looked just like your's this morning! Love the cabinet. What a great find!!

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  11. So overjoyed to hear that Jay's test came back normal! I might also be happy to see that I am not the only one with laundry on her bed. Thanks for keeping it real:)

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  12. Nice to see other people have messes and real lives! So happy for your nephew and family.

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  13. It is lovely! Thrilled to hear about Jay's test results - much to be Thankful for, indeed! xo

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  14. So happy to hear about your nephew-what wonderful news to be thankful for this week of thanks! The cabinet is beautiful-I need to get on Craigslist more often-was it listed in the Antique section? Also, is that painting a lowcountry setting? If so, where can I find the artist? I need one! I googled him but nothing came up...

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    1. Dina - yes it was in the antique section. Adam had an etsy shop - I bought two marsh and beach scenes - search adamispainting on etsy :-). I'm on my iPhone and can't seem to copy in the link. xo

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  15. So glad to hear the good news about Bird. Your cabinet is lovely and decorated beautifully.

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  16. Dear Amanda,
    I just came over from Erin's blog.
    I am so happy about your good news, although I don't know who is Jay, must be your son or your husband.
    I will be following your blog from now on!
    Looking forward to more inspiration!
    Very interesting idea, the china cabinet in the bedroom! I also loved your bed spread!
    Cheers,
    Claudine
    www.restory.ca

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  17. I am so glad that your nephew's report was positive. What a Thanksgiving your family will have this year!

    Your hutch looks exactly like my husband's grandma's. Wonder whatever happened to it , because I sure love what you have done with yours:-)
    Have a wonderful holiday.

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  18. That flower looking thing on the bottom left is interesting. What is it? where did you get it?

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  19. Melinda - it is a wavy coral from pottery barn.

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  20. I hit publish too early. So glad your nephew got some good new. We call our son, Jay, bird too.

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  21. Really like the cabinet. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! I would love for you to visit me and see the centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table I am visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

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  22. Amanda, The china cabinet looks wonderful and I am loving your shells and oyster plates. Thanks for sharing at the Open House party and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  23. Love, love the cabinet! How sweet is your husband? What a great find the cabinet is.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. Thank goodness Jay's results are normal! I am sure you all are so relieved! That's one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

    Your bedroom is gorgeous! Love the cabinet and your styling. Might have to "borrow" your ideas.

    Hope your family has a great Thanksgiving!

    Tery

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  25. love the china cabinet in the bedroom and how you painted the inside... :) so happy to hear your good news regarding Bird...something extra special to be thankful for this week!

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  26. Dixie Delights- I've been loooong everywhere for a Chinese pagoda hanging lantern like the one above your bed!!! Would you share where you found it?? You're bedroom is gorgeous!!!!!!

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  27. Mimi - I bought it on ebay before we moved in three years ago. I looked a while back for someone and didn't see one like it, but it looks like it's for sale again!!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/World-Imports-Lighting-Iron-Lanterns-Hanging-Lantern-in-Rust-61404-42-/400302624540?pt=US_Chandeliers_and_Ceiling_Fixtures&hash=item5d33e54f1c

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  28. Love everything! Especially the bedspread! Would you consider sharing your source??
    Thanks,
    Sandy

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  29. Sandy - it's from Horchow. Called legacy essex in flax. It goes on sale a lot :-) Amanda

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