Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Cabinet Re-do for Metamorphosis Monday

Once again it's Metamorphosis Monday. A day full of changes. Hosted by Susan from over at Betweennapsontheporch. Be sure to swing over by and check out all the wonderful make overs. Click here for a full list of those participating. Do you have a spot, corner or closet in your home that just doesn't have that finished feel? One of those that bothers you each and every time you look at it? Well, I admit it. I have a few. This one in particular has bothered me for quite sometime.
Inside you'll find a hodge podge of items. This definitely is "not" the look or statement I want to make.

Yikes! Even Springy items. For shame.
After taking everything out and washing it, I started all over. This is ok, but I'm not sure this is exactly what I'm going for.
Even the dishes have their own carpet ball. lol I think the mice might struggle just a wee bit pushing it around.
I brought out all the blue and white dishes. That made more room in the pantry for others sets to take their place.. lol

This darling little tea set was purchased many years ago at Cracker Barrel. Don't you love those sweet piano type legs?
More blue finery. The egg cup belonged to my Betty and means the world to me.
After bringing out the cheese bowl and adding the blue and white bunny I think I'm a bit closer to the look I'm going after.
Ahhhhh!! I think baby mouse is a bit shy! :-))
Then again maybe not. lol It looks like he's introducing himself to Mr. Bunny. :-)
Isn't this the truth?With the sparkle of the fresh cleaned glass...
After standing back and doing just a bit more tweaking.... I believe I can close the doors on yet another completed project. :-)) Thanks for swinging by to see my "little" metamorphosis for this week. Thanks once again Susan for hosting Metamorphosis each week. It gives me that added little push to complete my projects. Now, let's get going and see all the other wonderful changes... hugs ~lynne~

35 comments:

Jessica said...

Lynne~

You have the prettiest collection of dishes and the mouse is adorable. Beautifully done. :)

Hugs~ J

marty39 said...

Oh my, I am just drooling over everything in that cupboard. I love it all. I saw so many gorgeous things that I could use.lol The cupboard looks wonderful. I think you did a fabulous job and everything really is stunning. Hugs, Marty

salmagundi said...

Looks great! Doesn't it feel good to take everything out and wash it? I always dread it, then enjoy it so much; I wonder what takes me so long to start the project. Have a great week. Sally

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl friend...You know I am drooling over all that blue/white you have there...I think I need to come visit and bring my BIG purse with me...Looks great darling...Hope you have a Great week my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

onlymehere said...

I just love blue in a kitchen! The mouse and bunny are too perfect in there too. Great job on the cabinet. I love clean glass too.

A Collector At Heart said...

Lynne,
All your blue & white just speaks to my soul! I love it all!! The blue/floral platter - top shelf, left as you look at the picture is a piece I have! And your Spode candy dish - I have 2 of those, too! It would all fit nicely in my home! Thanks for making me feel at home!!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Cindy

Merrie said...

You do have the prettiest collection of blue and white!

I saw several familiar things in that post. Hmmmm. I am feeling the urge to go tweek my little bitty blue and white cupboard now!

It's not nearly as fabulous as yours though!

Barb said...

Hi Lynne,

A beautiful re-do.

Great job
Blessings on your week.
Barbara Jean

susan said...

If there is anything in that cabinet that you need to "edit" as they say on HGTV I will be glad to send you my address :)Anything to help out! You have such a lovely collection and it looks wonderful now. Doesn't completing a job like this give you a huge sense of accomplishment--immediate gratification!

KMfamily ;-) said...

Youve got a lovely collection of blue dishes Lynne!
The tea set is just adorable!! I love it!!
great Job!
Isntit fun to just mix things up a bit

Sherrie said...

What beautiful dishes! Love the "chocolate" platter!

Sherrie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

The perfect cabinet for your blue & white pieces and a lovely job of displaying too! (I have some of the befores... guess I should do some rearranging huh?) ☺♥☺ Diane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful dishes and cabinet. Great metamorphosis Lynne! I need to so this, too.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful collection Lynne! That large platter is just beautiful, and I love that delicate tiny tea set. Your arrangement looks wonderful. Hugs, Kathy

Brabourne Farm said...

Your blue and white collection is just gorgeous - your cabinet looks fabulous! Leigh

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lynne...this is stunning! Isn't it amazing how your blue and white pieces look all together inside that wonderful cabinet. It's perfect...don't move a single mouse! :-)

Dolores said...

Lynne, you have so many beautiful blue and white dishes! I love the cabinet too. The re-arrangement of the dishes looks great!!
Hope you all had a good weekend ...
Hugs,

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That sweet little mouse introducing himself to the bunny made me grin this morning. Too cute. Love all of your blue and white dishes!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

WOW - so many pretty dishes. What a cute mouse. Yes, I have a lot of "unfinished" spots in my house these days.:)

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Lynne, you did such a terrific job on your china cabinet. I just love your collection of dishes, and that rooster is gorgeous!

Here is the link for the granite countertop paint: http://www.liquidstainlesssteel.com/giani/products.html. Let me know when you are ready to do it. There's a couple of tips I'd like to share with you.

Jane

Autumn said...

I love all the lovely blue dishes--hoping I can gather a collection like yours in time. Beautiful!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Lynne- it all looks so pretty and organized!! I have 3 china closets that look like your before pictures only 2x as much stuff that shouldn't be in there!! My one china cabinet I want to paint so have put off doing anything to except using for a catch all!!

Have a great week!

blessings
mary

Denise said...

Lovely collection

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Wow what a fabulous collection - it all looks fantastic. I love that plate with the chocolate quote :)

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

I think the cabinet looks great with all blue and white. Blue and white dishes are the prettiest, i think! Love your redo. It looks very put together. Thank you for visiting my blog!

bj said...

I love that tiny little mouse..you have some BEAUTIFUL blue and white, Lynne. I love your cabinet, too. GREAT job!

bj said...

I had to come back and tell you how beautiful your roosters are. I don't know how I missed them but...well, yes, I do. There were LOTS of people showing their roosters. I haven't made it to all of them yet.

Lori E said...

It looks much more organized and makes the blue pieces more special by showcasing them. You have some really fabulous roosters in your other post too. Very classy ones.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
I'm in blue and white heaven!! You have a fabulous collection and it was so fun viewing it all! Great re-do and gorgeous stuff! Hugs, Cindy

Sarah said...

Beautiful blue and white dishes. This could have also been a Blue Monday post!

I'm forever moving things around in our home. It's a fun pass time!

Have a great week. ~ Sarah

Blue Creek Home said...

I have several of those bothersome, not quite finished areas. Maybe, this will inspire me to do something about mine.
Yours turned out fabulous.
Rhonda

xinex said...

Good job on your rearranging of your fabulous blue and white dishes, Lynne! Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend!...Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, everything in that cabinet is beautiful! (Of course you know how I love blue and white). Your treasures do show up so much better with your new arrangement. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day is wonderful Love ya, laurie

Cindy J. said...

My dear Lynne, you have such a gracious touch..everything you do is so beautiful. Blue and white is absolutely my most favorite combination, so these lovely pictures really make me smile..another thing Happy Birthday! Hope you have the best day! Love, Cindy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything is perfectly beautiful, Lynn. That tiny ladybug! So sweet!