Friday, 19 August 2011

Another Furniture Ta-Dah

A couple of weeks back I shared the photos of our newly painted and dressed up dresser. I'm now sharing photos of another new piece of furniture to our dining room.
A wardrobe.

Yes a wardrobe, in our dining room.
Except I'm using it as a larder type arrangement.
Our kitchen is tiny and we only have a few wall units and even fewer base units.
So to increase our storage space which will also hopefully mean less shopping trips we hit upon this as a solution.

I found the wardrobe locally in a secondhamd furniture warehouse which was closing down. The measurements are perfect for it fitting snuggly into our second alcove and it was reduced to £65.00 which seemed like a reasonable enough price to me.

So here it is au natruel with it's mirror


and this is how it looks painted in a shade called Ruby Fountain along with a gingham covered corkboard.
I know some may well prefer it in it's original plain pine state, but I love the way it's turned out just as much as I love the dresser makeover.



G shelved out the interior (although he left the old hanging rail in place) and I covered the shelves in our old oilcloth polka dot tablecloth so they will be easier to keep clean with a wipe over every now and then.




Did I mention that I just love it?!!!!

27 comments:

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

I confess I had my doubts when I saw the original wardrobe, I also love the finished piece. It looks really pretty and homely.

topchelseagirl said...

Love the oilcloth covered shelves!

Louise said...

Brilliant idea, it looks great!

Also, thankks for all the nice comments you have been leaving - I'm glad you enjoy my walks!

joy said...

its brilliant, well done.

Sally said...

That looks so lovely, and I love all your pretty bits and bobs on the shelf.

Jo said...

It looks brilliant and certainly solves your storage problems.

Diane said...

Woman - you could give Kirsty Allspo a run for her money - Thats just GENUIS!!!! and I love it red - racy. xxxxx

bellaboo said...

A wonderful transformation! Great idea the cork board.I love freestanding type kitchens rather than everything fitted and the same.Another great makeover Lisa, well done! :0)

LUCEWOMAN said...

What a success, very inspiring!

houndini said...

Well done you! I love the idea of refurbishing and re-energising an old piece of furniture - but it just doesn't seem to happen. It all looks great inside too! ;-)

keshling said...

That colour is fantastic, I really really love it!

K xx

elsy said...

wow...well done lisa,you should be on the telly x

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

It looks BRILLIANT, Lisa - I love it!

Lynn said...

Wow -- you have done it again! You really SHOULD be on the telly! And this is a beautiful link betwixt us, as we now have a big wardrobe in OUR dining room as well.

Lydia @ Twelve said...

It looks lovely Lisa, I especialy like the pin board, room for your mummy boosting pictures...

Lx

Angel Jem said...

Oh yes, that looks ab fab. And stocked with Bonne Maman confiture and Duchy biscuits.... (or is that Tesco pasta and Asda gingernuts? ;) )

Aunty Bee said...

I love it, the colour is gorgeous and the oilcloth is perfect. Clever you.

Catherine said...

Lisa, please can you come and create something so gorgeous for my home? I love the style and I love your creativity even more - you should start up an Etsy shop or something!

Michela said...

You clever thing! It's beautiful!
xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I am right with you on the larder in the dining room situation and your is fantastic Lisa. Brilliant job! No wonder you love it,

Sarah x

Elaine said...

Very clever use of a wardrobe! I wouldn't have thought of doing that.

lazylol said...

Wow - it looks fantastic what a great idea. I love it!

John Gray said...

thank you

Nattie said...

O.M.G.....I have been umming and ahhhing for ages as to whether I should paint an old art deco wardrobe in red.....this has made my mind up....just fab!
Nattie x

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

I really love it. Just what I would have done to it too!Will enjoy following you now that I have found you Lesley.

summerfete said...

Oh you're so cool!!

Florence and Mary said...

It looks fabulous!!!

Victoria xx