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:

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

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  2. Love the oilcloth covered shelves!

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  3. Brilliant idea, it looks great!

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

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  4. its brilliant, well done.

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

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  6. It looks brilliant and certainly solves your storage problems.

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

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  8. 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)

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  9. What a success, very inspiring!

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  10. 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! ;-)

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  11. That colour is fantastic, I really really love it!

    K xx

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

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  13. 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.

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

    Lx

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. You clever thing! It's beautiful!
    xxx

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  19. 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

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

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

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  22. 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

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

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