Monday, February 13, 2012

white bookcase cabinet

last Sunday i posted on a pair of bedside tables i did up for someone.
here is the bookcase that is going off to the same home.

i wish it could stay here! i had fun setting out some of my vintage wares
for it's bloggy photo shoot.

love these french preserving jars that i picked up for next to nothing.

this cabinet could be used for so many things. it would be ideal for
books, linens, crockery and cutlery, collections of any sort, or a mixture
of all the above!

just waiting on some lovely big glass knobs to finish it off.
thankfully Alicia over at Time Worn Style posted on painting
with this before i started. i wasn't looking forward to sanding this baby,
and fortunately didn't have to in the end!
i just slapped on 2 coats of this. great stuff. will be using it all the time!
here's the cabinet after a coat of Zinsser.

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  1. Wow! That paint really covers! I would never have guessed there was all that orangey wood under that white! I'd love to have a cabinet like that to show off my ever-growing fabric stash!

    1. thanks Bronwyn! it's a little expensive but worth it i reckon! Kate x

  2. I want that cabinet! I have three big pieces here to paint - will defs give the Zinsser a go.

    TDM xx

  3. I so need a cabinet like that! Looks great :)

  4. Wow - I love that cabinet! Looks so different all white, Love it. Will have to remember about the Zinsser tip, thanks :)

  5. Different type of crockery look so beautiful and wonderful.This all different type of collections are look so fabulous.

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  6. Kate, WoW! I'm so happy I found this blog! My style has certainly changed over the past few years and like you my friends are bewildered at why I would love to have everything white?! I love it...I'm from the south in the States and very much have fallen in love with the old southern Savannah style of decorating, although I love the beachy Hampton style too...a little of mix bag there! I've decided I'm going to do my research and be on the hunt for those great little treasure finds down near Byron and up Brissy way. You have inspired me! I was in Ikea last week, simply looking for a white glass door bookcase. I know what I want but couldn't find anything I 100% liked. With desperation I thought I would google the style I'm after and came up. So excited I found your blog :). Its so lovely to read blog. So much information! I'll put this in my favourites for sure and read your updates & tips! Great cabinet & if you know of anywhere Gold Coast, Brisbane area that I could pick one up, let me know! Am willing to paint myself...but not sure how they would turn out...eekkk. Could be fun though :). Take care, JO
    p.s. sorry so new to this blogging, I don't know how to reply to your thread..