Thursday, November 7, 2013

Spice Cupboard

A friend of mine found these two identical cabinets that are nice and roomy, but they were as plain as plain could be.  I suggested she put a stencil or some kind of design on the fronts of them to perk things up.  Her response was that I should put the design and then we would share in the sale.  That seemed like a good idea to me so I set about coming up with a design to spruce things up.
This is the first cabinet.  I made it a very tall spice cabinet.  These cabinets were over three feet tall and both have shelves in them.
I used my old stand by transfer method of reverse mod podge and filled in the empty space with some horizontal stripes.   You can see my tutorial on reverse mod podge here.  To do the stripes I used Frog Tape.  This is my first try with the tape and it worked like a charm.  The stripes are crisp and clean, just the way I like them.
All of these images came from the Graphics Fairy, and I printed them in black and white.
You can see the second cabinet here before I decorated it.  I finished it yesterday, but I haven't photographed the end result yet.  I will share it very soon.  
Thanks for your visit.  I will have a lot to share because I am getting ready for the Little French Flea Market next weekend and it's also beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Aubergine Emporium as well.


I may be partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy 
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday


Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Common Ground
                                 


13 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great size cabinets, Maggie! Perfect for a makeover. I love what you did to the first one.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it!! You are so creative! I was just wandering around your blog yesterday for inspiration for some pieces I am working on! Good luck at your sale this weekend...Hope YOU have great weather!!

Carol

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I love stripes and the Graphics Fairy graphics. Great makeover.
Joy

Christy James said...

Love it! You chose perfectly! XO

Susie said...

Maggie, They are so sweet. I think we all need one. xoxo, Susie

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That looks so cute Maggie! I love the stencil combination you chose! Best of luck at the sale!!

A Paris Flea said...

What a transformation!!! Those horizontal stripes really help balance the height. happiness~~Mickie

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It turned out beautiful Maggie. I love the stripes.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love it! You always know just what to do to turn your finds into gorgeous works of art.

Sarah said...

Love it! The stripes are the perfect touch! I am a new follower...would love if you could follow back http://churchstreetdesigns.blogspot.com/

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I really like these Maggie! I have my eye on a house that could use a few more cabinets. I know that you used the frog tape on the stripes, but do you have a trick for getting down in those grooves?? My clean lines always seem to fail when it comes to grooves.

Doreen said...

Hi Maggie,
I met you last Sunday at the Little French Flea. It was great talking with you. Upon your recommendation, I did visit the Aubergine Emporium. What a fun place! I saw these two tall cabinets. You do such beautiful work. I would love to stay in touch and craft together.
Doreen
dozeedo@gmail.com
http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Maggie I absolutely love this cabinet. I'm inspired to build one just like it. I would buy yours but I can't afford the shipping!