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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Decorating with Paint

We have been busy painting anything that doesn't move!  We painted the hall cabinets white and I love the new look!   Paint is one of the most inexpensive ways to get the biggest bang for your decorating dollar!  


The wood on these cabinets was very dark, and the mirrors on the opposite wall needed some "fluffing" too!


Before......

After!  What a difference for not a lot of money! 

I filled the shelves with some of my milk glass collection...most were purchased at yard sales and auctions!

I have been collecting for a while...

and my mom left me her collection.


I added some vintage doilies, and softened the display case with a sheer swag.  You can't see them very well, but there are small roses on the swag fabric.




Another way to get the most bang out of your decorating budget is to add lighting to an area.     We installed some  lights to the display case...wow...what a difference!


I have a floor length mirror at the end of the hallway that reflects out newly painted cabinets, and the Valentine tree in the entry way.  I added a swag to this mirror that matches the one over the display cabinet.

The master bedroom is to the left of the mirror and there is a guest bedroom on the right.

 We are still painting and I can't wait to show you more!



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    78 comments:

    1. LOVE all that milk glass! Can't tell you how jealous I am of it all! The new paint looks great!

      Jenna @ http://www.rainonatinroof.com

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    2. Penny, You have been busy! The result is beautiful and I love the new lighter look.
      xx, Sherry

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    3. Lovely,so fresh and love your milk glass too. :)

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    4. Penny,
      The cabinets came out great!! And what a collection of milk glass you have!! Love the cabinets lit up and also love the swag over the cabinets and over the mirror!!

      Very Pretty!!

      You sure are on a roll....

      Hugs,
      Debbie

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    5. Painting really does make a big difference and wonderful transformation. Beautiful!
      Mary Alice

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    6. Oh- I love how painting changes everything. You did a wonderful job and I can't wait to see more. I really love the big mirror at the end of your hallway- xo Diana

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    7. Hi Penny,
      Love all your white painted furniture and milk glass collection. The lighting in your cabinet gives it a romantic soft glow. So pretty! I have been busy painting my furniture white but haven't had the chance to take photo's yet. Very Inspirational! Thanks for sharing.
      hugs,
      Lisa

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    8. Love your milk glass collection! Paint and lights do make big changes for little money.

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    9. Love the white cabinet. I think a good coat of white paint always is so beautiful on a shelf or cabinet. It just makes all your beautiful treasures seem to belong. Penny, hope you will follow my new blog and enter my giveaway. (I had to change my blog name)So nice to catch up with you again! xo Pam

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    10. I love the lighting in the shelves, as well as the reflection in those stunning mirrors. What a lovely, inspiring post.

      Hugs,
      Meredith

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    11. Your transformations are just beautiful. It really is amazing what a coat or two of paint will do. The cabinet and mirrors just "pop" now. Your milk glass collection is quite extensive. I started collecting it several years ago, but have since sold off most of my collection. I am more into the Fenton glassware now (the colored stuff - PINK!), but I do have a few milk glass pieces left including the same beautiful epergne that I see in your cabinet. Wonderful post Penny - thanks for sharing!

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    12. Penny,
      you rock! so gorgeous, I love the new look of the mirrors. The cabinet is just right,now and your swagged fabric is so pretty!
      Keep going girl! I need to get tgoing on my painting!
      Hearts to you,
      Betsy

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    13. Hi Penny!!

      I love what you did. I'm thinking about doing the same thing to my dining room cabinet. I love whites and creams coloring for painting.
      It brightens up a place.

      Nice job!!!! Very beautiful!! I love your milk glass collection.

      Pam
      xox

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    14. Oh Penny, I love large mirrors for there reflective qualities. The milk glass collection is lovely and I can't wait for more. I always love your ideas.

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    15. So beautiful Penny! LOVE those mirrors.....so pretty white!
      xx
      Anne

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    16. Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Linky Party.
      Love your awesome blog. Feel free to check out & follow my blog @ www.revampspunkyrena.com
      xoxo
      Rena

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    17. Good Evening Penny, Goodness, you have been busy. The full length mirror at the end of your hall certainly gives the appearance of the hall being a much longer space. I like how you have lightened the unit and I love the mirrors.
      Best Wishes
      Daphne

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    18. Oh Penny...the new paint is gorgeous!!!The white shows the marvellous style of your beautiful home, romantic and shabby chic.I love the restyling of your mirrors, the white collections of the many objects...i love everything Penny!!!!
      Kisses
      Alessandra

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    19. Your built in china cabinet looks so pretty painted white. I love the mirrors painted too. What a huge difference it makes. Your collection of white milk glass is so beautiful too. Blessings, Pamela

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    20. Wow Penny, now this is what I"m talking about..... this looks lovely!

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    21. What a beautiful change with just some paint! And your collection is amazing.

      Jocelyn @
      http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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    22. I just love your new look and the way the mirrors reflect your collection and what a collection!

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    23. Oh, you have to love the magic of paint!!! Everything looks great! Blessings, Tammy

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    24. This looks absolutely stunning!! Beautiful job ;)

      ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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    25. In a word ... gorgeous! I love the dreamy feeling I get when I read your posts! **sigh**

      Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

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    26. I just want to know what kind of energy drink you use, Penny. This transformation is amazing. Love the collection of milk glass. I know you have shown pieces before, but the new color on the cabinets is perfect for it. I know I am gushing - I always am when i come to visit.

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    27. Awesome collection and the lighted cabinet really makes it beautiful. Love the lighter color. Great job. I have a friend who collects milkglass ... will send her your blog ... she will be so jealous.
      Blessings,
      Audrey Z.
      Timeless Treasures.

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    28. Your milkglass collection is beautiful. I have a few pieces but my mom has a lot. Very pretty...

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    29. wow, adore the milkglass... trade me places? i have an inground pool:)

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    30. All I can say so gorgeous and beautiful!! The white paint really made it heavenly and you have the most wonderful milk glass collection. I love milk glass. take care, Darlene

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    31. I love the way you transform this cabinet. I did the same last summer with furnitures for a bedroom, and it's so completely different!
      Thanks for sharing

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    32. Oh, Penny, I just love the transformation of the cabinets and mirrors. They are beautiful! I adore the mirrors. I so love white, and your milk glass collection is lovely too. Thank you for sharing this with us.

      Blessings,
      Sandi

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    33. Wow! that made a huge diffrence! It looks so good. Beautiful.

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    34. You did a beautiful job! It makes all the difference in the world!

      xo

      Andie

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    35. How beautiful! The white is just amazing! Thank you so much for the great inspiration and for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery!
      Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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    36. Oh, my goodness! This is so so so lovely!! I love the white shabby pretty look! Just love it. Wow. My friends will love this also .. Linda

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    37. What a delightful transformation! I agree if it doesn't move paint it white ha So clean and elegant.

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    38. LOVE the new look, Penny. You are a super decorator. Love that end-of-hall mirror, too. WOW, the cabinets painted white make all the difference in the world, don't they? Great job. Susan

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    39. Those white effects of the paint look look so lovely!

      Your follower blogging @ Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

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    40. I can't wait o start painting my furniture, mine is all dark such a huge difference. It looks amazing

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    41. Great transformation and your milk glass collection is beautiful displayed.

      I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

      http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/strut-your-stuff-social-hop.html

      I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

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    42. Came here from Diana Rambles Pin Me. I love paint to and love to makeover old, useless things with paint. The mirrors are beautiful and love the built ins, pinned them! I'm drooling over your milk glass collection. My grandmother gave me the large basket with a handle, it's displayed in my china cabinet and is one of my prized possessions. It's so hard to find milk glass these days. Have a good one.
      Audrey @ neverendingdecorating.blogspot.com

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    43. I love them. What an amazing difference. Everything looks so beautiful. Keep painting it's s quite amazing.
      Ruth

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    44. So beautiful! I love the transformation!
      XO
      ~Wendy

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    45. What a difference some paint and some lighting made. You've created a truly gorgeous vignette, and that collection is awesome. I bet it's pretty special to you seeing as many pieces came from your mom. I value those things that have been passed down to me most of all.

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    46. Penny, I agree. Paint is such an inexpensive way to brighten things up. Love, love the new look. What a fabulous milk glass collection. I have just a few pieces I've picked up here and there. Sure do love it! I have been painting up a storm also. Painting and old desk next. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
      hugs,
      Jann

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    47. What a transformation! Beautiful.

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    48. Everything is so bright and beautiful. Love your mirrors and the transformation amazing! Visiting from Masterpiece Monday.
      Hope you are having a GREAT weekend,
      Cindy

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    49. Wow Penny. What a great transformation. Love the new white look. Your swag over the top is a great idea. I really want to hang curtins at my arch between the living and diningroom but I'm afraid the cats will climb them! Yours looks to pretty.

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    50. Oh my! how gorgeous. You have a great vision for a romantic look.... Great work!

      hugs x
      Crystelle
      http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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    51. Absolutely adore your creativity and style! It turned out amazing!

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    52. Wow, everything looks beautiful! Love the mirrors and your incredible milk glass collection. I inherited a few pieces from my grandmother, and I want to work on adding to that collection. After seeing yours, I'm making it a top priority. :) Thanks so much for sharing each week at A Bouquet of Talent.

      xoxo
      Kathy

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    53. Complete transfothirmation. Paint can make anything better! I would love it if you would link this to my new linky party, "What I Accomplished Wednesdays."
      http://www.greenwillowpond.com/2013/01/what-ive-accomplished-wednesday-cha-cha.html

      Have a great weekend!
      Deborah

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    54. Wow, the cabinet looks awesome but the mirrors blow me away!

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    55. Oh Penny, your cabinets and mirrors turned out out gorgeous! Just so pretty. Thank you for sharing at TTF.

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    56. Gorgeous! I love all of the white painted pieces and the milk glass!

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    57. Looks beautiful!
      Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
      Stacey of Embracing Change

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    58. Paint is the easiest way to redecorate and your pieces affirm that.

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    59. I'm going nutzo over that milk glass collection! Beautiful! You must have been your momma's favorite. :)

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    60. How pretty everything looks in white! Thanks so much for sharing this inspirational post at Simple & Sweet Fridays! You're so creative. I just could look for hours at your beautiful home!


      Jody

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    61. Good morning Penny,
      I am featuring your wonderful mirror and cabinets makeover at my HOME party today. Hope you're having a lovely day.

      Blessings,
      Sandi

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    62. Wow, amazing difference and so beautiful. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    63. Hi Penny,
      I am featuring your post this week at my HOME party. I so enjoyed it! Have a lovely day.

      Blessings,
      Sandi

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    64. Hi Penny,
      just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup. Love your paint redo!
      hugs,
      Jann

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    65. Everything painted white looks great, you did a fabulous job..BUT..that milk glass collection is making me drool..no, I'm plain jelous, it's just fabulous!!! Big hugs Penny.
      FABBY

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    66. Penny, you're just wonderful. What a difference some paint can make, huh? What a beautiful look you've achieved!

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    67. Love the white cabinet and all the milk glass - it is stunning! So jealous of your collection!
      Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll join in again on Saturday.

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    68. Wow, Penny! This is dreamily beautiful! Love the transformation - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
      Kathy

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    69. Penny, I wanted to let you know that I featured your furniture makeover. Love it. Take care, Linda

      http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/01/sweet-and-wonderful-friends-its-time.html

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    70. I have to admit, I am very envious of your milk glass collection! It is gorgeous. I just love it. And the cabinet looks fabulous white. :)

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    71. The milk glass in the white cabinets, with the white lace doilies, is so beautiful!

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    73. OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I am extremely glad I am following you now! I forgot how I found you, but at this point....it doesnt matter! LOL...excuse me but....HOLY SHIT!!! Your style is absolutely my dream style! I cannot stand how awesome your blog is!!! Crazy gorgeous. That cabinet and mirror and end of hall mirror...WOW...absolutely breathtaking!!!!! Thank you for being so incredibly talented and letting us into your world!!!

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    74. I am beginning redecorating my house and love the ideas! I really want new sofa sets for my basement and family room first and then want to design from there!

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