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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Fresh Coat of Paint and Desert Rose Dishes


The display cabinet in the formal living/dining room used to be stained oak and filled with  my Mothers wedding china.     
 

A fresh coat of white paint made such a difference,     I love the new color.       I moved Mothers wedding dishes to another cabinet and filled this one with my Grandmother's  desert rose dishes.


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I have added to my Grandmothers dishes over the years.     Mother gave me the tea pots,  sugar,  and creamer several years ago for Christmas.        The set of green hobnail cake plates were a Christmas gift from me  and H to my mother one year.


I bought the clear desert rose painted glasses one year on a trip to Roundtop.


The Desert Rose water glasses were a gift to me from my Mother on a trip we took together.


One set of Desert Rose s & p shakers belonged to my Grandmother and I found a set at a yard sale.


Lots of sweet memories when I look at my new white display cabinet.


I tried to add some interest to the cabinet by displaying the dishes in different ways.


I used a cupcake/ candle candelabra to display the Desert Rose tea/coffee cups.


This display cabinet can be seen from the entryway.
 

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I just love it painted white.....thank you H!


I am giving the formal living /dining room a mini makeover,    so there are more changes to come!


29 comments:

  1. Love it painted. It looks so much better and you notice the items displayed much better.

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  2. I'm usually a purist, but your makeover is a huge improvement from the dark of the oak. Love it.

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  3. My gosh. The white is so much MUCH prettier!!!! Did you sand it down first or just paint over it?

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    1. No sanding, just a coat of primer......then 2 coats of Sherwin Williams paint. Have a blessed day.....hugs

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  4. I love the white over the stained look. Everythiung in your home is bright and light.

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  5. Wow! The new color looks so much better! It brightens and lightens the entire area and makes all the dishes inside really POP! Looks beautiful. Cute way to display the tea/coffee cups.

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  6. It is so pretty and bright in white. I love the new look.

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  7. So gorgeous. The white really allows the dishes to stand out. Love the cupcake stand with the desert rose cups too. My daughter collects desert rose and I have bought her several pieces. Seeing your display makes me wish I had them!

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  8. Very pretty! You are so lucky to have a hubby that not only loves your ideas but helps you build them! Mine not so much! lol, beautiful, beautiful! Hugs.

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  9. Hi Penny! Your paint transformation is beautiful and looks lovely with the Desert Rose. So pretty! Jane

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  10. OMG!! I just love the china cabinet painted white. It gives me the incentive to paint mine. Mine is oak but would be stunning in the white. I just love all your glorious white and pink decor!!! It must be a happy place to live.

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  11. Penny,
    Okay a few questions.... What primer did H use? I usually use Kilz. And in the previous post, I asked if he did it by hand or used a sprayer to paint it? Now did you add lights to it with the new pain or are they the existing lights that were already on the piece? And I just noticed that you have left the doors open on the sides!! Great idea!! I hope to paint my bedroom furniture this spring. I wanted to do it last year but never got around to it. Joe is out of commission right now until his rib fx. heals and we have to see if there will be any further treatment involves with the chipped bone in his wrist. Amazing what one fall can do to you.....
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. H likes to use Kilz primer too. He hand painted it.....the top light was already in place, but the bottom one is a small lamp that I added for some up light. Did you notice that I didn't put the glass back on the doors and front? There is so much glare from the glass that it's hard to see the pretty dishes ....also, I can reach right in and arrange stuff or take it out and use it. I left the side doors open to give it a different look and also to make it look bigger. I was so sorry to hear about Joe....hope he recovers soon! hugs...

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    2. Great idea, leaving the glass out!!! Thanks so much for all the info!! Maybe I will get up enough nerve to do the corner curio in the Sitting Room someday. Joe is starting to feel better..Thanks for asking..
      Hugs,
      Dbe

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  12. It looks infinitely better as a white cabinet! I used to love oak but I just don't care for it anymore!

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  13. I always prefer natural wood grain but I have to admit that the white paint looks wonderful, a good choice. I also want to add that your photography is awesome, some of those things are not easy to photograph, especially with glass.

    Kathleen
    Blogger's Pit Stop

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  14. What incredible beauty, I love it! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  15. Ohhh...it's fantastic in white!
    Hugs

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  16. Lovely transformation, Penny! My Mom has inherited Desert Rose too. I have Apple. Can't wait to see the changes coming all Spring.

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  17. White is always the best paint choice on any furniture. Love It .
    In 1961 a friend got married and choose Desert Rose for her wedding china.
    First set of complete dishes I had ever seen

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  18. Such beautiful displays Penny, I love all the variety and how You pull it together so well, the vintage dish strainer in your vignette is such a lovely unexpected surprise. Thanks for sharing your Cabinet and collection at #FridaysFurnitureFix!

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  19. Dear Penny, Thanks again for joining my link party. I´m so happy you linked up again, your posts are just beautiful!
    Warm regards,
    Dagmar Bleasdale
    http://www.dagmarbleasdale.com

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  20. I love love love it all!! The white is awesome, the dishes are wonderful. I also love the rugs you use in your home

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  21. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  22. I'm really a fan of the white too, and I'm leaning against painting furniture, but I love this. Your dishes look great in it. Love the cake plate and what a lucky find on the S&P shakers!

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