Monday, 22 April 2013

Little Cupboard Love....

 

 
I wish I could just shrink myself down to just 3 inches high...
 
 
I could then live in my little cupboard......
 
 
I LOVE my little cupboard....it's colourful, happy, full of vintage loveliness.
 
 
But unfortunately, I can't shrink.....so I'll just have to keep my FQ's in here!
 
 

Well, you've got to keep them somewhere, haven't you!

 
So my lovely little cupboard....will sit on top of my big cupboard, obviously NOT on a slope, that's just daft!
 
 
 
And keep my wonderfully delicious FQ's safe and sound!
 
I was in two minds whether to paint this little cupboard or leave it alone. I actually liked it how it was, I love the fact that someone years ago, cobbled it together using up bits and bobs from around their home, but now I'm glad I did.
 
As I was painting and sticking the wallpapers in, I thought about who had originally made it, who was it made for, what did they use it for! I won't ever know....and they won't know how I've changed it, how I've updated it, to fit into my colourful home. To become useful again.
 
 
I'm might not a brilliant at sewing, crochet is always going to be a challenge for me. I can't bake for the life of me, but I think I've found my love.....turning an old treasure into a new one! (I will just have to keep practicing with the sewing and crocheting!)
 
 
 
Bedroom renovations are coming on at a very slow pace, one wardrobe done and I'm starting the second later. It's booooooring, I want to crack on but I've chosen oil based eggshell paint, its taking about 16 hours to dry before I can put the next coat on!
 
But it will get done, then I can do my favourite bit, putting the finishing touches to the room! Love that bit, don't you?!
 
Has anyone seen 91 Magazine? It's a great online magazine from the author of Patchwork Harmony Blog. If you get chance take a look, it's has the lovely Candy Pop featured in it. She has a gorgeous home!
 
As always, thank you so much for spending the time to leave comments, I love reading them.
 
Bye for now, back later in the week!
 
Ada Bea.....old cupboard lover! :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

54 comments:

  1. Wonder what that cupboard was for? A teeny, tiny house maybe?

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    1. I think it would make an excellent little house, where's the Borrowers when you need them! :) x

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  2. Wow Ada, i'm so envious of your energy and your creativity. I love how you take boring household things and add your personal stamp to it. I wish I was as brave!
    rosie

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  3. It's a perfect Fat Quarter house. Lovely! M x

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  4. Loving your cupboard I am always in Awe of your vintage wall paper collection I would love to own all of them and have 3 rolls of each I could do every room in my house then ;-) Have a lovely week, dee x

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    1. Thanks for popping by...yes me too, I'm always a little sad when I'm getting close to the end of a roll! :) x

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  5. I saw a similar cupboard at a consignment store last week, and I instantly thought "now wouldn't Ada B love THAT!". I love what you've done with your cupboard ... I always have the same indecision of whether to keep it original or update it. I think your update is perfect ... the wallpaper seen through those little glass doors is so intriguing! And the whole thing looks so cute sitting on top of another cupboard. And don't worry about your sewing or crochet ... enjoy the experience as it unfolds for you, and take satisfaction in the lovely pieces you've created along the way (no one's judging you!). Have a great day Ada. Wendy x

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  6. It's just right, and yes to be 3" high, it would make a lovely house :) xx

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  7. Boxes, cupboards - LOVE 'em! And this is a lovely little one, so pretty what you've done inside too. I am getting the urge to paint stuff again, looking at the remaining dining room chairs with a critical eye!

    Have bookmarked Candy Pop to devour later - thanks for the tip! Lx

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    1. Go on Lynne, you know you can do it!!! :) x

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  8. Your cupboard is lovely! :)
    I hope it makes you smile each time you walk by. x

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sara....yes it does, my family keep finding me standing in front of it grinning! But it's ok, they know I'm bonkers! :) x

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  9. love your little cupboard!!!
    I would love to see your "new bedroom" one day!!!!!
    enjoy all the process,
    xxxx Ale

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  10. it's lovely! I like the way you are using all different patterns. Just perfect for shop goods! look forward to the bedroom make-over. Heather x

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  11. Beautiful cupboard Ada, perfect for the job! Love the colour and the patchwork is adorable.

    Love Claire xx

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  12. Hi There, Aah!!! The wonderful love for a little cupboard!!! And the 101 uses for a lovely little cupboard!! It really looks wonderful, Ada!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  13. I think Arietty and Spiller should get married and move in! But if they don't there is room for more FQ's :-) Rowen@Coastal Colours x

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    1. I think they will love living in there! :) x

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  14. I'm in love with that cupboard, it's so cuuuute :) x

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  15. Awwww that is so sweet - I love the make over,

    Nina x

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  16. ~ Hello tiny cupboard lover....I am a little the same...No good at baking....Can't get into crochet....( little attention spam) Not bad at sewing, if it doesn't take to long to finish! But haha like you I am not bad at giving 'things' another life! ~ and prettying them up! Love your sweet cupboard, Mrs! ~ Thinking of you and knowing the days with your dear, Mum that you will be having...( you just don't forget)....~You have to have been through them too....~ Leaving you with hug, my friend! ~ Love Maria x

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  17. LOVE your dinky little cupboard!

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  18. I want to "Honey I shrunk the kids" and move into your cupboard Ada. I love what you have done you certainly have that Midas vintage touch to all you do. Really looking forward to seeing snippets of your finished room. I love making it all come together, I never want to leave a "new" room once its done, really revives your home again x Enjoy! xxx Penny
    (I plan on having a good look through 91 later, looks too gorgeous for words)

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  19. What a gorgeous little house this would be ... love it ... Bee xx

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  20. Absolutely lovely, great job done.

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  21. You have made your little cupboard very happy..Happy painting !
    From one wardrobe painter to another
    Thea x

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  22. Yes, I like that idea! But what happens when the FQ's have too many babies and the house becomes too small? They may demand a bigger house one day......ahhh that's why you are painting wardrobes! :-)

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  23. ...i love little cupboards too...i have far too many filled with my bits and bobs and critters......they just make everything look better!...i spent all day yesterday playing with my new dolly wardrobe and spent far too long folding fabric to put inside instead of all the work i needed to be doing!he he ......your cupboard looks perfectx

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  24. Such a sweet little cupboard! Perfect for your FQs indeed! Lovely chalky blue colour too! Methinks your sewing and crochet skills are just fine and dandy! I too love 91 Mag, after being introduced by Hollie at www.miafleur.com

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  25. It is adorable Ada!!! I love all the sweet prints and storing fabric in there is perfect!! xo Heather

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  26. what a pretty little cabinet, you have made it into something both useful and pleasing to the eye

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  27. I love your little cupboard! It is just gorgeous!
    M x

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  28. There is such a lovely sense of history in old things with unknown pasts. They have people in them already don't they?!

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  29. Well done, I love your cupboard!! It's much more you! I'd but my Sindys in there having a cup of tea, thus keeping them safe from boys! I found 91 from Candy Pops site too, its a great find! KT x

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  30. Love it! You have done such a great job on that perfect little cupboard xo

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  31. wonderful! wonderful! wonderful!!

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  32. Ooh, cupboard love ... it's wonderful :D

    I like 91 magazine too, I've been reading since the first issue.

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  33. I love your little cupboard, Ada! It's adorable, and the wallpapered inside is just perfect! Thanks for the links, I will go and have a peek.
    Helen x

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  34. Oh, Ada, it's gorgeous! You are clever and you do have a knack for giving old things a new lease of life. What a gorgeous little cupboard. x

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  35. I am in that oil based eggshell vacuum too! but in the kitchen ... well the family room bit of the kitchen actually, we just got a lovely shelfy/desky/workstation thing built, but the price condition my hubby gave me was that I had to paint it - grrrr!
    Em xx
    p.s. I looove your little cabinet btw :)

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  36. Completely wonderful.. I have no idea where you find the time - but good for you! You are an inspiration! :)

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  37. Looks fabulous Ada! I love the idea of making use of old things and cheering them up to fit in with your home and giving them a new lease of life. I have a long list of things I want to do!

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  38. I really love the makeover it looks wonderful! Have just discovered your blog and have really enjoyed the energy and creativity of your posts. I'll be a regular visitor! Jo x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jo, I'll pop over to your blog soon! :) x

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  39. What a super cute cupboard. I would love to do something similar to the big cupboards in my children's bedroom. Lovely!

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  40. Oh, soooo want this cupboard! It's wonderful. I know what you mean about not being sure to paint or not ... I often think that about items I am doing up to sell. I like old woodn with it's lovley patina. But painted is fresh. Love the inside! Off to look at those sites you mention. Minerva x

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