Thursday, June 13, 2013

LEAVING VICTORIAN AND WELCOMING SHABBY COTTAGE STYLE for "Open House"

I have mentioned on some posts lately that recently we have been reinventing our Victorian style furnishings into Shabby Cottage.  I am loving the new more relaxed look with lots of white and light pastels of pink, green and a tiny bit of blue.  (instead of burgundy,  hunter green and gold)


This is our latest project:




If you are like me, you are always picking up the DVD's off the floor in front of the TV and then CD's or sticking them in "somewhere".  This piece of furniture was at my shop for years and with the door open held costume jewelry inside and with little nails on the sides and all over on the opened door it held even more jewelry on little nails.  I originally got it in an antique mall and it had a very light coat of shabby chic style paint and looked very primitive.  We just decided to bring it home to receive a nice shabby Vintage White refreshening.  It is perfect now for our favorite DVD's - you know:  Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables and Downton Abbey, etc.  Also......for our CD's.  Organizing is wonderful - isn't it!




Do you have a basement?  We have one which is where all the holiday decorations go, my tea party stuff, walls lined with shelves with this and that.   I know that some parts of the country have NO basements.  Over the years I have had a basements in some of the homes I've lived in but not all!  Do you have a basement and if not - where do you put all "THAT STUFF"?










And one more later photo:




Today is "Open House" which means you are invited to link below anything about HOME:  cooking, baking, sewing, garden, art, DIY, decorating, tea, collecting, hobbies, crafts, note card making, etc.

18 comments:

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That's beautiful! I love the white you chose.

We don't have basements here. I have a shed, a potting shed, and some other interesting spots in this old house. But if I don't have a spot for it out there, my armories hold items.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

We don't have a basement - few houses on the west coast are built with basements because they fall in during earthquakes. I have a very large pantry - it stores dishes, food, cleaning supples, more dishes and then more dishes. Our son built the cabinets for us and they are quite large - which is a good thing, because I have a lot of dishes. Holiday decorations get stored in the garage.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Yes, we have a basement and wouldn't know what to do without one! Also good to have when there are tornado warnings! Your new CD/DVD holder will be lovely and in your new shabby chic home! Nancy

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I didn't have anything to link today. I am having my retirement tonight and am looking forward to having time to do more photo shoots soon. I really like your little white cabinet. It will look lovely with all of your pretties inside. My sister in law is selling me one something like that which I hope to pick up soon and feature eventually.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful things.
Take care,
Karen

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for hosting, Bernideen! A change is as good as a holiday :D I love changing the look of furniture, even if it's only as little as changing the knobs from wood to crystal look :) Your new shabby furniture is lovely! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

kitty said...

I'm loving your shabby cottage look...so light and airy. I sure miss a basement. We have to store things in our attic, above the garage and in closets, etc.
Thanks for hosting, Bernideen!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful cabinet to store all your movies and music in. I do have a basement but there are times, like now, that I would prefer to have everything all on one floor. Just have a room to store things in. Thank you for hosting Bernideen.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sarah said...

You are a ball of energy, Bernideen. I know you are enjoying all your changes. Looks great!

Liz Hockamier said...

Great project! I can't wait to see the finished project. I'm happy to be joining in this week! :)

Thank you for hosting! :)

~Liz

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Great cabinet - we too have that problem. Love the cabinet and love your new look. I appreciate you sharing and hosting,
Kathy

Shelia said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, I love your cabinet and you are really on a painting white spree aren't you? I love it. I could be jealous as we don't have basements around here. I poke my stuff where ever I can get it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judi said...

I don't have a basement right now so am jealous of all that storage/work space!!! I just have an interior crawl space and I'm gettin' too old to get in there LOL!! Love you painted cabinet ~

Marilyn said...

Love your new project.
Yes, I have a basement and it is a mess. My son lives in part of it.
I am laughing because my husband and I scheduled the next two days to clean down there. Yikes! My Marmalady's shipping room is down there now too and probably the only room that is neat and clean.

Angela McRae said...

Love your new CD cabinet! No, I don't have a basement, so I am always finding creative places to store teawares and things, such as under beds, below sinks, in the walk-in closet, etc. A basement would be so nice! But we did clean out the garage last week, so hopefully soon some shelving will go in there to make organizing a little easier.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Gorgeous -- do you ever sleep?! (smiles)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

B- that looks GREAT- I love the size and shape!

You know what you should do yet still with it?

Consider cutting perfect rectangles of a light cute shabby chic scrapbooking paper and line the inside of those windows - to give you a sweet pop of colour and interest - and HIDE all the stuff that's being stored.

I am truly a "behind closed doors" kind of stasher - will never be an open cupboard kinda girl. And DVDs and CDS always look messy no matter now neatly they are placed.

Just a thought- really do love your new-in-your-home cabinet!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Truly love this piece - looks terrific and a wonderful solution for your movies - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Bernideen said...

What a great tip - or a piece of lace?