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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Old Cabinet New Base

My old kitchen cabinet which I think is  the top of a larger cabinet maybe, had little skinny wobbly legs attached on bottom. As I loaded it down with more dishes through the years 8 or 9 this is, anyway the back leg looked like it was going to buckle under. So a dear friend of mine has a very gifted husband who can do anything and I ask him if he would make me a new base. To my pleasure the answer was yes, so showing before and after pictures of the bottom of this old farmhouse kitchen top which I keep in my shabby chic kitchen, wanting it to be a french kitchen

See little legs




Now for new base 




I rearrange different sets of dishes from time to time, also I have straightened up the top of this cabinet. Seems I am just busy everyday doing something and not getting house work caught up yet.
I think I'm enjoying doing what I'm doing now that I can be home except when I running to estate sale and etc. I have been told we are going to have a hard cold winter so must get my nest filled with goodies if I can't get out i'll have lots to bake and read and always have small projects in the studio to create 



Parties I joined In 




17 comments:

  1. Well, you will be able to really load that sweet cupboard up with plenty of dishes now, won't you!! that base will take loads more treasures!! It all looks wonderful! xo

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  2. I love it! Not only was that a practical solution to your problem, it gave the piece a much more substantial look.

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  3. What a charming "new" cabinet!So beautiful with the new base!Hugs!

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  4. It looks good Janice! You always have everything looking so cute! So glad you are enjoying Nathan's handiwork!! xoxo

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  5. Yikes! That would have been terrible if those little skinny legs gave out!

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  6. I really impressed after read this because of some quality work and informative thoughts .
    I just wanna say thanks for the writer and wish you all the best.Sattaking

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  7. So glad you did not have a mess to clean up. Those were some skinny legs for such heavy weight. Love the look now too! Janice

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  8. I love it! It looks great, he did a real nice job. Love seeing all your treasures too!! You have so many pretty and interesting things. Looks like you re-did the top too, I think I like that better as well. (love those big candlelabra!) I love the staffordshire dogs too..not sure if you know Sheila over at Notesongs....but some of hers have escaped and are running around loose down here in Charleston!! ha ha ha LOL

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  9. I LOVE THIS! What a beautiful cabinet! You have some good collectibles, as well. Thanks for linking up today.

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  10. What a perfect cabinet to showcase your beautiful dishes! I know you love beautiful things and you always arrange everything perfectly! Hugs!

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  11. This beautiful chest of drawers fits perfectly in this place

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  12. i have just found your blog.enjoy it much.went down through your post and saw where Richard Cottrell had died i so enjoyed his post and his little doggy. felt bad when he quit blogging do you have any idea where all of his beautiful things went?also saw on one of your post he was flooded hope he did not loose anything....

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    1. Richard's family has his treasures and a neighbor took Buddy. You can send me a private email

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  13. I love how your cabinet turned out with its new base! That was really nice of your neighbor to refashion it for you. <3 Now it's good and sturdy and can take all the china's weight. I have a small china cabinet that I share on French Ethereal from time to time and I am glad that it has good sturdy solid wood legs (really 1" x 6" or 1" x 8" boards; not home to really get a good look at them). Years ago my son helped me install a second upper shelf and that's where I keep all the teapots and sugar bowls and such. All the heavy sets of china are down on the bottom built-in shelf. :)

    Happy decorating and here's to a mild winter!
    Barb :)

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  14. This is fabulous. I hope you have a mild winter but I'd love some cold down here in Texas.

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  15. Love your cabinet and your collectibles and dishes! Thanks for sharing at TFT!https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/embracing-fall-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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  16. Great upgrade (love a carpenter who can build and attach a base and make the unit like with was always there).
    Joy

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