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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter White Buffet

My house feels neglected now that Christmas is over, so I am going through room by room and replenishing what has been ravaged by the Christmas take down.

 Today I worked on my Built in Hutch that is next to our Fridge. 

 Here is what it looked like Before:


 It seems to be a catch-all for clutter, mail and junk.  I've had the stemware in the chicken wire cabinets since we redid the Kitchen (after a flood... that's a whole other long post).  But I was never really happy with it there but didn't do anything about it.  


I thought this Phone Charger Station was a good idea but not one member of the family charges their phone here.  So OUT it goes!


Don't you love a Clean Slate, A Blank Canvas?  

 Here is my Collection of "All Things White".  Some of these were just returned to me by a friend I had them loaned out to.  Do you share things like that?  It makes it fun when you can swap the things you are tired of, when they return they seem brand new!


 I had a Birdcage from Eons ago down in the Basement Storage Area.  OK, one thing I LOVE about the midwest is the Basements!  I could probably make a whole bedroom out of our Storage Area!  Anyway, I painted it white with some paint I had around...

 Here is the finished Product.  I am quite pleased with the look.  

 Tiny projects included:  Painting this plate (that someone had given us a while back) with Chalkboard Paint; Putting Typography Numerals on the Mint Julip white glasses with Modge Podge; Spray Painting the small Bucket behind the Silverware white; repotting the African Violet into the teacup; and painting the Birdcage.


 I've decided to put corks into the birdcage as nothing else will fit thru the tiny door.  I had better start Drinking!!!

 I tossed my numbered Napkins from my Countdown to New Years Post into the Bucket.  You can view the post by clicking on the link here.  

 I kept my Rooster that I purchased at the Mission Road Antique Mall a while back along with another little Rooster from the Design Center.  The Tole painted piece is actually a cardboard placemat that I picked up at a Consignment Store.  The colors really blend with my Hearth Room Furniture.  At $5.00 I couldn't pass it up!   


My little lovebirds were a great find at a Home Tour Boutique.  I love to go to all the local Home Tours put on by the Woman's Clubs.  So much Fun!  

OK, on to the next Space!

Happy Thursday!

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Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love the new look! The white creates a lovely contrast.

Anne said...

Very pretty - love the numbered cups!

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

Great job!! I have one of those plates... Chalkboard paint, here I come!! Coming over from Finding Fabulous!

It's All Connected said...

My sister and I have passed household items back and forth so many times we can't remember who they originally belonged to! I like the white in the cabinet much better. It really shows it off! ~ Maureen

Sherry said...

Hey Cindy...I love the "redecorated" hutch. I have a collection of white dishes, ceramics and pottery. I try not to collect too many things but I cannot pass up a good white piece unless it's one I already have. ;) The roosters are pretty darn cute. I'd say you need to fill up that wine cooler and get busy!!! I have a big jar 1/2 full of corks but I bought a big bag at a thrift store that helped fill it. At least, that's my story! ;)

Sue said...

I'm a sucker for white, Cindy! Love the new and refreshed look in this area. The cabinetry is gorgeous. :-)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, the hutch looks so pretty with all of your white items! It looks so fresh...totally different! Great idea using the cardboard placemat! It adds just enough color! Very pretty!

Audrey said...

Hey Cindy, Your redo looks nice and fresh for the New Year.My favorite is the Violets under glass.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Love it all, Cindy. The birdcage makeover is great. I think I have the same cage and you have inspired me! Lovely.

Happy weekend,
Barb

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty. I love the changes that you made, the all white motif really pulls it all together. The cloche is great; I have a terrible time trying to use one. Very cleaver use of the placemat. Have a great day!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

What a great idea to fill the bircage with corks! If you fill it all the way up it will look so cool! Your cabinetry is gorgeous, even more so with your beautiful white display!

♥Linsey

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is beautiful Cindy! So gorgeous!! I saw at Hobby Lobby or Michaels (one or the other) that they sell bags of corks! Who Knew?

Love this!

Lou Cinda

Judy Bigg said...

It call looks great Cindy. You have the eye for detail. I am also going through the house and making changes for the new year. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Cindy, I love your home and what you have done...great! I'm following too, so stop by and visit. I love to meet new blog friends. Lori

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful fresh look! It's gorgeous!

Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Cindy! Your white pieces just stand out so great here. Love the whole display and the pieces you painted and added to.

dee dee said...

Beautiful! Love the numbers on the silverware cups! dee dee

The Tablescaper said...

Love it! The numbers on the cups are great!

- The Tablescaper

Mary Ellen said...

The area looks all dressed for winter with the pretty whites! The # cups are cute and love the menu chalkboard!

Tricia said...

Your built-in is fabulous -- and it looks wonderful decorated as you've shown here. LOVE the cups holding the silverware!

A Few Pennies said...

Fabulous redo with the whites--gorgeous kitchen area.

High Street Cottage said...

Hi, it all looks so lovely! I love your Roosters, I have one white one like yours and a few others perched around my home, they're so welcoming. The hutch looks divine!

Amy Kinser said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture. You have her prettied up so nicely.

What a great idea to swap "stuff".

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh - its all so fabulous...your hutch is gorgeous! love those numbered cups/napkins ~ so cute! xoxo, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

ps - come on over and enter the bracelet giveaway (on my side bar)!

Becca said...

Looks beautiful ... the white is such a fabulous contrast! Thanks for sharing! *Becca* (your neighbor at Tuesday's Treasures)!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness...I have some serious buffet/cabinet envy! :-) It is just so gorgeous and your new decor really adds just the perfect touches. I love your kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this past weekend~
Vanessa

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is so pretty, so refreshed. I feel like every surface in our house is a catchall for junk :( Thank for linking!
XO
Kristin

WhyCuzICan said...

You know how to ROCK a hutch! Love all the white ceramic animals too!

Thanks for sharing :)
Visiting from Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrify Linky Party,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The new look is so pretty and refreshing! Love the combination of white accessories!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

First, let me say that your hutch is gorgeous, and its beauty is even more accentuated by your display of white items. Love your chalkboard plate and your numbered items!

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous! I love the colors of your cabinets!

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I love all the white! Your hutch is gorgeous! I'm your newest follower from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com/

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love it all! Your home is gorgeous!

Deserae said...

The new look is gorgeous! I love the grapevine intertwined with the African Violet in the cloche...very pretty!
~Des

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Great job! I am a big fan of cloches, too.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Every detail looks great! How modest of you to say you repotted the African violet...you did a whole lot more by adding the gravevine--that gave it much more interesting texture. The all-white is a great look for that area. ~Zuni

Diann said...

I love the new look of this area! And all your little redo projects turned out great! Thank you for joining TTF last week! I hope you have a great day!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Diann said...

Hi Cindy! I am dropping back by to let you know that I am featuring this post on this week's TTF party (post will be up today at 4:00)! I hope you drop by and grab the "I was featured" button fr yur blog and I hope you join the party again this week!

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Cindy! You are featured today on Potpourri Friday!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Cindy, This is so pretty and I love your cabinets. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party. xo, Sherry

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, I LOVE the new look. This is my first visit, but I love what I see, so will be back.I think I have the same birdcage, just a little taller, now I want to paint it! Love the vignette. Great job! XO, Pinky

Katherines Corner said...

It looks beautiful! My friend has a lot of roosters in her kitchen. She'd love yours . Hugs and have a happy weekend! I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and say hello and enter the Pink Poodle Giveaway too

The Vintage Chateau said...

The white looks so much better than the glassware in the hutch. Now it really pops!
Karee

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