Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Double Post!!

I have been so lax in posting lately I decided that I would join in today for Rhoda's LAST Today's Thrifty Treasures for this season and also Susan's Met Monday! So be sure to go over and visit Rhoda and Susan so you can visit all the wonderful participants!!

I found these salt and pepper shakers at a yardsale and they just appealed to me. I don't know why, I guess the shape of them and the silver tops. They are heavy! The tops were tarnished and I had seen on a blog (I wish I could remember which one) that you put the tarnished silver in a bowl lined with aluminum foil, sprinkle baking soda over it and then port boiling water over it to cover! It really works!! I took out these gleaming silver shaker tops in just a few minutes!





Now I have this white armoire in my kitchen, and I have been talking about painting it for two years and never seemed to get around to it! Well, today I MADE myself get around to it!! It is great for storage and has my little tv inside that I watch while I am cooking, plus larger serving pieces and cookware! So this...

transformed to this...



I just love it!!


Why didn't I do this SOONER???




Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and be sure to check out everyone elses wonderful treasures and transformations!!

41 comments:

  1. I love the black. Looks great. Laura@the mansion

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  2. Beautiful transformation. Thanks for the information about cleaning the silver. I'm going to try it too.

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  3. That looks just wonderful! I liked it before but the black does look so rich!
    Love your littel treasures too! I am new to yard/garage/estate sales but loving it!
    Love,
    Sue

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  4. Lou Cinda, The tv armoire looks really good dressed in its new black paint. I'm glad you had luck with the silver cleaning process- I tried it once on a small tray and it didn't work for me. So out came the cleaner...LOL I still don't get how some people think it is therapeutic to shine silver...
    hugs, Sue

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  5. Looks great! I have so many of those projects on the "back burner".

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  6. Looks so much better in black....I like it!

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  7. Love it in black! Didn't know about the silver cleaner, thanks for the post!

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  8. Hi Lou Cinda, One of my best friends in school had that name...We called her Louie.... I just saw your post at Susans and had to come over... To do a link back just click on the tassle that you like, then go up to the address box at the top of the page you know at the top where it has http:// and the address left click on that and hit copy... then go back to Susans and in your post left click and hit paste... Hope that helps... I am also having a give a-way do hope you can stop over...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  9. Great update. Makes the armoire look so fresh and new

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  10. Love the change! Your kitchen is so sweet and charming! Love the colors!

    blessings
    mary

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  11. Fabulous! And I just love that long shelf above your armoire.

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  12. Was it Lynette Jennings who said every room needs a little bit of black? She's right and so were you!

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  13. It looks great painted black! Sooo much better. It takes a sweet country piece and makes it look very sophisticated and expensive. Well done!

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  14. Isn't it amazing what a little black paint can do? It looks great!!

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  15. Great transformation! The armoire is absolutely perfect with its new look.
    ~Michelle

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  16. The cabinet looks amazing black! The entire room is very pretty and inviting! ~Rhonda :)

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  17. Love your tranformation! Stop by for a visit sometime!
    Michelle

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  18. I'm the same way. Put it off, and then once I do it, I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Your room looks terrific with the transformed piece, and very cozy for winter!
    Brenda

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  19. The black looks sooooo good. I heart black. I need to get busy painting my furniture. THanks for sharing. I'm having a giveaway tomorrow. Stop by and enter to win if you get a chance.

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  20. I love the black on the armoire.....thanks for coming by to visit and for your sweet comments on my Halloween luggage.

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  21. Hi Lou Cinda! Wow! What a huge difference that made...just gorgeous! I love all of your pretties on the shelf! Thanks for the tip about the silver! Someone had told me that before, but I've never tried it. I see a cute kitty having a snack! Happy week!...Debbie

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  22. I love the shapes of the S&P shakers! I see neat ones all the time at Goodwill and I always think I should collect them. They're pretty and don't take up too much space LOL!

    The cabinet looks sooo good! It fits right in with your other furniture and the look you have going there. Good Job!

    Manuela

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  23. That looks really great! Black looks really great in your kitchen! Great job!

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  24. Hi - thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. I love the transformation of the armoire....it looks great painted black. Thanks too for the tip for cleaning silver....although I kind of go for the tarnished look :)

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  26. Oops lets try this again...


    Hello Miss Lou Cinda~I've just strolled into your blog for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. What beauty! You've got so many wonderful treasures, including your family.

    The one thing that can cheer me up as I watch summer come to a close is... the anticipation of fall and all the autumnal colors that come with it and the inspiration it provides for creating. Isn't it nice to see the transformation a little TLC and paint can make.

    I have to ask about your gorgeous table and chairs. The fabric and style are stunning!! The chairs appear taller like a bistro style. I sure wished you could point me in the direction to the designer who you purchased that set from!

    I've bookmarked you in my favs.
    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  27. Soooo caaaute ! I am a little partial to black furniture...just love it !
    Kammy

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  28. I really like the cabinet painted black. It looks so good against the green wall. Love the way you accessorized the top.
    Good job.
    Rhonda

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  29. Hey, girl! Boy, have I missed you! I'm on a borrowed laptop and just wanted to stop and send you a big ole cyber hug...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  30. Wow! What a transformation! Why didn't you do it sooner? Ha, like I can talk. I am finally in the midst of painting a picture frame that I have been meaning to do for a year. :)

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  31. Like it white...love it BLACK...looks great in your kitchen!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. I love the redo! what a major change it makes!

    thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. Now ya know us "Glitter Girls' gotta stick together so, I'm following ya back! LOL

    Have a great day!

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  33. How many times have I asked that question..."why didn't I do that sooner?" Your armoire absolutely looks fabulous in black! And what a great piece. Just joined you as a follower, sorry it took me so long! Thanks for coming by today, I so appreciate your comments.
    Debra

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  34. Jane @ Finding FabulousSeptember 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Wow, your tv cabinet in the kitchen turned out beautiful! Don't you just love painting things black? The dark color anchor's the room now, before the white made it feel like it was floating in the room and not connecting to anything. Love, love it! Great job. Hey, I've got a new day on Friday called "Frugalicious Fridays" where you can link up your fabulously frugalicious finds and Diy's! This post would be perfect darling! I hope you can stop by Friday!

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. You have such a pretty blog. I've added myself as a follower. Love the vintage shakers.

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  36. EEK ~ girlfriend, don't say SOONER in those big bold letters.....it made me think of OU (Boomer Sooners) and being the UT Longhorn fan that I am, I almost freaked. *BIG GRIN* j/k
    I love your blog*! Thank you so much for your sweet comments and your prayers*! _Ashley*

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