Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Down in ole Mexico



































NO I am not heading that way.... I just thought I would share my Spanish style armoire...turned kinda cottagey shabby...whatevvvvvvvva (it has identity crisis)! I am not done with her. Come on admit it....you had one of these at one time. I just LOVED that rustic look it had. I even had the matching...(aghast) end tables. I stopped short of owning the coffee table folks. Now she has already gone through one make-over several years back in my MAJOR harlequin phase. I painted her white and did harlequin diamonds on the sides and the doors & added the appliques. You can still that wonderful feature on the doors. NOW I have just gone all white...still has the appliques. To be honest I am not really a big applique gal any more. I like things plainer the older I get. But I am afraid the appliques are on for good.... I will give her another coat and distress the heck out of her and probley call it good. I have thought of getting rid of it..but ....can't afford to replace it. And Darn it...it is made really well. So I have just tried to fit it in with my current style. Make it bend to my will so to speak. I messed around with my junk on the inside of it. Played house a bit. It is a fun piece to display items in. So there you have it. Do you have a piece you could give a second glance too? Think twice before throwing it out! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day! OHHH I thought I would show you all WHY I can't make the bed in the morning! 6 letters...CALVIN! Well that's my story anyways. XOXO, Cherry



45 comments:

Laura said...

I have a Calvin too - mine is orange, old, and adorable. So is yours (the adorable part)!

dana said...

That Calvin is just STUNNING!! Is that OK to refer to a male (I'm assuming) cat as STUNNING? Well, he is. If that cat was on my bed--it wouldn't get made either!!

I am one of the few folks in the USA who have NOT owned one of those Spanishy wardrobes, BUT if I run across one at a very bargain price, I will now give serious consideration to snatchomg it right up--now that you've demonstrated the "beauty within the beast"! I did get a kick out of your description of the previous look you gave to the Spanishy armoire when you talked about your "MAJOR harlequin phase". Of course, your wonderful little goodies, so artfully placed within the cabinet make it look all the better! I am a great fan of Scrabble tiles!

Hope you're having a great week! Dana

Tam, I am said...

Oooo, I have one of those spanish amoirs and I was just telling my husband a few nights ago, that when we get a new tv amior, I am giving the spanish one a facelift!

And I have three little ones that make it impossible to make the bed! Your Calvin is beautiful and a great excuse for not making the bed!!! :)

Caroline's Lost & Found said...

I love all of the details inside your "Spanishy" armoire!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Calvin is adorable! I love your wardrobe.....all of it!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning! I always love your vignettes. Now Calvin should meet my hubby, he is the reason I can't make my bed in the morning! Hahaha...oh well...every house has a sleepy head! Hope your mother's day was wonderful! Mine was amazing!
Blessings,
Debbie

Chris said...

What I love about all your posts is the little details you show off! The scrabble letters! So cute. Plus, I'm in love with Calvin. He's adorable!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Great pictures! I too adore the vignettes. LOve the cat! The furniture-so pretty!

Domestic Designer said...

Great pictures especially of Calvin!:-) Have a great day!

Deb said...

I have 2 schnauzers that interfere with my bed making...they like to get up early then go back to bed when I get up...sometimes I just wait till they decide to get up then make the bed... love your photos...

Tausha said...

I love the armoire. I wish that I lived down the street from you, so you could just call me and let me know when you were getting rid of stuff-I would come running!!!
I love the quilt on the door. Super cute! I am suepr jealous! I wish I had one!
I know, I know-though shall not covet!

Nancy said...

How cute! Calvin is so adorable..I believe I would just get right back in bed too...he make it look so comfy! Nancy

Jill said...

Oh the scrabble tiles made my heart skip a beat. I love all the white!
-Jill

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That's a great cabinet! I always love to see how you arrange your fun little finds! :)

Stacey said...

I have an armoire that we bought about 17 years ago. It's whitewashed. I still love the look and shape but I'd love to paint it red. I don't have the nerve!!

Shannon said...

It looks great! I love the white paint and cottagy feel. Of course all of your displays are beautiful!

Rae said...

I love the urn with the scrabble tiles!! I'm sooooooo doing that!!!!! Thanks for the fab idea!

Tara said...

oh calvin, what a menace! Although soooo cute, so i can see why you let him sleep there..I would join him if I could! Lovely treasures, I love the little vocab cards & the scrabble tiles...too cute!
Ta Ta Cherry

LuLu said...

Calvin is beautiful!!! ahhhhh and I am inspired by all your pictures!!!
hugs,
LuLu

Christina said...

Love the white on the armoire. Lol, about the side tables/coffee table comment. I've been there, done that.
Look forward to seeing it when you are finished with it. Isn't it amazing all of the phases we go through.

Love all of your fun vignettes and Calvin is beautiful.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I love how you casually go through the details, making it seem like a piece of cake to make such a big transformation on a armoire. You just know how to do it!! How to give the perfect face lift to so many things. And Calvin...I need a Calvin so that I have a needed excuse for not making the bed. You did a great job! So glad that you did not replace it.

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I enjoyed your post, I am constantly changing things around and painting different pieces different colors. You have a gift for display and like everyone else, I love to look at the vignettes you put together.

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Emily said...

Love the white armoire. Great way to cottage it up!

Lisa said...

No I don't have one but you're making me want one!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You have done such a beautiful job of making your Mexican armoire look so pretty! I always love to see how you display your treasures. And Calvin is also a treasure. What a beautiful guy he is, and what a great model! laurie

Sherri said...

Cherry, I think the piece looks wonderful!

Acorn Cottage said...

All your photos and decorations are lovely. It's like being somewhere I don't want to leave. You really have a talent for things. Just happy to have you share them with us! Your cat is beautiful! I wouldn't make him move to starighten out some measley sheets!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I know what you mean about the bed....I have to kick (lightly shove) my little pearl out in the morning too...

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Roseny Crisp said...

Seu blog olhei e adorei da muito prazeroso e inspiração
Parabéns!
Hugs
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Your blog looked and loved the very pleasant and inspiration
Congratulations!
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Victoria said...

Oh please come to my house and make a vignette! :)

Calvin is beautiful!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

The scrabble tiles in the vase...be still my heart. How cute! And your kitty looks so sweet on the bed. That photo would be going in a frame at my house.

Our Complete Family said...

Wow I love all the things you have displayed in this post and the ones below I caught up on!
You are so good at it hun!
And Calvin sure is one cute kitty. Too funny that he lays claim to your bed linens. I wish I had an excuse but sadly, no cats here ;)
xo Les

Joy said...

Of course you know that I'm admiring those white pottery pieces! I love all of your displays.

Farmhouse Chic said...

I love that you have not parted ways with it!

I also wanted to say I love all of your photos. I can look at them over and over again.

Christie

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

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xxxooo
Marilyn

the wild raspberry said...

love your armoire! and that urn with the scrabble tiles is fantastic....you have such an eye!
have a wonderful weekend.
chasity

oh...and that kitty--super sweet little guy.
:)

Jean said...

Cherry, I love any type of cupboards. My hubby said I am a cupboard pig. Your cupboards always look great with your ability to take anything and make it look good in your displays. I have that book -Diary of an Edwardian lady. don't you just love the beautiful prints in it.You have a wonderful weekend.
Jean in Virginia

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a beautiful job you did on the cabinet. And as for the bed...time for me to get a cute little kitty so I can validate myself. : )

Kim's Treasures said...

I have the same problem with making my bed! Calvin is a cutie!

Love, love, love your style!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Ha! It's hilarious that you went through a harlequin phase and now you're moving on...I think the paint looks fantastic on that piece! :)
Carrie

Elise said...

So cute as always, Cherry!! Love all your little vignettes!!
Elise

Kat said...

lol...Id let Calvin have the bed if I were you. The look on his face says you are annoying him.

I didnt have one of those armoires but I wanted one! I think it looks fabulous in its new paint.

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

LOVE the armoire! I am liking lighter colors more and more. I went through a phase where I was really into black furniture, but now it all just seems so dark & gloomy! And the dusting - Ay Carumba! I wish I could just paint my (only 1 year old) black dining room set a lovely french blue, but the "I told you So's" from my hubby would be never ending. Great pictures!

Barb said...

Love all these pics.
Thanks for sharing.
blessings and have a great weekend.
Barbara Jean

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I love the Spanish armoire redo in white...almost as much as your adorable kitty!
I've got one of those fur buddies who likes to lounge on my bed at the inopportune times too!

Sweet wishes,
Sara