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DIY Cabinet Makeover: From Danish Modern to "Antique" Chinese

on Nov 2, 2014
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We had an old cabinet in the dining room that I was ready to put to the curb. It got rickety and the doors were always crooked. And it was boring looking! I'd always wanted an antique Chinese cabinet in that spot. Well, instead of leaving the cabinet out for dumpster divers, I gave it a makeover into the "antique" Chinese cabinet I always wanted! It was painted with milk paint, Chinese hardware was installed and I applied a Chinese wallpaper print to the doors. All details about the makeover, and sources of supplies, are on my blog.

To see more: http://indiapiedaterre.com/2013/08/30/diy-cabinet-makeover-from-danish-modern-to-antique-chinese/

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  • Teri
    Teri Creswell, OR

    I find that Riesling goes with most any paint! ;)

    • Deb @ NomadicDecorator.com
      Deb @... Lake Zurich, IL

      @Teri Ha ha, you are right, Riesling might not go well with all foods, but it DOES go well with all paint!

  • Jennifer G
    Jennifer G Clifton, CO

    I have a weakness for Asian furniture - I actually bought 3 pieces off eBay 10+ years ago that shipped from China. They are true antiques (built in the late1700's) and are VERY fragile. I LOVE what you did with your Danish piece and now I want to try

    • Deb @ NomadicDecorator.com
      Deb @... Lake Zurich, IL

      @Jennifer G Oh my goodness, I bet your antique Chinese furniture is gorgeous! I have a big weakness too. We have a burlwood Chinese cabinet, and antique tansu too. But I want more than I can afford!

  • LB
    LB Apopka, FL

    Good save.... I love the hardware.

  • Wolfe Art
    Wolfe Art Saltville, VA

    How hard was it to find the hardware? Very charming, btw!!!

    • Deb @ NomadicDecorator.com
      Deb @... Lake Zurich, IL

      @Wolfe Art Hello - oh wow, finally catching up on comments here! The hardware is from a seller named "Chinese Brass Hardware" on eBay - http://stores.ebay.com/Chinese-Brass-Hardware/

  • SK on Elderberry
    SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID

    How fun is this? Thanks for sharing. sk

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