Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Update and a Little Note

Remember me sharing with you all the other day about my oak kitchen cabinets and that I am learning to be very happy and content with because they are off limits when it comes to paint?

I also showed you how I had taken the glass doors off of a couple of the cabinets to have that open look that I really like.

Well, in great blogging friend fashion, I had a couple of you who had a great idea of how I could at least lighten up the inside of those open cabinets.  You rock with your ideas and how you so sweetly share them with a girl in need.  So thank you to Red Gate Farm and Anita at Going A Little Coastal for your suggestions.

This was the before…

cabinet 1

And the after…


full cab

I bought my foam board at Target and painted it the color of my kitchen walls and then just popped it right in.  Of course, I measured it first.  I think it looks great in there.

This was so easy and so cheap, which is just what I love.

Thanks again to my friends for their suggestions!


**I wanted to also let you know something that I have been praying about for quite awhile now and that I feel like God is confirming that it’s okay for me to jump into.

Sometime in March, I will be opening up my own Etsy shop!!!

I am hoping to stock my shop with unique treasures from all over but especially from the beautiful farms and homes of Tennessee.

Many of you have commented on the great things I get from my treasure hunting uncle and I would love to share some of his finds with all of you.   I will also be scouring the flea markets, yard sales and estate sales with all of you in mind.

My shop will consist mostly of vintage items but will also include some beautiful  handmade items as well.  Oh, I think you will like what I have.  I sure hope so.

I will keep you all posted and let you know when the shop will be open.

See you there!!



Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I am excited for you and I think your Etsy shop will do great.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the foam board and yes, it looks fabulous in your cabinets. I put some beadboard in the back of my bookcases and it did the same thing, just lightened things up so much and I love it. Good luck on your Etsy shop. Hugs, Marty

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Great look Amy! I used 12x12 pieces of scrapbook paper to back the inside of my kitchen cabinets. I used double-stick tape to adhere. A cherry look for very cheep and I can change it as my whims change :)


Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

What a great way to lighten up your cabinets! I did something similar about two years ago. I just posted about my kitchen Friday!

Congrats on the etsy shop! I opened one in '09 but I've never been able to put much time into it. I've been praying about it since the end of last year and I'm hoping to get it going again soon.

I know yours will be wonderful!

julie - eab designs said...

So happy to hear about your upcoming Etsy shop! I'll be looking forward to the opening. Enjoy your week ahead.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Love the new lighter look!

And congrats on the etsy shop!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Amy!

Looks great! The lighter color really opened it up. I love blogging for all the suggestions, too. It's just the right touch! Love how you have the open shelving displayed.

I can't wait for you to open an Etsy store. I always drool over all the fun things you and your uncle find. Yay! Pray it all works out! I'll be your first customer :) xo

One Shabby Old House said...

Your cabinets look great. You have a great eye for display and lots of great items on your shelves and throughout your home. I can see that you will have a wonderful time with your etsy adventure. I rent a space in a great shop in Tampa and it is so much fun. I just got back from the flea market today and will go to one tomorrow but I must warn you this whole thing gets in your blood and soon it fills the house. But have fun and keep prayed up asking Him to direct your path and your purchase. Hugs

Pine Tree Home said...

Looks like a brand new space. Well wishes on your etsy shop. I love treasure hunting.

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

How exciting! Congrats on the upcoming Etsy shop!! Can't wait to see all the Tennessee treasures you have for sale! :)


Kolein said...

LOVE the inside of the cupboards!!!!! LOVE them!!!!!!

YAY!!! Can't wait for your shop! How wonderful and exciting, Amy!!!


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a great idea for the inside of the cabinets. Makes a world of difference and looks great. Will be looking out for your etsy shop. I just cannot wait to see what you have. ~~Sherry~~

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh yay, so glad it worked out for you. It looks great. Lighter and brighter!

I am glad to hear you'll be starting an etsy. Perhaps I'll get mine going by March also. I'm still trying to think of a name for it that will relate somehow. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in your shop.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cabinet looks beautiful, Amy. You have so many pretties inside! That's the best thing about open shelving. I love your dishes and the foam board is a wonderful idea!


NanaDiana said...

I think that is a great idea, Amy! You will have so much fun ..and when you have fun doing something it makes the work involved seem like child's play. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I love the insides of your cabinets. I papered the insides of mine in one house and in another I used fabric cut to size and moutned with Sta-Flo liquid starch. I don't even know if they make that anymore. One time I did a whole wall in fabric using that. You get ready to move you just strip it off and wash the wall down. However, this foam board is a great idea...and doesn't show imperfections like paper or fabric would. Love it! Hugs-Diana

Debbie said...

I think the idea inside the cabinets is wonderful and I love the new look.

I also think the etsy shop is a terrific idea! You have a gift, Amy. I'm not sure you realize how rare it is to have your talent.

Hoping my computer issues are straighted out so I can actually see pictures on people's posts.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a neat idea to brighten up the cabinets. They look wonderful. Good luck with the opening of your etsy shop. I will look forward to opening day.

Laura said...

Congratulations on your new Etsy shop!
I love your cabinets-
what an amazing idea!

Enjoyed visiting-

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A Vintage Vine said...

Love the open cupboards and good luck with the Etsy...I love all your finds!!!

time worn interiors said...

Something fun I do for cupboards I'm selling and don't want to paint, I take two sided tape and place book pages, music or even hand written recipes would work! The contrast of pages and dark wood showing looks great!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Wow, Amy! Love it:) Everything is arranged so nicely and now you can see it even better. Best wishes for the Etsy shop! That is so exciting...I can't wait... I know it will be fabulous:)

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Amy ~ love the new look! Great ideas from Red Gate Farm and Anita at Going a little Coastal.. And the Etsy shop is a fabulous idea. Think you'll do great. Loving the the new look of your photos!!
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Marilyn Holeman said...

Amy, Your cupboards look great! And it's so exciting that you're going to open an etsy shop. I'm looking forward to seeing it.


michelle said...

Your cabinets look great Amy! What a great idea! I love bloggy friends and all their ideas and inspirations!

Good for you, I think that you will enjoy the Etsy shop, you have some of the greatest things and I am so excited for you!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Mary Lou said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the shop! Good for you!
I love the cabinets. You could also cover the board with fabric which would be easy to change.

Tiffini said...

so excited for your new adventure! Can't wait to see..I've always loved what your uncle finds:)

Kelly said...

So pretty, and so much lighter and brighter! Love it. Congratulations on deciding to open your shop! Let us know when you do. :)


A Hint of Home said...

That was a great idea and opened the cabinets right up! Looks really great.

Tara said...

I'm sure your store will be gorgeous Amy.I look forward to checking it out..xx

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Amy~ Your cupboards look fantastic! I am glad you decided to go with lightening up the insides - great idea!! Congrats on the etsy shop too!! So exciting and I am sure you will have tons of fantastic finds and treasures in there- plus you get to keep looking for more all the time! :)
The wreaths you asked about on the cupboard doors are actually white berry garlands that I purchased a few years ago at our local Ben Franklin store- I just loop them around when I want wreaths. Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs, Courtney

Deb said...

Your kitchen cabinet looks great Amy! I am so excited for you to open your shop...will you ship to Canada? You really do find the best stuff! ~Deb~

Kathy said...

This is terrific, I had thought to do the same, but to use fabric or patterened paper - to be able to change the backdrop from time to time!
God Bless,