Monday, March 18, 2013

Vintage Book Shelf Update

Many years ago,
 I found this wonderful old furniture piece in a candle shop going out of business.
I purchased it for a song and used it in my booth space as a display prop.
It worked hard over the years and after I closed my shop to go on line only,
this treasure found a spot in my sewing/laundry room.
It fit perfectly right under cabinets above the washer and dryer and next to my sewing table.
Here it is in a before redesign with rooster graphics.
The inside papers are from a newspaper dated 1904.
I love it because the ads are not only wonderful,
it also is the year my grandmother was born.
For the redo I painted it white and went right over the graphics
knowing they would become something new anyway.
With the original worm holes and distress,
here is the white version and the 1904 newsprint left in place.
I took this pic before I realized I needed to paint the top inside shelf.
Okay, later for that~
In the meantime, next, I found a graphic from The Graphics Fairy
One that would go with the sewing room and laundry.
I love this one and placed it on both doors.
The door knobs will be changed out next.
I found these checked beauties at Hobby Lobby.
You know they usually have their hardware knobs on sale each week
for half off.
I also added a little stencil to each side for balance.
Love the inside papers. Just look at this wonderful collage of ads.

Complete and ready to keep me organized again.
What do you think?
Will I paint the cabinets overhead, above the washer and dryer?
Stayed tuned for the rest of the redo.
Enjoying our family house guests,
wish you were here.
See you soon.
Celestina Marie


Jenna said...

Very nice, l love the way it came out :-)

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Celeste,
You have given such a new and fresh look to your beautiful cupboard. The newsprint is charming and oh, how I love the black and white nobs you have added.
What a treasure, my friend.
Carolynn xo

Unknown said...

That definetly has a fresh new look! The back papers are interesting, you wont get tired of finding snippets of inetersting things! Love the colour too!


Susan said...

Celestina, I love this cabinet. The ads is an added charm. The top inside of that shelf matches the newsprint. I don't know if I would paint it.

Irene Helms Designs said...

What a charming cupboard! Lovely.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

It looked cute before and still looks great! I like the change to white though! I love that advert from Graphics's in my file awaiting inspiration!

Jan Hermann said...

What a lovely transformation! Love Hobby Lobby knobs - I've added quite a few around here!

NanaDiana said...

Celestina Marie- That is such a great old piece...and how fun to have room for it in your laundry room. Love the old ads on the backboard and the graphics on the front are perfect. I love that pecky old wormwood look on a piece. That has been a hardworking piece for you over the years. You did a great job- xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great piece, Celeste! I love the newspaper backing. Whenever I see old papers, I love to look at them. It's always so interesting to see what was newsworthy back in the day, as well as how much things cost. This piece will make a great addition as storage for you.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love the fresh Paris twist you gave to your cupboard! Hugs, Penny

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the new look and it's so clever to keep the vintage newspaper ads. Well done!

cynthia lee designs said...

I love turned out great!!

Old Time Cindy said...

Where do you find the time to create so many wonderful projects? You are so creative and a true artist. Love your work!
Farmhouse hugs,

deb said...

Looks amazing! Great job!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Celeste and so sweet that the paper is the same year your Grandmother was born! I absolutely adore those knobs! Stunning piece! ~Diane

Dorthe said...

It looks so much more wonderful in white dear Celestine Marie, and with the Bee Hive papers !
I love when it is possible to reuse a loved old furnichure. Thankyou for lovely inspiration,-the old papers inside are so great.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's beautiful both ways...perfectly beautiful!

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Debbi said...

oh my Celeste, one word. CLASSY....I love what you did! Great re-do:)

Anonymous said...

Very well done MsC. I do love a make over to keep pieces alive and ever changing. I love the scroll stencil especially, I agree, it's an extra bit. Love this make over. Hugs. Tammy

Grandma Linda's Daydreams said...

I love it! It's great that you kept the newspaper background. The graphic's are clever, a fresh change to make it your style, and the knobs are so cute! Linda

Miss Val's Creations said...

The cabinet is fabulous Celeste! I love that one can have fun reading through the old, entertaining ads!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wow! What a difference you made with it! It is lovely!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful details. I have a plain white cabinet in my bathroom that needs some special touches. You are so creative!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Gorgeous redesign! Love the old newspaper design on the back panel. Looks great in the white!

Tina said...

great makeover

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Love the makeover of your sweet cabinet - the old newspapers and the beehive graphics are gorgeous.
Also like what you did to your handlotion with the pretty label.
Always great to see all your creative and inspirational work.

Happy week

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..