Monday, April 25, 2011

A China Cabinet

Hope everyone had a great Easter.  Ours was incredibly low-key, but that's what made it so nice.

I finished a china cabinet for a client over the weekend.  It's going in her bathroom to house towels and toiletries.  


 Here it is before.







On a complete side note, Zac and I started a diet today.  Pretty greuling when your lunch literally goes from this

to this.
Lettuce...yuck.  Cold chicken...double yuck.  On our list of approved foods: legumes, lean meat, eggs, veggies...period.  That's it.  My guess is that this diet we're trying is so successful because it's participants opt to starve rather than eat from the list of approved foods.  We do get to gorge one day a week.  Zac asked if we could lay in bed tonight and dream of what we were going to eat on Saturday.  I can't wait.  On a more positive note, I am SO excited to finally lose this last 14 lbs. of baby weight.  I guess it's time...my baby just turned 2!

And last, but not least, my favorite picture from Easter weekend.

Thanks for reading :)
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  1. Simply ammmazing. I think I say that every time I visit your blog. I'm obsessed with your blog!!

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  2. Is this diet from the 4 Hour Body? If so, mad props to you guys!

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  3. Natalie! I just found your blog and it is fabulous. Your furniture is gorgeous! You are really very talented. I knew you growing up in Corona and when I saw your picture on the blog I was like I know that girl!

    My husband and I found some fabulous wood bed frames for the kids for $5 each over the weekend and we got to work refinishing them right away. This was a first time for us and it didn't go so well, but it was a good learning experience. I'm so jealous of all your beautiful furniture after my blunder over the weekend. Hopefully next time we'll get it right. I'll be checking back soon!

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  4. Love the china cabinet. Belle looks so pretty.

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  5. Wow - fantastic makeover. I love how you styled the painted cabinet, too. Very modern & fresh!

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  6. i can't say which i want more. the cabinet you painted (which is absolutely gorgeous!) or a bathroom large enough to use it in for towels and toiletries. that will be stunning.

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  7. It looks so fresh and springy! Love it.

    Your diet sounds like the same one my mom has been on for about 6 weeks (4 hr Body). She has lost 10 pounds, but it seems tortuous! Good for you for doing it - I need to but I'm fairly certain I wouldn't be able to stick to it!

    Kacey

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  8. Very pretty, Natalie! Love the china cabinet! I could use that kind of diet! Kim

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  9. Love how clean and open it looks!! And I hope I look as good as you do after I've had 4 kids! :)

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  10. Love the cabinet, but there is no way you have 14 lbs to loose! NO WAY! But props to the good eating habits. My lunch is looking similar to your before. not so good. I will keep you posted on the kitchen table. Maybe the 1st weekend in May? Let me know.

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  11. I want one of those cabnets. you should convince mom to do it to her irish cubbord. and Isabelle is soooo beautiful. I wish she could have come up with the other kids this weekend.

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  12. This looks great, I have a similar one and this post has inspired me to grasp the mettle and get on with it!

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  13. Oh, what a beautiful piece and I love the redo! Looks beautiful the way you have her dressed! I can't imagine this in the bathroom!! I know your client will be so pleased.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. oh wow! what a change. this looks so beautiful. I can't believe the difference. I'm a paint enthusiast and love looking at diy projects.

    I'm a new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  15. What I would give to paint my 2 china cabinets white....I just love what you have done. This turned into a stunning piece of furniture!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  16. I have just found your blog... love the china cabinet. I have one I want to paint please tell me what paint you use. Trish

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  17. Absolutely stunning transformation of that cabinet! It looks so fresh and you gave it a whole new life. :-) We are so thrilled that you came by and joined our Inspiration Friday party last weekend and we hope to see much more of you in the future!
    Vanessa

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  19. Natalie, my friend Jen and I have just started doing what you do - only we live in Texas! We are in love with your pieces and have been stalking you for a while :) We are wondering: do you use latex or oil-based paint? I have a similar hutch that I am trying to decide what to do with.
    thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

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  20. This elegant look especially good.

    Thanks for sharing us.
    Curio cabinet

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  21. Hello! I'm looking you up from TT & J. I LOVE the cabinet. I really want to do something like that. We have an old dresser that is just blah. Maybe I should bite the bullet and give it a makeover. Anyway, you did a wonderful job.

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  22. Your china cabinet makeover is gorgeous!!! I love it.

    I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xoox
    Jen

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  23. You can use these cabinets to put your crockery items as well.And it will be a benchmark of your bedroom.
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  24. oh wow. yours turned out great! Now it makes me wish I'd done white instead of charcoal :). Oh well....there will be more cabinets in the future! :)

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