Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Favorite Cupboard.....Autumn Style

Happy Autumn everyone.  What a perfect day to give my antique cupboard a lovely autumn facelift.  
Since I've been using a lot of white lately I thought it would be nice to keep this theme going.  Doesn't she look perty!  
Out came my chalk paint and brushes...let the painting begin.  
I had a lot of black and orange pumpkins that I used in previous years so repainted them instead of buying new ones.  
I also painted the frame and the pot holding the pumpkins.  


The two little wooden boxes are another garage sale find of mine.  


I got this birdcage from a  antique store while visiting a friend.  The bird cage itself is not an antique but the metal it was made out of is.  
As for this old wooden
 suitcase, I've thought of painting it but can't bring myself to do it.  
It just has so much charm.  


I have cases of old books that I've collected through the years.  I use them in 
just about every room in my home.  Some of them date back to the late 1800's.  I always wonder if they are worth anything.  




Aren't these the cutest little boys...Nicholas and Matthew when they were toddlers.




A lot of my books have ripped bindings but doesn't that just adds to the charm?  


Eeeek.....where did they come from!



 Hope you enjoyed reading about my Autumn cupboard makeover,  I'll be linking up with,


38 comments:

  1. Sooooo pretty, Marianne! Love that you continued the white pumpkin theme ... they pop beautifully against the smaller orange ones. The birdcage is perfect perched on top with Mr. Crow, and I love your old books!

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  2. What a pretty cabinet Marianna! I love how you dressed it up for fall! Martina

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  3. Very, very pretty! I like the way you combined everything for such a great effect. Perfect for the season and so cute. I love old books too.(-:

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  4. Marianne, I love your decorated cupboard! Fall has arrived! That is neat, that you painted your pumpkins. Great idea!

    ...yes those toddlers are just precious!!! Have a great weekend, and Happy Fall!

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  5. Hi Marianne, your cupboard is wonderful!!! The blue color is gorgeous and all your Fall goodies look just yummy inside, Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo

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  6. Oh Marianne, your cupboard is absolutely wonderful. I love your fall look. The birdcage is wonderful and of course I spotted the roo in there. Such love decor. Great piece and tons of inspiration. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Oh, how pretty. I really like the blue and white. Great fall display.

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  8. That is an awesome cupboard Marianne. I love the color and your cute touches of fall are perfect.

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  9. I love your fall cupboard ,the mixture of these colors is so charming !!! I adore old books as well, and also use them for decoration .
    Enjoy the season !

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  10. Love your hutch! White pumpkins and old books re two of my favorite things! Also love the twiggy pumpkin....I might have to get one of those. Linda

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  11. Love your super charming hutch~ so cute!! All your styling is lovely too~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  12. So perfect. Love all the little white pumpkins. Visiting from The Charm of Home. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/few-finished-projects.html

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  13. Really, really pretty Marianne. I pinned the hutch and shared it on my Facebook page. Great inspiration and I LOVE all the white. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  14. Such lovely colors! I love blue, orange and white for fall! Visiting from BNOTP Met Monday.

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  15. Love your hutch and all your decor.

    Great look!
    Kathy

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  16. BEautiful job decorating. I just love that hutch! I'm your newest follower too!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  17. I love it. The colors, with the white, mix perfectly!

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  18. Loving white pumpkins too and how you used a white platter leaning agains the back, I may have to try that in my blue cupboard!
    Everything looks just so nice surrounded by the blue!

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  19. Oh I just love your fall enhanced cupboard! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

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  20. New to your blog, came through Dittle Dattle Blog Party! Awesome blog, adding you to my blog roster, so that I may visit again! :)

    Love, love, love your antique hutch! And your styling of it, is magazine worthy! Very pretty!

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  21. Your hutch looks wonderful!! Love how you put the little pumpkin in the frame...so cute and different. Thanks for your nice comments on my dining room! Kristen

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  22. I LOVE your cabinet!! That pumpkins sticking out of the frame is the my favorite part! I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

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  23. I love everything about this! Mostly I love the pictures of your little boys. I makes it so personal and homey. Great job!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on on my blog right now. Come by when you get a chance! :)

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  24. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Hutch looks wonderful!!! I also love your plates leaning agains the wall, with your Rooster and the white pumpkins so sweet.
    I would like to thank you for your comments on my new tablescape for fall.
    XXOO Diane

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  25. Looks great...so fresh and clean :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  26. That cupboard is wonderful and I love the white pumpkins. Don't paint that suitcase! Not everything needs painting...

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  27. Your cupboard is lovely...my favorite is the little pumpkin in the frame opening...that is cute!

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  28. Your cupboard makeover is wonderful! I love the old books and the birdcage. Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  29. How fresh and charming! Love the boxes and the addition of books with the dishes. Nice variety of textures, and little pops of color.

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  30. Marianne, I love what you have created, a really beautiful cupboard filled with beloved items!!

    I have just linked up with Laura's party!
    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  31. Just beautiful! I love the color!

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  32. Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  33. I am loving your cupboard. The birdcage is wonderful. I adore vintage books, too. So much charm ripped bindings and all.

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  34. Beautiful. Gorgeous. Stunning. I love it.

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  35. This is so subtle and so pretty! I love your cupboard, you did a lovely job decorating it.

    Your newest follower,

    Rachel~

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  36. Your cabinet was featured at Everything Under the Moon! Great work!!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-dazzled.html

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  37. This is awesome. I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

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