Blue or Cream…Problem Solved!!!

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Remember this cabinet?
I asked you months ago whether I should paint it Blue or Cream.
Most everyone who responded to my cry for help responded with the answer…..BLUE!
So I took action & began painting!
After painting the whole cabinet blue…I wasn’t quite satisfied
(hints the reason why I never posted it on the blog)
So I began thinking & first wanted to come up with a purpose for the cabinet!
We don’t have a ton of cabinet space, so I wanted to make good use of the cabinet.  Before it housed all of my craft stuff & it was packed to the gills! Just ask my hubby…you didn’t even want to open the thing, because you knew 1.) something was going to fall out & 2.) you may not get it closed again. But after revamping my coat closet & turning it into my home office, I was able to re-organize all of my crafting supplies in it! So here this black cabinet in my kitchen sat empty & was serving no purpose…
Then I came up with an idea…it would serve as a small pantry & house all of my can goods! Then I would be able to free up some space in my lazy Susan! I also had an idea to use the inside surface of the door as a chalkboard/memo board to keep track of things I needed from the store! So I painted the shelves blue on the inside of the cabinet & use chalkboard spray paint to create a
chalkboard surface on the inside of the door!
This is what it looked like when I was finished!
I wanted spruce up the chalkboard by adding
a little bit of cuteness!
Ideally, I wanted to use vinyl lettering for the door, but because I
am impatient & didn’t want to wait on ordering the vinyl
 & because I don’t have one of those fancy silhouette machines…
I decided to improvise!
I used white cardstock & cut the letters out with my cricut
machine & just simply glued them to the chalkboard!

I used a level & made a straight line with a pencil to be sure that I would get the letters on straight!
I peeled the letters out of the cut-out cardstock…

Used the glue stick to adhere them to the chalkboard…
This is what it looked like when I was finished!!
Cute, huh?!?

Then I organized my can goods inside the cabinet…

And used my chalkboard to write-out my shopping list!
Did you know that you don’t even have to mess with that dusty chalk anymore?!?
Hobby Lobby has these fabulous Chalk Markers! They work just like chalk, but without the mess!
What a fantastic invention!!
Loving it!!

I’m so happy with the way this cabinet turned out!! Not only is it cute, but it is also
a functional piece in the kitchen!
 This was such a cheap transformation as well…
I already had the blue paint leftover from a previous project, so all I really had to buy was the chalkboard spray paint.  I got it at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 and then I used a 40% off coupon as well so I paid even less than that!

I added a picture frame & some fresh flowers to dress up the top of the cabinet…

One other expense was this glass knob! Ever since my mom used these glass knobs in her kitchen remodel, I have been wanting to use them in my house! I thought this would be the perfect opportunity! I love the way the glass knob looks against the blue cabinet!! I also purchased it at Hobby Lobby when they had the knobs half-off! I paid $2.50 for it!
And here is a picture of what my kitchen nook looks like! Love the pop of color that the blue cabinet adds along with my curtains!! I’m also loving the small pops of pink from those tulips!! 🙂

Speaking of tulips….
Spring is just around the corner people!!!
I can’t tell you how excited I am about that!!
What are you doing to get ready for spring at your home?
I would love to hear about your spring projects!!
I am linking this project up at….

Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at Delightful Order
Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage
20 Below Thursdays at Christina’s Adventures
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
VIP party at Designer Garden
Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots & Jello
Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table & Dreaming
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden
Show & Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Spring Fling Party at This Blessed Nest
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Paint Projects Linky Party at Centsational Girl
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  1. so so so cute!! wonderful color choice 🙂

  2. Deborah Scheid says:

    I am handicapped but found this a great idea if you live in assisted housing like I do. I’m going to try to find someone to build this for me. What a great idea! Thank you


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