Styling My Daughter's Cabinet

7.30.2012

A couple of weeks ago I shared some pictures of an old solid wood cabinet that my daughter bought on her first trip to Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta. Since then it has been picked up and put in her home. I went down to her house a few days later to help her decorate it with mostly things she already had and a few new things that we went and shopped for.

 This is a picture of the cabinet taken by her phone in Scott's.

Here it is in her home and filled. This is such a pretty piece of furniture. It is solid wood and has real tongue and grooved bead board on the back with adjustable shelving inside.

Here is a cabinet sold now at Pottery Barn. This is very similar to her cabinet. We saw it in person at the store and it was over $2,000, but in the catalog it is $1800. Way more than the $350 she paid for hers.

This cabinet is on a very tall wall  so I grabbed this canvas of Leila off of a wall and leaned it on top to add height. The lamp was brought in from another room. 

My daughter also bought this beautiful old blue seltzer bottle at Scott's. I combined it with some old bottles I wasn't using at my house to add some color on top of the cabinet.

A bunch of lavender tied with a burlap bow finishes off the display on top.

We played around with this and that to fill the inside. We picked up the white farm style pitcher at Home Goods along with a couple of other small filler pieces. Books she had in storage were added with the pages facing front. There is great hardware on this piece.

I grabbed these bottles out of a basket in her guest room that were on display.

After we went to Home Goods we popped in Pottery Barn and she bought this bowl so I placed it on top.


This picture isn't real good because of poor lighting from taking this at dark.

There was some more tweaking when we got back from shopping for some items, but it was dark and I couldn't get any good pics. I do wish thermostats could be put in a closet somewhere instead of out in the open, but I know they can't work right in a closet. Just sayin. I told her she could lean the picture over the thermostat to hide it, but they change it all the time and it would be a nuisance to move all the time. BTW she had that canvas made from a picture that I took of Leila.

I think my daughter may be hooked on Scott's now.

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71 comments:

  1. Lovely piece of furniture for the price. Looks great.

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  2. It is a splendid piece and vintage is always better than new for me. The kiddos pic you took is wonderful on canvas.

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  3. Looks like she found the better deal over Pottery Barn. I like so many of their items but tend to feel they are high for their product grade. Glad she found the deal of the day, and no additional work / painting necessary! Have a great day!

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  4. I love the hinges on the piece. It looks like it used to be an upper part of a set? The wood is gorgeous! Cute grandbaby of course ;)

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  5. It all looks lovely Kim, she must be so happy she bought that beautiful piece! And I wondered if that was one of your great pics turned into a canvas...so cute!

    Kat

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  6. I love her new cabinet. It really does look a lot like the one at Pottery Barn. It's probably better made than the one at Pottery Barn too. Her accessories look great in it and it's nice to see her embracing some vintage items in her home now. I'm sure you had some influence over that. Ha! That picture of Leila is great!!

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  7. What a great looking cabinet, Kim. It really does look very much like the PB one. I love the way you've accessorized it and, of course, the picture on top is the best.

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  8. What a beautiful piece of furniture! It looks so sturdy! I love the way you styled it!

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  9. amazing piece , decorated beautifully.

    Love it~!

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  10. This is a beautiful piece of furniture, but the most beautiful thing about this picture is the canvas on top. She did well for her first trip. She seems to have great taste like her mom. Have a great week. Sheila

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  11. This is an awesome piece! It's so unique and decorated perfectly! What a great storage and display piece!

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  12. obviously you and your daughter have the gift of decorating! cute and a very cool find!

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  13. What a beautiful piece. Love how you both styled it too!

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  14. Beautiful piece! And I love the way items you used to decorate! About a year or so ago my husband my husband traded out our thermostat for a programmable one. That would maybe allow her to put something in front of it. Mine is in such a place that I can't do that. I want to maybe box mine in and made it pretty..??

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  15. Beautiful, love how it's accessorized! =)

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  16. It is soooo pretty! I love the tone of the wood, and you two did a great job styling it. My Mom is pretty far away, now, but when she visits we have such fun working on decor projects around the house. I love having my Mom there to help me, and your daughter is so lucky to have a Mom with such amazing taste to help her out =)

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  17. Hi Kimmie! Oh, this is a beautiful cabinet and you helped your daughter decorate it beautifully! I love the picture of that little darling gracing the top!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  18. What a fun thing to do with your daughter! It looks so nice! Beautiful cabinet. I look forward to the time when I can help my daughter - after she moves out and gets her own place!

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  19. What a great find! I love your daughter's cabinet so much better than the one from Pottery Barn. Love the way you styled it, as well!

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  20. that is just beautiful! I am sure that the cabinets are heavy...and thanks for using some Acqua Panna bottles. That is some great Italian water

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    1. Daniela, I love that water and the bottles! I used to buy it and kept a few of the bottles but Eric talked me out of continuing to buy it. I might need to go pick up some on my way home :)

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  21. Great job Kim! Love that pic of Leila!

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  22. it looks so beautifully complete, the child in the photo is adorable, she makes it just shine,

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  23. Great piece, beautifully styled. That adorable canvas of Leila works perfectly there.

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  24. What a nice peace of furniture.
    i like it alot ;)
    Hugs from Norway ;)

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  25. What a beautiful piece of furniture!

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  26. H O L A

    Delightful! I just wanted you to know that I didn't even SEE the thermostat until you said something! :-) Lucky you with a daughter who shares a love of antiques and home decor!

    Sincerely,
    KAY
    RedBird Vintage Home

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  27. Great piece and it looks gorgeous the way you two have dressed it. Love the picture of Leila. She is such a cutie. Beautiful vignette on the top. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  28. What a wonderful cabinet! It looks beautiful all styled.

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  29. That's a beautiful piece and for such a good price! It's styled wonderfully. I went to Scott's once when I lived in the Savannah area. I'd love to have it nearby again....

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  30. That is beautiful Kim! I love how you helped accessorize it. That pic of Leila is cute too!~

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  31. Kim, I love the way you styled this. It looks charming and warm and casual! I know bloggers everywhere are covering stained pieces with chalk paint but I so LOVE the look of wood like this. Excellent!

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  33. I love the wood of this cabinet. It's styling is perfect. Your daughter is lucky. Addicted to Scott's ? Me too.

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  34. Don't you dare paint that cabinet!

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  35. Kim,
    That cabinet looks great!Love her collections displayed.What a beautiful photo of Leila.
    xx
    Anne

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  36. Gorgeous cabinet accessorized perfectly!

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  37. The cabinet is wonderful, and such a lovely way to decorate it!
    Lucky daughter having your great help!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

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  38. Kim that is a beautiful cabinet and the styling is perfect! Hugs, Linda

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  39. It looks fabulous Kim!! A true show stopper!

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  40. Beautiful cabinet, and everything looks wonderful in it. Loved the wood and the hardware on it.
    Sandy

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  41. Gorgeous cabinet, Kim and love your styling. Your daughter found a great piece at a great price. Way to shop.
    Babs

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  42. Beautiful cabinet. Great styling too. I love the white with the rich wood!

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  43. Great cabinet find you guys made. It looks beautiful in her home as well, especially with the great styling you did.

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  44. It's just gorgeous, Kim. I would love to have something like that.

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  45. Gorgeous piece of furniture! Love the hinges and their placement! Your daughter is gifted with your decorating skills! :)

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  46. What a great find! Love finding things that look like PB, but are the real thing. It's styled nicely, too.

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  47. p.e.r.f.e.c.t.i.o.n!!!!!!!!! Absolutely love it!

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  48. What a great piece! I know your daughter appreciates your expert help.

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  49. Looks wonderful and those darn thermostats are a royal pain! I found an awesome website to do canvases for a great price. It is called CG Prints. Awesome prices!

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  50. This is just lovely, Kim! Beautifully styled goodies...and the photo of Leila is so sweet! You two did a great job!

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  51. Today, (Tuesday) July 31st, You will want to stop by my Blog and pick up your award!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  52. Kim ...this is such a beautiful piece of furniture. You have such a good eye for decorating too.
    Francine

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  53. Beautiful and functional piece of furniture.
    Love the oak. Keep it just the way it is.

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  54. Hi, Kim, Lovely styling and a great piece of furniture! Always enjoy Scott's too even if I just look and resist buying.

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  55. You girls did a great job. It looks wonderful. And, that photo is gorgeous.♥

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  56. Kim,

    This is so pretty! I love the idea of adding a picture on the top to draw the eye upward!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  57. I think your daughter is lucky to have a mama who can look at something and know how to style it.

    ~Bliss~

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  58. This turned out perfect! I loved the cabinet empty and love it even more styled!

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  59. Hi Kim,
    I could never have left the matching cabinet behind. I'd have worked out a layaway, begged my Mom, something to keep the pair together. The project looks extraordinary, and I buy almost everything in twos (gemini inspired)

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  60. That is one awesome chest and I seriously love the seltzer bottle almost as much {yeah, I'm a little bottle crazy}. The styling is truly inspiring. I agree with Bliss - your daughter is lucky to have a Mom that can look at a piece of furniture and style it like that.

    Love it!

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  61. Kim...I think you are almost ready for that photo stylist job :)
    Lovely!

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  62. A beautiful cabinet, styled perfectly!! I know your daughter must be thrilled! She probably just walked in the room just to look at it a few times after you were all finished. (That's what I do when I love something!)

    xo-Lisa

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  63. Looks great! What a great cabinet! I grow lavender in my garden, so I can clip it and place some around the house...great decorating piece!

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  64. Love the new cabinet and the beautiful styling. What a lovely picture of the baby!

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  65. now I love this..mom and daughter decorating:)
    but of all the things I noticed was that beautiful little girl.
    THAT made the cabinet!
    and yes...very much dislike where they place thermostats
    xoxo

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  66. What an absolutely gorgeous cabinet! I love the bead board in the back. And everything is displayed perfectly.

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  67. I'm crazy about this cabinet. Excellent job on the styling. Leila is beautiful!

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  68. This is just glorious, Kim, and now I am so jonesing for a vintage seltzer bottle! It all looks so beautiful together.

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  69. Thanks, Kim for hosting. I love the bathroom you featured. What a sweet husband to remodel while his wife was out of the country. Not to mention the bathroom is cute and stylish.
    Katie

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