Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover (Before & After)

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 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

After that great garage sale, I was feeling like making something happen in my life. Do you ever feel that way? That you just want to Make Something Happen? I do. I definitely do.

The thing is, I have lots of life projects that I work on -- building my business, trying to be a writer, homeschooling my kids, all the maintenance that goes with running a home... you know what I mean. And all of those things have looooong project timelines. Little steps, along the long path to where you are going. And I am fine with that. Truly.

BUT. Sometimes I want to just get some results, youknowwhatimean? This last weekend was one of those times, and this little cabinet was the target of my restlessness.

In one corner of our family room is a little spot where Baby Girl plays house, and restaurant and gives tea parties. You can just see the little table there in the corner by the green cabinets.

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

A few months ago, Mr. Magpie found this little wall cabinet at the Goodwill and brought it home. I knew on sight it would be perfect to make a little wall-hung china hutch for Baby Girl's tea things.

When he found it, it looked like this:

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Then after the makeover, it looked like this:

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl picked out the colors from my collection of sample paint and helped me paint it. It was her idea to put the pink on first, then the yellow so the pink would show through when we sanded it down.

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

It was my idea to leave the knobs pink. I love pink and yellow together. It's my favorite color combination. I also love pink and orange and pink and green.

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

It's not perfect, and I scratched the glass up when I sanded it (oops). But I don't care. I made something with my little girl, and it was so fun. I didn't know a 3 1/2 year old child could be so patient and careful with paint. Neither my husband or my son can be, so this is new for me.

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

I love how it turned out, and I can't wait to get it set up so she can put her little blue bottles in there along with the little tea cups and the vintage plates I found for her. Maybe even with a little posy of roses from the garden for special occasions.

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

 Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Baby Girl's Tea Cabinet Makeover via cottagemagpie.com

Lest you worry that Rocket Boy doesn't get any of my time or attention, let me assure you that he does. It's just that all he wants are robots and legos and time with robots and legos... and none of them are very pretty for the blog! Although we do take pictures of all of his creations. I am also working on his summer quilt and helping him organize his room better. Maybe this summer we can finally dig it out enough to do some fun projects in there and you can finally see what his space is like. At least, for the 3.5 seconds that I am taking pictures. After that, well, all bets are off, I'll just say that.

What about you? Are you careful with paint? Did you have a tea set when you were little? I didn't, so that part is new for me, too!

 ~Angela :-)

~Angela :-)

P.S. For those of you who are new here and wondering why my son is called Rocket Boy, he gave himself that name years ago. Here's that story.

P.P.S. Linking up to: French Country Cottage, Jennifer Rizzo, Redoux Interiors and Common Ground.