My favorite blue cupboard

by Julie Nichols, March 18, 2014

Hi Friends 

 I purchased this cupboard for $5.00 at a yard sale.   It was love at first sight.
I knew exactly where it would go... my workroom.

  It's a little beat up but I don't mind because I use it to store all of my paints.

The wire doors are great because I can see exactly what I have.   
The top door holds empty containers for painting.   If you look close you can see the red container is  Duncan Hines chocolate frosting......
The middle door holds cans of spray paint, Brillo pads, and sandpaper.
The bottom door holds cans of house paint and paint samples.

A Benjamin Moore paint fan hangs from the top knob.  It was a freebie from a Benjamin Moore promotion.  

Each door pulls down and is held closed with small wooden hinges. 

A close-up of what I have on top:
The green and pink color file was another freebie from Benjamin Moore.   It has a notepad and an accordion folder inside. 
The child size toolbox was my daughters & holds craft paint and brushes.

 Baskets for extra storage

I love having all my paint supplies in one spot.
This little cupboard was handmade and is painted my favorite color.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

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  1. No kidding?? $5 ? I think I need to hit more yard sales. That is one cool, fantastic cupboard!

  2. Oh, I love it, too and what a great deal! I love your big wicker baskets too! It's nice to have our supplies in something that inspires us! Hugs!

  3. Yes, I believe in love at first sight and it would have struck me too if I saw that adorable cupboard at a yard sale for $5! I would have acted cool while buying and then done the happy dance when I got it home! What possesses some people to part with things like that?? Love your baskets too...I have one like the top one. Fabulous vignette in your work room!

  4. Oh that is my kind of cupboard! Love it and the paint color is divine! I too use a lot of picnic baskets for extra storage in my craft space! Just love your vignette :)

  5. I have fallen in love many times! Furniture just seems to pull at my heart strings. I have to tell you that I had a cupboard just like that. I ordered it years ago from J.C. Penneys. It was a vegetable keeper. I loved it and used it for years. I let my oldest daughter have it and a couple of years ago we painted it mustard for her. She loves it and uses it for storage in her kitchen. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. My girlfriend and I are always going to estate and yard sales looking for a similar item as this - lucky to have found such a great find! (Sharon) Love the post and so nice you shared it on your #simplybebetsy gallery!
    Sharon and Denise

  7. Beautiful cupboard! And what a great find for $5.

  8. Sweet deal on the cupboard Julie! It looks perfect with the baskets. Love your daughter's little tool box up there!


  9. Oh how cool. I love this kind of rustic home decor! It looks really great! Thanks for a fun visit via Anything Blue Friday.

  10. If you found that adorable cabinet for five dollars, then I need to sop with you sister! That's an awesome find, love it!!

  11. What a great cupboard. I love the wire in the door and I love the color. Awesome find. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty



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