Have you ever done a makeover that you really loved at the time, but after you lived with it for a while you realized that it just wasn’t quite right?
So how many times can you do a makeover of a makeover?
In my world as many times as it takes.
It’s not about getting it perfect. Honestly, I’m never striving for perfection. It’s about getting it so it feels right… like it’s supposed to be.
I should have called this post a makeover of a makeover of a makeover. lol.
This was the before of my kitchen china cabinet. I did this makeover probably 15 years ago or so.
This is the china cabinet makeover number two that I did a while back…. after I quit in the middle of makeover number one because it just wasn’t working.
I loved that the red and white polka dot wrapping paper was so fun in an I’m the star of this show kind of way, and the combo with the aqua paint colour of the cabinet was exactly what I thought I wanted.
I absolutely loved how the china cabinet looked when it was empty, and it stayed empty for awhile because I just loved looking at it.
Then one day I decided it was time to put some things inside it, and I was quite surprised to discover that I didn’t love the polka dot paper as a backdrop at all.
It needed to be a back up singer, but it was still trying to be the star of the show.
It was way too busy for my liking, and the things that I wanted to be the stars looked a little lost to me.
So when I found this funky textured $1 tablecloth I thought it would work perfectly for this makeover of a makeover.
I measured and cut my tablecloth pieces to fit inside the cabinet, just like I did with the wrapping paper,.
Once I got the top area replaced I knew this was the right decision.
I used double sided tape just like I did with the polka dot wrapping paper.
So after about 30 minutes my kitchen china cabinet went from this…
The tablecloth has the red and blue of my kitchen, but also the yellow that I’ve already added into the room with these spray painted glass vases.
It went from the spotlight stealing polka dots….
… to this spotlight sharing tablecloth.
Don’t feel too sorry for the polka dots. I found a much better place for them to be the star and I’ll be sharing that project later in the week.
In time I’m hoping to fill this china cabinet with some colourful dinnerware… some yellows, and blues, and reds. Maybe fiesta ware, if I ever find any.
So if you’ve ever done a makeover that you discover you don’t love so much, for whatever reason, it’s never too late to give it another go.
But I do have to say that I’m really hoping that this makeover of a makeover of a makeover will be made over no more. Hopefully, the third time’s the charm.
UPDATE: You can now see my completed Under $100 Aqua and Red Kitchen Makeover.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!