Decorating to make a Statement

Shopping my house is one of the many things I enjoy doing to help make my house a home. It not only is fun to be creative, but it’s also a very frugal way to decorate and change the look of your home. After decorating with some new found antiques, I decided to change my Hoosier cabinet.

While enjoying some of the decorating posts lately, I was inspired by the monochromatic look. It not only makes a statement when you use all one color, it also takes away the guess work, no more wondering if colors match. 

After taking down my Snowmen last week, I “shopped” my home for anything white. My Hoosier cabinet is in my Dining Room, so using mostly dishes worked well. I did add 2 of my antique watering cans to the top, mostly because I just love them, but I also needed some height and they are always a good fit.

Some of the pieces that I found had some flowers or design on one side, so I simply turned them around to hide the design. The round item to the left is an ostrich egg, thinking outside the box here, I liked the shape, size and of course it was white.

On this shelf, I added a dish and 2 small plates that I bought awhile back at Goodwill for .25 cents each.

Here I started with a tea pot, a couple coffee cups and I created a unique look by simply turning a square dish upside down and then placing the other one on top.

On this shelf, I put another tea pot from my collection, a carafe and an antique metal container with a lid.

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  1. I love shopping in my own house, I’m sure to find items I like :) Love your new “LOOK”
    .-= Diane {}´s last blog ..quick lunch =-.

  2. wenchie says:

    I LOVE “shopping my house” for new displays – so much cheaper and a great way decluttering, too :).

    Your cabinet looks lovely!

  3. I just love the way you continuously change up this cabinet. One day, I will be able to do the same thing. But, until my kids grow up a bit, I don’t get to do fun stuff like that. LOL!
    .-= Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog´s last blog ..WINNER: Rubbermaid Interlocking Drawer Organizers =-.

  4. Delores says:

    I like how you changed things up in your Hoosier. Looks great!
    .-= Delores´s last blog ..Amethyst Tablescape for February =-.

  5. Tracy says:

    I love your Hoosier cabinet! I too am shopping my home as I redecorate my home. It is almost like Christmas because some of the stuff has been packed away for a while so it is almost like getting new stuff.

    ~ Tracy
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Show & Tell Friday – A Baby Shower =-.

  6. Hi!

    Your Hoosier cabinet redo looks great! The solid white look is such a great look to give everything a fresh clean look. And like you mentioned, you can really find some wonderful bargains at thrift stores and just picking up the odd white piece of dishware!

    Have a wonderful day!
    .-= Diann @ The Thrifty Groove´s last blog ..Spring Fever! =-.

  7. robyn says:

    LOve all that white goodness! GORGEOUS! The addition of the 2 watering cans adds a bit of funk…I LOVE that!

  8. Lora says:

    Lovely! I enjoy *shopping* my house, too. It’s fun to redo and recreate things.
    .-= Lora´s last blog ..Just Popping In =-.

  9. LIA says:

    I love your white china. It is really beautiful. Cheers, Lia
    .-= LIA´s last blog ..Flowers – Fresh and Extraordinary =-.

  10. Leanne says:

    I love shopping my house too. I love all the white and all the new things you added to the hoosier. It looks great.
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..I Could Pack My Bags and Move Right In =-.

  11. Hootin' Anni says:

    Right now, in our home, the statement that speaks volumes says “Clean it for Spring”!!

    Excellent post today!!

    I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o’ the Irish Luck if you can!
    .-= Hootin’ Anni´s last blog ..‘Tis glad I am and glad I’ll be that you like knowin’ the likes of me! =-.

  12. lori says:

    I love shopping in my house. I find some great things for free.. And I just love FREE….

    Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.
    If you haven’t entered my giveaway you still have time.
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  13. Tausha says:

    I love this cabinet! I wish that could come and take it and put it in my house! Great colors, very relaxing! Can’t wait to look at the rest of the blog!
    Please, stop by sometime and say hello. I love making new friends!

  14. Andy Porter says:

    Happy first year! That’s awesome. I’m a big fan of monochromatic too. It looks so elegant. Thanks for liking up this morning! Always a pleasure to have you on Creative Cats!
    .-= Andy Porter´s last blog ..Creative Cats!!! =-.

  15. I like!!! A lot!!!

  16. Susan says:

    Your collection looks so fresh and clean. Makes me long for spring!

    Susan and Bentley

  17. Nice cabinet redo! My hutch in my dining room is similar with all white bowls and pitures. I’ve loved it so much over the years, and adding on piece by piece is so fun! Thanks for linkin’ up today!

  18. Shannon says:

    I love all the white ceramics. Very pretty look. Thanks for sharing this. Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. fitty says:

    such pure and clean displays.. love how they all look..

  20. Your cabinet has great patina and is an awesome colour. I really like your collection too.
    .-= Elizabeth @ blue clear sky´s last blog ..I Won the City.Cottage giveaway at Just Beachy! =-.

  21. It looks great. And I have totally turned things around before too…if I don’t want to see a rooster, he has to face the wall. lol!

    :-) Great job, I love your cabinet!

  22. This is so fresh and springy…. I love the soft colors and tone! Beautiful indeed!
    .-= The Starry Family´s last blog ..Make Your Monday… Make mine Tiled please! =-.

  23. m says:

    LOVE those whites!

    m ^..^

  24. This is simply stunning – Gorgeous put together!
    .-= Stephanie Lynn´s last blog ..A Playroom of My Own ~ My Craft Workshop =-.

  25. Kari says:

    I LOVE monochromatic groupings like this. And I love that you had all this on hand. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Kari´s last blog ..Little Gifts for Little Ones =-.

  26. Cute cabinet & what a great collection of white dishes. WE love those white dishes, huh? Thanks for joining the party.

  27. SHARON says:

    My husband recently finished my grandmas’ hoosier cabinet and I just LOVE it. I can remember seeing her make biscuits on it and it brings back such fond memories for me of her. The sifter in it still works. Right now,I have put some things of hers in it… biscuit cutters, rolling pins, vintage lace and crocheting of my great grandmas…I LOVE MY HOOSIER CABINET!

  28. Suzanne says:

    What a fun look! I like all your white dishes~they look so pretty with the colors of your hoosier cabinet.

  29. Your cabinet is gorgeous!! So glad I saw your link on Miss Mustard Seed! Lovely!
    .-= Emily@Decorchick!´s last blog ..New life for old mirrors =-.

  30. Van says:

    Shopping in your house is so fun and best of all FREE, satisfies all parts of zeh soul!
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  31. Teena says:

    That’s a very nice display, well done! Happy Transformation Thursday <3

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