Happy Friday! Today we wanted to share a little cabinet makeover we just completed that you may recognize from our furniture page…
And what it ended up looking like with a little TLC…
This little guy was in rough shape when we found him. The top and back was coming off and the finish was very underwhelming. So, first things first, we took everything apart (hinges and knob was set aside) and started priming the body and sanding the top. The back was secured with a few brad nails, and we fixed the lose top of the cabinet with a few screws.
While that was drying, we moved on to the door. We carefully removed all of the staples that were connecting the metal grate to the frame successfully and hepatitis free. Kidding. Since the grate was in okay condition we reused it and just repainted it with a metallic spray paint.
Next up was the hardware! We replaced the knob with a new oil-rubbed bronze to match our spray paint color and took the same spray paint to the hinges and screws. We liked the texture and shape but wanted to amp up the color a bit.
For the screws we’ve found that screwing them through a box and spray painting the heads of them that way has saved us a lot of time and mess. We didn’t mind having to drink the Blue Moon to use the box anyways : )
Now came the messy part. We had a small pot of a light minty green paint that had been mixed with a dark gray laying around and thought it would be amazing on this piece.
But it was far from pretty. It was like a bad dentist office’s walls mixed with a 70s Rollerama carpet. I tried to take a picture but it just looked white. It wasn’t worth showing anyways so I’m alright with it. Take two was Valspar’s Vintage Gold, and it was definitely a winner!
We ended up using three coats to cover the outside, then painted the inside of the cabinet in Behr’s White Fur.
All that was left was the shelf and the top! The top was stained in our favorite Miniwax Espresso and sealed with some fast drying poly. The shelf received a coat of primer and was spray painted the same aged copper as the grate and hardware.
To give the shelf a little extra “oomf,” a technical term, we used a small scale stencil to create a doily effect along the front.
After a little hand sanding around the cabinet’s edges to create a worn look, we put it all back together and called it a day!
What do you think? We think it would make an awesome little bathroom storage unit but don’t have the space to put it in there, so we just staged it like it to have some fun anyways : )
One more detail shot just because we love how the wood turned out when we sanded it and the shine of the aged copper paint : )
Hope you have a great weekend : )
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