Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Clean-Up Cupboard

Good Morning.  It's Thursday and it's going to be a nice day.  Sunny and warm, or at least in the 50's.  I'm going to enjoy the day.  Well, enough of that and on to my project!  My husband found this adorable cabinet at an estate sale for $20.00.  I just love these old cabinets, but it needed a little tlc.  I scrubbed the cabinet and took off all the hardware.  I did a quick sanding so the kilz paint would adhere to the cabinet.   I wanted the white to cover the dark brown because I was going to paint the cabinet with a flat cream paint.  Here are the before pictures:
As you can see the cabinet needed a little help.  I didn't like the brown and it was so dirty.  The inside of the bottom cupboard had some ugly contact paper and the handles were so grubby.  I did like the original hardware.  I really scrubbed the hardware with just good 'ole water and soap and they came out nice and shiny.

 I also wanted to paint the inside of the cabinet a different color than the cream.  I decided to paint it with a medium grey paint.  I didn't distress the outside of the cabinet but I took a small paint brush and some dark grey paint and outlined the whole cabinet.  I edged around the cabinet doors and the drawers.  I also did the  outside of the cabinet.  When I edge the furniture, I use the side of the paint brush and just rub it along the edge of the furniture.  I put the original hardware back on the cabinet drawers and doors.  I than painted some numbers on the glass doors and the bottom cabinet doors in the dark grey.  When everything was dry, I put a coat of poly-acrylic sealer on everything.  I was pleased with the final result.  What about you?

The  edging on the edges of the cabinet looks like I distressed and sanded the cabinet, but I didn't.  Just a different way of finishing some furniture.
I think that this cabinet would look cute in a kitchen or even a bathroom (stocked with towel, soaps etc...) or even a little girl's room, filled with all her treasures.
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  1. You have done such a great job on this hutch. I love it. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  2. This looks so much better now and i love the numbers! :)

  3. what a difference! it looks lovely! and you have my age right on it! ;)

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  5. Great job! It looks so pretty and fresh, and I love the grey edging.

  6. Lovely makeover of that cabinet! Can't believe it only cost you $20! That's amazing!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Gorgeous, and I love the numbers! What a great find!

  8. Great job ... the numbers really make it look special.
    Thanks for sharing.
    New follower ... found you on I Gotta Create
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures.

  9. This is a fantastic redo. Well done. visiting from "a round tuit"

  10. This looks A-mazing! What a gorgeous transformation.. thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    Amei @ Pinkapotamus

  11. Such a great project and I do love those dramatic numbers on the front. So fun. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.

  12. Thanks so much for linking with last weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is opened and I would love to have you share any of your posts. The link for the party is
    I can't wait to see what you have been up to.