First here she is again, in her sad sad state, fresh out of the storage building:
Okay, so I cleaned her very good, then she got sanded and primed:
So after she was good and dry I painter her, I used valspar latex enamel in flat black:
Gorgeous right?! Well, that's not the end of the story. I love to paint, I paint a lot! However, this is my first dive into painting furniture that will be heavily used. I thought that I would need to seal the paint to ensure that it wouldn't come off. I used a satin poly. It was awful!!! Oh, I didn't take pictures, it was too bad. I was mad. I couldn't even look at her like that. The next day as soon as she was dry enough, I started sanding, again. I sanded every bit of the shine off, primed her, again, and painted her, again. I DID NOT poly her again! Now she was beautiful again and I just didn't know what to do. Fortunately, this is the blog world! I got some great advice and boy did it take a weight off of my shoulders. Joan, at fortheloveofahouse told me just to let the paint cure really well and it should be fine! By the way, if you haven't been to fortheloveofahouse, go, really! Her home and makeover it has received is AMAZING! You will love her blog!
So while my girl was drying from her second coat of paint, I took some fabric from my stash and glued it to poster board cut to size for the back of the cabinet. So without further blabbering....introducing my new kitchen storage/display cabinet!!!
I'm participating in Between Naps on the Porch's Met Monday! Be sure to go over and check out all the great before and afters there!
Have a great weekend y'all!