Friday, September 25, 2009

Cabinet makeover reveal!!

Well howdy y'all.  I've had a bit of a rough week.  We had a small front come through and the low pressure really messes with my body.  I've been in quite a bit of pain, so I've been moving slowly.  I did however finish my project!

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 only put a few things on there for pictures.  I'm not going to actually use her for another week, to let the paint cure really well!  Well there she is!  Hope you enjoyed her journey from ugly duckling to gorgeous black swan!!!

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!


  1. I am so glad you visited. I am confused now about your cabinet. I love the way it turned out, but what type paint did you end up using--flat or satin? I love the toile backing. I have a table I am dying to do and need all the help I can get!

  2. I know that cabinet ended up being a bigger project then you intended but the project turned out great. I love the color and the hardware that you put on the doors.

  3. So beautiful, love the bookshelf now!

  4. It looks GREAT! The photo didn't come with the email, so this is the first time seeing it! I bet even your husband is seeing the improvement over the "natural" wood;)!! I like the toile too! Wonderful job!
    p.s. hope you are feeling better soon.

  5. The shelving unit looks great. So sorry the sealer did not work out and it doubled your work too..darn it! But it turned out very well.

    Love the new hardware too!

  6. I think you did a great job on the cabinet, I just love making thing pretty and useful. I love the toile in the back, it gives it that designer touch and a little pop....thanks for sharing....Phyllis

  7. Sedona, that wallpaper really looks fabulous! I love toile!

  8. What a great transformation! Love the toile background and it's an inspiration. I have a corner cabinette that I painted black and have always thought that I need to do something different to the back as smaller items get "lost" to the eye with such a dark background. Thanks for stopping by my spot, I so enjoy having visitors!

  9. Hi,

    thanks for coming by for a visit. Nice to meet you. Oh I love your shelf. Great job!!!