Thursday, April 18, 2013

Complete Remake

Good Day everyone in blog land.  It's Thursday and its kinda of warm, maybe a little bit too warm too fast, but it's better than snow. Well anyways, here is my blog about my little cabinet.  My husband actually found this orange cabinet in someone's garage and it really needed some TLC, but I really liked the shape of this cabinet.  When we moved it from the garage to our basement to work on it, it really looked sad.  It was crooked and didn't sit right, so my husband started taking it apart and apart it really went.  There was nothing left to not even the frame.  He saved the top and the door with the hardware and the front of the cabinet but the rest went.  So here is the before picture before it finally was gone:

He started rebuilding it and used new old wood for the sides and the back of the cabinet.  He made the front of the cabinet with the old wood and the old door.  The 2 shelves in the inside was also new old wood.
After the cabinet was remade I wanted it to look a little fancy but shabby.  We slapped a coat of kilz on the outside and inside.  I had a few pieces of trim that I wanted to fill in the front of the door with.  We glued and nail the extra pieces on and trimmed around the center part of the door.  The cabinet was painted a white.  I than painted a coca brown paint on and in all the grooves of the trim and wiped off the excess.  I than painted paint in all the crevices of the cabinet and all the holes in the wood.
I left the inside of the cabinet the white.  We put the original hardware back on but it had quite a bit of orange paint on it.  I chipped off most of the orange paint and than rubbed white and some of the brown paint on the hardware.  I also took a damp rag and dipped that into the paint and gently rubbed the cabinet all over with the brown paint.  Some of the white was untouched but I liked the streaky look. 

We put some rollers on the bottom of the cabinet to make it easier to move around.

This is the sides of the cabinet.  They look old and worn and shabby.  I love the small nail holes and the rough wood.  We finished off the cabinet with a coat of poly acrylic to make it easy to clean and to preserve the finish.
Here is the cabinet all done.  It turned out to be a cute little storage piece.  It could fit anywhere you want it to go.
So what do you think?  Until next time, Dianne....................
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  1. Wow, what an amazing transformation. Love love the color! and the embellishments add even more character. Stoppin by from Trans. Thurs. Blessings!n Wanda

  2. I'm with Wanda, That is an amazing transformation.....
    I don't think I'd have the eye to see the wonder it could be
    (do I make any sense, lol)

  3. That is amazing! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  4. Dianne... is your husband available for loan?? LOL! Lucky you to have married a handyman and one who is quite talented ~ as well as you! You turned this into a gem with the treatment of trim and the distressing to the paint. Fabulous!!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this project at the Rock N Share linky party. It's a great makeover...the cabinet looks amazing. Hope you’ll join in again next week! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  6. That was quite an amazing transformation you achieved there!! It's beautiful and I would love to have something like that!! Great work!!

  7. Amazing transformation. Incredible what a little paint can do.