This is a short post to show you how I painted this cabinet.
We are redecorating our fireplace room, which we have now started calling “the studio”. Although it is not ready yet, it’s already my favorite room in the house, and the place where my boys and I spend most of our time when we are home. The reason? It is where we placed our desks. My boys do their homework and play their online games here and I paint my watercolors and use my computer here too.
We needed a small cabinet to hide the ugly papers, envelopes and binders that were cluttering our pretty desks, so when I saw this ugly cabinet at our local Restore, I decided it was the right one to do the job. It is not real wood and it couldn’t be uglier, but it costed $15 and had the right size and functionality, so I brought it home.
How ugly was that, right?
This is how I painted it. (This post contain a few affiliate links).
- I stared by removing the casters, and hardware and spray painting them gold using Rust-Oleum Bright Coat .
- I also removed the old handles and filled the original holes and the doors slits with Bondo Wood Filler.
- Next I sanded the filled areas and the entire piece until the surface was super smooth.
- I then primed the piece with one coat of Clear Shellac Spray. You could also use any oil-based primer you have at hand for this step.
- When the shellac was dry, I sprayed two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint Homestead Blue.
- Finally I sprayed three coats of General Finishes Water Based Topcoat Satin.
I drilled holes in the center of the doors where I wanted to install the new pretty handles I got for this piece.
Ant that was all! What a difference, right?
Here it’s how it looks now!
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