Before and After – Blue Cabinet

Hi friends,

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 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 is the video tutorial with the whole process (Remember to subscribe to my Youtube Channel!)

Here it’s how it looks now!

The Wood Spa - Blue Cabinet-1-1

The Wood Spa - Blue Cabinet-1-3

The Wood Spa - Blue Cabinet-1-4

The Wood Spa - Blue Cabinet-1-5

The Wood Spa - Blue Cabinet-1-6

The Wood Spa - Blue Cabinet-1


Thanks for reading!


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It all started in the spring of 2013. I realized how tired I was to see my house entirely decorated with IKEA stuff. Nothing against IKEA, but after 12 years, I just needed some change. I wanted stylish, original furniture, but noticed that everything I liked from retail stores was way out of my budget. Thanks to Google, Youtube, and a couple of amazing blogs, I was able to discover and explore the world of furniture refinishing, and it was the beginning of my addiction. I now spend my days rescuing old, dull, unwanted pieces of furniture to give them a fresh look so they can be displayed, used and loved again for many more years to come. Thanks for stopping by.

16 thoughts on “Before and After – Blue Cabinet

  1. I just LOVE this color. Seriously, I have versions of it around my home and in my craft fair products. Wonderful color choice! I watched your video and now I’m thinking I should invest in a paint sprayer. Makes painting a breeze!


    1. Thank you Audra! I love all shades of blue. This one is particularly beautiful, right? I have a few tips on paint sprayers so feel free to ask me questions before you invest.


  2. This looks amazing! Pinned! Thanks for sharing in the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link party. Hope to see you again next week!


  3. Pat that is such a gorgeous color, something between a gray and a blue. I have been eyeing it for quite some time and now seeing how your boring cabinet has been transformed I am definitely going to use it. I think it also looks great paired with natural wood.


    1. Thanks Mary! I’d love to se one of your pieces in a beautiful blue. It’s so hard to pick a shade. But you can’t go wrong with blue.


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