This is one of my favorite crafts I have ever made. I loved it so much. Loved, as in past tense. I sold it when I moved last september. I found the perfect paint colour but I had such a hard time finding a piece of furniture. I went to two flea markets and nothing. The cupboard I eventually found, I got for free. Close to where I lived we have a dump yard where there is also a give-away section. Here people can place old furniture and other stuff they no longer want, but is still in a somewhat good shape. I found my cupboard there. I thought it would have so much potential. So I took it home.
The first thing I did was removing the handles and everything, I put it in a box to keep it all together (though I do not use it for this project) then I sanded it down. At this point I used some sandpaper and my hand. This process took a long time, which is why, after consulting with my dad, I went shopping.
I got this is a Black and Decker and it costs $90. It is really effective, and the shape of the front makes it easy to get into corners. The holes where the handles had been I closed, knowing that I was going to get new knobs. I took a spatula and some wall paste and used this to fill the holes.
Then I did three coats of base coast in white, for the paint to sit better and longer, and two coats of paint. The paint I used is a light turquoise. This is what it looked like after one and two coats of the base paint.
This is what it looked like after two coats of blue paint as well.
Here is the entire outside finished.
Then I painted inside, two coats of the base color and two coats of white paint. I used some left over white wall paint.
This is what it looked like half-done. I still had to spray paint the hinges and buy some knobs. This was before I had painted my walls as you can see the purple walls in the background.
The piece came out great…love the knobs (they are really cute)! I don’t have a fav makeover piece yet, but we’re planning on painting our bathroom cabinets to a darker tone.
Thanks! oh super exciting!
Turned out beautiful! We do a lot of DIY around our house. My fave is Taking a big gorgeous mirror and making a hidden closet door out of it!
ooooh, that sounds exciting!