During one of my picking/junkin adventures I came across this brown wood cabinet with glass shelving. It really kind of reminded my of a cabinet my grandparents had. It was completely intact, no broken shelving, doors closed and latched. Yes, it was going home with me.
I know what you are thinking, this is pretty bad and not much to look at and besides the lighting is terrible. Well, we are right on all accounts.
However, this cabinet was screaming take me home and make me useful again. I not only took this cabinet with me, but it also had a twin that I could not leave behind.
After getting both cabinets home and giving them a really good cleaning with Murphy’s oil soap they begin to show lots of promise. Now for the hard part, what color was I going to give this cabinet new life with. After long debate and with lots of back and forth I decided to go with Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. This would be a great choice since that color type fits nicely with the 2016 color trends. A few coats of this wonderful color and we were on our way. During the painting process the cabinet begins to speak to me about it’s final look. I begin to plan out the areas to distress which will give great character.
After the usual multiple paint coats, sanding, distressing, and waxing the cabinet was ready to make it’s debut.
What a big difference from the blah, brown cabinet with no character and sad appearance. Now it is this awesome shabby vintage cabinet it was meant to always be.
The ending of this story is a successful one. The twin cabinets were spotted by great folks that just couldn’t resist them and snatched them up to a new home.
What are your favorite makeover success stories?