Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cupboard Makeover

So the first project I am going to share with you today is a cupboard make-over I did back in September. I was really excited to start my first project on my new bedroom. I had not even painted the walls at this time. But I had decided I wanted the coffee latte/brown walls. From the paint samples I had collected I had found this really wonderful blue colour I wanted to use. The same colour I later used in my Chair Redesign in April. I did have one slight problem though, I did not yet have a piece of furniture. I went to two flea markets and found nothing.

The cupboard I eventually found, I got for free. Close to where I live 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.

Before Pictures:



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 think I will use any 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 two coats of the base paint.


This is what it looked like after two coats of paint as well.



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.


And here is the final product. I personally LOVE it! The crystal knobs I bought on eBay.


Here are the before and after picture, what a difference!



6 comments:

  1. Great job! I really like the new color.

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  2. wowza - I am in love with how it turned out! You did an awesome job with the paint!

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  3. It looks WONDERFUL!!!! I need to get myself palm sander too! I have many furniture projects coming up this summer!

    Love the color! And thanks for the E-Bay tip for the knobs!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thank you! It works great and much easier than sanding by hand!

      I love the colour too, and there are so many cute knobs on e-bay. I went to a few stores in my city, but was so little impressed by the knobs here so I knew I had to find them elsewhere.

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