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DIY $15 Coastal Cabinet Makeover

Home Blog Posts, Furniture MakeoverAnneke McConnell

What a FUN week it's been here on the water.  The kitchen makeover is moving along and this week's topic in the Make It Happen Series proved to be a good refresher for myself! I love chatting with you on Instagram and Facebook, but please always feel free to interact here on the blog where conversations and questions can easily be referred back to. :-)

And for earlybird seasonal planners, the first round of Holiday Home picks are now up! Go HERE to check it out! I'm pretty smitten with a variety of fun items like faux fur pom ornaments, reindeer treat containers, and seashell garlands. Yes, yes, and yes!

Ok, so today's furniture makeover has really solved a problem in our home that we don't have an office. No office, no mudroom, few closets - we need all the storage we can get.  Now, I do have a little office nook in our upper living room that I've been working on, but I have yet to blog about.  Soon, and I can't wait!  My husband and I tend to use our newly refinished dining table downstairs anyhow to do work during the day, and we really needed our printer to be downstairs and easily accessible.

It's a tough balance in our little beach house to gain storage space without feeling like there are cabinets coming out at you from every wall available, so I've been pretty selective about what to bring into our home lately.  I want solutions that are going to last.

When I saw this cabinet at Goodwill for about $15, I jumped on it!  It appeared to be clean, solid, a good fit style wise, and just about the right dimensions. Score!!  Here is the AFTER.

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It sits against the wall next to our table, so it works well in the space, and will provide additional storage - possibly for games, arts and crafts, or table linens. We'll see!

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and how EASY it was to get this look!

Here's the breakdown:

  1. I painted a solid white base using Vintage Market and Design paint in Dove.  This is, in my opinion, a white with a bit of a grey, cool undertone to it....just what I was looking for.  There are great furniture painting brushes out there like these or this single brush, but I still tend to paint with my Purdy or Zibra brush.
  2. Next I dry brushed the blue-green color Ocean Spray by Fat Paint Company.
  3. Next I dry brushed another layer of the VMD paint in Dove.
  4. Next I distressed all of the edges by hand with fine grit sand paper.
  5. I sealed the piece VMD Matte Finishing Creme.
  6. Last of all, I spray the existing hardware in Rustoleum's Metallic Gold.

****Do you want to learn more about painting your own furniture?  Click here to learn more!

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And of course I couldn't leave out my cute little sidekick!  He is the sweetest thing ever! #maltipoo

When it comes to refinishing furniture, I've found that with a bit of know how and practice, you CAN create beautiful pieces for your home!

Have you painted or stained a piece of furniture recently?  I'd love to hear about it!





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