Monday, August 16, 2010

After: The China Cabinet

Well, I should have titled this post 'After: The China Cabinet... Almost'!!

You'll see what I mean :)

I love love love it and I think it might be here to stay. The reason I haven't finished it is that I cannot decide what to do with the backing. If you read my last post, the original backing was a cheap faux wood grain that had to go. So I ripped it right off.

I sanded, primed, painted, lightly distressed, and sealed the piece. And now I am stalled, and it still has no back!

I had originally thought I'd put some of that fabulous paintable/textured wallpaper on the back, and paint it a chocolate brown. Something contrasting for sure. But then I brought it into my home, and the gray of the dining room is really great with it. It actually looks like it has a gray back, because you can see the gray walls right through the glass!


Just so you can see the transformation, here is the 'before' shot...

Aaaaaannnnd, after:
(Sorry, I am not sophisticated enough to remove the reflection of the tools sitting on my dining room table!)
I just love the lines on this piece, and I used the original hardware, painted with oiled bronze (Krylon) spray paint.
Well?? Opinions?

Cost Breakdown:

China Cabinet: $70 (Craigslist)
Paint & Primer for Cabinet: $15 (guessing!)
New backing for cabinet: $10



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  2. I love this. What about beadboard and paint it a pale blue/gray?

  3. Beadboard is a great idea, too! And we already have it in the basement (bonus!) Do you think a gray would look good elsewhere, for instance if I decided to sell it?

  4. Beautiful REDO- Im jealous! I saw your button on Anything Related Tuesdays

  5. I think beadboard would look great! And it really does look good with a gray background! Thank you so much for sharing your redo with us at Anything Related!

  6. Thank you, Rebekah, for having me :)

  7. It looks amazing! I agree the beadboard in gray would look fabulous. Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired today!