Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Painted White Cabinet Redo

I found this lovely red cabinet at the Goodwill a few years ago and snatched it up right away.  I absolutely adored the color and it fit perfectly in our home.  I tucked it away downstairs where it house the kids craft supplies.  Now a few years later I have been loving neutrals and decided it was time to paint this cabinet.  White is my the color of chose.  It always amazes me what a little paint can do.  

I keep my process of painting very simple.  I lay out a tarp, have my handy husband help me move the piece of furniture, remove the hardwood, I wipe it down with soapy water, let it dry for a few minutes, and then I spray paint.  I shake up the cans of paint quite a bit to be sure the paint is mixed and ready.  I use a back and forth motion to cover evenly.  I'll spray on a first coat, let it dry for 1/2 an hour, and spray on second coat, then I will just walk around and look at the furniture, spraying more on spots that need more coverage.  Thats it.  I keep it super simple and I get it done.  I'll leave it out to dry and bring it inside in the evening.  I'll wait at least 24 hours before I put the hardware back on.  

I wanted it to sit in our entryway, but when we placed it there is was way too wide.  I moved the yellow table to the entry and placed the white cabinet in our living room.  It now is filled with our extra blankets.  I love the solid white cabinet, it fits perfectly in this room.  Never doubt what a few cans of spray paint can do.

You can find my painted yellow table here, my painted desk here, our painted red dresser lives in the boy's room, and the painted white dresser lives in my baby's room.

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful! I've got some things I need to repaint. Just a matter of finding the motivation to get it done. This helps!