Friday, September 2, 2011

China Cabinet Makeover

I know we've all seen a hundred of these, but to me, it's always one of the best furniture makeovers - deep, dark, dated wood, brightened with nothin' but paint. Here's what I did for a client this week...

check it out!


The metal cross bars aren't helping matters:


and, after!
ahhhhh, so much better! I painted the inside gray, and removed the metal crossbars. I also painted the hardware in a pewtery color.

and, did a little distressing:


The outside is White Dove by Benjamin Moore (best white in my opinion), and the inside is a hand-mixed gray.


  1. Ridiculously amazing, as usual!!!

  2. It's gorgeous, as always! I love your work...I've showed it to my husband & all of my friends. You have inspired me to take on a few projects that I've been putting off for fear that I'd "ruin" them. I'm going to do it! Thank you.

  3. Wow what a big difference! It looks great

  4. This looks great! I am going to paint a kitchen hutch like this that my husband and I just bought off Craigslist. I think I am going to paint it a barn red color and make it look distressed as well. I like how you painted the inside gray. I may have to do that! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Looks beautiful!! I have a dinig room set that was given to me. I would love to paint it just like this.

  6. What an amazing transformation! I'm in a phase right now where I want to paint everything white!

  7. Beautiful! Did you use a brush or spray paint? Did you use primer? I'd love to know more about your process!

  8. This looks terrific. I'm so glad you painted the inside too and did it in a coordinating but not the same color. You have a terrific eye for design. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That is gorgeous. I love you blog! SO happy to find you via Shelter. :)

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