Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Cabinet – A Before and After Story

For a while now my husband and I have been looking for some sort of a cabinet to house all of my fabric and sewing supplies. We’ve repeatedly scoured the local Goodwills, Salvation Armys and Thrift Stores hoping to find a rare gem. I had my heart set on something midcentury, but we just couldn’t seem to find anything that I liked that was large enough for all of my stuff.

About a month ago I got a call from my hubs while I was work, “Bring home a hand cart; I bought you a cabinet from the yard sale next door.”

Now, I usually don’t really know what I’m looking for in a piece of furniture until I’ve seen it, but I can tell you…

This wasn’t it…. It’s actually pretty hideous. I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw it.

BUT, it had potential and a lot of really great storage. So I set to work. And after a couple of weekends and about 12 cans of spray primer and paint I got this:

And I love, love, love it. Props to the hubs for finding this diamond in the rough.

Materials:        Screw Gun        Sander            Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Primer       Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint for the knobs and metal lattice work         Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover spray paint in Satin Lagoon       Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover spray paint in Satin Aubergine for the drawers