Friday, June 3, 2011

Blue and White Vintage Cabinet


I am always amazed by how cheap furniture is at yard sales.  I saw this plain, little cabinet at an estate sale recently and the woman told me I could have it for $2!  I did not fall in love with it immediately because it was just so plain and boxy, but who could really pass up a two dollar piece of furniture?!  I did love the vintage knobs with the little drops.  Also, the size makes it versatile as a side table or night stand, with the added bonus of being able to store junk inside.


It sat in my living room for a while, as I decided exactly what to do to it to make it a little more...well, less boring.  I finally decided to paint the edges a different color than the rest of it and to add something to the doors.  I was going to stencil a design on them, but at the last minute I decided to keep the cabinet true to its simplistic design and paint on a basic rectangle in the center of each door.  I think it gives the doors a faux raised panel look and adds some interest and sophistication.


After sanding and primering the cabinet, I painted it with an understated blue called rain washed by Behr.  For the white trim I used swiss coffee.


After taking the doors off, I removed all the hardware and applied a few coats of vanilla spray paint.



I used my sewing straight edge to mark where to lay the tape for my lines on the front of the cabinet doors.


I laid the tape just outside the lines and painted the vertical lines and then the horizontal lines or vice versa.


Very easy!


The rain washed blue with white trim worked like magic; it transformed the once dull cabinet into an airy and graceful piece of furniture.




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13 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow! that is a great makeover! If the previous owners could see it now! I love the colors too! Thanks for joining in on show and tell!

Emily said...

My mouth is hanging open! I cannot believe the transformation of this piece of furniture! Truly amazing! I want it! And $2?! Crazy!

Vintage Gal said...

What an absolutely gorgeous piece ~ Bravo ~ wow ~ LOVE IT!~ ;-)

Linda said...

Beautiful transformation.

pink*cherub*moon said...

What a gorgeous transformation! I love it! ~Leena~

cmoh said...

Very Pretty! I called my husband over to come look at it.

Susan said...

Very pretty cabinet! Love the blue!

Passionate for White said...

So pretty....it's like the cabinet went from a He to a She.... so feminine.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

It looks really pretty, I love the color of it and the faux panel look.

MISO-HAPPY said...

Wow, it looks great! I could see this with a sink basin on it as well.

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