Friday, August 27, 2010

French Gray Cabinet

I bought this beat-up cabinet from a garage sale for $10. It had ugly, brown fabric in the cabinet doors and it was dusty and run-down. I took it home and Mr. Rubbish helped me sand it with his electric palm sander. Then, I primed and painted it French gray (actually Martha Stewart’s Driftwood Gray). I sanded it so the white base coat showed through, although it is hard to see in the photo. I wanted really cute knobs for it and I thought the ones it came with were not that great, but when I went to look for them at the store (my first mistake) the cheapest ones were three bucks a piece! Well, a girl that looks for rubbish just cannot pay $3 for a single knob, so I cleaned them with water and vinegar. I was pleasantly surprised to see how sparkly and cute the existing knobs were underneath the layer of grime!

Mr. Rubbish had some leftover construction wire from a garden bed he built, so I used that for the doors. I could not find hinges to fit, so I just painted those gray to match the cabinet.

Here is my French Gray cabinet before and after:

I wish I had a better after picture of the cabinet. I took this at the shop one day, when I was busily setting stuff up, and when I got home, I realized I did not take a very good photo. I am going to work at the shop tomorrow and my plan was to get a better photo before posting about it, but they called and told me the cabinet sold today. Oh well, this picture does not do it justice, but you get the idea.


Emily said...

I am in love with that cabinet! What a great idea to use the chicken wire for the front. It turned out beautifully!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Thanks for reading my blog and leaving such nice compliments Em!

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