I have a hard time turning away used furniture. If someone asks me, “hey do you want such and such”, I say sure without hesitation. I don’t know why I do this and frankly it’s not like I have the room for it. However, I take the free item and either use it, modify it, give it to someone who can use it, or donate it.
My wonderful mother in-law is famous for offering me things. GAH! I just love her! Seriously guys she’s awesome. She is an extremely generous person and I’m lucky to have her. In-laws are the side dishes of marriage. I ordered a beef cake husband and he came with a side order of mother in-law. She’s like a great side of steak fries that come with your burger. Awesome!
Enough about that though, there is a point in all this. About a year ago, she gave me a curio cabinet that she no longer had the room for. (I’m sure the actual story was she no longer liked it.) She offered it to me and I snatched it up like a squirrel and a nut. Trust me I didn’t know why I wanted the cabinet because it didn’t go with any of my stuff. It was a dated brown oak-ish color and that is my least favorite oak-ish color. IT NEEDED TO BE CHANGED! I’m using my caps lock voice here people.
I set out to change it and believe it or not this project began in the early fall when it was still rather warm out. I dragged it out all this time because it was so DARN HEAVY and because the weather got icky. So in the garage this thing sat primed and ready to go, until this past weekend.
Initially when I primed this piece I used white primer because I was going to paint it white, but then I had an idea. Poof if occurred to me that a white cabinet wouldn’t go with a thing I own, so black was the only option from then on.
Here you can see the original "brown" and my attempt at white.
I primed the whole thing with a ruddy brown primer just because that’s what I had on hand, then over that went the satin black spray paint that I also had on hand. I knew I wanted to display some of my white serving dishes in it so I painted the handles white to add contrast.
Here the final result. I love it!
Now I have a cabinet that was free and that I love and that serves a purpose and that looks chic and that’s why my mother in-law is all that and a bag of chips!
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