New content on the blog has been a bit sparse as of late, but it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been hard at work conjuring up more awesomeness & greatness.
Along with family life that always keeps me busy, I’ve had a flurry of new + exciting client projects (near & far), and I was away for a few days in Boston at a design conference hosted by Wayfair (check out pictures from my trip on my Instagram feed). Being surrounded by SO MUCH TALENT & hearing others speak so passionately about their businesses, really gave me the spark and motivation needed to be open to the exploration of new & different paths as my future unfolds. I know I am just at the beginning of this long journey of exploration…
As each day continues to unfold with wonder, I am excited about TODAY and that’s because I have a new furniture makeover project to share with you.
Check out this green beauty…
I love giving new life to old furniture. A piece that is made well + has ‘good bones’, can truly live on for years. Giving a favorite heirloom or thrift-store-find a pick me up with a dose of TLC + a fresh coat of paint, will just add to it’s life long story; its journey.
This cabinet that I have just given life #17, is older than me (so just over 21, hehe – NOT). For decades it sat beautifully in my moms home, but for the last 9 years, it’s been a treasure in my humble abode.
It started out stained, I gave it a makeover a few years back with paint + a glaze overlay, and now it got another refresh with a major splash of color.
Hello to my ‘new’ gorgeous green beauty…
Before I share more on the process of painting it, let me take you back to what it used to look like…
FIRST 35 YEARS.
LAST 9 YEARS.
She truly needed a revamp AND she got it! She looks better now than she did at 20. I hope they say the same about me some day…
The last time I tackled a BIG furniture makeover >>> the china cabinet makeover, I broke all the steps into individual blog posts. Since this is a smaller scale project, I’m going to include all the details in this one post, but if you want more specific detail on the various steps, here are the links t o check out.
To start this makeover, I brought the cabinet outdoors on a pretty, sunny day a few weekends back. When the weather is good, I love to work outdoors! I set myself up on the driveway and got workin’.
I sanded the all the surfaces using my orbital sander + hand sanded the nooks & crannies that couldn’t be reached.
Then I gave the entire cabinet a good wiping off with a lightly damp cloth.
Typically I would prime the surface next (as I did with the china cabinet), but since I primed this cabinet when I painted last using a stain blocking primer, it wasn’t needed. So I went right to painting with the new hue.
The color of choice for this project was an interesting one… there’s always a story.
I envisioned a true kelly green color for this cabinet and upon working with Glidden Paint last year on the china cabinet, I had to turn to them again for this makeover! They pointed me in the right direction for choosing the best color using their Simplified Color Palette.
Call me crazy, but I finally chose a paint color featured in the Team Colors collection. My color of choice was Boston Green, the perfect green hue from the Boston Celtics. I had it mixed at The Home Depot in Glidden DUO Paint + Primer
Glidden Duo Paint + Primer is A+ because it truly is more than paint! Because of the Paint + Primer formula, I save time & money. The paint applied beautifully and the coverage was exceptional.
I opened the can of paint and was a little taken back by the color. It was bright. Thankfully when it was applied to the cabinet and dried, the intensity quieted.
Using a new angled brush, I applied the first coat of paint in a semi-gloss finish.
first coat complete.
3 coats later it was complete.
I paired the fiery, robust cabinet against a quiet, neutral wall and styled it with elements that were complimentary.
A few favorite books + accessories that aren’t as intense and loud sit atop the cabinet to balance out it’s boldness.
Go big or Go Home! That is the motto for this cabinet makeover.
One last peek at the before & after…
What a change!
Thanks for checking out my latest and greatest DIY project. I’ve got plenty more up my sleeve, so stay tuned.
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