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Furniture Makeover: Cabinet Gone Green

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…

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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…

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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.

Cabinet Before

LAST 9 YEARS.

Cabinet Before

NOW.

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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 PROCESS.

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.

> how-to prep + sand wood furniture

> why + how-to prime wood furniture

> tips + tricks to paint wood furniture

> adding details + styling

> china cabinet ‘reveal’

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’.

Cabinet Before

I sanded the all the surfaces using my orbital sander + hand sanded the nooks & crannies that couldn’t be reached.

Before & After CABINET MAKEOVER: The process of sanding, priming, and painting a cabinet to give it a fresh, new look. Tutorial on www.jennaburger.com

Before & After CABINET MAKEOVER: The process of sanding, priming, and painting a cabinet to give it a fresh, new look. Tutorial on www.jennaburger.com

Then I gave the entire cabinet a good wiping off with a lightly damp cloth.

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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.

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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.

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

first coat complete.

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

3 coats later it was complete.

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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.

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

Go big or Go Home!  That is the motto for this cabinet makeover.

One last peek at the before & after…

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

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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