Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cabinet Makeover & Mistreatments


My mom has been wanting to paint her china cabinet in her kitchen black forever. She has shown me so many blogs reaffirming her need to paint this. It turned out great. This is a before picture. See the ugly hardware. That drawer had a pull, but I took this picture right after it had been taken off. Now, the after.



New hardware. It looks really good with her table, which I should've taken a picture of, but oh well. She's going to leave the doors off and she already has pretty cream dishes displayed on the shelves. I know she's going to be checking my blog every hour for comments on her china cabinet, so let her know how you like it!
She used American Accents paint from Lowe's, Fast Drying Latex, Smooth Semi-Gloss Finish, Semi-Gloss Black.
But wait! There's more! I also mistreated her windows, ala The Nester. (I feel like I need to put the registered trademark symbol behind "mistreat" and "The Nester". But it's not a registered trademark. And I'm too lazy to look up the alt+ code to do it. )



The coloring/lighting is AWFUL in this picture but I don't have any photo editing software handy. So picture it just like this, but 100x better. I got each strip of fabric for 10 cents. A furniture store was going out of business and selling their fabric swatches. As I dug through the boxes I thought about how fun it would be to be a decorator pick out whatever fabric you wanted. *sigh* Then I tacked them up with upholstry tacks bought at Lowe's. And finished it by hot glue-ing Christopher Lowell trim from Joann's on the bottom. It was fun. Except the part where everyone but me thinks they are slanting down and makes me redo them 500 times. Grrrrrr...


This is another view of her living room but before the trim was glued on here. We moved the red leather chair from the bedroom to out here. It ties in the curtains a lot.

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Marie said...

I'm baaaaaack! I totally bookmarked you and I'm glad I did. CUUUUUTE cabinet! I love it! (and in case you are wondering I type the way I speak and sadly, no, I'm not 12. ha ha) I liked the before picture of that cabinet... the after is really great. Great job on the mistreatments! They are addicting. Before you know it you'll have one in every room!

Susie Harris said...

Great job... Im sure the nester is proud! I love your birdhouse and fan. You lucky gal. I have been having my eyes peeled for a birdhouse for weeks. Im not giving up ! Wish me luck... Susie H

The Nester said...

Your mom's cabinet went from rags to riches. Trailer to mansion, bewildered to spunky, kmart to pottery barn.... Y'all did a great job!

Your mistreatments look GREAT!! I love them with that wonderful red chair and I think they work really well in that room! The room isn't too busy so the mix of fabrics adds so much personality and 10 cents each? A steal!

nice work!

Constance The One Hundredth said...

I love the change on the cabinet. The new hardware looks really great with the black. I want to change my desk and dresser to look like that. The curtains are wonderful, I like the stripes of different fabrics.

Leah S. said...

I love it so much that I was inspired to search craigslist and buy my own hutch/china cabinet. 35$ yay! Now I have to do the dirty work! Is there anyway you can let us know the steps your mom went through... like any sanding, etc?

Jaelou said...

All she did was lightly sand the whole thing, then paint it with the paint I mentioned with a foam brush. That's all!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What an improvement! Thanks for the inspiration!

First visit here :-)

Melissa

Hooked on Houses said...

I love how this cabinet turned out! I have a thing for painted furniture, and if it's painted black, even better. It looks like a brand-new piece of furniture now. Great job, Mom! -Julia :-)

emily said...

That cabinet is Ad.Or.A.Ble Wow. That looks really funny spelled out crazy-like. And can I just say how strange it is to see my sisters comment on your blog?! My worlds are colliding all over the place! Keep up the good, mistreating work :) See you at the sales!

Debbie said...

WOW! As they say "MOTHER KNOWS BEST". And boy was she every right, that black looks smashing! LOVE ~ LOVE ~ LOVE IT!

And a great big happy birthday to you too!

Gray Matters said...

Wow - what an incredible improvement. I'm searching around my house to find something to paint black.