I wanted this cabinet to be light and bright, but I didn't want to use Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint in White because I wanted it to be a little warmer than our straight white. So, what I did was mix White and Vanilla 50/50, and I love the colour.
This project took a bit of time as it's a bigger piece. I did spray paint it though so that certainly sped up the process.
Over a couple of weeks, due to being away, I managed to get it completed - just in time for Christmas.
Here's what I did step-by-step:
1. Removed all drawers, handles and doors.
2. Cleaned the entire piece well with warm soapy water, followed by a wipe with a damp cloth.
3. Spray painted the drawers and doors first.
4. Then spray painted the entire cabinet.
5. Left it to cure for 7 days.
6. Moved the cabinet back into the lounge.
7. Re-attached the handles and doors.
Remember, with Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint, 99% of the time there is no need to do any preparation. There are a few times when you do need to, and you can check those out here. If you'd like to learn my furniture painting techniques, I have a range of video tutorials available.
When we placed the newly painted cabinet back in the lounge I was absolutely delighted with how it looked. It makes such a huge difference to the space and makes the room so much bigger.
Here are a few images of the newly painted cabinet - simply click on one image to scroll through.
And below... the before shot. No comparison huh? I'm loving it now!
So, that's one of my big projects completed, and it feels so good.
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