Living Room Updates: Spray Painted China Cabinet Makeover11:57:00 PM
Hello Everyone! In my last post I asked for advice on painting my china cabinet in my living room.
I've had this china cabinet for about a year now. I purchased it at Salvation Army for $20. At first, I wasn't too fond of it because it wasn't really my style--but isn't it funny how things grow on you and your style changes?
My original plan was to paint it like this beautiful cabinet--white with a blue background.
Martha Stewart for Kitchen Aid "Blue Collection" in Aqua Sky
Here's what you all thought:
Quite a few people suggested that I leave the china cabinet as is, but, unfortunately it has many imperfections---imperfections that weren't extremely visible in the pictures I had shown.
YIKES! I know-it needs some serious repair!
It was also suggested by Jenny @ Simcoe Street to paint it blue to match the pillows . . .
While I LOVED that idea-I just don't think I'm that brave!
The Pink Bride suggested that I paint it black . . . and
since I had the spray paint on hand-I went with it-and so the transformation began!
Off went the hardware and glass inserts.
and out to the driveway it went--then I let my hubby prime it (in his style: at night, in the freezing cold--and real spotty-like, with Kilz spray primer. Gotta love spray primer-when it spits out like that! ugh!)
Then we went the quick route, $.99 Walmart Spray paint in flat black.
I figured-if I hate it in a week or change my mind in a month or two
which I tend to do quite often, I know that I didn't waste too much money or time on this makeover.
We used 2.5 cans of black spray paint in flat and then went over it lightly with a coat of Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint, just to give it a smoother, more even finish (that's also a great way to stretch expensive spray paint-use cheap spray paint as a primer-then lightly spray over it with the expensive spray paint to get a smoother look)
I then decided to use Krylon's "Bahama Sea" blue spray paint for the back of the cabinet (because I had it on hand and figured that I might as well try to copy my inspiration photo-somehwhat ;) that was my risk taking for the day).
My plate arrangement is a little random, but i just wanted to see how it would look with nice white plates and I'm loving it for now . . .
I will also need to touch up the shelves from the over spray. That I'll need to do with a foam roller.
Can you tell what I usually store in the bottom of this china cabinet? Yes-lots and lots of old dvd's (currently under the chair).
So, what do you think? $8 and about 3 hrs later-not bad for a quick makeover.