Sunday, November 21, 2010

Painted Cabinet

I finally finished painting the cabinet in the dining room. I decided to go with white, since I am still trying to lighten up the space. I just love white paint. I swear, if I have a can of white paint, I'll paint anything that is standing still :)
Here it is before paint:

And here it is finished:

I didn't fill the holes on the drawers before I painted, assuming I could just find new pulls to replace the old ones. Unfortunately, the holes were not standard distance apart, so replacing them was proving difficult. I really didn't want to go back and fill the holes and redo the drawers. I was done with the cabinet at that point - on to other things!
So instead, I primed the old pulls and painted them the same color as the cabinet. I was hesitant, but I'm really happy with how they turned out. For two reasons:
#1 -  They blend into the cabinet. I had been thinking silver or chrome handles, but it may have looked a little busy.
And # 2- It saved me money!
Here is one more with the wallpaper in the room.

I'm so glad to have it finished. One more thing off the to-do list!


  1. It looks great. What a wonderful piece of furniture!

  2. Such a cool piece! Did you just scrape the paint off the glass?? or did you remove/cover it before painting?

  3. p.s. Did you go to the Canada blogger meet up? I've heard some Canadian bloggers talking about it.

  4. hi,

    I just found your blog from three men and a lady and i gotta say i LOVE it! your projects are just great

  5. looks good, Jane! And, love the bench you did too, amazing!!

  6. I love this cabinet. The woodwork on the glass is adorable! Good job!!

  7. Oh I adore it! Can you come help me paint my kitchen cabinets next? ; )

    You are amazing!


  8. so pretty! i love the cabinet in white. the fretwork on the front is beautiful! have you considered painting the interior of the cabinet a color? like this:
    i love that look.


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