The Shady Porch: China Cabinet Makeover

10.12.2011

China Cabinet Makeover

Newly refinished cabinet!

Our kitchen is was a busy place (and I'm not talking about cooking.) Visually, it has been all over the map - at least the furniture has been. I told myself for years that everything looked eclectic and unique and crazy-quilt chic...and then I had to face the fact that the china cabinet was painted some reddish wood-toned color (what was I thinking?), the kitchen island was painted something in the warm white family and the kitchen table was natural wood but in two different wood tones, cherry and oak...and I hadn't even included the cabinets (Look forward to that one, okay?) Once I admitted to myself the busyness of the mismatched pieces, I wanted to unify my eat-in country kitchen. It took me very little time to decide that black would accomplish my goal, and it would be a nice contrast to my white appliances and the kitchen trim. 

My hubby bought me this cabinet 20 years ago (unbelievable!) and it has had a couple of makeovers before. I knew I could would not strip it...basically because it's just too much work, so I used a liquid deglosser from Lowes. It was easy - simply wipe on, and then wipe off!! This allows new paint to adhere, and that was all I needed.

I used a gray latex as the primer and then I used a black latex acrylic to paint the cabinet. I used foam brushes and foam rollers to get the job done. These tools help eliminate lines in the paint job. I am extremely pleased with the final result and am anxious to finish my other kitchen plans.  

BEFORE

PRIMER STAGE
As you can see from the  finished picture, the new paint job makes my white dishes stand out, and the few pieces of cobalt depression glass I  have look great, too!
I've included these pictures of the cabinet before the makeover so you can see the full transformation. I'll share the kitchen table makeover soon...it's rather dramatic! (Happy squeal!)
I will hold off showing the entire kitchen until I finish my makeover projects. I am going to paint my cabinets, make new curtains, and I have a project that will require the use of more corbels in my kitchen!



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