Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cabinet Makeover

Oh what a little paint can do!

I picked this sad little cabinet up from a friend. It had seen better days... nothing that a fresh coat of paint can't fix!
 I think it's an old radio/record cabinet because of the openings in the bottom and back. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I chose the color, Rebel Yellow, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. Even though it took 3 coats to cover this dark brown, I only used about 3/4 of the 8oz jar of paint. With Dixie Belle, you apply thin coats to allow it to dry properly. Because of this, the paint goes a long way!
Once the paint was dry, it was time to dress her up!
 I've had this transfer from Re*design With Prima for awhile and decided it was perfect for this project.
 I removed the backing, then positioned it on the cabinet door.
 Then I started rubbing to make the design stick to the door.
 I peeled off the plastic leaving the design on the door.
 I got a little excited that it was coming off perfectly, and pulled it off with the top corner not being adhered properly. No problem, I just sanded the edges of the rest of the transfer to make it look like I meant to do it. A happy mistake :)

 I also sanded along some of the detail.
 I added a little dark brown glaze.

 From dark & drab to sunny yellow!

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  1. The yellow paint works beautifully with that furniture transfer. Such a pretty makeover, Virginia and what a difference between the before and after!

  2. Your cabinet looks like it should have ALWAYS looked like that, and the transfer is perfect! Lovely!

  3. Wow! This looks amazing - and I love the yellow! I’d never know you didn’t intentionally peel the corner :)

  4. Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start. The cabinet looks amazing!!!! That transfer is so perfect. Love the happy mistake that happened. It's gorgeous, everything <3

  5. It is darling Virginia! But I think it's more, "oh what a little Virginia can do"!! :)

  6. How fabulous is this? Love both the color and the transfer. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

  7. really nice job and a great change for that cabinet
    I want to try that paper label thing sometime

  8. I love this little cabinet! You did an amazing job!I never used transfers on furniture, but certainly will try sometime!


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