Friday, July 3, 2009

Spray Paint is your Friend!

I've said it once and I'll say it again, paint is your friend, don't be afraid to paint!
I am so thrilled how this cabinet came out, it was 99$ at salvation army thrift store, on sale for 70$.

Instantly, though it looked like below, I saw the potential.

How could you not see the potential in this piece! The second I saw it, I knew it was mine.(cue seagulls....mine! Mine!) Look at the trim, isn't it adorable!

The next day I was off in search of supplies, breathing mask, sandpaper, spray paint and primer.
Luckily I loved the hardware on it already, so it wouldn't need replaced, only painted.

Oh yes people, I painted the hardware.

First it needed lightly sanded. Doors removed, sanding begun:
Rough it up a little with sandpaper and sanding cube.
The spray primer in white.
I sprayed it lightly and as evenly as I could with primer.

The the fun part! Color!!
Now I intended this to be black or white maybe, but when Hubby and I got to the store he insisted on color! I was nervous, but agreed to Krylons Ocean Blue.

With the first coat on, I knew I was in love. Potential found!!
I did the hardware glossy white, with clear sealer on top to protect it.


Finally it was finished, and reassembly could occur.
Amazing. Don't be afraid of risk, I am so happy with how this turned out that I have completely changed my kitchen remodel plans to center around this piece of furniture!

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41 comments:

  1. Doesn't it look better. so bright and cheery and not dated. It is amazing how good bones and always good bones.

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  2. That is a gorgeous corner cabinet - can't believe the price! Linda

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  3. So great!! I have never thought of painting the hardware, but it looks great on this!

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  4. Now that is a great piece you found!! Love what you did with it. And what a steal it was, it has beautiful & classic lines.

    I'd love for you to please add a link to my party post on your blog post too, so your readers can find the thrifty party. Thanks if you can!

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  5. This looks fantastic!! What a great makeover!

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  6. hmmm, what a dreamy color of blue.

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  7. That is such an awesome piece for only $70--you did good girl! I love the blue, very daring of you! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh my, it's gorgeous! I've ALWAYS and forever wanted a corner shelf! And the color is fantastic. Thank your hubby for that choice. Excellent job. Yes, the hardware was already perfection.
    Brenda

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  9. Wow so nice. I love redone furniture. Much sturdier than the new stuff.

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  10. Don't you just love a good transformation??? Good job.
    Love your blog, I'm your second follower.
    Rhonda

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  11. I've been keeping my eye out for one of these...haven't found one yet. Your transformation is awesome!! Love it.

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  12. Love that piece ! Great idea on the blue !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  13. Oh, me again - Come see me - I am not afraid to paint either ! LOL !
    Hugs ~ Kammyt

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  14. you really did a good job with your makeover!
    I'm sure you will enjoy this piece for a long time

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  15. Love the color! Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

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  16. Beautiful! A corner cupboard is on my wish list. I'm not even sure where I'll put it, I just Want One! Yours came out sooo cute!

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  17. Love the cabinet and how it turned out! The color is beautiful!

    You gotta love when you have your design plan all laid out and then something comes along and inspires you to go a different direction! Oh the joys of being creative! :)

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  18. It turned out great, and I agree with you: paint is our friend!

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  19. Oh my - fabulous! So glad you took the risk and went with a bold color, as it really suits that piece. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  20. What an amazing piece for only $70! Although I'll paint just about anything, I must admit I would have been just a teensy tiny bit afraid of this bold blue. It turned out fabulous 'tho! Great job. :)

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  21. What a beautiful piece for an awesome price!

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  22. That's a beautiful blue! Great transformation!

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  23. Your corner cabinet turned out beautiful! Love the blue with the white pulls! Fabulous find and a fabulous makeover!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

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  24. I am currently trying to choose a color for my dining room walls...then I will paint the corner cabinet I got a few months ago to coordinate.

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  25. I LOVE it!!! This piece turned out so cute :)

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  26. This aqua color is one of the hottest out there these days! You did a fantastic job of revamping this piece. :-) Sue

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  27. Amen Sister!!! I don't know what I would do without spray paint. Love the transformation and the new color.

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  28. Awesome! Love the color! So pretty!

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  29. It's beautiful.. LOVE that color!

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  30. Oooo soo pretty! I love that you painted the handles white!

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  31. WOW! Doulbe wow! Incredible job!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  32. Love the color that you chose and the transformation is fantastic. Great idea painting the hardware.

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  33. I love your cabinet makeover. The color is great! Looks wonderful. Jackie

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  34. Wow, what a great transformation! I love the color! I have been searching for a corner cabinet but no luck yet.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  35. LOVE it...the color is perfect! Spray paint is really the best invention since sliced bread!

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  36. wow, just surfed on in here from Rhodas, that is one gorgeous cabinet transformation!

    Sarah

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