Plain Cabinet becomes Beautiful Craft Storage

Plain Cabinet becomes Beautiful Craft Storage
After Christmas, since we didn't spend it with either of our families who are about 1000 miles away in opposite directions, we decided as a family to make a trip to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. We stayed at a beautiful B&B and I had about an hour to do some junking before the shops all closed.

Luckily, there were some shops just across the street. The second one that I entered had a room in the back called the Pinterest Room and since I am a Pinterest Junkie, I just had to go in and see what was there...and then I spotted the ONE! This sweet little country style wall cabinet (spice/medicine cabinet?), that I just couldn’t pass up! It was missing the glass insert in the door, but since it had a real porcelain knob and was ONLY selling for $10 I scooped it up. I had found the perfect project piece that I had been hoping for and the paint was waiting for it back home.

The paint was a red barn color that I had picked out in November when I found out that I had been chosen as one of six bloggers who would be ambassadors of sorts for Prairie Colors Chalk Finish Paint. I was so excited for this opportunity, but being the perfectionist that I am even though I had 30 pieces already at home that I could have used, I was holding out for just the right one. When I saw the inside of this piece, I knew it was a match made in heaven!

The little cabinet was either covered in a shellac or polyurethane so I had made sure to sand it with a medium grit sandpaper before painting it.

Here she is after being painted. Aint she purdy! I'm practicing my Southern drawl.

Since it was missing the glass insert, I decided that I would replace that with a painted wooden panel. The back wall of the interior came with a flowered fabric backing that was so well glued on that it wasn't going, I decided to keep it and try to incorporate it as a design element.

For the cabinet door exterior, I chose this free image from the Graphics Fairy. I regularly use Graphics Fairy for my projects because I love the large selection of free vintage images that are great for DIY and crafting.

Once I had decide on the image, I wanted an inspirational phrase to go with it. Since my plans were to use this little cabinet as craft storage/organization to house and organize my containers of glitter, I chose the phrase… "CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL" ... and designed it with my Silhouette Studio design program.

Once I had printed the image, I placed it on top of the cabinet door to get a sense of what it would look like, but instantly felt like something was seemed like the flowers were floating in the middle of the door and that it needed something like an anchor, so I decided to add some corners for interest. I immediately thought of miniature brackets, but since I do not own a scroll saw as of yet, and could not find any premade ones at the craft store, I chose to use some vinyl to give the illusion of gingerbread trim detailing. As fate would have it, I had bought some red vinyl at Hobby Lobby a while back and it was an almost perfect match to the paint color I had used! Thank you Lord!

I looked through my stash of wood and had my husband cut a piece of thin board to fit the door. I painted it with an antique white flat paint that I had bought at Walmart. In an ideal situation, I would have simply printed out the image in reverse and used Mod Podge to transfer it, but as you can see from the image above my printer has been printing off on its colors for a while and I can't seem to figure out how to fix the only other thing to do was to transfer it with some old fashioned typewriter copy film. (I found this box of copy paper at a garage sale). I then proceeded to paint it with flat acrylic paint that I had on hand.

The next thing to do was to cut the letters and faux brackets out of vinyl and attach them. Oh I almost forgot to mention that once I distressed the piece, the wood underneath was a little too orangey for my taste so I got out some Blackberry House glaze called Asphalt Road that I had on hand. I applied it with a fine point brush just to the areas that were bare wood and to the grooved areas to the left and right of the door.

This was my first experience using Prairie Colors Paint and I have to say that I am impressed with how smooth of a finish the paint has. You can't see any of the brush marks. And it does not require a top coat, unless it is distressed, which since mine was, I used Modern Masters Dead Flat varnish to protect it from wear and tear.

If you would like more information on the paint used, you can find it here.

Here she is all finished hanging in my craft room. Excuse the wall behind it...that's waiting for its turn to become beautiful!

As you can see it is a perfect fit for my glitter supplies. And it feels great to get more organized even if it is only one project at a time!

The Big Reveal...

Till next time… keep on creating…

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    1. I love it! You did a great job on it! I also love that it stores all your glitter haha. the only thing I would have done differently would have been to use the old saying "glitter is the herpes of the craft world" since it holds your glitter. BUT at least in this case you can store other things when the glitter is gone...but we all know, glitter is never ever truly gone right?

      Great job!

    2. This looks great! I love how you used so many different techniques. The image transfer came out wonderfully!

    3. Adorable, I had one of these cabinets and redid it too. These are fun projects.

    4. Beautiful! I love the color and finish. And all that glitter! :)

    5. So cute - love that color ( and isn't the Graphics Fairy the best?!)

    6. What a fabulous makeover! I have an incredibly similar cabinet that I've had since I was a kid, and I can't wait to make it over now!

    7. Came out amazing. Love the update!!!

    8. What a beautiful transformation!!! You must be so very proud of it. Love the glitters you stored inside. Hugs, Beverly

    9. Great piece! I don't think I would have the patience to use so many techniques. I really admire people who do!

    10. This cabinet is so cute and I love the transformation you gave it! The graphic and brackets really gave it a nice touch. Perfect for your glitter! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    11. Your cabinet turned out amazing! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

    12. Love it!
      Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

    13. What a transformation! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party last week! Hope you stop by again today!

    14. Wow! The finished cabinet is incredible!
      Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About Link Party!

    15. What an awesome transformation! That is amazing. Thanks so much for linking up to our Something to Talk About Link Party. We can't wait to see what you have in store next Monday!

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