Asked on Dec 25, 2018

How can I makeover this simple vintage kitchen cabinet?

Lifestyles HomesLaura Cooper

Answered

I have this kitchen cabinet. It has a brown varnish and is sort at odds in the living room. But I want to keep it. It was in my brother´s house. I send three photos to give you an idea. The cats eating their Christmas morning snack. Sorry about the mess. The kitchen cabinets have been just finished.

q what to do a simple vintage kitchen cabinet
q what to do a simple vintage kitchen cabinet
q what to do a simple vintage kitchen cabinet
2 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Dec 25, 2018

    Gustavo, you have some interesting and unique pieces there. I don't believe it is out of place, you just need to unify everything with some wall decor and one color that is woven throughout the room. Try finding a wall hanging or art piece that you like, then pulling a dominant color from that art into items on the cabinet and pillows on the couches. This will tie the eclectic furniture together and warm up the room. A nice warm accent color on one wall would also help.

    • Gustavo
      on Dec 25, 2018

      Thanks for your prompt reply. Yes, some idea to complement items is needed. Maybe a colour. I will think about it.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 25, 2018

    To add to Laura’s comments,

    Since that piece is on a section of wall by itself, it can certainly be a free standing accent piece.


    Re-staining it darker to compliment the other pieces may ruin its’ “antique value” and I would caution against doing that at least until you’ve had time to show detailed pictures to an antiques dealer or two.

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