Vintage & Handmade Cabinet Rescued and Modernized Just a Little.
This small cabinet was handmade and covered in several layers of paint. It was in a house that was going to be sold and the daughter gave me this little gem. It had enough potential to make it worth a little face lift.
The cabinet was all white when it was given to me but that was only the top coat. There was also a layer of green, pink and gray. Lots and lots of layers!
The detail on the sliding doors is a little too "country" for my taste but we'll soon fix that.
A lot of paint stripper and we have finally found the real wood top.
Lots and lots of scratches and gouges were hidden under all that paint.
It took a lot of sanding but it's looking good now. Stained and a few coats of polyurethane and it's great!
The inside of the cabinet and the detail of the doors were painted with homemade chalk paint. But I still didn't like that country look that the doors had.
Both sides had huge ugly knot holes that just didn't stain well and were still ugly even under paint so I Mod Podged fabric panels to each side and polyurethaned over the fabric. (Notice those sliding doors?)
I used Fascade back splash panels to cover the grooved country look of the sliding doors. Just cut it with scissors and used double-sided tape to adhere to the door. New hardware and I'm happy with it. As a matter of fact...my TV sits on it now!