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I made it out of a pallets. I still have to put the glass on the door. Colors?
painted furniture color suggestion cabinet, paint colors, painted furniture
painted furniture color suggestion cabinet, paint colors, painted furniture
painted furniture color suggestion cabinet, paint colors, painted furniture
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  • Margarita Cid Margarita Cid on Sep 26, 2014
    Yo soy aficionada de la madera. Yo la dejaria asi y le colocarias cristales elaborados. Esta bella
  • Jessy Jessy on Sep 26, 2014
    Wow, that looks awesome! Congrats on the hard work. I almost really like the rustic look. I guess it depends on where it is going. I always like neutral colors. Like ocean tones.
  • I think stain it and bring out the knots and texture of the wood. I love to stain pine walnut because it just pops those knots and other beauty marks right out.
  • Moff-Orlowski Brenda Moff-Orlowski Brenda on Sep 26, 2014
    Depending on where u r putting it they have a beautiful grayish/blue stain that allows the wood texture to show through
  • Adan Adan on Sep 27, 2014
    How about like these
    • Marsha Schwarz Marsha Schwarz on Sep 28, 2014
      @ I love this look, it stays with the rustic feel of the wood. I like the Annie Sloan chalk paint but make my own version. Just google how to do that. I think Home Depot is also now selling their own chalk paint much cheaper. Chalk paint is so fun to work with and you could 'wipe it back' nicely like shown in this picture.
  • Trish C Trish C on Sep 27, 2014
    Turquoise!
  • Z Z on Sep 27, 2014
    Just Tung Oil. It would enhance the beauty of the grain and darken it just a bit.
  • Kaytee Kaytee on Sep 28, 2014
    Either the tung oil, as Becky said, or if you need more "protection", clear urethane/similar. Natural wood is so beautiful, it's a shame to hide it.
  • Vanessa PayneTong Vanessa PayneTong on Sep 28, 2014
    One option is to take a color from something already in the room. Say you have a rug with multiple colors, pick one of those. Or if you have yellow or blue walls, pick a contrasting or complementary color. (Use a color wheel if you need to)
  • Helen Reed Helen Reed on Sep 28, 2014
    I would put chicken wire instead of glass in the door. I also paint it a barn red.
  • Zeana Zeana on Sep 28, 2014
    I prefer the look of wood so much but if you really want to paint it ,that's actually depending when you need or want to put it & the colours in the room or space you'll put it in .
  • Karen Karen on Sep 28, 2014
    I would get min wax and stain it so the wood shows through
  • RESAW RESAW on Sep 28, 2014
    Rustoleum now makes a stain in several very beautiful colors. I recently purchased (at Lowes) one colored Cabernet. It is beautiful. I used it on some old teak wood outdoor furniture. The other colors are very beautiful. Your color will depend on where you plan on using. Since mine is outside I spar varnished it with three coats and sanded in between each. Would love to see your ur final choice.
  • Elizabeth Johnson Elizabeth Johnson on Sep 28, 2014
    Very pretty as is but I also saw the lovely stains available in many colors and it would depend on your color décor.
  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Sep 28, 2014
    Wow! The graining in the wood is beautiful. I definitely wouldn't paint it. All I think it needs is a coat of Deft satin finish. Too pretty to cover up with paint. My late husband and I restored and built custom furniture for over 30 years so I have a fair amount of appreciation for wood in its natural beauty.
  • Kelly French Johnson Kelly French Johnson on Sep 28, 2014
    The first vision I had was a deep barn red stain / wash with chicken wire but my style of Decor is primitive so that is where my mind goes! Where you looking for a prim look or a more modern finish?
    • Rose Rose on Sep 29, 2014
      @Kelly French Johnson I am with you. I would use chicken wire instead of glass or even punched tin. It would depend on what was going inside. For sure I would not paint the inside. A couple coats of clear poly would work there..
  • GR GR on Sep 28, 2014
    I definitely wouldn't varnish it as, unless it is very matt, it will make it shiny and spoil the rustic look of the wood. A coloured stain or wax would look good but I love the weathered look Adan Sagahon suggested, I find using any white paint on untreated wood, then sanding it back and staining it works well. Good luck with whatever you decide :-)
  • Heidi Zunino Heidi Zunino on Sep 28, 2014
    I would be interested in more detail on the build of the cabinet with pallets. :-)
  • James Bryan C James Bryan C on Sep 28, 2014
    Why would you ruin good wood with paint... a light stain maybe then poly... but not paint...
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    • GR GR on Sep 30, 2014
      @Wendy Johnson I have three pallets waiting to get a makeover of some kind (or ruined depending on your point of view) and they look like pretty cr*p wood to me :-D
  • Marge Marge on Sep 28, 2014
    I love oak. So I would stain it oak. But it is the best little shelf cabinet I have seen. Well done! I have some pallets that need a recycle.
  • Mar594461 Mar594461 on Sep 28, 2014
    Depends where your putting it, what's the rest of your decore?
  • Brenda Craver Brenda Craver on Sep 28, 2014
    Dark green stain is beautiful..
  • Taffy george Taffy george on Sep 28, 2014
    Stain not paint ....mahogany
  • Holly Holly on Sep 28, 2014
    I personally like painted wood that has been "antiqued", especially with pallet pieces. A pop of color is fun. The first color that occurred to me was blue/green color, lighter in tone.
  • Liz IsTired Liz IsTired on Sep 30, 2014
    Would love to make some of these, can you put the instructions down?
  • Adan Adan on Oct 01, 2014
    Thank you to all for the suggestion
  • Adan Adan on Oct 01, 2014
    This is how I decided I will make another whit no paint
  • Adan Adan on Oct 01, 2014
    And I will put the instructions
  • Adan Adan on Oct 01, 2014
    This one I just used the wood how was cut on small pallets I did not cut nothing I did two squares one for the bottom one for the top and then just nail it the boards
  • Buster Evans Buster Evans on Oct 02, 2014
    with the first picture, if you are adding glass to the door, I would either stain or polyurethane it to make it more of a rich texture than just paint.. now with the chicken wire front, you could beat it with chains to give it a weathered aged look & feel then lightly sand and paint it with milky light stains from gray to light green etc... to keep the aged appeal . Great work on the build and style,, These would sell great on roadside or flea market . A lot of people like this style but don't have the "Talent" (which you do) to achieve this outcome and would buy it in a heartbeat... Thanks for sharing it.. also you could expand on the idea to make a wall shelf to match it .. the possibilities are ENDLESS!!
  • Myrna Engle Myrna Engle on Jan 20, 2015
    This is a primitive piece. The piece of wood across the top and the left facia board are to amiss to go to all the sanding you'd have to do for a very refined piece. I'd chalk paint in in at least 3 vey sedate colors and dark wax it.
  • Karen Karen on Jan 21, 2015
    Wow that is nice, I would not paint it, I would stain it. The wood is beautiful
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Jan 21, 2015
    @ your talent is very evident in this piece. Looks like it took a lot of thought and planning. Regardless of painting or staining, you could add interest by stenciling on the sides and top piece at the front. Would love to see what you end up doing in the end. Thanks for posting.
  • Elizabeth Johnson Elizabeth Johnson on Jan 22, 2015
    I think a dusty blue milk paint with would look nice if your home is country, otherwise just a coat of stain to match the other wood in your home.
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