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New Craft Cabinet


I'm in the process of moving my Craft Room from the basement to the spare bedroom.  In addition, I'm downsizing and purging the "stuff" I really don't need or use anymore.  It's quite a task!

In order to help with the process I bought an unfinished cabinet to store the "stuff" I want to keep.  Naturally I remembered to take a 'before' picture when I got to this part:


Yep, doors, drawers, & hardware, all removed!  What can I say?
So, I found a pic online:

I used that beautiful Peacock chalk paint that I talked about in The Ugly Duckling post.
Since this cabinet was bare wood, I read that it should be given a coat of shellac or primer.  Since there was no shellac in the house, I used primer, which raised the grain of the wood.  For a brief moment, I thought about sanding it with 220, but decided against it. This is chalk paint, after all!
Two coats of Peacock Chalk Paint and the color was gorgeous. There were still a few rough spots from the grain, so I gave it a light sanding - literally, 'swish-swish' and that was it.  The edges got a little distressing to add character.
I love how a little of the white primer shows through!

Next came a coat of clear wax and a coat of dark wax - both applied with a rag because I don't own a wax brush.  The knobs were spray-painted white and everything was reassembled.

The past week has been spent filling the cabinet with my craft supplies.  That little cabinet is also filled.  A show-n-tell is in order, but that's a post for another day...

That's all for today.  I love all of the sweet comments that you leave for me.  I hope you'll continue to follow, share, and pin!

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  1. Looks great - what's inside? Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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    1. There is SO much inside...I will share in another post...promise!
      Thanks for visiting The Cottage!
      Ann

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  2. I love that color and that it is slightly distressed. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Sally Ann.
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  3. Purging... That's what I need to do... Love your new storage cabinet! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! We love seeing your projects each week! :)

    Blessings,
    Lori

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    1. The purging is rough! I just can't 'over-think' it!!
      Thanks for visiting, Lori.
      Ann

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  4. What a beautiful cabinet and a gorgeous color. This is certainly no wallflower.

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    1. Thank you, Mary.
      At first, I was worried the color may be too bold, but, I'm really loving it!
      So glad you stopped by.
      Ann

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  5. Great make over!! Love the color!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie - always a pleasure to stop by your blog!
      Ann

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  6. You did such a good job! I like the color and the distressing on the edges. Chalk paint is great for that!

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    1. Thank you so much! Chalk paint is definitely a favorite.

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  7. This is so cute. Buying unfinished furniture and doing it yourself saves so much money, and then you have it just the way you like it.

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    1. So true, Jennifer. It's also nice not having to deal with the old finish when you refinish a piece!
      Thanks for visiting the Cottage!
      Ann

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  8. I love the way your cabinet turned out! Thank you for sharing at party in your PJs!

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    1. Thank you so much - so glad you stopped by!

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  9. Beautiful, I love this cabinet makeover! That is a beautiful blue! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Megan.
      Merry Monday is always great fun!

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  10. Love the transformation. Beautiful blue. Thanks for pinning my post, wishing a happy weekend..

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    1. Thank you so much. Happy to pin...can't wait to try them!

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  11. You did a beautiful job on this Ann! Congrats - you are one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature - always an honor.

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  12. That came out great, I love your color choice.

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm really pleased with this color!
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage.
      Ann

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  13. This is beautiful! Well done! The colour is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Elisha.
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage, I hope you'll visit again soon!
      Ann

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