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Cabinet Do-Over

My daughter makes and sells her own nail polish.  As you can imagine, she has a LOT of nail polish bottles.  For over a year, we've been talking about some sort of rack/cabinet to hold all of those bottles.  I spent some time 'trolling' her Pinterest boards to see what she liked and, low and behold, I found a little cabinet at a yard sale that needed a do-over.  Here's what I did:

This little beauty started out off-white with a plastic window and knob.  
Cute, but not the look I was going for...

As I 'trolled' my daughter's Pinterest boards, I noticed she liked 'distressed-black'. So, I got to work.  The first thing to do was remove all the hardware and that plastic window.  The window was hot-glued in and I thought I would have to heat-up the glue.  My husband gave it a little push and it popped right out!  Problem solved!
I gave the entire cabinet 2 coats of black chalk paint.  The hardest part was getting all the nooks and crannies inside the the cabinet.  I can't begin to tell you how many times I turned it over, around, and upside down! Once the paint dried, it was sanded to let some of the off-white peek through and then it was given 2 coats of polycrylic.  
A old lace curtain was cut apart for the window.  Since the wood on the door was so thin, I used a stapler to attach the lace.  The rough edges were finished with seam binding.
Since the knob was plastic, I planned to replace it.  The problem was the fact that the wood on the door was very thin and every knob I looked at was too long to bolt through it.  So, the old knob was reused.  I had some silver spray paint leftover from the hutch hardware.  Just a quick spray and it looked brand new!
This cabinet doesn't begin to hold all of her polish, but she uses it to hold her favorites.  I gave it to her for Christmas and she tells me it was a hit with all of her nail polish friends!  

If you're interested in her polish, which is hand-made without all of those harmful chemicals, you can find her Etsy Shop HERE.
Vixen Lacquers is also on Facebook.

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  1. Wow! I wish I had the knack for painting furniture, because this is absolutely beautiful, and I love the lace idea.
    Happy Thursday, from the No Rules Blog Party!
    Megs

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    1. Chalk paint makes it very easy, Megs. You should give it a try!
      Thanks for stopping by the Cottage!

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  2. Nice job! What a wonderful Christmas present.

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  3. What a thoughtful project for your daughter! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week on Snickerdoodle! Pinning to share.
    ~Laurie

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. So nice of you to say so!

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  4. Nice work - and great info to do ourselves!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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    1. I always like to share the 'how-to'. That's how we learn from each other!
      Thanks for always stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your pretty makeover @Vintage Charm!

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  6. I love how this turned out! You will be featured tomorrow morning when the new To Grandma's house we go link party starts, thank you so much for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you Tarah, that's so sweet of you!

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  7. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon!

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