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Cabinet DIY Makeover

May 6, 2015

This last weekend we decided to give a furniture cabinet we have a little makeover. Well, a big makeover. We actually got this cabinet at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for five bucks!! Such a good deal! At first we thought it was cool and retro looking the way it was, but after a while it just became an eyesore to Nate and I.

Cabinet DIY Makeover




We thought some spray paint would do the trick, but boy were we wrong! After a couple hours work and a blotchy looking cabinet to show for it, we knew we needed something else to get the job done. So we picked up some interior semi-gloss paint and it worked like a charm! We already had the Rustoleum metallic spray paint to use for the handles and they turned out better than we expected! Minus the spray paint misstep it only took about an 45 minutes to paint the whole cabinet and an hour or two to dry.



Tada! Isn’t it a million times better?? AfterWe are thrilled with the results! It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do. Do you have any old furniture you could spruce up with some paint this weekend? It’s so fun and rewarding!L&L_Cabinet_Post


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  • Reply christina May 6, 2015 at 9:49 am


    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Christina!! xoxo

  • Reply Elba May 6, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Love how it came out! I don’t have any furniture to paint at this time, but have been encouraged to spruce up things around the house. Thanks for sharing your talents & joy!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      That’s so awesome you are excited to spruce things up around the house Elba! Thank you so much and thanks for taking the time to write!!

  • Reply Andrea May 6, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I love it!!! Such a great idea!!! The next time I find some cool furniture to revamp I’ll definitely call you hehe :)

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Yay please do I’d love to help! And thank you so much friend!!! <3

  • Reply Donna Jean May 6, 2015 at 10:51 am

    This is great! You are so creative! And you’ve encouraged me to try something with an old piece of furniture I have! Thanks Chrissy!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much Donna Jean! I’d love to see what you do with that furniture! Thanks so much for writing!

  • Reply Lori Meyst May 6, 2015 at 11:21 am

    It looks great!! Such a cute cabinet!!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Mom!! :)

  • Reply Amy May 6, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    It looks amazing! Me and my mom tried to paint my furniture once lol we sanded etc and painted it. um lets just say I gave it away to someone who could do a better job haha.

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 7, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Thanks Amy! Lol! I was surprised how well this paint worked, if not we would have been in the same boat haha ;)

  • Reply Alyssa May 7, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Looks great Chrissy! Every time I use spray paint it comes out blotchy too! I just can never get it right, haha!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Alyssa! Haha, what is it about spray paint?! It seems like it would work the best

  • Reply Lindsay Winslow Brown May 8, 2015 at 9:19 am

    We are in the process of painting baby furniture. By we I mean my husband. How many coats did it take? Did you prime or sNd the surface?

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Haha! Love it, what would we do without our husbands? My hubby sanded it first, no primer. The piece itself took two coats (mostly because we needed to cover up the poor spray paint job) and the drawers and cabinet doors only one coat. Maybe the spray paint worked as a primer after all :) Thanks for writing Lindsay,!

  • Reply Roz K. Walker - Goodbye Boss Hello Kids May 8, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I love DIY projects. You did a great job on this. It looks great!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 8, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you so much Roz! :)

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