Thursday, July 22, 2010

Refinished China Cabinet

I have been dying to do this post, but have been running short on time this week working on various other projects so this will be short.

Here is my Craigslist French Provincial Beauty: Look at those curves!
Over all she was in pretty good condition, but she did have a few rough spots.



Nothing a little wood putty and a coat of primer and some paint couldn't fix.
First, I disassembled all of the doors, drawers, and hardware. Then, I sanded the whole piece with a 100 grit sanding block.
Next, I did two coats of oil based primer, but later realized only one was necessary.
Two coats of latex paint and a little distressing (with 100 grit sandpaper) later, and here she is!

I wanted to keep the hardware as is, but one of the door handles looked significantly less aged than the rest so I ended up priming and spraying them with some bronze Rustoleum.

I'm really happy with how my first furniture refinishing project turned out! I have five others lined up ready for their turns....and two more I spotted on craigslist that I would like to snag. : )

7 comments:

Jennie said...

Good job. Looks great!

~holly said...

you did great!

Decah Lipscomb said...

Looks great! All of your hard work payed off!

alisha said...

GREAT JOB! Gorgeous!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is a beautiful cabinet...you did a great job!!!

oops! said...

I was at a thrift store today, and saw a cabinet similar - now I want to go back and get it! Hope it is not gone! I love it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...her makeover looks sooooo GOOD! Hope you have a FUN weekend.

Blessings,
Linda