I know I've been a little absent lately, no excuse really, just been working on some projects.
And here are 2 of the projects I recently completed - all by myself!!! Impressive? Yes!
I had these old hand me down cabinets for a while and really not my favourite look to be honest.
The double door one houses the girls toys and the drawers hold all my craft supplies.
One day I had enough of staring at the awfulness. I knew that to repaint the entire cupboard would just be too much right now, but I needed a quick solution.
The kids were all out for the morning so I whipped the doors off the cabinet and sanded them with the sander - I forgot to take photos of this part, but the below pic shows just how much glossy varnish covers the whole thing.
Once I had all the varnish off the front of the doors - I painted about 4 coats of Dulux White onto them.
Payton has a thing about the number 5 - as in she loves it and looks for "5" everywhere we go. As the cabinet is where all her toys are - I thought I would pop a 5 onto it for her. And there are 5 of us in our family !
I printed the words and letters from my computer and stuck them onto one of the doors and painted over them.
Once the paint had dried, I sanded really heavily and distressed the doors.
Then I used furniture polishing cream to buff the doors and I didn't use varnish for this project.
At the end of the day - this is what I had. Looked much better but now the drawers had to be done.
Did you know that Sean didn't even notice when he got home that evening? Hmmm....
Cue the next day and onto the drawers...
I wanted to go beachy, but it just didn't work out like I wanted.
I left them overnight to see if I would change my mind, but NO!
So I stripped them back and painted them white to match the cabinet.
When I replaced all the handles - I left off the extra metal bit that was originally on them.
I really like how they turned out. Okay so, I love how they turned out....
Huge difference right? I think it makes this area look so much bigger and they totally fit in with the rest of my decor now.
Yep and Sean noticed the drawers... I think he was just happy not to have done all that sanding!
Here is side by side, before and after.
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