Monday, April 1, 2013

China Cabinet Goes Coastal

I loved how the bookcase turned out so much I decided to give the china cabinet a similar makeover since new china cabinets are so expensive. My mom left the china cabinet here when she moved as it was way too large for her new home.  It is Asian-inspired so it was tricky turning it into something coastal. Here is what it looked like before.

First we scraped off the Asian pin striping on all the glass doors.  It came off really easily!

We took all the doors off and removed all the gold hardware.  Unfortunately, it left a ton of holes in the doors. 

I happened to have some dowel rods that fit perfectly in the large holes so we cut them to size and tapped them in.

We filled the rest in with putty and sanded them down.

Next, using the same wainscoting from the bookcase remodel, Hubs measured and cut them to fit into the door.

He used liquid nails to secure them and reinforced them with nails.  More holes to fill in with putty.  Yay. 

Primed the doors and cabinet with 2 coats of Zinsser's primer, then 2 coats of satin finish white.  

Taping the mirror was ridiculous!

Yes, I painted right in the dining room! These pieces were too heavy to move into the garage. 

After days of painting and sanding and painting, it was ready to be put back together again!

Almost complete!!  Just have to put the new hardware pulls on and fill it up!

Here is what it looks like today...

We absolutely love how it turned out!

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  1. wow what a big difference. i definitely LOVE the "after"!

    Thanks so much for linking up to support Habitat! Good luck and hope to see you back next week!


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