Monday, October 10, 2011

Makeover Monday: Black Cabinet


Happy Monday! And you know what that means, I have another makeover to share with you!

A great thing about this 31 day challenge is that it's forcing me to mark things off my list that have been on there forever. This project I'm sharing today has been waiting for it's makeover for quite sometime!

I bought this cabinet at an auction 2 years ago. I know gasp! It's been sitting in my basement for that long! I went back and forth on the color and maybe intimidated by the size. But I don't know why I was dragging my feet because it was actually quite easy to transform this weekend!


This cabinet is old. I always wanted one because my mom has one similar that she bought at an auction when I was little. I remember her removing the paint layer by layer in our garage...I think there were 7 layers if I remember right. She restored it to look like "new" old again.

So when I found this at an auction, I was lucky enough to get a good price for it. The son of the woman that owned it stopped me after I won the bid and told me how special that piece was to his family. They didn't have kitchen cupboards in the "old days" so they used this cabinet as their pantry and dishware storage. The son was in his 70's and he remembers it quite well when he was little. So it was great to get a little bit of history with the piece, it made it that more special!

So I thought maybe the cupboard would be around 75 years old. Then when I was redoing it over the weekend, I found this print under one of the drawers.

1850 T
J. Roberts
Sterling, Nebraska

Could this cabinet be from the 1850's??? I have no idea. I love finding things like this on old pieces. If my cabinet could talk, huh?!


Before I redid my cabinet, I wanted to make sure it was clean after all those years of storage and possible loose paint. So I washed all the surfaces in and out with Basic H2. It was quite dirty.

After much thought, I decided to paint my cabinet black. I love black furniture! It goes with everything and just classic. I sanded down the edges and then added MinWax Dark Walnut Stain to richin' up the piece.

I also gave the inside a fresh coat of white paint.


The cabinet has just wonderful details!




The handles before were painted brown, so I repainted with with a metal spray paint primer and then oil rubbed bronze-Both from Rustoleum.



The cabinet is in our family room in our basement. My intention is to store me and my hubby's childhood memories inside. We have several things in boxes that are just a shame to be put away. So this will be a nice space to display them. And there's lots of storage in the bottom as well!


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23 comments:

  1. This is awesome Kindra!! I love how it turned out! You did a great job of making it looked old and distressed! Love it!

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  2. I just love it, it looks like mine in many ways but just a little different. So neat to find under the drawer the date and the person who owned it or shipped to. My second one was sent or owned, to Chester Ne. You did a great job.

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  3. This is so beautiful, Kindra. What a great piece, and what a great job! I recently purchased a nightstand that is similar to the original color of your cabinet... still trying to decide on a color :)

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  4. It looks great! Love the bright interior!

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  5. You did a great job, Kindra. The cabinet turned out Beautiful!

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  6. Nice statement piece. I like the black and white.

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  7. I just stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago. I absolutely LOVE what you have done to the cabinet.

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  8. This is really well done. You reflect the age and dignity of the piece and retain its decorative features. It's one of the nicest paint jobs on an antique piece I think I've ever seen.

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  9. Love the classic black and white!

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  10. i love the rustic black finish! and the white interior will really help whatever is in it stand out!

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  11. So nice!! I haven't painted anything black yet, dark grey is the closest, but your right it is classic. This would fit in with any decor!
    Love it, Great job!!

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  12. Stunning! Such a beautiful transformation and I love the little bit of history behind it too.

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  13. You can never go wrong with B&W I love the restyle. Thanks for the interesting reading too.

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  14. Great makeover! I love the change. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a good choice in color! It looks amazing. Nice and classic! What fun you will have in filling it up!

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  16. I love the way your cabinet turned out...you did a great job and thank you for sharing the process. Can only imagine how your things will look displayed in it...

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  17. I saw your post on Inspiration Friday. Love what you've done with this piece. It looks great! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

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  18. Ah, beautiful redo--love black and love the crusty stuff underneath. Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  20. You did a great job. Love it in black!

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  21. If that timber was having up the top or an higher tale, yuo need to fix the issue very soon or elements will begin sagging

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