Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Small Cabinet Redo's

I've actually had time the last week to work on a couple of items in my stash pile!  YEAH! 
This little hanging cupboard screamed early 1990's - pine with not much finish on it.  Remember all those pieces at the craft shows during those years? 

Cute door with a not so cute butterfly carved into the front. 

I debated about keeping the door, but decided to leave it off.  I filled the screw holes for the hinges with wood filler so you can't see them anymore.  I made the little curtain from a coffee stained flour sack towel, stitched a star on it and hung it with jute strung across the front and attached by 2 rusty nails. 

I painted the cupboard black, sanded it down and gave it a coat of Briwax.

Cuboard number 2-
No debating on this one - I'm not keeping this door - the hearts have to go!  This is a corner cupboard - I have no idea where I will put this one as my corner space is filled or very limited. 

Again, I filled the holes with wood filler.  The first coat of paint was black and then I used a tan color as the second coat, roughed it up and finished with Briwax.

The right side of this is rough cut wood.   The right side took the stain heavier than the left side - oh well I guess it just looks more primitive this way.  I love the color of this one now. 

Hope you are all staying cool.  I had to work today in my 1800's dress and full apron.  The basket shop is HOT.    Outside was a balmy 97 degrees and inside my shop it had to be 105.  I sat on the porch and worked on the shop inventory this afternoon as we didn't have many visitors. 

I'm looking forward to Friday, my friend Melissa from Farm Field Primitives and I are going Prim Shopping!  Can't wait to show you what I buy.  ~Ann 


  1. I saw one little cabinet, like in the top picture, it had the carved wheat or
    what ever it is on it, also. Instead
    of taking the door off, they turned it
    around, so the design was on the inside.
    Both of your's look good! I wish I could
    find one for a corner. TFS

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. Your cabinet re-do's are awesome! Primly beautiful! Very hot here in central nj... dreaming about snowflakes to get through this heat wave... LOL!

  3. Love both ...great job...I like them with out the doors...

  4. Great makeovers. I love the black shelf. I would have never thought to leave the door off. It really changes the piece up and in a really prim way.

  5. Great Job!!!! I think no doors looks awesome! That little fabric curtain looks so cute!


  6. You do a beautiful job on refinishing the pieces. I hit the consignments this week, but nothing interested me, except the wood cases they had the items in, lol.

    I am always dropping my punch needles, so I have extra, just in case.


  7. Love your redos Ann!...were swap parnters over @ Char's blog. I sent you an email too.

  8. Love how both cabinets turned out. So clever to remove the unwanted element instead of trying to make it work!


  9. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment about my bookcase. I love your two little cabinets! It never occurs to me to remove doors. I'll be looking at things a little differently next trip to the Thrift.


  10. Hi Ann!....I've been meaning to get over here to your blog to thank you for commenting on mine and for warning me about how much hotter the new microwaves are! you are sooo right! we noticed it right away that things cook way faster in this new one!

    I enjoyed looking at your makeovers!


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann