The Little Cabinet That Could
February 7, 2011
Hello! Today I thought I’d share the quick and easy makeover on my jewelry cabinet that I refinished last week. After I painted the inside of my closet, I wanted the little cabinet to coordinate with the new look, but it was a dark mahogany color that wasn’t working for me anymore.
I happen to love rich dark wood, and often I hesitate to paint it. But since this was no antique, rather a mass produced piece from a decade ago, I turned to spray primer and spray paint to give it a fresh modern look. Now I’m loving the gray with white trim!
Step one was to give it a coat of spray primer. You know I love the brush on version of Zinsser’s oil based primer, but for smaller pieces of furniture you can go right ahead and prime with a spray can, it works great !
Next came two thin coats of RustOleum’s ‘Winter Gray’, a beautiful medium hue in gloss finish. RustOleum has several colors in their ‘Painter’s Touch’ line that are not the saturated colors you expect from spray paints, but rather muted colors that appeal to more modern tastes.
Once the gray was dry, I used painter’s tape to mask of the raised trim which to me was just screaming to be painted a contrasting white. Two coats of white paint applied by hand was all it took.
I also spray painted the hardware white and simply reused it.
I even painted the interior too, for a complete look.
One of the quickest and easiest makeovers this gal has ever done!
For more tips on spray painting, take a peek at this article: Spray Paint FAQs.
I prettied up the top with a simple silver dish I found at a thrift store years ago.
Also on top is the jewelry tree I made out of a branch back in 2009.
I’m a lover of chandeliers, so this is where I like to keep them!
I’ve always been a big fan of RustOleum products, and this is yet another example of how their spray paints really can work to give smaller pieces of furniture a brand new look.
Lucky for me, tomorrow I’m off to attend a RustOleum conference in New Orleans to talk about some of their newer products, I’m very excited! Can’t wait to report back !