Mama’s Cabinet Make-Over

I inherited my mother’s buffet cabinet but I wanted to change the color.  So I got my mother’s blessings to change the color to black.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of time with the make over, so I searched the internet for a fast way to change the appearance without a lot of work.

IMG_0722 IMG_0724I ran across a few blogs that talked about spray painting furniture and they made it sound so easy.  So I wiped the cabinet down to remove dust and dirt.  Then I got my husband and son to lift it up on the table in the back.  To catch the spray paint we hung a drop cloth behind it.  I made sure I got the kind of paint that had the primer in it too.  In the picture above, you can see the can.  I had a brain freeze because you can’t see the kind of paint in the can.  But I can say that I got it at Home Depot and you can hold the can in any direction and it will still spray.

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Next I focused on the hardware.  I gave it a good washing with plain soap and water then applied some good stuff I purchased from B Sue Boutique called Gilder’s Paste.  This stuff reminds you of shoe polish, but it’s good.

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Here are a few close ups of the knobs after the Gilders Paste was applied.

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And finally here is a picture of the finished cabinet.  I really liked the way it came out.

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