Hello dear friends and welcome to my first makeover of 2019! It’s also Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday, so not only do I have a thrifty makeover for ya’ll today, so do four of my favorite treasure-maker friends! Be sure to look for their projects at the bottom!
Today I’m sharing what I did with this lattice wall cabinet I scored for $10:
I rarely pass up a good storage piece!
I went thrifting last week in search of furniture pieces since my inventory is very low at the moment and it was very slim pickins in the furniture department.
However I did find one drop-leaf table and several other goodies:
I thought it would be fun to work through all of these one after another until they are all done! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
Here is how the first of the bunch turned out:
I love you, paint.
Do you miss the lattice?
That was the first thing to go. Then I was left with these door frames that had an odd bar across the center of each one:
I did keep those strips of wood though because you just never know, you know?
I decided to add a hardboard panel painted with French graphics to the back of each to create a pretty closed storage piece.
I couldn’t think of how to unify the four “panes” at first, and then I decided that stretching one graphic across them all might just work!
To start, I cut the hardboard with my table saw…
Then I painted both pieces and the cabinet in my favorite white, Bit of Sugar by Behr, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe with video on how to mix it HERE.)
To add the graphics to the door panels, I found an image I’ve used many times before from the Graphics Fairy HERE. I saved the reversed version to my computer and uploaded it to Blockposters.com to get a larger print out of it.
You just type in how many pages wide you want your final image to be…now that’s my kind of math! It printed out in four pieces:
That worked out perfectly since I had four “window panes” to fill!
I used the old school transfer method (See more on that HERE.) to transfer the graphics to my painted hardboard using a pencil:
The print outs are in the reverse so that when you transfer them, they are right side up. They are available just like that from The Graphics Fairy:
I grabbed my go-to tools to paint in the letters:
That’s my favorite script brush for painting in those small details. Find the newer version of it HERE. Delta Ceramcoat acrylic craft paint works great and I’ve never had it smear when sanding like others I have tried in the past. Paper plates a la Walmart.
The right brush is essential for getting these small details…
The insides just got one coat of paint and a good sanding…
The back of the door is actually dry erase board. When I went to purchase regular hardboard (like brown pegboard but without the holes), Home Depot didn’t have any large sheets, so I bought this instead. It’s hardboard on one side and dry-erase on the other.
I completely forgot to get a photo of it, but it might be handy to have in a nice hidden area like this!
I gave the rest of the cabinet a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with my new favorite sealer: Dixie Belle Clear Coat in a satin finish. You can find it HERE. I’ve used it on several pieces now and as much as I love the silky finish that you get with wax, this clear coat just goes on so easily! I use this brush HERE to apply it, made especially for sealers.
This was such a fun project to work on. I hope you enjoyed it too!
If you liked this cabinet, you might like this one too:
See how this one turned out HERE!
The next piece I’ve chosen to redo from my thrifting haul is this throwback:
Come back Thursday to see what I did with it! 🙂
UPDATE: No need to come back! See it now HERE!
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