Shutter Cabinet Makeover

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Are ya’ll ready for a thrifty makeover today? I hope so! It’s day #11 in this fun thrifty series, and I hope you are enjoying it so far! 🙂

Today I’m sharing the makeover of an awesome shutter cabinet I grabbed just as it was being put out at one of the thrift stores near my Sister’s house. ( There may or may not have been some stalking involved.)

I knew paint would easily revive this dated looking thing…

Shutter Cabinet before

…into one heck of a cottage charmer:

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Pure white DIY chalk paint and a little distressing in all the right places really do make this cabinet so charming now. This cost me $8, ya’ll!

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Here’s the inside before:

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I couldn’t resist adding a fun pop of color…

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Isn’t this color dreamy? This is Watery by Sherwin William’s HGTV Home line that I purchased at Lowes last Summer to makeover this kitchen table:

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I loved it on that table, and thought it would be perfect here as well.

The original backing was just rough plywood so when I sanded the painted surface, I got this awesome worn effect…

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The original shelf was very shallow as well, so I replaced it with a deeper one.

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This would be perfect in a bathroom to hold all that junk we rely on to make us beautiful! It would also work in a kitchen, or a home office. So many possibilities. I never pass up a little cabinet when I come across one because they always sell. This one didn’t last a week.

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I replaced the original knobs with these sweet glass ones from Hobby Lobby:

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I just love how this turned out!

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

If you missed any of the makeovers in this series so far, you can catch up here:

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 1. DIY Tray from an Old Picture   2. Mini Shelf Makeover   3. Patterned Sofa Table  4. Antique Mirror Repurposed  5. Oval Rosette Mirror

6. Wooden Tote Redo   7. DIY Jewelry Storage   8.$5 Yard Sale Dresser Redo   9. The Perfect Necklace Holder 10.Spring Bird Nest Wreath

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the simple makeover that made a big impact on these candlesticks!

Candelsticks before

UPDATE: See them HERE now!

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Comments

  1. Love the cabinet! You have a good eye for scouting out items with potential and at a super price. Goodness, how do you do it Christy? Every day a new piece and each one as beautiful as the last. Thanks so much for the inspiration and keep on stalking those possibilities and reinventing!

  2. mmmmm…I have one very similar in my garage…I think I will do the same to it!!!!
    Thanks!!! Yours looks great & LOVE the knobs!!! Wonder if my HL has them here in California???
    God Bless,
    Addie

  3. Wow, this is really cute. I love how the inside is that blue color. I have a bathroom cabinet at home that need some sprucing up. This is a perfect idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hope you will KEEP IT UP!!!!!! Love seeing all that you are working on – your finished
    items are so much fun. Thanks & keep on coming up with such GREAT ideas!!

  5. The cabinet turned out so cute. Love the two tone. Super beachy vibe.

  6. chris aka monkey says:

    loving all of the makeovers this cabinet is my fav so far, i too love these types of cabinets because they can be use in every room, love what you did to it perfect xx

  7. the blue inside just makes it.

  8. Your eye for colors… This is lovely. As usual.

  9. This is almost my favorite re-do so far. The sofa table is still in first place but this little cabinet is just cute as it can be.

  10. Another great makeover! Does this cabinet hang on e wall? Or is it free standing?

  11. Super catch on this one—amazing what a little paint can do. Thanks for the inspiration, Sandi

  12. This turned out super cute. I’m painting a similar cabinet right now. Silly me, I didn’t take a before shot. Grr

  13. Marilyn Stein says:

    I am so envious of the deals in your area! We have tons of thrift stores, but many have forgotten that they ARE thrift stores, and when I do see something, it is usually overpriced. 🙁 I LOVE this cabinet, but you sped past changing out that shelf. 🙂 For all of us who would not have the foggiest idea how to do that, could you please explain what it entailed?

    • We have those thrift stores as well that way overprice everything unfortunately, but I stick to a few that still realize it’s a thrift store! The shelf was just sitting loose on a couple of screws when I bought it and it was very shallow. I cut a deeper piece to fit using my table saw (jig saw would work fine too), then after painting, I secured it in place with my nail gun from the outside. Regular nails would work as well. Then I filled the tiny holes it left with wood filler and touched up the paint. 🙂

  14. You continue to amaze me. So much talent.
    *Smiles*

  15. Patricia B says:

    That cabinet would fit perfectly into my beachy decor. Awesome job, a big thanks for the inspiration!!

  16. ? Did I miss the recipe for your DIY chalk paint?

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