Hello amazing Friends! I hope you all had a lovely Holiday. I am still recovering from all the food I ate!
Since my Furniture Fixer Upper Crew and I usually get together the fourth Thursday of the month to share furniture flips, and with the hustle of the holiday, we decided that today it would be fun to share our favorite furniture fixer upper makeovers of the year! There are six of us in all so be sure to look for the links to my friends’ projects at the bottom!
My favorite furniture makeover is from last March, and it just might be one of my favorite makeovers ever!
I had stopped by the thrift store closest to my house one morning and came across this china cabinet:
Remember this one??
I needed some pieces to fill my empty booth and immediately loved the large glass door panels, but I knew it would be a bleeder which can be a pain to paint, so I passed on it.
Fast forward a week or so and guess what was still there? AND all furniture was 20% off, so for $80 I brought it home.
Just as I suspected, I did have issues with bleed-through, but the end result was worth the trouble I think…
I knew I loved those big glass doors! I have included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
I staged it for a bathroom…I would LOVE to have this in my new bathroom! It would fit if I removed the tub. 🙂
I started by taping off and covering the glass panels in the doors since I was unable to remove them.
Then I gave the entire piece inside and out two coats of Zinsser spray shellac to seal in the stain, in hopes of preventing bleed-through. (Wait at least an hour before painting.) Then I decided to spray-prime with Zinsser bullseye spray primer as well since I had plans to paint the piece white.
For the most part, this did the trick, but I still had a couple of stubborn areas that were bleeding through like the trim pieces on the lower cabinet doors. I used another clear matte sealer I had on hand over those areas to try to tame the bleeding, and that did the trick. (If you ever get those stubborn spots, waxing those areas will work too.)
Then I spray painted the inside of the top of the cabinet and shelves with Rustoleum in Robin’s Egg, one of my favorites.
I lightly sanded with 220 grit sand paper and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
I decided to use a few different styles for the hardware.
I started with this pretty knob from Hobby Lobby for the glass door, and it comes just like this:
Then for the drawer I decided to switch out the original hardware for these ones, also from Hobby Lobby:
They were originally an antique brass color, but I wanted them to match the door knob. I spray painted them with black spray paint, then added a little Vaseline here and there before painting them white. The white paint came right off with a soft cloth in the places where I added Vaseline. Now they match!
I did the same with the new pulls for the bottom cabinet, which surprise…also came from Hobby Lobby:
Choosing the cabinet hardware is probably my favorite part! Hobby Lobby has such a nice selection and they are 50% off every other week. 🙂
These pieces add a little more charm to this cabinet.
Don’t forget there are five more furniture makeovers from my friends today!
Click the links below the image to see what became of these treasures!
This china cabinet went through a big change, but I love how much lighter it feels. I hope you like it too!
Here is my second favorite Furniture Fixer Upper favorite this year:
I’ll be back on Tuesday counting down my top 10 posts of the year:
UPDATE: See them all HERE now!
Hope you have a safe and happy new year! 🙂
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