I’m so excited to share my DIY cabinet makeover with you today! I’m so bad at before pictures! I’m sorry. You can see the before of the cabinet on Instagram. That was after I took off the glass doors! It gives you a pretty good idea of what it looked like. Between clearing two rooms to have the carpets cleaned and lots of cleaning while the rooms were empty I finished painting the china cabinet. I can’t tell you how many projects I start and think, this is going to look terrible! My advice if or when this happens to you, give it a chance!
Back in the day we purchased the entire matching dining room set. Needless to say, this isn’t really my favorite look. I like it to be a bit more mismatched and collected feeling. In an effort to do that I added the white IKEA slipcovered chairs. They have held up really well for the $100 price point. I tried to sell the china cabinet a few times with no luck. One day I took the doors off and gave the top a coat of Annie Sloan’s white chalk paint.Truth be told, I didn’t love it. After walking past it for a few weeks I decided to try the paint I used in the bathroom. I was pleasantly surprised with the way it turned out. I knew I wanted to leave the doors off but wasn’t sure about the shelves. At first I thought I’d make wood shelves but then I decided to cover the existing glass shelves in the white marble contact paper I used on my tray project. It’s a little unexpected!
I had so much fun pulling all my ironstone from around the house and arranging it. I do need a few summer touches, but I had the pinecones in the piece and thought I’d leave them. I love the contrast and we have tons of pinecones!