Happy Friday friends and thank you for being here!!
A couple of weekends ago I found this precious little cabinet for less than $50 at an antique store and just had to have it.
I had no idea where I was going to put it but I just had to have it!!
My original plan was to strip it and sand it down to a more natural color. I stopped at Home Depot and bought fresh sandpaper and stripper. This is the paint stripper I used:
This stuff worked great!!
This was after stripping and sanding. It wasn’t as light as I wanted it to be so I decided to bleach it. I just got gloves and a rag and rubbed on straight Clorox.
I rubbed it down with Clorox and let it sit in the sun for a couple of hours.
The process worked great but it still wasn’t quite the color I had envisioned! Here is the lightest it would go:
So after all of that I realized what I wanted to do with this little gem and that was to sit it on my kitchen counter for bread, paper plates, plastic utensils, etc. The problem was that my countertops and backsplash are butcher block Formica (thank you 1970s) so the natural wood color would look terrible against yellowy butcher block!
Out comes the chalk paint and voila it is beautiful!!
Don’t be jealous of my 1970s countertops now 🤣🤣🤣
I absolutely love the way it turned out and it made those precious little wooden knobs really stand out!!
Thank you again for being here! If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer!!
Also I would love to know what this little cabinet was used for originally so if you have an idea please send it to me!!