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I'm a wife for 47 years to the sweetest man, have 3 great children, and lots and lots of pets. I have a love for crafts that goes back to my Nana who encouraged me to be creative when I was really little.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Refinished Cabinet

I have been working on a cabinet for my daughter's bedroom. She loves to scrapbook, and needs some more storage in her room. We found this cabinet for $10, and thought with a little paint and some handiwork, we could make it work. I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and finished waxing it today. I think I under estimated the work involved since it didn't involve any prep except to remove tape and fill a few holes. I think I may need to purchase the book on painting with Chalk paint, the finish came out pretty rough using a brush. But all in all, it will look wonderful in her room, check it out.....

Hubby added trim around the door fronts and the little decoration at the top of the doors. He loved it that I was doing the painting instead of him this time.

The cabinet was originally from a high school and was used for storage. When they built the new high school, they didn't want to take any of the old storage units, so we bought 5 units for $10 apiece and used most of them for organizing the garage, this one was a nice wood unit, so it will be the perfect scrapbook place.

As soon as the wax is good and dry, we will move it in. I have it on piano dolly, so it will roll right into her room.

That's it for now



  1. I think it is fabulous Bobbi. I think the wax is the ticket at the end. You really have to apply and rub it in to have a smooth finish. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

  2. Great job Bobbi.. I recongnize the inside but would never have guessed that is what that was. Thanks for stopping by to see my laundry room.

  3. I love looking at all of the chalk paint projects- I'm interested in doing one myself. Which colors did you use?

  4. Michelle, I used the Country Grey, then 1 coat of clear wax, then 1 coat of dark wax and I finished it up with another coat of clear wax to blend in the dark wax, and lighten the front panels.

  5. The various sized cubbies inside will be perfect for storing loads of scrap booking supplies. It is perfect...and you can't argue with the price either!

  6. What a great storage cabinet. I love it's new look! Thank you for your kind comment on my coffee table!