A few weeks ago I shared pictures on Facebook and Instagram of a curbside cabinet that I brought home to give it a makeover. This cabinet had lots of dirt, cat hair and cat scratches. It was pretty gross but nothing a little, no who am I kidding, a lot of elbow couldn't fix.
I made the new holes for the new hardware and got a piece of wood cut to size for the new bottom kick-plate. There was nothing wrong with the kick-plate it came with. Its just that this cabinet really wanted to be a boy cabinet so it needed a straight bottom. The other kick-plate looked like a girly skirt on it. I also bought a pack of wooden buttons, because it was missing a few and I needed to cover the screw holes on the new kick plate. I painted the cabinet a rich medium grey and stained the top and sealed it with multiple coats of polycrylic.
The back cover panel had holes in it so I bought a new one and attached it with screws. I painted the inside of the back panel in the same grey as the body and sealed it. I left a piece of wood in the middle exposed and the sides because I like the way the wood tone looks with the grey. I also lined the drawer with a fun mustache fabric using Modge Podge and sealed it with Polycrylic too.
Now there's no mistaking this cabinet for a girl, it's definitely a boy cabinet. No more tiny little ceramic knobs or frilly skirt. Now its got chunky hardware, mustache fabric, straighter lines, and two tone stain with masculine grey paint.
If only the person who left this by this cabinet by the curbside could see this makeover! Can you believe I found this cabinet on the same street, the house right next door to where I found this Roadside Side Table that I gave a makeover to months ago?