FROM BATH CABINET TO A HAND PAINTED ARTSY BIRD CABINET & TUTORIAL
In the home where I was working, my clients happened to be remodeling one of their bathrooms. They were replacing their cabinets and put them in the garage to be hauled off. One of the cabinets was a linen cabinet that hung over the commode and when I saw it in the garage, I just knew I could do something special with it.
I bet lots of you have this same cabinet over your commode with the opening on the bottom for tissues, towels, etc. I asked a carpenter to help me with the feet.
I asked him to turn it upside down with the opening at the top. Then I found these feet at Lowes. Actually, they are fence post finials. I asked him to attach these feet to the cabinet. The little wrought iron corner pieces I found at Hobby Lobby...LOVE their 40% off coupons!!
I added the new handles, too.
Then I started painting it. I primed and painted it a soft blue. Next, I painted all of the artwork on front and sides. Finally, I aged it with an antiquing glaze and sealed it with a clear coat.
I painted the inside an off white that matched the other artwork. And I painted little metallic dots on the front of the shelves.
I put the metallic copper/bronze around the feet and a couple of other places on the cabinet.
I really love how this cabinet turned out.
One of these days I think I will get to see it again in a client's home.
I do hope so!!
Because I forgot to take a "before" photo of the original linen cabinet, I found this on Google to show you. I wanted you to see what I started with.
You can do it, too!
(This is a repost from January 17, 2013)