Tuesday, September 14, 2010

$10 kitchen cabinet makeover

I purchased this old knotty pine kitchen cabinet at a yard sale a few months ago.  It was $10 and my intended use was as a storage piece in my garage to hold hardware.  It is heavy, solid, well built and sturdy.  Someone most likely constructed it to use in a kitchen 50 or 60 years ago.

While planning the low budget kitchen makeover in Megan's farmhouse I realized that I had a need for a small cabinet to use for the microwave and toaster oven.  Since I want to save the bulk of my budget for materials for another project -  I figured I would use this $10 cupboard - plus it was the perfect size for the space.

I primed it with one coat of gray spray on primer by Krylon

I chose Benjamin Moore #1596 NIGHTFALL which is a very soft dark charcoal gray

I painted two coats over the primer

gave the surface a light distressing and changed the hardware

and now this will be the new cabinet to hold Megan's microwave - which leaves me more money to make an amazing industrial style farm table

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