Saturday is usually family day at the Alston residence!
This particular Saturday my husband asked if I wanted to stop at some of the thrift stores he use to go to!
I didn't even know he liked thrift stores...but I didn't ask any questions!
On our way out, we saw a garage sale and without even asking my wonderful husband turned around and stopped! I jumped out and seen this cabinet. It was only $10. I paid for it but since Eden was with us, I had to leave it!
Of course that cabinet was all I could think about, so early Sunday I went to pick it up!
It didn't really fit in the car, but I was determined!
I cut a leg off just to get it in the car!
With all the determination I had to pick the cabinet up that day, you would think I started on it that day! But it has been sitting in the garage for about a month! I got tired of my husband using it to pile junk on, so last week I tackled my first big painting project.
Here is the cabinet. I thought I had a better picture of the before...sorry!
I first had to attach the leg that I cut off. I did so with Gorilla wood glue and reinforced it with some screws
Next, I filled some of the dents with wood filler, then sanded the cabinet. I think I probably sanded it more than needed, but I just wanted to make sure I had a smooth finish.
I applied my first coat of primer, using Kilz premium primer, I allowed it to dry over night, then lightly sanded it using 220 grit paper, and applied my second coat of primer. I also let that coat dry over night.
While the primer was drying I spray painted the hardware using Restoleum metallic in gold
I didn't plan on doing this, but once I started painting I figured this cabinet would be a lot more useful with a shelf, So using some MDF we had I added an one!!
Now the fun part!! I spray painted on few coats of Rustoleum white gloss, I saned in between coats because it's hard to get a consistent surface when spray painting large objects! I haven't figured out the trick to making it look even!
I would love to hear any suggestions!!
Once the paint was completely dry, I used a Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane to solve this problem! The only thing I didn't like about this product was it gave the cabinet a yellow tint. So this will probably be my last time using this on a white piece!
Now the SURPRISE..
YAY...I love it! A little something just for me!
The pink is called bubblegum by Glidden
Here is the old nightstand