Hey friends! Today I have a fun and easy farmhouse cabinet makeover for you lovely people. I’m pretty excited about this post because it’s been a while since I had a good old-fashioned furniture flip here on the blog. This project reminded me just how much I love DIY and repurposing old, forgotten things. I actually saw this little cabinet in my favorite local thrift store about a month ago. It definitely caught my eye. I mean, it was a real humdinger. But I passed it up at the time. Well I dropped in again last weekend and found this baby marked down to 50% off. It was practically begging me to take it home. I really had no choice. I call it my Pooh cabinet and here’s why:
I mean, c’mon. Someone put a lot of time and effort into painting that happy Winnie the Pooh scene. Bless her heart.
So my first step in this makeover was removing the doors. Bye bye Pooh bear!
Then I simply sanded down the sides where the hardware was before and filled in the holes with basic wall putty. Easy peasy. Next up was paint. I wanted a classic farmhouse look, so I went with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Country Grey and a basic white for the top.
Here’s the finished look! Pretty darn cute, right?
I was really pleased with how well the putty filled in the holes on the sides. You can’t even tell it had doors before!
I did slightly distress the cabinet on the sides and corners with sandpaper. I can’t help it. I must distress all the things.
Since this drawer was covered in dark paint and writing, I decided to use a quick coat of KILZ primer just in that area before I painted it gray. I wanted to make sure none of the writing could be seen through the paint when I was finished.
How easy was that? This actually works SO well in this corner of our dining room. It’s the perfect size to fill in that area and give me a bit of storage, without being too big. I think the whole thing took maybe an hour and a half at most. It was the perfect little weekend project! Although I will say my son is still mad at me for taking away Pooh bear. Poor kid.
Well friends, that’s what I’ve got for you today. Like I said earlier, these types of easy makeovers remind me why I love DIY so much. I got this cabinet for $24, put a bit of work into it, and now I have a fresh new piece of furniture that is exactly what I needed for this room. That’s a win in my book. Thank you SO much for dropping by today. Let me know if you have any questions and I’d love to hear what you think of this little before and after!