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DIY China Cabinet Makeover
It started out as a stained oak china cabinet. Here it is pictured in my friend’s home.
- Take all the doors off the cabinet.
- Take all the hardware off. Remove all the handles, hinges, and screws.
- Sand the cabinet.
4. Apply a layer of primer.
Most finished china cabinets like this one have a layer of varnish over the stain. After sanding it, you’ll need to apply a layer of primer.
5. Apply two coats of paint.
Chalk paint is a popular option for a project like this one. However, we had just added crown molding to my daughter’s room. She loved the look and she wanted her cabinet to match her newly painted trim. We had almost an entire gallon of interior white trim paint so we used it. It is a semi-gloss paint. It worked great and we love the finished product.
We were going to paint the inside but after we brought the cabinet home, we realized that the shelving is not removable. You can’t see it in the picture, but there is glass on each side of the cabinet. The wood shelving almost touches the glass. There is no way I could paint the sides of the shelving. We thought it would look odd to look inside the side of the cabinet to see white shelves without painting the sides white also. It’s kind of hard to explain without showing you in person, but hopefully you’re understanding the dilemma. We thought about painting the back inside of the cabinet gray or applying a wallpaper, but after finishing the outside, we decided we liked leaving the inside shelves to their natural charm. We LOVE it. My daughter has placed her treasures inside the cabinet and it looks amazing in her room.