It’s been a while since I’ve painted furniture, and I have MISSED IT. There is just nothing like seeing the potential in an old/junky/dirty piece of furniture and finding out what an amazing difference that paint can make.

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and my husband, who knows me so well, brought home this wonderful metal cabinet that he bought from a barn sale. Some girls want jewelry or clothes or vacations for their birthdays. Me? I ask for old junk. It’s just how I’m wired.

Here’s the before…missing a drawer but I really don’t care…

cabinet before1


This project was not an easy task. I took all the drawers out and scrubbed them.

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Then I covered all the label holders with Frog Tape, which took fooorever. The label holders were attached to the cabinet, and I wasn’t able to just remove them, so I decided the best thing to do would be to cover them with tape.Then the labels holders kept their original silver metal look. Even though it took a long time, it was worth it.

cabinet before3


Then I spray painted everything with primer, then two coats of paint. This is my favorite brand of spray paint.

cabinet before4


And here is the AFTER…








The “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” print came from The Nester when I pre-ordered her new book, which I HIGHLY recommend. If you’re not feeling satisfied with your home and you need a little help making your house a home, you need to read it. Like, right now.

The lamp, books, and globe were thrifted, and I taped book pages to the wall to get a wallpaper look. Nothing fancy or expensive but I happen to love it.

June 12, 2014 — Aimee Weaver