Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pinterest Challenge - The Painted Media Cabinet Reveal

This is one of those projects that I have been planning to tackle for quite a while. You know, the ones that take a good bit of effort, but you quickly forget once it is all done and you aren't holding a paint brush or roller anymore. I completed this project several weeks ago, but the Pinterest Challenge finally game me the push to get my rear in gear to get it photographed so I could share it with you.

The original pin is this media cabinet from Jen's (IHeartOrganizing) playroom.

This is the before of our media cabinet; a hand me down from my husband's Grandmother. The media cabinet was the perfect size and scale for this room, but the finish and colors were all wrong. I knew I wanted something with a much cleaner look. The crackle finish had to go.

I used a premixed latex enamel, white, glossy paint form Lowes, and just painted over the existing finish. The back is painted a grayish turquoise that works well with the teal in the dining room that is just to the left of this room. I didn't want the colors to be the exact same, but these work well together. I also changed out the knobs to some that I found at Target in a brushed nickel finish. I am so glad this thing is DONE.

The room feels so much lighter and brighter now that the media cabinet doesn't look dirty. I am so glad that I finally marked this project off of my to do list.

Make sure you link up and check out all of the other Pinterest Challenge projects.

Painted Used on the Back - Valspar - Secluded Garden 178263 (premixed sample)

The Pinterest Challenge is hosted by:
Bower Power
Young House Love
Decor & The Dog
The Remodeled Life 

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  1. AWESOME job Nikki!! The cabinet was nice before, but you just took it to a whole new level. What color did you use for the back of your shelves? I recently lined the back of our bookshelves with blue paper, but the color is all wrong. I'd like to try again with paint this time (if I can convince my hubby paint won't ruin the shelves... ). :)
    Way to go - your hard work was totally worth it.

    1. Valspar Secluded Garden - it's one of the little premixed samples.

  2. Wow! I Love this! We want to do something like this too, just been procrastinating.

  3. Looks fantastic! Love the color choice!

  4. Wow, that looks so much better now. It was nice before, but is gorgeous now :)

  5. yay, good for you! i have yet to paint any furniture, but i sure love how other people's look!


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