Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cabinet Makeover

A few posts ago I had shown this picture of an old wooden cabinet that had the hideous bright red calico background inside. It was a $5.00 Goodwill purchase. It took some thought before I decided what to use in the door that probably once held a mirror.

Here is the "BEFORE" photo:

Here is the "AFTER" photo:

I spray painted the cabinet in a flat black, then sanded it up a bit to add some age. Then I applied some walnut gel stain. I replaced the red fabric backing with a primitive dark sage green and rust colored calico print. On the front door I embroidered a stitchery of a primitive crow holding a pip berry branch onto a piece of muslin. I coffee stained the piece, then applied it to the inside of the door frame.

I think it turned out great.

I'll be working on some more GW purchases that need transformations as well.

My favorite little "Lady Bug" Annie doll just sold today on ebay. There are still two more Annies from the same design listed. Check out my these listings by clicking the ebay link on the right sidebar.


Lisa said...

LOVE IT!! It turned out so wonderful and prim. A great make-over indeed!!

Carmen C. said...

Oh my that even the same cabinet??? That turned out great, I LOVE it!!!!!!!

~Judy~ said...

Your cabinet turned out AWESOME!! I would have never known it was the same one. Congrats on the sale.


Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

Your cabinet came out great, Patti!! Clever idea with the stitchery!!

Enjoy your weekend!

american girl primitives said...


This turned out great. I have such a affection for crows!


Bittersweet Primitives said...

Patti, what a great job. Love the crow and looks like you could change it out for the seasons too. Keep up the great work. Sherie

Janene said...

I wish the one that I found didn't end up smelling so bad!
I LOVE the transformation...Now I want mine back so I can copy!
But I don't think I could get rid of the smell of oil...UGH!
I love the crow stitchery!