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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Hello cabinet. I love you.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hello cabinet. I love you.

Excuse me, Mr. Kilz. My name is Kirsty and I want to marry you. Has anyone used spray primer Kilz? I am in love. I've used spray primer before. Just the Rustoleum stuff. Not Kilz. Sorry Rusty, I'm a convert.
This is the best primer I've ever used. Smooth, efficient, no spots, dries in a jiffy. Hello, Kilz, are you out there, do you hear me? I love you!

I saw this cabinet at Goodwill. I knew the second I saw it how I was going to paint it. But, I didn't know if I wanted it. It was a beaut, that's for sure. I'm going to put pies in it. No. Secret special stuff that the kids can't have. Like my stash of miniature peanut butter cups....

The door handles are broken so I had to replace them, but fortunately I had leftovers from the kitchen refab.

Primed with Kilz spray paint. Love it.

I painted all of the hinges and the drawer handles ORB. They look exactly like the new handles on the doors. Exactly. Love it. I was tempted to get a new middle drawer handle, and still am, but it's only 2 1/2 inches wide, not the new 3 inches. So, I would need to fill, repaint and drill. And that was just too much for my impatient self today.

Ta Da! (Spray painted with Rustoleum Heirloom White.)

I used my glaze in the corners and the creases, and that's it. I just wanted a tiny bit of discoloration. I also sanded the edges a little bit.

So fab. I'm in love.
And, of course, in all of my excitement and my patience of a two year old, I put all the hardware on too soon and scraped a little paint off. Argghhh. Drat me.

Linking to: Transformation Thursday, Frugalicious Friday, Furniture Feature Friday
Saturday Night Special, MiM4, Metamorphosis Monday, DIY Day, Power of Paint.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous! Seriously, do you ever sleep?
This should be on better after.

January 21, 2010 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Your peanut butter cup holder looks FABULOUS!

January 21, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Another fabulous project! I have a question. On the before picture, I couldn't tell on the doors and drawer if that was stencilling or if the design was carved into the wood. I'm assuming it was stencilling. But if it was carved, how did you fill it? Just wondering for a project for me in the future. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us!

January 21, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Rustique Gallery said...

This is a beauty. I will go out and by KILZ today. I love a good spray paint! Sherry

January 21, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

looks aweSome!

January 21, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Andrea - the design was just a stencil. Thank goodness. But, I think if you use woodfiller and sand and fill and sand then prime, you should be good to go.

Sherry - KILZ is just the primer. I don't know if I explained that well enough. I hope I did. I primed with Kilz spray primer and then painted with Rustoleum Heirloom White.

Hope that makes sense!

January 21, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Okay- first off---- I heart peanut butter cups. And my son has declared them as his fave. Sigh. That means I have to share. Have I lost weight by sharing? NO. :)
Second- just saw your tweets... I'm also a Vikings fan! And another Mom just planned a birthday party during the game this Sunday. AUGH!

And finally--- LOVE your cabinet. It looks beautiful. What a super great tranformation!

January 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I love KILZ, it covers everything so your finish paint stays true to it's color! You did a great job on that cabinet! It looks fabulous!


January 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Champagne Taste said...

I love her too!!! not to mention kilz o m g! GORG!

January 21, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Magic Brush said...

Fantastic job!!!!!!

January 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Awesome makeover...looks outstanding!


January 21, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

It looks great. I need to go thrifting and find something this cute.

January 21, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Treasia Stepp said...

Oh your sweet treat holder looks fabulous. I love it. Hum....do I now need a special cabinet for my sweets?

January 21, 2010 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn said...

Fabulous! Love the white! So excited to hear about the spray primer. I hate using a brush sometimes and will definitely be trying the Kilz! Thanks for the tip! You did a fantastic job on this piece.

January 22, 2010 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Kirsty, I love this pretty cabinet! And it looked like a really fun project too. I'll have try the kilz spray primer...sounds like it went on like butta! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday today!

January 22, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Looks wonderful and I also have a LOVE realtionship with your new man- kilz in a can.

January 22, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

whoa whoa whoa, you brought that little guy from country to TOTALLY FABULOUS. and i am guilty of rushing to get a project done like every single time and inadvertently end up messing something up, too.

January 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Kirsty! Kilz spray primer, huh? I have their primer where you don't have to sand, but it's brush/roll on. I'll have to check out the spray.

January 22, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Looks fabulous! Thanks for the Kilz tip, my niece was given a buffet/cabinet that needs a makeover in the warmer weather.
Just wondering, but the middle handle seems to have been put back on upside down. Or maybe that was your plan. Either way, the new paint updates it so nicely. Love peanut butter cups too.

January 22, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Thanks for all the great comments! I'm seriously eating them up! And Elizabeth, you are so observant! I totally did it on purpose....ha. Another Llama Mamma Drama that I have to fix!

January 22, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Miss Mustard Seed said...

This is not a piece I would've looked at and loved, but you really did a great job and it looks fantastic! I really like little cabinets like that. They provide great storage and you can easily find a wall to put them on. Very nice work!

January 23, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

i have a question ... so many of you ladies are repainting old yucky furniture to look like new pretty furniture.

WHO KNEW you all were using spray paint!!!

so, my question ... does everyone sand their pieces beforehand or not.

i am a little gunshy because that last thing i painted didn'tcome out too well. the paintdidn't seem to stick right. and i DID sand AND use primer!!! : (

i have a whole bedroom set to redo in the garage ... that would be a LOT of spraypaint!!

January 23, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Amy -

For some reason my last response did not post properly....but basically, I have found the best thing is to prime. Even if you don't sand, priming helps the paint stick.

I've found that spray painting takes practice. I still get drips and runny spots.....just practice before!

Good luck!

January 24, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

i think i am already pretty decent at spray painting.

so maybe i should just give it a try!

January 24, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger The Little Red Shop said...

Excellent, what a great cupboard!

: )

Julie M.

January 24, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Fabulous! Perfect for pb cups!

January 25, 2010 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for the great info and tip on Kilz. I will have to try it. I've got a Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays... I love for you to share your lovely cabinet... hope to see you there!

January 25, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Sharlotte said...

I LOVE this too! What great storage and super lines. I've been looking for a piece like this for my home...you got a treasure! Good for you!!!
Thanks for tips on primer, I'm using it "when" I find my treasure. Thanks so much for sharing!

January 25, 2010 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Turned out great- painting it was the way to go!

January 25, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

so much better this way! The white is stunning!

January 26, 2010 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...


January 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

What a transformation!

January 27, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Thanks for linking up to Power of Paint Party (POPP). I'm drooling ever time I see this cabinet... I think I have cabinet envy!

January 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM  

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