REMAKING A PRIMITIVE KITCHEN CUPBOARD





This huge project was done for a friend of GG's. It was something they found on a trip and they loved it enough to bring it all the way home. Now it was my turn to update it.






BEFORE                                 AFTER

I had thought about keeping the arborite but it was too brittle
 to work around. Dealing with this area took a full day in its 
self and was a dirty process.


The pull out cutting board was lost and the doors 
were replaced with other salvaged finds.


The cabinet was one solid tall unit that I couldn't get into my
 work room. So the first step was to cut it into 2 pieces 
outside before ripping it into more pieces inside.


This area received the most work. The back section
was completely replaced and the side panels are a cover up 
job. All antique quarter inch dark stained oak panels painted
 in old white. The distressing is perfect, see below.


This rich dark stained surface is another piece 
that was completely new to the piece.

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The cupboard is 84.5" tall, so tall the top shelf is almost 
unusable on a regular basis. I decided to make the
top shelf simple open display.


The upper doors are also open to display treasures.


The back panels had previous damage so I replaced them.
The interior spaces are lined with a chartreuse and cream wallpaper.



I transferred some graphics to the bottom doors and 
made them look like old fashioned store bins with vintage
 hardware. This project took a several weeks, longer than I
 had thought but I am very happy with the results.



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29 comments:

  1. Can you be trusted? Good God woman come take all mine and have your way with every last piece of it!!!

    ~Bliss~

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  2. Forget Heather - I want it!! Totally cool!!!

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  3. Man- I bet if I sent you a button down long sleeved man's shirt it would come back with a Nehru collar and short sleeved!;>) You did a BANG UP job on that piece and you can bet she is going to love it...and if she doesn't love it- don't ever speak to her again!;>) xo Diana

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  4. Really love the after of this project. It is amazing how you create such wonderful pieces from ho-hum stuff.

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  5. Wow! Your transformed that piece into a completely different, gorgeous piece of furniture! You can definitely be trusted!

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  6. That's a great redo! I would trust you with MY cabinet :-)
    mscandmisse.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the graphics you used. It's beautiful. I would love for you to join my weekly friday -Monday linky. Come strut your stuff this week.

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  8. TRUST YOU???? I have several pieces I would totally trust you to work on... where did you say you lived?...lol

    That is an amazing piece... I love your eye. There isn't a piece of your furniture that I have not ever LOVED.

    This is just fabulous. You friend better love it or she is going to have a few enemies...hahaha.

    Hugs, Deb

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  9. I love this. She must be thrilled :)

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  10. Lucky Heather! This is so cute!

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  11. Wow, that is an amazing transformation! Heather is one lucky lady. :)

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  12. Those new doors look FABULOUS!! andrea@townandprairie

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  13. Unbelievable transformation. Good job!!!!!

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  14. You always do such a great job. I love the bins on the bottom!

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  15. it doesn't even look like the same piece! way to go!

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  16. I am LOL with Bliss's comment, but I am with here all the way. When can I expect you! Not sure I can find the right adjectives to do your amazing piece justice. Beautiful! She will be gobsmacked for sure. A great job. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  17. I cannot believe this before and after! You took it to a whole 'nother level. Wow! I do some furniture painting, but not complete overhauls like you. This is awesome.

    BTW I'm stopping over from Primp Your Stuff linky party and am your newest follower! I'd love for you to stop by and check out my blog, if you have time.

    Xoxo,
    Sarah
    www.adventuresofourfamily.com

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  18. Crazy good transformation.

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  19. E' irriconoscibile!!!
    Ma...usi la magia?^_^Bravissima!
    Ciao!

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  20. WOW!! I wish I had your vision ~ you did an amazing job as always ;0)

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  21. Anonymous29 February

    Very nice results...lots of work!

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  22. I love your kitchen cabinet...so beautifully refurbished. Well done. My grandmother had one very similar in her kitchen when I was a child. It was a bit wider and had a pull down, galvanized steel, flour bin on one end...I loved that cabinet. Thanks for the memories. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  23. In no way does the new cabinet resemble the old one! You are a magician! Fabulous transformation! Thanks so much for sharing! I will be pinning this to my "Paint it Annie" chalk paint inspiration board!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  24. YOu are just so talented and have great vision for what can be done to a piece! I love this!

    ♥charlotte

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  25. Beautiful! My goodness what a change!!! Thanks so much for sharing last week. I will be featuring you and your cabinet tonight at the Highlight Party.

    Mandy

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  26. I want to be George's new best friend....he has some serious pull! LOVE this cabniet....you do wonderful things to old junk. TFS

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  27. Great JOB!!! I like what you did to it. The changes are very lovely.

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  28. You're absolutely amazing!!! Will you teach? I'm far away but I'll pay to come and be trained!!!

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