SHARING TIPS FOR ADDING LEGS, HARDWARE, & PAINT - white bedside cabinets



I hunt for vintage cabinet hardware
all the time but a lot of that time is
spent collecting individual pieces 
until I accumulate matching sets
that can be used. I finally found 4
of these fancy scrolling back plates
and now I wanted to show them
off on a new project.



BEFORE
That's when this pair of dark brown cabinets came into view.
One was missing its glass door panels and knobs but I could
fashion 4 new panels to fit in all the doors so they would
 match again. Thin wood paneling would do the trick for this
 project and I would paint them a different shade.


ADDING LEGS
I also added legs to make these squat little cabinets taller and
 more functional. The legs I used here were from a broken
 down set of dining chairs. Every time I install wood legs on a
 new project the method has to be adapted to the parts you
 have but for a tutorial on installing legs try this article I




PAINTING
I painted the cabinets in a creamy white. I achieve the color 
by mixing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and Pure 
White 50-50. I sprayed the cabinets at first but had to finish
 up by brush painting because the weather turned on me and
 it got to cold too spray outside. I love where I live but I would
love a work shop somewhere outside to make my life a bit
 easier. I have written an article on spray painting with
ASCP that you can find here: http://bit.ly/1JKiYjt 


HARDWARE
I removed the old brass knobs and replace them with
 fancy plates and iron charcoal ring pulls.
http://etsy.me/2p7zCXL


DISTRESSING
I edge distressed and smoothed the paint by hand sanding 
with 220 & 180 grit paper. You can find some great tips I 
have shared on getting a smooth paint finish 




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Have you stopped into firstfinds hardware store lately?
Here are just some of the ring pulls available for your projects.

 

 

 

 


TIL NEXT TIME




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