It’s Thrifty Thursday!!!
Well it’s really Friday and this was supposed to post yesterday but you all know what happened Thursday with the special gift, so I saved this for today!
Thank you for stopping by!
Now that the kids are mostly moved out, I’m on a journey to decorate my house a bit. We have been painting and doing a few larger projects, which I’ll share with you in the coming weeks.
It’s all so exciting to finally do some of the projects we had put on hold. And there’s that b-word that seems to always be there, but that’s okay, we can still do plenty of good improvements!
I could’nt wait to start this project piece! I had been searching for a new cabinet for some time. A piece I could redo myself. I’ve searched on the marketplace site for a bit now. Oh let me tell you, I have found some great items! Usually, I’m a gal that goes to the resale shops, goodwill, and salvation army during the winter months, and hit the garage sales, tag sales, and flea markets in the spring and summer. I also shop Home Goods, Marshalls, where ever there’s a good deal!
I needed to get rid of my entertainment center to make room for a new one. I found out people are not interested in entertainment centers anymore! I like my television hidden and I like having a large focal pointe to a room, a conversation piece. After weeks on the market place and no one wanting to buy my entertainment center I had to give it away!
Once I put free on the add I had so many people respond. At one pointe I had 21 people on the waiting list. I guess no one wanted to pay for it, Lol. A very nice man and his wife came to pick it up, they were so excited and that made me feel good!
I found this armiore and decided to use it as an entertainment center, and I am so happy I did! I love all the details to the cabinet. Although I love the color it really doesn’t go well with the current colors in my home.
So I decided to paint it! With it being cold and me being impatient, we decided to use a spray gun thinking we could paint it much quicker. We only had 2 warm days in the forecast so we had to work quickly. And by warm, I mean 50 ish!
My husband offered to help me so we took off the doors, removed the drawers, and some of the hardware. The door hinges we left on. I wanted them to match the paint on the cabinet. The cabinet has two pieces which made it much easier to work with.
We painted the cabinet outdoors and then brought the cabinet into the garage to dry.
I love all of the details on the cabinet!!!!!!
I painted the cabinet first using a good paintbrush, it gave it a base, similar to using a primer. My husband spray painted on top of my brushed paint for a smoother finish.
It was a lot quicker to paint with the paint gun, it dried faster, and you don’t use as much paint when you spray the paint on. It really goes on smoothly!
I did want the hinges to match the color of the paint, so we didn’t remove them. The cabinet came with two shelves we sprayed those as well.
This was one of the fastest projects I think we have done. All because of the weather and spraying the paint on the cabinet. Our garage stayed between 50-60 degrees during those days so it really helped the paint to dry. I would not recommend painting in weather where the temperature is below 50, the paint may not dry as well.
Tadaaa! here it is!!!!!!!!
I’m really happy with the way it looks in my great room! I want to thank my husband for all of his hard work in helping me to finish this project and putting all the pieces back together, because
Psst” i lost the jar I put all the screws and nuts in….