I love the nostalgic feel of this red and white cabinet!
This one came from a woman who was moving to Florida to start a new life in an artistic community. I really admired her spunk! The cabinet had once belonged to her grandmother. It was now being used as a bookcase and the doors were removed and stashed in the basement. The drawer had been lost in a move somewhere along the way. I brought it home in pieces, just the way you see it.
The inside of the cabinet had been painted red to coordinate with the pulls - a good idea in theory, but I was pretty quick to break out some primer!
After two coats of primer over the red, the entire cabinet got two coats of creamy white homemade chalk paint. I didn't even consider another color. This one was a classic and white just felt right!
The door pulls are original red plastic and super cute!
We cut a panel to cover the drawer opening. So yes, it's a faux drawer!
I had two red knobs in my stash, so of course I had to use them.
I finished the piece with a light distressing and a coat of clear wax.
I really love the way this one turned out. It's not a dramatic change. We just brought it back to life as it was intended to be. And I think it's pretty adorable!
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