Okay, she isn't so lovely in this picture, but just wait!!
I removed the doors and all hardware and then caulked any seems that were gaping. This isn't an expensive piece of furniture. In order to give it a more solid appearance, caulking was needed. I then sanded and primed. I knew this was important on this one, even though I really don't like prep work. I think I just get too excited about the final product that I am impatient. But since at this point I had no idea what color I was going to paint this, the prep work wasn't so bad. =)
It took me several hours and several times asking my kids, "what color should I paint this" before I finally figured it out. Nicholas had suggested a color I was considering, so I decided to use that color on the outer part and another for the inner. I use seafoam green as an accent color in my dining room (that's where this will be living), so didn't want to paint the entire thing that color as the decorative pieces in that color would get lost in it. So the inside will be antique white as will the hardware.
I didn't get home with the paint until almost 9:00 pm but I had to put a little bit on just to see...and oh boy was I excited then! It was all I could do to put the covers back on the paint cans! =) This is not a paid post for Better Homes and Gardens paint, but, this was the first time I had used this brand and it is some nice paint!!
And she if FINALLY all dressed up!
I added a hook in the back to hang my little bird cage that holds a candle...
I painted the hardware by first priming it with a spray primer and then using the same antique white paint I used for the inner part of cabinet.
A side by side before and after pictures...
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Fox Hollow Cottage
The Dedicated House
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