Today’s furniture makeover included a lot of planning and redesign, mainly but the JTS (aka, hubby or Junktion Technical Specialist). I couldn’t be happier with the way the Beverage Cabinet came together. Thanks honey.
The cabinet is my first project for the Furniture Fixer Uppers tour. There are five furniture lovers in the group and we each showcase a new furniture project every month along with the complete tutorial.
My fellow Furniture Fixer Uppers are some of the best. I can’t wait to see their projects but I guess I better tell you guys about mine first.
The cabinet came from the Nashville Flea Market. I think the price was $40 but don’t quote me on that.
It was a radio in it’s former life. Right now it’s just a mess.
The JTS spent several days on and off working on the project. He took all the insides out, cut a new shelf, and put the fold down door back on. Then I decided I wanted to make a beverage cabinet out of it. That meant a little more work, like taking out the front divider thingy (technical term).
Then there was a bunch of loose veneer to glue down. In a few places the veneer had chipped off. But that’s okay because the little ripples and edges will look pretty distressed. I gave the cabinet a good cleaning before getting into the paint process.
You guys, I have a ton of paint on my shelves. I’ve been trying to use what I have instead of buying any more. I didn’t have the perfect flat white so I combined Martha Stewart Vintage Décor Paint colors to get an off white. I mixed together Wedding Cake, Smoke, and at the last minute…..Linen.
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After mixing the paint I thinned it and poured it into my HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer. I love this thing. There was no way I was going to brush paint the inside of that cabinet. Work smarter, not harder.
Once the paint was dry I distressed the edges and details with 3m Flexible Sandpaper 100 grit.
At the last minute I decided to add a metal wine glass holder to the cabinet. The JTS had to do the hard work. He did all kinds of contortions trying to put the rack in that tight space.
Sometimes projects turn out a little differently than expected. Notice how the pretty detailed insets are still obvious and the outer edges of the doors contrast with the rest of the door? I decided not to continue putting layers of paint on the cabinet with the sprayer because I like the contrast.
The shelf paper is wrapping paper I bought at Michael’s a few months ago. It was in the dollar section and who can resist red. Not me. I raided my china cabinet for the wine glasses that we never use. The pretty blue cups are finds from my favorite junk shop.
The cabinet can be used for all kinds of stuff….hot chocolate, coffee, water, wine, kid snacks and drinks. My friend Beth suggested using it as a TV cabinet.
Pretty red and white striped paper inside the cabinet.
You may have noticed in the first photos that the top of the cabinet lifted up. The JTS screwed it down so that doesn’t happen anymore. I covered the screw heads with wood filler and painted over them.
DIY Beverage Cabinet
And that’s all it was to it. I bet you guys can think of other uses for the cabinet. Please share your ideas in the comments section.
The photo collage below has photos of the projects before makeover. Just click the pink text links below the photo to see the finished project.
1. Just The Woods – Media Console
2. Confessions Of A Serial DIYer – Estate Sale Bookcase
3. The Interior Frugalista – Funky Bar
4. Petticoat JUNKtion – Beverage Cabinet
5. Girl In The Garage – From Chair to Throne
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week.