I have very limited space to craft in. I actually keep all my craft supplies in my dining room. Not the greatest place but I make it work. I am always on the look out for ways to hide the supplies and make it look decent . I was out with a friend one Saturday morning and we stumbled upon this cupboard at Goodwill.
I went back and forth on whether I should get it or not. I loved the character it had and I knew with a little work it could be really cute…or I could ruin it. 😉 I ended up buying it and brought it home.
I’ve been wanting to try the Americana Decor Chalk Paint for awhile now. I knew this was the project I wanted to try it on.
The Americana Decor Chalk Paint is pretty fool proof. I have to admit I am not the greatest of painters out there. I am about as impatient as they come. What I love about chalk paint is that you don’t have to sand your piece. Simply wipe down your furniture and start to paint. I used a high density foam roller and it eliminated all brush strokes. I love the matte look it has to it. I used the soft touch varnish to seal the entire cupboard.
I took off all the hardware and replaced it with black knobs and pulls from The Home Depot.
I pulled off the backing and replaced it with white bead board. I had Home Depot cut the bead board at the store to the right dimensions. Easy.
I wanted my cupboard to have a interesting back splash. I found these poplar hobby boards at Home Depot in the wood section. I used a miter saw and cut them into pieces.
I stained them with Varathane stain in Sunbleach. I had that on hand from another project! I glued them to the back of the cupboard using wood glue. I let it dry overnight.
That’s it! I say that, like it was SO simple. This cabinet really took me about 2 weeks to complete. I worked on it here and there at nap time. Overall, the process wasn’t hard but it was time consuming!
I love how it turned out. Let me show you around!
I store yarn/needles, mason jars, my camera lenses, miscellaneous sewing supplies, brushes and calligraphy pens/nibs all in the cupboard. I put a Ledberg 3 piece light strip from Ikea to light up the top of the cabinet.
My sewing machine fits perfectly under the hutch with a pretty glass container of thread.
Underneath houses plastic containers. I used clear plastic shoe box containers from Target to store random craft supplies. I label everything with chalkboard labels and used a chalkboard pen so the ink will stay put until I decide to erase it. I love chalkboard pens because if I decided to use that bin for something else I can just wipe off what I need to.
B helped me paint the inside of the cabinet. I didn’t want to fix it. That was his hard work when he was helping. So I made a little note that he painted this. 😉
I lined the cabinets with a grey chevron shelf liner.
That is it! An old kitchen cupboard turned new again! It fits right in with my dining room and holds all those craft supplies of mine. It was a lot of hard work and time but I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.
Disclaimer: Please know that I was sent Americana Decor Chalk Paint for this project. As always, my opinions and reviews are 100% my own!