Happy New Year everybody! I thought I’d start the new year out with a flip!😉 This is the last of the four pieces of furniture I got when some family friends, Curt & Lisa, bought a house that had some old furniture left in the basement. They generously offered the furniture to me, I just had to haul it away! Curt, is a handsome, dark-haired guy and my niece jokingly calls him Curt Reynolds which I thought would be a great name for the cabinet!
This piece, like the others, was well built long ago from recycled wood by someone with some pretty good carpentry skills! It still has a somewhat primitive look but is sturdy with a large storage area. This would be great in a mudroom, laundry room, kitchen or even as a changing table in a nursery.
It looked a lot worse than it was. The top was filthy and appeared to have rust stains.
There were some huge, heavy-duty bolts screwed into the bottom of this cabinet.I’m not sure if their purpose was to serve as adjustable feet or maybe just a way to keep the cabinet up off of a damp basement floor? I removed them so they wouldn’t damage any floors.
I removed the stained vinyl flooring that covered the floor of the interior. There were also some plywood vertical shelves that I removed to make more space.
I couldn’t believe how nice the top looked after just cleaning it with water and Dawn dish soap! All the stains came out and it looked sparkly clean! I cleaned the drawers and the interior and applied two coats of primer and then two coats of latex paint in Country White in an eggshell finish. I lined the bottom of the cabinet and both drawers with removable shelf liner.
On the exterior, after a good cleaning and light sanding, I used two coats of Rustoleum Chalked in a custom color I mixed using approximately a 50/50 mix of Serenity and Country Gray. It resulted in a light gray color with a hint of blue, not too far off from the original color. I finished the exterior with clear wax.
The knobs are original to the piece. I cleaned them with soap and water and I touched up the knob bolts and the old vintage hinges with DecoArt Metallic Silver.
I thought about lightly distressing the edges but with the shiny metal trim and slick laminate top, I decided this cabinet looks better with a clean, freshly painted style.
- Rustoleum Chalked Serenity
- Rustoleum Chalked Country Gray
- Kilz Clear wax
- Latex paint Country White
- Decoart Metallic shimmering silver
- Xancorp shelf liner (on Amazon) Faux Grasscloth Khaki
Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think about Curt Reynolds! Hope you all have a fantastic new year ahead 😊
Here is a sneak peek at an upcoming project: