But first, I thought it would be fun to show you a real throwback. Like so throwback, that we weren't living in the house yet. This is a picture from the from the real estate listing. I love throwback pictures because even though I feel like my room changes take forever, the old pictures still allow me to see the progress. Looking at this listing picture shows me that I have made even progress than I think!
Photo courtesy of trulia.com
And this is how the room looked a few weeks ago prior to the cabinet update.
To achieve a smooth paint finish, I primed my piece using a Zinnser 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer in white and a sponge paint roller. I did not sand at all, because this primer helps to eliminate this step.
I primed with two coats, letting dry in between each step (about 2 hours in between each coat), then applied the paint. After all of your kind comments here and on Instagram, I was able to pick a color. I went with Behr Wheat Grass, color-matched to Glidden paint sample size in a Satin finish. This color is a like a true citrusy green color. It's so pretty.
Following the paint, I went over the cabinet with a water-based polycrylic by Minwax to protect it from scratches using a traditional 2 inch Purdy paint brush.
I switched out the original knobs for some medium size crystal knobs from The Home Depot. They were $2.99 each, and I purchased four.
I also switched out the original round mirror to a sunburst mirror that was originally in my bedroom. The round mirror will find a new home soon. The sunburst mirror is from The Home Depot and is only $35. Great price for such a stylist sunburst!
So there you have it. I hope to finish this room VERY soon. I will be back later this week with a few remaining plans for this room. I just love how paint transformed my little cabinet so it has inspired me.
Just for fun, let's take one last look at this makeover:
Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time!
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