Last week a family member asked me to find a cabinet and paint it black (It was to be for her office to store boxes). It needed to be around 3x5 feet.
I found quite a few cabinets on KSL that fit the bill except they were all over priced. After browsing in some different categories I spotted the perfect cabinet! It was $20 dollars. My husband went and picked it up and when he got there he discovered that it was solid wood, SCORE!
I went to the store and got my paint mixed... After sending my very helpful toddler off with grandma so I could paint uninterrupted (for 4 hours) I stood back, looked at the cabinet and realized that the paint was GRAY. When I got the paint mixed I mentioned that it looked rather gray and the associate told me that it would darken once it dried. I waited and waited and still, GRAY! GRRR! I went back and had them re-mix my paint- which ended up just being another gallon and brand of paint... and RE-painted the entire cabinet.
Here it is before:
It was the top to an entertainment center in it's first life but over time I guess they lost the bottom to it. So we just needed to buy a back for it and put in a shelf.
It was a little banged up- it looked like they tried to use a black furniture marker on brown wood... hmm...
This is what it looked like after I painted it gray...
It's not black is it? I knew I wasn't color blind.
And then... It was black!
I distressed it and went over it with a wipe on poly.
Put in a shelf and a solid back.
I think it will be perfect for an office.
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