I purchased this cabinet at the Salvation Army Thrift Store for $10. I forgot to take a photo of the before, sorry. It was beat up, scratched and just dull 1970’s looking, but made of solid wood and very sturdy.
I have been looking at black accessory pieces for a long time to compliment the 27 shades of beige in my home decor. Cabinets like this were going for around $75-$150 but I just didn’t want to spend that kind of money on a small piece of furniture for the foyer that was made of pressed board. Plus, I just don’t have the cash to spend that much on something so non-essential.
It took an afternoon to paint the 2 coats of black satin finish latex enamel with a couple of hours drying time between coats. I like doing quick projects like this. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that buying pre-painted brand new furniture just doesn’t give me. I like finding old pieces that someone threw out of grandma’s basement and giving it a new life. Anybody can do this! It just takes a little patience to find the right piece and then just a little time and paint to make it lovable again.
It doesn’t do much. It holds a few table cloths and odd wine glasses, but dresses up the foyer nicely. I love it.