Monday, November 18, 2019

Coffee Station Cabinet Makeover

White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
A cute cabinet gets a white chippy & distressed makeover!

I love thrift stores!

This is a story for another day, but I’m an aspiring furniture flipper.  Without getting into it too much, I’ll just say that I’ve been to thrift stores A LOT lately!  I love finding all the unique things to hopefully resell.  The problem is I want to keep everything for myself!
(Before Photo) White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
When I was at the thrift store over the weekend, I came across this little cabinet.  It was priced a little high for flipping so I almost walked away from it.  Then I started to think about if I could use it somewhere in my house.  I don’t mind spending a little more if I’m going to personally use an item.

I eventually talked myself into making it into a coffee cabinet.  The little hooks on the bottom would be perfect for mugs. The cabinet above could store all the coffee supplies.  We’re having a major organizational problem with our coffee/tea supplies right now. This little cabinet just might solve it!

So I bought the cabinet!
(Before Photo) White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
I thought the cabinet was cute, but a little plain.  I like to take things to the limits & I wanted to do that with this cabinet!  I took it to my basement workshop & got to work!
Gorilla wood glue used for my White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
I started by repairing one of the hooks because it was loose.  A little glue did the trick!
Removing cabinet hardware | On The Creek Blog
 Next, I removed the cabinet door & its hardware.
Using my Wooster brush to paint a cute coffee station | On The Creek Blog
Then it was time for paint!  I picked up a gallon of clearance paint a couple months ago & it has been my go-to paint!  I’ve painted so many things with this paint!  It’s supposed to be a gray, but I think it looks like more of a warm white.  I’m absolutely in love with it!  I’m sure you’ll be seeing many things painted this color!

I kept layering on the paint until the cabinet was fully covered.  Then it was time for distressing!
Distessing my cute coffee cabinet with a sanding sponge | On The Creek Blog
While the paint was still tacky, I took my sanding sponge & distressed the edges.  It’s so much easier to distress when the paint is still a little wet.  It’s also easy to get carried away & end up distressing way too much because the paint isn’t fully dry!  That’s an easy fix though—just add more paint to overly distressed areas!
White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
This project didn’t take very long to complete & that’s my absolute favorite kind of projects!  My attention span is seriously lacking sometimes so if I can get a project done quickly, I’m ecstatic!

For now, I just put the old hardware back on.  I’m not a huge fan of the knob, so I’ll probably change it out later!
White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog
I think it turned out super cute!  I can’t wait to style it in my kitchen!
White chipppy/distressed cabinet perfect for coffee supply storage! | On The Creek Blog

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