Thursday, November 5, 2009

~Cabinet Makeovers~

Hello everybody! It is a beautiful day here! The sun is shining.....and I am heading out to the garage to do a few makeovers! :)

Thought I would share my latest couple of projects with you. I bought a couple of unfinished wood cabinets at Michaels. They were $39.99 and I had my trusty 40% off coupon! So a fairly thrifty project! If you have one check out your local Michaels Arts and Crafts Store. They have so many unfinished wood items that you can prim up!

Here are the two cabinets before~

And here they are after. They will hold most of our DVD collection~

The red one is basecoated Black (Michaels Brand Craft Paint) and then the topcoat is Rookwood Red (Americana Brand Craft Paint). Then I sanded, distressed and covered with a Dark Walnut stain (Minwax). I also painted, sanded and stained right over the hinges! Some of you may prefer to take the hinges off. But I really like the look of them painted and roughed up a bit!

This one is basecoated Black (Michaels Brand) and the topcoat is Tan (Michaels Brand). Then I sanded and distressed it and covered it with a dark walnut stain as well (Minwax). I also painted the insides of both cabinets black. Sanded, and stained those as well. I just forgot to take a picture with the doors open! Ooops!

One thing that I do with EVERYTHING that I paint/makeover....I ALWAYS ALWAYS paint everything inside, outside, bottom, top, back etc. It really makes a huge difference and I think it makes it look more "professional". Even though you may not see the back or bottom of something I really think it is important to finish the whole piece and pay attention to detail.

This is just a silly picture that I took while I was lying on my couch the other day (I am battling a sinus infection) sometimes I just need to "take a load off". I looked out into my kitchen and saw a perfect star on the ceiling. No there is nothing there that would cast a shadow of a star on the ceiling, it is just the way the gourds and pumpkins are arranged in the basket. I thought it was cool, I guess I had an "artsy" moment! Haha!

Today is Sesame Street's 40th Anniversary! We all watched it, we all loved it! Some of us still watch it and still love it!! What a great learning tool it has been for SO many kids. So many generations have enjoyed it!
Happy Anniversary to Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Snuffy and the whole Sesame Gang!!
Thanks for 40 years! Here's to 40+ more!! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Our weekend forecast sounds wonderful! Yippee! I am off to do some more makeovers! :) Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~
P.S. I am SO frustrated with Blogger lately!! All of my text turns out all goofy! I just can't figure it out! Looks fine before I post it, then when I post's all messed up! Ugh!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! I have Live Writer and that works fabulous...UNTIL I try to post my blog.... then I get an error message and it won't allow me to post! So then I have had to do one blog TWICE! Oh Calgon take me away.....Blogging should NOT be stressful!
Thanks for listening to me ramble!! :)


  1. Oh Sarah! Those turned out fantastic!
    What a nice prim way to store your DVDs. I think with the collection that I have, I would need 10 of those.
    We used to have a Michaels...but they closed it last year =( I used to always go there!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Great job on the makeovers Sarah. Your painting technique is wonderful. I love both colors. I'm planning a trip to both Michaels and Pat Catans this weekend. I may even have time to stop at Hobby Lobby. I have lots of winter ideas floating around in my head that I would like to get started on.
    Enjoy whats left of the week.

  3. Love your always do such a wonderful prim finish and I so agree with you about finishing the whole piece!!! Very professional! We all love Sesame Street too. Our daughters grew up with all of the characters and now our 2 grandchildren are enjoying them too!! Weather is nice also here in S.C. in the 60's today and oh so sunny. Trying to get my tallow berries gathered, bundled and ready for delivery to some prim shops. Have a good week-end. Sherrie

  4. Sara, it is alwasy such a delight to visit your blog..those cabinets are just gorgeous!

  5. Sarah,

    Your makeovers are always such an inspiration!We love them!

  6. I love the cabinets - the colors are great!

    I hope your sinus infection gets better ASAP!!

    40 years old huh? Seems like it was always around but then again, it wasn't when I was young but I remember when I babysat and the kids watched it. Then of course my kids.

  7. Great job on the cabinets. I just found your blog and I'm really enjoying it.

  8. Oh-so-fabulous as always, Sarah!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Awesome awesome job on those ! I will hafta' check out our Michaels and see if they have those. That would make a great gift for my DDIL
    Thanks for sharin'.
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  10. The star is gorgeous and your little cabinets turned out wonderful.


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