Anyone who reads this knows that I have been working on a china cabinet for forever now. I ran into so many problems with it. I didn’t realize when I sent my husband to buy it that it wasn’t real wood. I also didn’t realize that it was so beat up. It had water damage on the top, so the veneer was chipping. I had to putty a bunch of places, caulk it all over. Most of the outer hardware was good, but the inside (the magnetic stoppers and the hinges and that sort of thing) needed repaired. The cabinets didn’t hang on straight so my husband had to fix that. It was missing glass, and I wanted to do that thing where you put chicken wire in it, but it didn’t work. We had to have more glass cut. It took me about two months, which is sad because everything else usually takes me a week at the most.
This is what it looked like when we got it!
It was pretty beat up. In the next one you can see where it was chipping from the water damage. We had to sand all of it off, and I used the Rock Hard Putty to smooth it all out.
It was like that on the entire top. Not very fun to try and fix… But in the end it was worth it. Maybe? I really hate this thing now, even though I think it turned out well.
The outside is painted in ASCP Old White, while the inside of everything is Duck Egg. You almost can’t tell the inside is blue, so I took a few pictures to show that.
This is the inside of the top. The shelves are white and the back is blue. I also painted the inside of the cabinets and drawers on the bottom.
The drawer handles and the cabinet pulls were all useable, I just had to spray paint them silver. Then I antiqued them a bit.
I was very lucky to find a cabinet pull for the top that matched the two on the bottom. I looked for a very long time, but I found one on Lowes.com and had it shipped to my store.
So all in all, I think it is nice. I think it looks very pretty. I like the colors together. I am glad we got the glass cut to fit. I will be very glad to get rid of it and never look at it again.
Here it is one more time!
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