Happy Thursday, friends! I’m back today with a makeover that I can’t WAIT to share with you!! This DIY Blush Pink Cabinet makeover has been on my to-do list for awhile and I am SO HAPPY that it is finally completed, and that I get to share it with you today as part of the monthly #repurposeit Thrift Store Challenge!
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DIY Blush Cabinet Makeover
I’ll start with a before photo of this cabinet. It did NOT look like this when I got it – this cabinet was a FREE find on a Facebook Buy and Sell Group (back before Facebook Marketplace was even a thing!) that I’ve had for about three years now. It was originally a dark stained wood cabinet, and I gave it a light and bright makeover with some white and blue chalk paint.
If I dig back in my files, I could maybe find one – but I jumped right into this makeover as soon as I got it! This was one of my first big pieces – I had only painted small end tables before, never a large cabinet! And boy did I learn some lessons!
I was using a primer, but there must have been some sort of wax over the original wood because it would NOT cover it. I was getting a grimey, yellow sludge whenever I put primer on. I was getting so fed up with it, that I ended up just slapping as many coats of primer on that it took, adding some blue accents and calling it a day. It wasn’t terrible, but I didn’t love it.
It lived in my apartment with me, which had a bit of a coastal vibe going on – so the white and blue fit perfectly! It housed my craft supplies and served me well. About a year later, I moved in with my now-husband and it became our DVD/Video game cabinet, but was way too large for the space (we couldn’t open the drawer because it would hit the side of the couch). I never wanted to keep it in there long term, but it was best used in that spot for another year. I wanted to give it an updated makeover, but that didn’t make sense until I had a new spot for it.
Over Christmas and New Years last winter, we did some rearranging in the living room and spare bedroom (that room previously used to house all of Sean’s dialysis supplies, which we finally no longer needed after the transplant!) – we got two new Billy Bookshelves for the living room, and moved a smaller bookshelf from the spare room to the living room for out DVD storage. Then, I moved this cabinet into what is now my home office/craft room!
Since it finally had a permanent home, I knew it needed a permanent makeover – and since my theme is a Industrial Glam Pink and Gold Home Office , a blush cabinet makeover was just calling my name!! I purchased a pint of Fusion Mineral Paint’s ‘English Rose’ and got to painting!
DIY Blush Cabinet Makeover: Supplies Needed
• 1 Pint of Fusion Mineral Paint in ‘English Rose’ (I didn’t use the entire jar as this paint goes a long way!)
• Cheap foam rollers – I get mine from the dollar store and just throw them out once I’m done.
• Cheap paint brushes – for the edges and legs
• Pretty wrapping paper or wallpaper – optional – for the interior (I used wrapping paper found at HomeSense and knew it would be perfect for this space)
• Modpodge, if you’re using paper inside
I’m not going to give you a full tutorial on how to paint a blush pink cabinet makeover, because – it’s actually pretty straight forward! And there are tons of great tutorials out there on Pinterest already 😉 I painted two coats over the span of a few nights after work, and it was an amazing stress reliever during the transition of quitting my job (without anything lined up! but that’s a story for another day) and starting a new job where I now work full time from home.
I knew I wanted a pop of something on the inside, but I wasn’t sure what – I considered doing a white cabinet with a pop of pink inside, or a pink cabinet with a pop of black inside, but in the end.. I went with more pink! I found some adorable, glittery floral wrapping paper at HomeSense and knew it would be perfect!! I used from this tutorial from Semigloss Design, which is written for napkins – but it worked perfectly for wrapping paper too!
I opted to just do the two removeable shelves and the back panel, but I may go back later and add some to the bottom of the interior as well.
I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! I considered adding some white glaze for a bit of dimension, but I also love that the wrapping paper pulls your focus. I can
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The wrapping paper on the bottom gives it a nice little pop too!
And of course, my cat Chandler needed to get in on the photo action! As soon as I brought my camera out, she was rubbing herself all over the cabinet.
Now, I’m off to check out all of the other amazing projects that were linked up this month! It’s my favorite part of this challenge 🙂