Tuesday, January 3, 2012

{A Cabinet Transformation}

In January my grandfather gave us a cabinet they weren't using anymore.  We hauled it back from Texas & decided we'd use it in the laundry room.  We could always use more storage in there. 

It didn't have a top but I knew that was an easy fix. 

It started out looking like this.  Nothing fancy.  Just a plain oak cabinet. 
That was really heavy.

It fit perfect between the washer & dryer. 
I knew I was going to paint it ASCP Pure White & change out the hardware.  I got to work on it two days ago & it's turned out great. 

The picture isn't the greatest because I was too lazy to get the lighting just right in the space.  I really love the ASCP in Pure White.  I love how fresh & bright the color is. 

We decided on the Lace Strewn Knob from Anthropologie. 

I gave my husband a choice of 4 & he chose this one.  I love it.  It looks great & it gave me some inspiration for the space that I'll share later in another post. 

I'm really proud of the top my husband built.  He used some pine boards purchased at Lowe's & cut them to size.  Afterwards he stained them in Dark Walnut. 

We haven't attached them yet because I'm going to paint the room in Martha Stewart's Silhouette & it'll be easier to the move the cabinet without the top attached. 

When I told my husband what I wanted to do he said "Are you serious?"  And I said "Yes. Why?"  He said, "Black, Jessica."  I think it was more of a question than statement.  I told him to trust me. 

I know that with the light that the room gets it'll be okay.  I've always wanted a black room but was never brave enough to do it but I'm going for it now.  We bought the paint Friday & I'll start that this week. 

I'm excited about the room's transformation & being able to use it for more than just a dumping room. 


  1. I can't wait to see the room painted. I am longing for a dark room also. Love the cabinet makeover!

  2. oooh exciting! I can't wait to see it!!! I always think dark walls are so chic!