And I'm really surprised I didn't show you this earlier, because it was one of those decorating things that my husband told me I couldn't do.... but I bugged him and bugged him until finally decided that this was not the hill he wanted to die on.
I had wanted to paint this dated pine media cabinet for years. Handsome Hubby always said no. (He was afraid I was going to paint it black.) (Cue the Stones right here.)
I liked the shape and size for the most part, but hated the clear glass where you could see all our crap.
I also hated that it was pine and the rest of the wood pieces in the room were dark and it was too many competing wood tones (especially when you factor in the ginormous wall of paneling that HH won't let me paint either...)
Things started going my way when HH suggested we paint an accent wall in our living room. (Which was his fabulous idea, by the way.) We picked out paint together. I'm not sure how I did it, but I convinced him to let me paint the cabinet the very lightest green on the paint chip. This looks almost white, but it is a very, very, very light green.
I love how it looks against the darker green wall. I also love that the two dark wood tables on either side of it look coordinated and polished. Before it was like Early American Garage Sale with all that competing wood.
I primed the whole thing, painted it, then used Rustoleum's glass frosting spray on the two glass panels. Rustoleum's Hammered Metal paint turned the wooden knobs into metal ones.
Prime. Paint. Decorate.
The best part of this re-do? That every once in a while, HH will randomly say, "Gosh, that looks so much better!"
The winner, the winner, the winner!!!
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Home Stories A 2 Z - Savvy Southern Style
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