Now that Sugarwings is getting bigger (and so are her clothes), and I have little Dew Drop to dress sometimes too, I needed a bigger space to store the little girl's clothing. I was lucky to find a cabinet at one of my favorite places, for a great price, but it needed a lot of changes if it wanted to come and live with me.
I had some ornate scrolly embellishments in the garage, (you can buy some similar type things at Home Depot, hobby stores, or look online here.) and thought they might help with the transformation.
The trouble with these is attaching them unless you have a nail gun, and even then, they shatter or the wooden ones will split.
I discovered that the easiest thing to do, is to slather the back of the piece with paint-able caulking.
Make sure you have plenty along the edges, so that there is no gap between the piece and the furniture you are applying it to. You want it to look like it was always there, not just glued on.
With this piece, it was a bit more complicated since the area on the doors I added it to had curved wood. I was able to squirt in extra caulking to fill those holes.
After pushing it into place, some caulking will ooze out the sides. Clean this up with a q-tip.
After that, prime the piece to get ready to paint it. There are lots of painting tutorials on my sidebar, for different finishes or looks.
For this, I used my favorite bonding primer, Zinsser Bullseye, spray, in the gold and white can.
Notice I took out the drawer first? I painted the drawer separate so it wouldn't stick. And the paint won't run and drip from the scrolly piece and the handles. Its just easier to not have to be as careful if you don't have to be. The same issue exists on the cabinet doors, I'll just had to be extra watchful for drips.
And since I was too lazy to change the hardware, I sprayed right over it.
Yes, that is a disco ball in my garage. I don't recommend painting under one, because it attracts cats, and it also got in the way of brush strokes.
I will be away from home for a few days, but will be checking my email while gone, so please leave a comment if you'd like to win a Cuff Tutorial. I'll be giving a couple more away when I get back.