I am very sorry that it has taken me a while to post. I was working on a VERY special project for The Honey and it toke up every little bit of my free time.
Ok back to business.
I was on the hunt for something that I could make a coffee station out of. I had the perfect little spot in our eat-in kitchen area. The only problem was that it had to be under 35″ long. I scoured all the yard sale sites, craigslist, and LetGo. Finally one day my friend Marie asked me if I wanted their dry sink… I asked her to send me a pic-
I’ve never done a furniture makeover, and maybe I was biting off a little more than I could chew. But I’m one for a challenge so what the heck.
Who am I to turn down free furniture anyway?
She dropped it off and I got to work.
First The Honey and The Kid sanded the paint off the top with the hand sander. They used 80 grit then 120 grit.
Then I wiped the whole thing down with a damp rag to get the saw dust off.
Next I put the door back together with some wood glue and little nails, and I took all the hardware off.
By this point I was starting to get excited. I pulled all the drawers off and set them with the door. I didn’t want to have to sand the whole piece down because I’m lazy (its true). So instead I started with a coat of Cover Stain Primer.This does exactly what the name says…. it covers stain. Its stinky so make sure you are in a ventilated area.
Next I painted it white with interior paint in semi-gloss. I painted the cabinet and the drawers separately.
While that was drying I spray painted the handles black.
Next up I painted the base cabinet, except for the top because I knew I was going to stain that.
Once the base cabinet was dry I was ready for stain! I put painters tape around the entire top of the cabinet so I wouldn’t get any stain on the paint. I started the top with Minwax Pre-Stain. When you are staining wood it’s great to use because it helps you to get a smoother, more unified color.
Up next STAIN!!! I chose Minwax Classic Grey and I love it!
I put on 3 coats because I wanted a darker grey color. Once that was dry I finished it off with a coat of polyurethane.
That’s it! Here’s the finished product, what do you think?