Sideboard Shabby Chic Cupboard Chalk Paint Makeover

I was given this old side cupboard by a friend and it was in fairly good condition, but needed a facelift. The hinges were nailed in, not screwed, and the previous varnish job was fairly shabby.

I took all the hardware off, but since I used chalk paint there was no need for sanding back. I gave at least 2 coats of chalk paint using a DIY recipe I found here.

My daughter helped me paint the insets of the doors this lovely green colour.

We also painted the inside back and sides green.

And now for the sanding … I usually do this by hand, but thought I’d see how the electric mouse sander would go on this and I was really happy with the result.

A lovely chippy look!

Just to compare before and after sanding back, this is the door before sanding…

And here is one of the doors after sanding:

Here are the two doors side by side. Left: not yet sanded. Right: sanded shabby.

I purchased new door handles with an antique brassy look.

And here’s the finished look:

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  • Reply
    Loretta Thomas
    January 17, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Hi Shastar, I love love this repurpose…the white and green are gorgeous together! Somehow, I lost your site from my reader…I have you back now…will you follow/join us so I can stay in complete touch with you? I love your work. Thanks for sharing and thanks for following if you so choose!

    Warmest Regards,

    • Reply
      January 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks, Loretta. I’m still not totally familiar with the “how to” of blogging as I don’t get on here as much as my facebook page and also youtube channel. Thanks for finding me again.

  • Reply
    January 17, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I really love your redo. Wonderful colours you used. Thanks for the idea. Regards, Pascale

    • Reply
      January 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you Pascale. What country are you from? You have some lovely furniture pieces on your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog. We’re in summer in Australia right now and experiencing some very humid heat.

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