China Cabinet Re-Done

February 10th, 2009 in member junk     
CreepinJen CreepinJen, member
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My finished cabinet. Wish I had thought to take a before picture.
The new bead board which replaced the previous too dark wood panel.
Crown molding added to the top edge.
The new handle... which I salvaged from a cabinet shops discarded hardware display.
My finished cabinet. Wish I had thought to take a before picture.

My finished cabinet. Wish I had thought to take a "before" picture.


This had been a dark, boxy china cabinet from the 70's.  The dark wood and pattern of the grain really gave it a dated look.  The dark back panel didn't do anything to help show off the items inside the cabinet either.

One day I just went "gonzo" and tore off the back panel.  I replaced it with light stained bead board.  I added crown molding to the top edge, then painted the cabinet black and replaced the handle.  Now the style looks more current and I don't have a 1970's flash-back every time I walk into my dining room.


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Comments (17)

PrettypearlVK writes: Hi there!!! I have the EXACT SAME CHINA HUTCH!!! Only in it's original form... I am looking to also redo mine. However I do have a picture of the hutch if you would like to use it. Please contact me! Posted: 7:50 pm on May 29th
DanaRies writes: I did mone, too!!! It came out GREAT! My husband LOVES it. Posted: 12:11 pm on June 12th
CreepinJen writes: DanaRies - I think I used a Satin. ?? Like I said, I just went "gonzo" one day... so I used a black Rustoleum I had on hand in the garage. Probably should have put more thought into what kind of paint to use, but when the mood strikes - sometimes you've got to go for it! The paint seems to have worked out just fine.
~ Carrie Posted: 8:50 pm on February 19th
DanaRies writes: Great job! What kind of paint finish did you use?? matte? satin?
danaries@hotmail.com Posted: 10:48 am on February 19th
gilswife writes: All I can say is WOW!!! .... Donna Posted: 5:21 pm on February 13th
pennyheaven writes: This now has a real Shaker look to it, simple lines. Love the color you chose to paint it! Posted: 8:13 am on February 13th
georgiamoon writes: This is a really lovely piece now. We can all imagine what it looked like before from your description and what a transformation this turned out to be! I wish just once when I went "gonzo" something like this would be the end result. georgia Posted: 4:59 pm on February 11th
SHABBYPATTY writes: WHAT A GREAT PIECE. I WANT ONE NOW! Posted: 12:18 pm on February 11th
bridiemurphy writes: Super redo -- the black and crown molding is just what it needed to turn it into a timeless classic ... Posted: 11:20 am on February 11th
MimiToria writes: This is a fabulous redo. I love the results and it could easily pass for a $2,000 Pottery Barn piece with that fresh clean paint and nice clean lines.
Awesome-
Gretchen Posted: 10:37 am on February 11th
JunkArchitect writes: What an incredible job refinishing the cabinet. The color is great and the bead board back was a perfect choice. Posted: 10:06 am on February 11th
suewhitney writes: Absolutely gorgeous! The refinish job is done to perfection and I love the way you have displayed your collections. Adore the vintage door pulls!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:14 am on February 11th
whiteflower writes: You did a fantastic job refurbishing this china closet. I have an image in my head of what this looked like originally. Love the hardware, and the beadboard adds the perfect back ground for your beautiful collections. Nicely done. Posted: 7:59 am on February 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Totally updated and the crown moulding really tops it off! It definitley showcases your china.

Nice work!
Candy Posted: 6:03 am on February 11th
SweetMelissa writes: Wow. I can picture the "before" but this after looks great. Love black, of course, and love the beadboard and crown molding! Posted: 12:00 am on February 11th
irishrovr writes: You did an excellent re-do on this cabinet! I like how you used the lighter bead board to give life and light to the contents!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 11:50 pm on February 10th
junkismystyle writes: This really looks GREAT! I love anything painted black.
Black is the "new white"! Posted: 10:30 pm on February 10th
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