Friday, September 12, 2014

Kitchen Storage Cabinet Makeover !!

If you are following me, you may know that I like participating in contests as I love challenges. When I participate in contest , I feel like I think more and come up with new ideas just with one product in mind. Which according to me is kind of Challenge ! Don't you think so ?One product , I mean if I participate in a contest by velcro brand ,I have to think a idea with velcro and how to use it in my project. (This was the very first contest I participated last december , Here is the project link ).Next Scotch brand ,with tape ,I came up with DIY Pendant lamp . This time it is Krylon Spray paint .
        Actually this contest started earlier in august but I got little busy with other works and also had relatives at home.So, I had to work in the last minute for this. When it comes to spray painting , it is always good to paint outside but nature did challenged us with some rain when we decided to take our cabinet outside for painting and so we couldn't make it. :( . As we didn't have much time we ended up painting inside with all windows open and covering almost all the areas of our kitchen.But, it was fun and we enjoyed the process.And now, my husband is asking whether we can paint the all the kitchen cabinet in teal.(You may soon see a post on that ;)). Okay!! So now after all that story ,lets move on to the procedure.
Materials Used:
Any item you would like to do a makeover, In my case it is a Storage cabinet.
(Check whether the item you wish to makeover can be spray painted !! Test a small area
before trying )
Spray paint colour of your choice .
(I used  2 cans of Krylon Colormaster Enamel paint - Gloss Blue ocean Breeze
2 cans of Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer - White
1 can of Krylon Colormaster - Metallic Gold
1 can of Krylon Fusion for plastic - Gloss black)
Painter's tape
400 grit wet or dry Sandpaper
Wax paper for stenciling (Optional)
Drop cloth & Newspaper
Xacto knife (Optional)
Marker for tracing the stencil (Optional)
Scissors (Optional)
Wood grain Contact paper (Optional)
Gloves and face mask for safety.

Step 1: Cover the entire area with drop cloth. Wipe the cabinet with the damp cloth to remove any dirt, rust or dust and allow it to dry. Tape off the handle and top wooden part with painter's tape. Wear your gloves and mask.Wet sand the whole cabinet with sandpaper. (I am mentioning wet sand as dry sanding may release lead which is toxic , refer the back of paint for instructions.)
Step 2: Spray light coats (Don't spray in the same area for long time, do it in side to side motion or you will end up in dripping --> I experienced!!)of primer until your cabinet is fully covered  and allow it to dry.You may require 2 to 3 coating to cover it completely and be sure to allow it to dry completely in between the coats or you may end up spoiling the surface.You can actually skip this step if your paint already has primer in it. I personally felt priming the surface is good to prevent the surface from rust ,it helps the paint adhere well to the surface and also gives a pop of main color you are going to use.
If you are going to try spray paint any item for first time like me, do it at the back of the item first so you may learn the don'ts .Because , if you end up in dripping you can't mask it when spray painting the main colour. The dripping will still be visible.So, I advise you to practice at the back first before painting the front.

Step 3: Once the primer is completely dry, start the main colour in the same way as the primer and completely cover the cabinet. Allow it to dry.
I forgot to take photo and started the next step and suddenly remembered to take photo.So dont't confuse with the tape in the middle.
Step 4: You can wind up at step 3. But I wish to add some design elements to the cabinet to make it more interesting. I thought it will be cute to add some designs of  kitchen utensils in the cabinet as I am using it as a extra storage in my kitchen .If you are like me ,then go ahead I searched for right template online but I couldn't get it and also there was no time for shipping to reach me . So, I decided to make my own.
Use waxpaper and strips of painter's tape to make your own stencils. For this,download and print  the vector images of the items you want to paint.Trace it with marker on waxpaper. Cover one side of the waxpaper with strips of painter's tape overlapping each other. Use Xacto knife to cut the stencil.

Step 5: I decided to go with gold color for stripes and black for utensils.So,paint the areas of gold first.For this, cover the areas of utensils design with newspaper and tape to paint black later. As you normally do , spray light coats of gold spray paint and allow it dry. Apply 2 to 3 coats to cover the entire area and allow it to dry.

Step 6 :Cover the entire cabinet with newspaper leaving the areas to painted black and spray light coats of black for the utensils design.Allow it to dry.Now comes the interesting part.Remove all the tape and newspaper covered to admire your beautiful work. If you see any areas where the paint has seeped into the tape, give a little bit of touch up with multi surface paint and paint brush.And you are done!!! How cool ??

On the sides of top wood part , a little piece of wood was missing (Picture below )and so we decided to cover the whole thing with the wood grain contact paper.(Sorry, I forgot to capture the close up photo after sticking the contact paper :( ) Now it is totally new. The contact paper seriously made a great change to the look of the cabinet.What do you think? Have you covered any items at your home with contact paper to give whole new look ?? If not, you should try it .
Can you see the missing piece of wood there? 


Hope you enjoyed my makeover process and gained some ideas .Oh!! About that plates??  I will do a separate post(click here for DIY Decor plates for Kitchen) on that next week as there is already a lot of things in this post .I don't want to overflow all the ideas in one shot :) as it will be difficult for you readers :) So, what do you think about this makeover ??Did I do justice to the word " makeover" ? Share with me in the comments below .


  1. Very cute and well done!! I have done many projects with spray paint and it is always a time saver. Your stencils are very clever. Keep up the good work!

  2. What a HUGE transformation!! It's beautiful!!

  3. I'm sitting here with my mouth open. WOW! I need you to come to my house LOL (And I clicked on your Krylon link to vote for you and it takes me to Pinterest?)

    1. I am ready LOL :) Thank you Kristen :) Here is the link ( ..As I have the hover option for pinterest , blogger consider every link as image... :(

  4. Wow thats a great change over. That looks really nice and I love the kitchen utensil details. Great job!!

  5. I never would have thought to use kitchen utensils that way! What a great way to liven up an old cabinet.

  6. So cute! I love the way you made your stencils of the kitchen utensils. Genius. PINNED.

    Also, I tried to vote (using the link "Krylon Contest"), but it does take you to Pinterest...

    Life With Lorelai

    1. Thank you Lorelai :) That is another problem with the pinterest hover button, i think it considers every link as i updated the link.

  7. Wow, that's an amazing makeover! Thanks for sharing the steps with us, and thanks for linking up to Make It Monday, our new link party!

  8. Wow! Your cabinet turned out great! I don't think I'd have enough patience to tackle so much detailed work. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week :)

  9. adorable! I just love anything geometric:) I'd love for you to come share them at Outside {the Box}

    1. Thank you Carissa :) Yep me too :) I will share for sure :)

  10. This turns out beautifully! Great job with the spray paint! I co-host a link party, The Project Stash, that opens tonight (Wed) at 8:00 pm EST and I'd love for you to stop by and visit!

  11. WOW !! What a makeover I love your stencils very creative !!

  12. I'm so excited that you did well in this contest! Thanks for linking up at the #homematters linky party! We hope to see you again this coming Wednesday!

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