hunter green craft storage cabinet with wheels, what’s not to love

Since March is associated with green I thought I would share my hunter green craft cabinet. I’m using a lot of hunter green in my craft/studio space. I love the dark green, with the black, country white and celery green colors that are in the room and I wanted more. When I saw this cabinet on Facebook market place, I knew it would look great in hunter green.

prep

I started by taking everything apart; even the face off the drawer.

It had some damage on the top. I was worried that the wood chips would swell when I painted it so I put some latex caulk on the damage to seal it. I use some layers of drywall mud to fill the damage and sanded it.

The pressboard was encased in a plastic that looked like faux oak so I cleaned it with TSP and lightly sanded it with a sanding sponge.

chalk paint

I grabbed my thrift store blender and whipped up some chalk paint out of Rustoleum Hunter Green and drywall mud.  I applied a few layers of my green chalk paint with my Purdy brush and a mini foam roller, very lightly sanding between coats.

more chalk painting: “how to” details

sealing the paint

Now it did something a little different to seal the chalk paint. When you use poly wipe you need ventilation while it is drying and it was too cold to open the doors to the shop. So I just painted a couple of layers of green paint without the drywall mud in it.

and more sealing chalk paint: more details

The top got painted with black homemade chalk paint. I continued filling layers of drywall mud and paint in the damaged areas until I felt it was smooth. The all of the green and black paint got a coat of Johnson’s wax for extra protection.

 

knobs & pulls

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new knobs & rehab pulls with newly painted drawer face on ugly faux wood old cabinet top

 

I used some fanciful “Dali like” clearance knobs from Hobby Lobby to replace the broken ones. They have black and white clock faces with some antique brass color. The pulls were original to the cabinet I thought they would look more updated all black….    so out came the black spray paint.

I did want to lighten up the inside making it easier to find the stuff, I knew I was going to squirrel away in there, so I primed and painted it with latex white paint.

drawer lining

The drawer lining and shelf were done with Dollar Tree contact paper. I wanted a pretty pop inside.  To keep it from sticking to me or to itself, I used a screwdriver to get it in place. I love this paper, kinda old fashion yet modern, “granny chic”.

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For the sides of the drawer I painted the groove where the wheels ride for the drawer slides black. Then I covered the whole side with the contact paper and used a box cutter to cut the paper which exposed the black.

wheels

Hubby had to reinforce the bottom and reinstalled the wheels, he just can’t help himself. [Note from hubby: it desperately needed it.] I thought he was the silent editor, now he adding notes.

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Now the cabinet can roll under a work table and come out when I need an extra surface.
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7 thoughts on “hunter green craft storage cabinet with wheels, what’s not to love

  1. WOW LOVE THE COLORS, CONTACT PAPER WORKS WONDERS. BUT I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT COVERING THE OUT SIDES OF THE DRAWS?? THE OLD FASHION PRINTS ARE GREAT.. GOOD JOB..

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  2. Lorin, first of all I love that pretty green color you are using and think it is a great pop of color. And secondly, that granny contact paper is all over my girls’ bedroom. I love the stuff.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I laugh at the term “granny chic”, my grandma was art student and granddad was a modern architect. She often had “pops of color” & a fuzzy love seat that change it’s faux fur all the time. She was Granny cool & hip and I wasn’t clued into how different she was. 😉

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