MY BATHROOM CORNER CABINET GETS UPDATED BY REMOVING THE TRIM AND ADDING A NEW PAINT COLOR!
Hello beautiful SI family! It’s Furniture Fixer Upper Day so I decided to fix up a piece of furniture for ME because my bathroom cabinet was in need of a makeover. I’m sharing how I removed the scalloped trim and painted this corner cabinet into a dark beauty… and I can’t wait to share and hear what you think of the NEW LOOK!
I’m also sharing ~
- The tool to help EASILY remove wood trim
- How to PEEL Painters Tape Off that’s been stuck on for days
- And more!
Here’s the cute corner cabinet I started with. You may remember me adding the barn wood boards to the back of the cabinet back in 2018.
The ‘barnwood’ was not meant to be a permanent backing. I didn’t nail or glue these boards so all in all they held up really well. A few of the boards have not been behaving in the last few months and it’s been driving me crazy. I’ve been looking at it every time I’m in the bathroom thinking it’s time for a new look.
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BATHROOM CABINET MAKEOVER
Here’s how I salvaged and updated this corner cabinet…
REMOVING SCALLOP TRIM
Hitting the trim with some good wacks on the front and from behind started prying the scalloped trim from the frame. Then using this pry bar (an awesome tool for so many furniture fixes!) I pried the nails from the scallop trim which removed it from the unit.
This mini-demo was a lot of fun!
FILLING NAIL HOLES
I filled all the nail holes and imperfections on this using this easy-to-sand Dixie Belle Mud. I also removed the old hardware and filled those holes as well.
This is what the corner cabinet looked like with the trim off, filled with wood filler, and taped off with painter’s tape.
If you don’t have a sander, this step can also be done by hand.
Then using my shop-vac, I sanded up all the dust and debris.
Now for the fun part – painting! I used the same color as I used on my back picket fence AND my Painted French Doors. The color is Valspar from Lowes and it’s called Semi-Sweet. I would describe it as dark gray with brown chocolate undertones.
This bathroom corner cabinet took two coats for complete coverage. Below is what it looked like after the first coat.
After I added the second coat, I let it sit for a few days — this included the painter’s tape. When I went back to remove the tape it was stuck on there good. No worries. Heat gun to the rescue! If you ever have any adhesive tape or contact paper that doesn’t want to come off, score the edges with a craft knife and then add a little heat. This will loosen the adhesive and it will peel off effortlessly.
And here’s how this bathroom corner cabinet all came together.
What do you think? It looks so much more updated without the scalloped trim, right?!
This dark paint is such a contrast to what I had so I’m still getting used to it… but I think I love it!
The only problem is, now that I’ve updated the cabinet, I’d like to repaint the walls and maybe my update my floor and vanity as well…lol.
Feel free to chime in with your decor thoughts. I always appreciate your styling opinions! xo
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do. Below are the BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
3. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at my bathroom cabinet before and after. I hope this simple makeover has inspired you and given you some new ideas on how to update your furniture.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS DARK CORNER CABINET MAKEOVER AND FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN WITH DECOR IDEAS! ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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