This small cabinet makeover is a great weekend project. Yes, you can rescue cheap laminate shelving and cabinets!
Ugly brown cabinet needs a makeover
I don’t even remember where I got this old brown cabinet. Someone dropped it off to me, I didn’t buy it. I call it old, but it’s not really vintage at all. It’s the run of the mill white laminate cabinet. I had one in my kitchen for years and sold it before I started doing what I love to do. I wish I still had it, because it was a little wider than this one, and I could make it look so cute!
Laminate Cabinet Makeover
The glass in the top door is missing. I know exactly what paint was used on this piece. It’s Espresso semi-gloss. Whoever painted it, actually did a pretty good job considering the slick surface of the laminate.
Use primer on small cabinet
Attach chicken wire on doors of small cabinet
I grabbed some chicken wire I curbed several years ago and cut it to size. Then I stapled it in place with a staple gun. I don’t like how sharp the wires are, so I decided to grab some gorilla tough gorilla tape. The Gorilla Tape was placed along all four sides to cover up the ends of the wire. You could also use lathe or thin plywood to cover the sharp points of the chicken wire.
Cabinet Makeover using paint and chicken wire
Voila! Isn’t she pretty now? I used Minwax furniture wax to seal it. The chalky paint primer has to have a top coat. Sometimes I use semi-gloss paint as the topcoat, and sometimes I use wax.
I reused the the little glass knobs that were on it when I got it. I love the silver chicken wire with the black paint on this sweet cabinet makeover!
So, what kind of laminate furniture do you have that could use a rescue?
Where would you use this little gal?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.