It looks so pretty in the picture -- makes you wonder why on earth I am going to paint it huh. Looks can be deceiving. I'm not sure what is on it, but it's gross and sticky! I cleaned this darn thing for hours before it was ready for paint. I changed water three times because it looked like muddy water! Plus, I wanted it a cream color to match what's already in our dining room.
Luckily it all come off with soap, water & lots of elbow grease.
I'm really, really not a fan of prepping a piece to paint.
One light coat down -- several to go!
Trust me, this barely visible color progession is way more than three coats!
I painted the handles cream because I wanted to them to disappear. The hardware that was on the doors is going to be replaced. One was broken and I really want to put small round crystal knobs in their place.
I left the inside raw, polished wood. I like the contrast of the wood and cream.
I am really liking how it turned out. I love how the drawer fronts are curved and the insides have felt lining with silverware dividers. I know I should have taken pictures but I didn't think about it until just now. LOL
My dining room feels so organized & neat. Totally worth the entire day of work this thing took. If you like it then I'd love for you to share it on Pinterest!