An old cabinet: Paint and new hardware for a face lift!

Ok, so this isn’t much of a before and after and its certainly not a tutorial. However, I’m going to share this with you anyway because I’m SO excited to finally get storage up in our laundry room/closet and, finally, paint on this old cabinet! Here is the old cabinet my grandpa built before we started renovating the house. To see the full on before and after of our entry click here.

How to paint an old cabinet @GrandmasHousDIY

We did all we could to salvage as much from the house as we could but there was not really a single cabinet that we took out of the house that didn’t suffer at least a little collateral damage. These have been waiting over a year to get installed above our own washer/dryer for storage. Once we got them installed we were both ecstatic, no more bins in the laundry closet, no more stuff covering every surface (well, almost) now we had real storage! This old cabinet literally holds everything we need in our laundry room which is: Towel storage, cleaning supplies, randomness storage and all of our laundry detergent.

How to paint an old cabinet @GrandmasHousDIY

As you can see the old cabinet got beat up quite a bit. They were dirty with wood showing and one of the doors was still out in the garage when we installed them. What I SHOULD have done was take the doors off in my workshop, adjust everything (cause the whole cabinet got pretty wonky when we ripped it off the wall) and paint them inside and out. However, we needed storage so BADLY and I was racing the weather (paint doesn’t do well when its below freezing) so I opted to get them installed and paint them later.

How to paint an old cabinet @GrandmasHousDIY

Well, I’m happy to report I took the doors off, sanded them down and got it all painted with new hardware added not to mention, I also got the missing door installed! I can’t tell you how neat it is to know my grandpa made these and that I kept them as much as I could as he wanted them to be. Those hinges on those doors he chose and installed, it feels good to be bringing back into the house and fixing what he made so long ago.

Paint and add new hardware to give cabinets a face lift in a laundry room for extra storage.

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