I wanted a “new” cupboard for my new laundry but the space wasn’t a standard size so I couldn’t buy an off the shelf product. Also I don’t like that most cupboards are made out of chipboard or other poopy nonwood with no end life except the for the tip so I wanted to buy a second hand cupboard to paint and do up. I found this cupboard with solid wooden doors on trade me. I’m very happy with the result as it didn’t look like much when we bought it.
I sanded the doors and Mr Ecochick scraped the edges of the cupboard to remove all the varnish and outer trims. I gave the doors two coats of sealer to protect them. Then I lightly sanded the doors and gave them three coats of white paint. I first used a water based paint on the doors but since I was using a brush rather than a roller the paint marks were really visible so I did a top coat with enamel paint and the brush marks disappeared.
We put the cupboard up in the laundry. We had to pack out the walls a little to make the cupboard fit perfectly. I then painted these white to match the doors.
We added the cupboard doors and put some new handles to match the kitchen. Wow looking good there in all its white glory!
It’s so nice to have a cupboard in here with lots of space to store my glass jars, some appliances and my natural remedies stuff. We also added some great cloth backboards to the cupboard.
It’s so wonderful to have everything so tidy and out the way!