Before & After: A Color-Lovers' Cabinet

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99% of the time, a great-but-rundown piece of furniture inspires a before & after project, but color-lover Gretchen was so obsessed with Martha Stewart's "Plumage" paint that she was plotting this makeover long before she came across this project-ready, thrift store cabinet.

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Wow! That bold blue against the tile floor is just perfection. How'd she pull it off?

From Gretchen:

I was a little nervous that the cabinet could not be saved from its very 80's vibe when I looked at it sitting in my garage, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I sanded and primed it then put on several coats of Plumage (in semi-gloss) with a little roller and finished it off with a coat of polyurethane. The gold is Martha Stewart metallic in Vintage Gold. I ordered the antique brass cup pulls online and picked up square glass knobs at a craft store.

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Thank you Gretchen!

(Image credits: Gretchen)