Before & After: Third Time's a Charm DIY Cabinet

Forever Decorating

When Terry's neighbor offered her this piece to redo, she knew she had a challenge on her hands. This sturdy little cabinet had already been altered by a previous owner who removed doors and the bottom to create a mini-desk, adding odd triangular trim pieces for support. Terry knew those pieces had to go if this cabinet was going to get a new lease on life.

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Terry removed the V-shaped trim and lined the inside of the cabinet with painted bead board. She also added a bottom half-shelf before painting the sides with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue. The last step was painting a decorative stripe on the top of the desk. This little cabinet is now the perfect spot for a laptop or even a spot of letter-writing.

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