When renovating The Boise Treehouse, we wanted to make sure to retain as much character as possible with our updates. I love accents that really make a house a home.
One of the features I was determined to keep was the corner china cabinet. It was in great shape, looked cute, adding some dimension to the dining area and helped to add storage!
The only downside, it looked a little bland. I wanted it to pop out against the otherwise fairly simple light yellow wall and catch your eye as a decorative piece.
Here are the steps I took to update the china cabinet and bring beauty back to this forgotten cabinet:
I also recommend using these methods with any other accent pieces in your home to update and add flair with minimal cost and time.
One idea I kept throwing out before sticking with the cream colored paint, was to strip off all the prior colors and re-stain the cabinet into a nice natural wood hue. However, the time involved in this didn’t seem worth it for this particular project. Plus, I realized we have a TON of different wood colors throughout The Boise Treehouse so adding another wouldn’t make sense.
However, stripping and staining might be the best option for your project and I highly recommend it in the right situation. There is no better feeling than bringing to life some previously hidden beautiful wood grain.
Let us know if you have a before and after refurbishing project you want to share, I love seeing other people’s projects and interpretations of this idea! If you need more ideas for you home give us a call!