Good morning friends! I need some decorating advice, and I hope you will chime in and help me out. See, I have this lovely cabinet; it’s white and perfectly nice and matches all of the other white stuff in my house, ha ha. The thing is, I’ve had a bee in my bonnet about this cabinet since Bixby was born and we removed the glass doors for safety reasons. Now, it is sad and door-less, and looks nowhere near as nice as in the old picture (scroll down to see). What I think I want to do is paint it gray, like this cabinet from Tine K:
I really, really love that soft matte gray finish. So that’s my first question: which paint do you use for repainting furniture? Any tips for a project like this? A favorite tutorial you refer to? And what do you think of gray?
Paint color aside, there is still the issue of the glass. Bixby is not going to be safe around kicking-level glass for quite some time, I’m afraid, so I want to think of another option. I’m not a big fan of fabric in cabinet doors, so instead I’ve been thinking – maybe chicken wire?
What do you think? I like the example above in Alexis Garrett’s home tour on Design Mom. And we will have plenty of extra chicken wire around when we get our chicks later this spring (oh yes, we are getting chickens!!).
Above you can see the cabinet in question, although this photo was taken a few years ago! The final part of my plan would be to switch out the knobs for some pretties from Anthropologie, don’t you love their hardware? And what sort of knobs do you think would go well with gray paint? And what about painting or papering the interior of the cupboards a contrasting color/pattern?
Please, friends, tell me what you would do.
(images: linked in post above)