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Because I had nothing else better to do yesterday but everything on this list…

I decided that this was the day to repaint my wine cabinet.

Makes perfect sense, right?!

The cabinet was the mate to this dresser, which also got a facelift.

They were purchased at different times, from different people, but fell into the same décor pool.  And now they are together again, with complimentary finishes.

Since I was on a roll of chalkboard painting things black for the graduation party,

My first thought was to paint this with chalkboard paint also.

And then I said to myself because well, no one else was around, “Wendy, let’s not use chalkboard paint. You know that you are never going to write on it. It would get all messy and your cleaning skills don’t need to be challenged”. 

So I stuck with the black, but changed it up. I used the Rustoleum American Accents line in Canyon Black. I have used this on my back door and several other small projects.  It never fails me.

With the dresser, I painted everything except the top. As for the cabinet, there were a few clearly defined squares on the sides. Instead of painting everything and making a solid black piece, I decided to paint just the squares.

First, I hauled this baby out to the garage. Thank goodness our neighbor had left his two wheel cart with us for a couple of days. (Note to self: get your own two wheeled cart, it made life so much easier)

After making sure the cabinet was cleared of dust, I used green Frog Tape to define the sections I wanted to be black.

Then it was just a matter of painting within the lines.

It was a pretty muggy day, so I let the paint dry for almost 3 hours.  Then I added a light second coat to cover the brush strokes.

I could tell right away that I had made the right decision about this cabinet.

Love it, love it, and love it!!

A rating of “three loves and two exclamation points” makes for a successful DIY project in my eyes!

What do you think?