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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Key Finder Cabinet Makeover

Slowly I'm making everything in my house look just how I want it!! It's been a slow process so far. In the past two and a half years I've gotten married, made a big move to be with my hubby, set up a small apartment for a six month stay, got pregnant, made another big move, had the baby, and now I'm setting up house again.... and pregnant again!! But at least this time we are here for a longer stay, and this time I can put time and effort into it!

All I know is back when we were first married, my hubby wanted somewhere to put our keys, so one day while out "things" shopping, I got this little black key cabinet for like 5 bucks. Nothing fancy, but it would do. WELL NOW, it was past time for a makeover!

Here's the before:

Here's the after:

Heres what  did... I took the panel out from the door. It doubled as a picture frame, but I forgot a pic of that... I took the glass out and painted the backing in three coats of chalkboard paint. That way we could have a message board AND a key organizer!! Um, GREAT IDEA I said to myselft!! Then  I painted the cabinet a meadow green, which took three coats of acrylic paint. I cut strips of my fabric choice to fit the sides and top, and mod podged those on. Then I did mod podge over the entire thing to kinda seal it all in. For an extra touch I mod podged a flower right inside the back of the cabinet too. How sweet :) Now I think that's better!!

Hope you all are enjoying your day, and are finding something inspiring to do!


  1. Coming over from Domestically Speaking. I love your makeover! I'm obsessed with chalkboard paint myself! Nicely done and you now have a new follower!

  2. Well Thank you so much :) Welcome to my blog! LOL

  3. That is really cute! I love a good chalkboard and a place to "hide" things!
    great job!

  4. great! LOVE this! thanks for sharing!