Transformed ~ updating furniture

Hi friends!! I hope you are having a lovely weekend! I’ve spent a lot of this weekend out in the garage, doing what I love to do…transform furniture!!

I want to show y’all how easy it is to take a piece of outdated furniture and transform it into something that you once again love!

Here is the before, not really my style, but I love the shape!

I took the the glass out of the doors, and replaced the mirror in the back with vertical tongue and groove paneling.

I painted the cabinet, inside and out, with Rustoleum Chalked spray paint, in the color linen white.


I’m loving this paint right now! It’s so easy to use, goes on like spray paint, dries like chalk paint.

I added poultry wire to the front doors.

secured the original leaded glass panes on both sides of the cabinet, and added two wood shelves.

I also distressed the cabinet just a bit, by sanding some of the paint off, using a fine grit sand paper, from the areas of the cabinet that would naturally get worn over time, such as edges, corners, the doors, etc. And finished it off with a protective topcoat.


She is a totally transformed lady now!!

I’m sure you can tell, I LOVE giving unwanted furniture a new life! If you have a piece of furniture that you want to update, but aren’t quite sure of what to do, email at and I’d love to help you with ideas, advice, tips and tricks, etc.

Thank YOU so much for visiting my blog!!

Hope y’all have a wonderful Sunday, full of sunshine and happiness!


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  1. Emily beautiful transformation. This is why my passion is painting furniture. It completely transforms the piece. It makes me fall in love with a piece all over again.

    Happy Sunday!


    1. It’s so true!! It’s so much fun!

  2. You do such great work Emily! I is always great to see what you are up to!

    1. You’re so kind!! Thank you!!

  3. You know how much I love all your furniture that you’ve breathed new life into, right? I love this one too. What a lovely shape and I really like the light you added inside.

    1. Thank you, sweet friend!!

  4. Turned out great. Did you remove the mirror on the back? If not, did you glue wood? I have a similar piece which I have redone but chose at the time to leave mirror. I think I am ready for change. Also mine started with glass shelves. Did you add the wood?

    1. Thank you so much!! I did remove the mirror, but it probably would be a lot easier to just glue the wood on top of the mirror! I also added the wood shelves, they were glass, but I thought wood shelves would better fit the look that I was going for.

  5. I guess the new granny chic decorators would not have painted this white, but I think, in this case, it really improved the piece and I love how much space there is between the shelves.

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  6. Emily I just love for just one day to come see you work your magic. The cabinet looks beautiful. You have styled it so pretty as well!

    1. You’re so sweet!! Thank you, my friend!!!

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