Among the hidden treasures in my basement was a wood-topped cabinet with drawers. The cabinet comes with a set of shelves that sits on top but I decided to just make over the bottom part for a hallway piece for my new apartment. The piece was yellowed and dirty from sitting in the basement but somehow I saw potential. Here is my most recent DIY project:
This was the cabinet how we found it - yellowed and dirty - but with good bones.
After sanding it down and cleaning off the dirt and dust, we took of the knobs and put a coat of paint on it. The color is "Stone Hearth" by Behr Paint.
We painted the drawers individually.
Then we did a second coat of paint. You'll want to wait about 24 hours before doing a second coat. The paint dries fast but just to be safe I would wait so it doesn't get too thick.
In our case, we liked the color how it was so we skipped the third coat of paint. (We did touch ups with q-tips just to fill in some small spaces.)
You can't see it in this picture, but my bf replaced the inside/bottom piece of wood and the back piece of wood since they were rotted out. New wood (corkboard material) costs around $5 and Home Depot will cut it to size for you. Lastly, we added the new knobs and found ourselves with a brand new piece of furniture, woohoo!