Before doing any painting I removed all of the hardware and the back panel of the cabinet. To remove the back panel I gently tapped on it from the inside with a a hammer until the nails popped enough to pry them out with the hammer.
I wiped everything down with method cleaner and a rag followed by a deglosser to remove any remaining grease, wax, grime etc. The top of the cabinet had a small crack in it, which I filled with wood filler then sanded smooth.
|This stuff is great. Make sure you have gloves on hand before using.|
I allowed the primer to dry overnight before painting. So far, I've painted the base of the cabinet, the back panel, and the shelves a Benjamin Moore color called Deep Space.
Next up, I'll paint and attach the legs, and paint the doors. I plan to use a bright color on the doors.
It also got a good cleaning - method and deglosser. Its been spray painted (although it needs one more coat) and currently looks like this. I'll top it off with a cute cushion.
Tip: I like to flip pieces like this upside down for the first coat of spray paint. Its the easiest way to get into those hard to reach places.
I think both are coming along well. They have been really fun to work on! I hope to share the final products later this week.