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Black & Distressed Wine Cabinet: Painted Furniture Before & Afters :

Posted on January 18, 2015 by KylieMawdsley

My Painted Wood Wine Cabinet

(A girl has to support her habit ya know)

As you may have noticed, our home is a revolving door of furniture and fun. However, once in a slightly tinted blue moon, I come across some keepers like this cabinet (and Tim).

I actually got this wine cabinet about 4 1/2 years ago and believe it or not it is STILL living in our home! It appeared in a few posts about my dining room without me actually telling you about its story – so here it is in all of its glory!

wine cabinet painted furniture ideas before and after

I bought this wine cabinet off a client of mine who’d built it himself. The minute I saw it in his basement my want-o-meter shot through the roof and I almost slipped in my drool. I wasn’t uber happy with the stain, so I decided to give it the ole 1-2-3 and painted it black and distressed it (please don’t tell him, older men tend to have conniptions when I paint wood furniture.)

It was easy to prep as it was a water-based stain and had a very…dry…finish. All it took was some dusting off and I was good to go with my old stand-by Behr Ultra in Black.

It started its life as a feature piece in my cream phase (shown above)…which was way too boring for me (although those chairs were epically comfortable…ya, I sold ’em).

Next, we moved onto the cream and rust phase…

Homemade wine cabinet painted black and distressed with kids art gallery over painted desk by Kylie M INteriors

Red, rust coloured feature wall by Kylie M Interiors in open layout dining area with couch and black wine cabinet and gray desk

The rust phase definitely lasted the longest as the rich warmth of Benjamin Moore Tawny Rose 2173-20 satisfied many of my colour urges.

It ALSO survived a short stint in the navy blue phase – which I don’t have photos of…it was that short.

From there, it moved locations ENTIRELY into our new home!

Black painted homemade wine cabinet in family room. Kylie M Interiors

It is currently living in our family room, right next to my bad-ass sliding barn door, HOWEVER, it’s looking for a new home so if you’re interested, let me know (nothing lasts forever you know – wink wink).

So what do you think? Still think I’m crazy for painting solid wood pieces?  If you like what you’ve read, please consider subscribing for quasi-weekly updates!

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Kylie M Interiors Edecor and Edesign


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