Psyched to share with you guys our completed antique hoosier!
We decided to paint it a soft gray, though the finished photo make it look more of a bluish color. We started by removing all of the hardware, hinges, handles, door, drawers… anything that could be removed really. I lined up all the handles on a piece of cardboard so they could be easily spray painted. I sprayed them Rust-oleum’s oil rubbed bronze.
We took the hoosier apart and brought it outside to sand it. Al sanded and I began priming after him. We did one thin coat of primer with some tinted gray primer that we already had.
Because we used the tinted primer, one coat of paint covered it just enough. It was a hot day so we had to work quickly because the paint was drying at record speeds. After sanding, priming and painting it was time to bring it back in the house.
We put all the doors, hinges, handles and drawers back on and cleaned it all up. I decided to cover 4 of the glass panes and leave one open.
This was so simple. I used scrapbook paper that was 19 cents per sheet and some double-sided tape. I cut each sheet to fit the glass and then used the tape to stick it on. You can barely see the tape, and for now it’s just a temporary solution until I decide what I want to do permanently.
What do you guys think? Love it/hate it? I know it’s not the type of furniture everyone would love and some people might think we’re nuts because we made over an antique. For us though, it’s perfect. We love it and it holds all the things a kitchen should, that ours can’t because there are no darn cabinets!