A while back I was asked if I would contribute a photo and idea for a story on Country Living's website. It was all about quick mini-makeovers... I spent a few days thinking it over and kept coming back to the pantry post I had done a couple weeks before. As a busy mom myself, nothing makes me feel better than a makeover that is quick and easy and combines organizing and decor all in one.
Above is the photo I sent them... I had such a great time rearranging our pantry and took the opportunity to give our old cabinet a little makeover at the same time.
As you know, I love the old cabinet we use as a pantry but the inside did look a little rough. Although the outside is painted white, I had never done anything inside other than give it a thorough cleaning. I actually like the all wood interior in its natural state, but I thought the door could use a little freshening. So I painted a coat of white on and then a light coat of ASCP in Paris Grey, followed with a little clear wax.
I love the way it turned out... it not only looks better, but feels better to the touch. In addition, I put a coat of ASCP Paris Grey on the lower shelf, which is the only part of the cabinet that is not original.
You can find the tips I shared here, along with several other great ideas shared by some fantastic bloggers (I love the sugared berries by Gourmandistan so much that I plan on making some to use for Jillian's birthday cake coming up in a couple weeks). I'm so honored that Country Living asked me to be a part of 7 Mini-Makeovers You Can Finish Fast... I hope you'll head over and check out all the inspiration!