Rockin Red Retro Kitchen Cabinet
It was in great shape structurally but it had a sloppy, glossy brown paint job from decades before. The inside was a hideous peach and disgustingly dirty. The first order of business was to get it clean! I scrubbed the inside with Clorox wipes until it was sparkling and all the cooties were gone.
Next, I sanded and sanded and sanded to remove the glossy, drippy, brown paint. The original color was a vintage pistachio color that was very pretty. You can see it in the upper right corner peeking through.
RED. Fire Engine RED. With crisp, clean, bright white inside the cabinet.
With the chrome hardware and the gray and white laminate top, it had to be red. Benjamin Moore’s “Neon Red” to be exact. I used a gray primer (which saves time when dealing with red, trust me) and was really patient between coats. It still took four coats to get a finish that I was happy with. This is after two coats.
All of the original hardware (with the exception of a missing knob from the top drawer) was there. So I filled in the holes and drilled a new one in the center. Voila…problem solved. I love how this piece turned out. The transformation was huge. And here it is in my client’s home. It is was just the pop of color her black and white kitchen needed! She’s adding black and white accessories and it’s going to make such a statement.
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