Here's the before cabinet - yucky I know. And, I have never really taken any time to organize it so things would just pile up in there. It was easy to remove the cabinet from the wall - I did it by myself just by unscrewing it.
Once I had it out, I took it outside and taped off the part I wanted to paint. I decided to paint the door with chalkboard paint and paint the inside just a glossy teal - both which I already owned so I didn't have to buy anything new. After the chalkboard paint dried, I taped off the next section and spray painted it. Remember to just use nice light even coats. I used two coats on both sections.
Next I re-installed the cabinet and decided to use fabric to cover the little shelves. I grabbed some leftover shower curtain fabric from our ottoman project and cut it to size. I used a little hot glue to hold it down on the shelves as I covered it and then covered the fabric a with clear cabinet liner to make it durable and wipeable. Just fabric would get ruined quickly.
After that I just needed to add some little bins for organizing. I think I might go back and label the bins to just help with keeping it organized. So far its working just fine - actually much, much better than before.
I love the addition of the chalkboard door for notes - I mean come on, I will paint anything with chalkboard paint. So here's the before and after - so much better right? And I just used things I already owned.
You really don't have to spend a ton of money to make some fun updates to your home. I love it when I can do something for nothing.
Thanks so much for joining me today! Anybody else making some no-cost updates to their home? Share with me!