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See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

DI Upcycled Cabinet: From Pink and Purple to Moody and Modern

What is it about makeovers? I love a good makeover! This pink and purple beauty got an upcycle worthy of HGTV. (Ok maybe it wasn’t ‘HGTV good’, but I’m excited about it. I’ll let you be the judge) It was really pretty simple and quick because I used the right tools and products! 

I needed an outdoor cabinet to hold all my paint. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money because it will be exposed to the elements, but I don’t think you should have to sacrifice style for expense. My husband actually pointed this out while we were at Deseret Industries and I knew it was perfect. It’s made of particle board so is pretty light. This was a bonus because I sanded and painted this all on my own so it was light enough for me to move around!

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

About the Cabinet Makeover

These are the products I used to complete the look! They are affiliate links which doesn’t cost you a thing, but I do receive a small commission if you purchase from one of them. Thank you for supporting my crafting habits!

HomeRight C800766 Finish Max Fine Finish SprayerCheck PriceRust-Oleum 249127 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Flat BlackCheck PriceRyobi P411 ONE+ 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool-Only)Check PriceRust-Oleum 249279 Automotive 11-Ounce Filler Primer Spray Paint, GrayCheck PriceRust-Oleum 313608 Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, 32 oz, BriarsmokeCheck Price

I started by using my sander to get the bold color off. 

Whoever painted this pink and purple on the cabinet knew what they were doing. They had great coverage and a really nice finish! It made it difficult to get off but the whole time I was taking it off I couldn’t help but think ‘I hope my paint looks like this when I’m done!’

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

After it was sanded I primed it with Rustoleum Primer. I used a light gray color which was great because it wasn’t as hard to cover over as white or black would have been.

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

Then I got out my Homewright sprayer! You guys. This thing is magic. I have never painted something so fast and I rarely paint things this large. The only thing about the sprayer I will warn you about is it gets messy! If someone has a way to get it disassembled for cleaning without getting paint all of your hands, please let me know. I guess I could wear gloves! Is that what you do? Also note you need the sprayer upright to function appropriately so prop up your cabinet doors and drawers to get an even coat.

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

Isn’t this color gorgeous? It is Dark Night from Sherwin-Williams. Because the sprayer requires you to water the paint down, I still basically have an entire gallon left and now I think I’ll just paint my whole house this color. Why not?! It’s gorgeous! But in all seriousness I already have some more projects I’ve started with this color because I really love it that much.

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

I created these cabinet pulls myself! When I started making this over I realized I didn’t just want to paint and call it good. I knew I needed to do some DIY element to make me feel like it got a full makeover. These little cabinet pulls were really easy and all you need is a jigsaw and a drill. See the full DIY here!

The other hardware was the original hardware and I just spray painted them a flat black with Rustoleum Painters Touch.

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

What do you think? I am dying over this gorgeous color and love the DIY touch with the cabinet pulls. Check out your local Deseret Industries or thrift store and see if there isn’t something that needs a little makeover yourself!

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

See how I made over this find from Deseret Industries to make it more modern and moody! I love the DI so much because I love these transformations

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