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I like eating outside. And I like making it look pretty.

But what an easy way to re-do an old boring dining cabinet without breaking the bank. Here is my easy steps for finishing a cabinet into a pretty one and bring it outside to create a garden station for breakfast.(or any meal)

No.1 Start with an old cabinet

A old cabinet can be used for many different things. I decided to re-do it into something that has personality. I had this cabinet in my garage for a long time. I had partially painted it white years ago and its time it gets finished. Once its done I am going to use it outdoors for entertaining. When it rains I can easily move it to the garage. I gave it a good sanding again since its been years that I did anything with it.

No. 2. Paint the cabinet white

 I used  left over paint I had from another project. I decided to paint this by hand since much of it was already painted. It took me about a good hour to paint all the inside doors and cabinet shelves white.  Let that dry over night. The cabinet bones has a very attractive french country  look to it. Since I don’t have room in my home, its going to look  pretty against the green outdoors.

No. 3 Sanding all the corners!

…again since most of the work was done years ago, the sanding of the edges will be easy and fast. I am obsessed with white and heavily distressed edges. So I hit the sander on those parts extra long.This is pine so the wood grain is light which makes it even more pretty.


No. 4 Put hardware back on

This piece is about 20 years old and the hardware has a pretty scroll design to it. From age it has a nice patina to it. The white paint brings out the patina even more. Males me 🙂


No.5 Bring the piece outdoors

My son and myself carried it to the garden area. I knew it would look super pretty among the trees and plants.The plants add life to the piece and the feeling of being outside makes it magical.


No. 6 Adding accessories

I added a 3 tier metal tray to hold the linen and utensils & coffee cups. A porcelain tea kettle. 2 large flower pots filled with mums added that perfect blend of garden decor.


Mexican Scrambled Eggs


  •   4 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 white onion(chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Heat the skillet with vegetable oil and saute the onion, chilli, tomatos together. Once that is cook add the eggs and with a wooden spoon cook to your liking. Serve with bread or tortillas.