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 are 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
An 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 it is 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
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 the 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 I 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 outside making it magical.
No. 6 Adding accessories
Mexican Scrambled Eggs
- 4 large eggs (beaten)
- 1 white onion(chopped)
- 1 green chili (chopped)
- 1 tomato (chopped)
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Heat the skillet with vegetable oil and saute the onion, chili, tomatoes together. Once that is cook add the eggs and with a wooden spoon cook to your liking. Serve with bread or tortillas.