When putting together the in-home studio space, one thing I really needed was storage, and had been looking for some used cabinets. It just so happened my sister-in -aw wanted to get rid of 11 feet of old cabinets and a countertop in her sub-level. It was a total win win. Once the drywall was finished, and we gave the room a good cleaning, it was time to start moving everything back in. I was excited because I had big plans for them. I knew I wanted dark green painted cabinets for my studio space.
After hauling them in and setting them in, we realized we actually could only fit about 9 feet, and ended up having to cut the cabinets and countertop down a bit to fit. It’s always a bit of a challenge to have to retro-fit something, but it’s so worth it to take the time for about $1,000 worth of free cabinets.
At one point I had to climb inside to attach them together and almost got stuck. We also ended up trimming off a little of the laminate countertop to fit over the smaller cabinet bank.
I also knew I didn’t want to keep the original color. They were nice as light wood cabinets, but weren’t the feel I was going for in my creative space. I ended up settling on a color called Dark Olive by Benjamin Moore. It was dark and moody. I also ended up painting our interior garage door that color, and then moved into the house where I painted the buffet in the kitchen too (coming soon!).
Since they were for my studio. I removed the knobs and gave them a quick sand to rough them up, and then tackled them with a paint and primer combo. They took two coats, and in a few hours, they were painted the new, lovely shade of green that I just adore! I am adding some open shelving, and painting an accent arch all above it to tie it all together. I love a good dark green color. I had painted my hutch dark green a few years ago and loved the drama it brought.
I have to admit, I was a bad blogger and forgot to take a good daylight picture of the dark green painted cabinets before I started the accent wall, so this is the best I have. You can get a better idea of the true cabinet color when I publish that post.
It’s exciting to slowly see the space transform into a real studio area.