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Farmhouse Chic Cabinet ~ Get the Look DIY Style

Sometimes you fall in love with a design style and it may seem out of reach, but it isn’t. One of the popular trends right now is modern farmhouse chic. Crisp lines with touch of rustic. Today is Furniture Fixer Upper day and I’m excited to share with you an simple update that turned this outdated piece into a farmhouse chic cabinet. Be sure to read through to see what my blogger friends have created for you too.

Wooden Cabinet Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I choose this cabinet because I had a custom request for a client for a piece to fit in a kinda awkward spot in their home. They had limited space and didn’t want it to be too tall, but also have drawers so their children could place their things in it.

Inside of Wooden Cabinet for Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So, you can imagine how delighted I was when I just started shopping and found this one that fit, but also had enough drawers. SCORE!!

There was a bit of visual wear to the bottom front inlays and minor imperfections here and there. Otherwise, we are good to go.

Damaged Inlay on Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com

The inside of the drawers weren’t exactly pretty, but a simple solution will fix that as well.

Waffle Board inside Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com

*post sponsored by Zibra and contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too. (see full disclosure)

TIME TO START

This original color scheme didn’t match the client’s current decor, so first order of business was to use my sander and take off the finish on the inlay. Here is a side-by-side comparison after sanding one down.

Sanded Cabinet Doors | prodigalpieces.com

Next step is to stain the inlays with a new color. In trying to match the client’s current pieces in their home, I used Early American (see on these pieces) and then a second coat of Provincial (seen HERE) to get a rich color. My favorite Zibra brushes help me get a nice smooth application.

Zibra Brush and RustOleum Stains for Farmhouse Chic Look | prodigalpieces.com

TIME FOR PAINT

Once the stain cured, it was time to paint the rest. I am not kidding when I say the right brush can make all the difference in the world. I am a confessed brush snob that I detail in this post, but ever since finding Zibra brushes I am sold out. When working on details, I like to avoid using tape and feel a steady hand works better. This square brush allows me to zip around the inlay I just finished easy-peasy.

Square Zibra Paint Brush for Straight Lines by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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When I got to the point of working on the drawers, I used my Stubby brush to make quick work of it. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I’m using the color Bleached Linen by Behr – the same color used in these projects. I love it!

Painting Drawers inside Farmhouse Chic Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com

Next up is the hardware. It was a dull brassy color, but I chose to take it up a notch with some flat black spray paint by RustOleum. That’s some good stuff, right there.

Spray Painting Cabinet Hardware by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Last, but not least, to cover up those waffle board drawers. I typically use a wallpaper to do this job. However, because I wanted a bit of an industrial feel to this farmhouse chic cabinet makeover, I used this awesome Con-Tact Paper in Brushed Copper. Let me just say I love anything copper and my mind is reeling with the possibilities of this stuff!! More projects coming soon…promise. tee hee hee.

Brushed Copper Con-Tact Paper for Farmhouse Chic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

THE REVEAL

After that, we’re all done and ready for the new owner. Here’s what she had to say, “Oh my GOODNESS!!!! I ADORE IT LARISSA!!!! Ekkkkk……Thank you so very much!” That made me giggle. Thank you, Karen!

Cabinet Makeover with a Farmhouse Chic Twist by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I must say, I love the refreshed new look and that the inlay was given a deeper tone.

Farmhouse Chic Cabinet with Details on How to get the Look by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Industrial Farmhouse Chic Vignette by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My favorite part is the inside where I added some whimsy for her kids using my Old World Numbers stencil. I’ve used it with much success in these makeovers.

Apothecary Style Farmhouse Chic Cabinet by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And then the fun coppery good drawers. mmmm….

Copper Lined Cabinet Drawers | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Updated Cabinet with a Modern Farmhouse Flair by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

GIVEAWAY TIME

This was a fun farmhouse chic cabinet makeover that I hope you enjoyed too. My goal is to inspire you to give DIY a try. Getting the look you want may just mean a little more elbow grease, but it’s fun and certainly affordable. And…to help you do that I’m partnering with Zibra to give away one of these awesome boxed brush sets. {{applause}}

Prize Package of Zibra Paint Brushes by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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I’d love it if you would pin a share this project to inspire others. Plus, I also invite you to check out all the fun projects available at the Zibra Blog. Be inspired!

Get the Modern Farmhouse Chic Look with these Simple Steps Outlined by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next, I have more projects and fun for you like this empire chest. Head here to see and be sure to sign up for my newsletter. PLUS, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. Until next time!

Vintage Empire Chest Before Renewal by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Janine says

    Beautiful project! Really love the numbers on the drawers inside!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I love to add special touches here and there. 🙂

    • Gail Ebeling says

      This is a really coo transformation. I agree the numbers what a nice surprise

  2. Genie Webber says

    I loved this cabinet makeover! I too love love copper anything. I’m going to find that contact paper!

    • Larissa says

      I’m was like oooh…aaahhhh…and my kids thought me funny. hee hee hee.

  3. Marilyn says

    Beautiful! I love the copper lining. I have to try that!
    Marilyn

  4. Mary T says

    Love this and everything you do! Thanks for sharing and I hope to gain a good new brush! 🙂

  5. Sherry Fram says

    Love the copper in the drawers! I pinned this one!!

  6. Jamie Kennemer says

    Beautiful! Perfect piece! Love the numbers! ❤️❤️

  7. Melanie says

    Great job!! I love your taste in furniture pieces.

  8. ColleenB.~Texas says

    Gorgeous! That really turned out to be such a lovely piece of furniture.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity. I could use some new brushes and would dearly love to try them Zibra brushes. Oh, I hope I win.
    I also pinned this…..https://www.pinterest.com/pin/337066353351414250/

    • Larissa says

      My pleasure, Colleen. Thank you! Got your extra entry. 😉

  9. MaryAnn Smith says

    Love your makeovers.

  10. susan st.john says

    I agree that the right brush makes all the difference. I was wondering how sanding the inlay would turn out, but it worked, thanks for the tip.

    • Larissa says

      Sanding is no different than a veneer or solid wood. It just takes a gentle touch. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Jane says

    Very pretty! I have not tried Zibra brushes. I really want to now!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Jane! I am very picky on my brushes and was hesitant to switch, but when I did I was sold on them enough to carry them in my shop. Believe me, I surprised myself! 😀

  12. ColleenB.~Texas says

    I don’t do Facebook so unable to ‘like’ or comment but did go and do a visit. I absolutely loved that one dresser that was trimmed in gold; absolutely beautiful. So many beautiful make-over pieces but that gray dresser trimmed out in gold I believe was my favorite.

  13. Frances Batson says

    I love the new look! So pretty.
    Love the brushes too.

  14. Cecilia says

    I love how it turned out! And copper looking paper? Cool!
    Thank you for the chance to win too.

  15. Donna Gonzalez says

    I keep waiting for you to create something I don’t love – but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Beautiful, as usual.

  16. Rebecca says

    Very nice. Got to try some of the copper paper, on something, somehow 🙂

    • Larissa says

      I felt the same! I am working on another project…can’t wait.

  17. Sherry Stuifbergen says

    I am SO GLAD you didn’t paint the pretty burled doors! THe cabinet looks great. You finished the inside wonderfully and I love the copper paper lining. I love your posts! You inspire me.

    • Larissa says

      It was all up to the client in this case, but I wouldn’t have if they could be saved for sure. Thanks!

  18. Cathy says

    Another job well done, Larissa. I am always impressed with your choice of paint colors, when to leave wood as wood and what you do to the insides of drawers and cabinets. Brilliant!!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for making my day, Cathy. So many assume I paint everything and if they would look closely, I don’t paint anything of value. 🙂

  19. Sue Pagels says

    I just bought some brushes from you and can’t wait to use them, but would sure love to win some more!! I love working on furniture!

  20. Cathy says

    And I pinned this post too!

  21. Ruth Anderson says

    You have some great projects!!!

  22. Teresa says

    Beautiful piece. It’s more work to refinish wood but so worth it!

    • Larissa says

      I agree. This cabinet was nothing special and that inlay was the best part of it. Client had say in what happened to it and I’m glad she kept it.

  23. Sandi Jones says

    I love how this turned out! One question, how did you handle the separation in the inlay? Wood filler?

    • Larissa says

      I actually just left it because it wasn’t moving and the stain hid the separation. Win-win.

  24. Cheryl says

    Love It! Love it! Love it!

  25. Fran says

    Beautiful! I love all of your projects with the number stencils. Also incorporating some copper accents in my home. Thanks for the brushed copper Con-Tac paper idea!!

  26. Sharon Dobbs says

    I am going to try the copper contact paper. Fun project

  27. Cindy Henderson says

    I didn’t know about copper paper. I like the inlaid next to the paint too. Visited Zibra and now pinning site.

  28. Becky says

    What a cool piece! Those drawers!!! Alright, that does it. I need to look into these brushes!

    • Larissa says

      hee hee…I love your tenacity!! Thanks, Becky. Let me know if you have any questions about the brushes.

  29. Judy says

    I think I need to find some copper contact paper. Like NOW! Beautiful piece.

  30. Patty Soriano says

    I’ve pinned this beautiful chest! I don’t know if I could have painted this. I grew up with parents who refinished antiques and I just love the look of old wood. But painted pieces are growing on me ! Thank you for a chance at these brushes, Larissa.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks for pinning! This was purchased from either a Target or something and was nothing special. If you know me, I don’t paint wood that has value or would be devalued by painting. I keep good wood when I can. This particular piece was all up to the client and she liked the inlay so we kept it. I’m glad she did!

  31. Marcie Lovett says

    I adore the detailed veneer and was glad to see you didn’t paint over it. What a beautiful, useful piece!

    • Larissa says

      Yes, I only did what the client wanted and don’t paint wood of value. Thanks! 🙂

  32. Marie|The Interior Frugalista says

    Yay, a giveaway I can enter – I’ve been wanting those brushes since you started promoting them (finger’s crossed). Another gorgeous makeover, Larissa! I love the new stain color on the inlays and the numbered surprises waiting inside. Did you say, copper tack paper! Yes please. Pinned 🙂

    • Larissa says

      I try! 😀 I know you would love them, Marie. I was hooked after I gave them a try and that’s saying something because I am SUPER picky. Thanks for the love!

  33. Renee Pedersen says

    I love this “do over”! I especially love the copper contact paper that you put in those cute drawers. I didn’t know they made such a thing. (I have to get out more often) I am going to have to find some place to use that pretty stuff! I was also wondering how you fixed the separation of the wood in the inlaid? I wouldn’t have any idea how to do that and make it look good. Thanks for sharing and thank for the giveaway!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Renee. I actually chose to leave it as it wasn’t going anywhere and the stain hid that flaw. win-win! You would love the copper and they also make a stainless steel paper too. Fun!

  34. Maureen says

    This turned out super cute!! I wouldn’t have thought the inlay could look so nice and modern!

  35. Lynn says

    Wow! I love this makeover! Your attention to the little details, or “extras,” really make your pieces shine. Love the numbers, the re-loved insets on front, the copper drawer liners, not to mention the new color!

    • Larissa says

      Woot! Thank you. I really tried to tweak to the client’s needs and kids. Fun for all!

  36. wendy says

    I would love to try the new brushes they look fantastic. Love the cupboard and the numbered drawers!!

    • Larissa says

      Sounds like a perfect project. I got your extra entry. Thanks!

  37. Kimberly P says

    Ooh Larissa. I love it! I’ve never seen that copper contact paper!

    • Larissa says

      Excellent to hear! Thank you. You have to check out the other metallics too. So fun!

  38. Jolinda says

    I love reading what you do and your wonderful advice. Thanks for sharing and this end result is amazing.

  39. Terry says

    Great project…love the numbers on the drawers and how the inlay just pops!!! Pinned on Pinterest 🙂

  40. Rebecca Drake says

    I love the copper drawer liner! I have never seen that before but it looks excellent. Thanks for sharing that with us.

  41. Anya Mathis says

    Pinned it! Hope I win! I have some projects coming up that I’d love these brushes for! ? Love your stuff!

    • Larissa says

      They will be such a blessing. Got your extra entry. Thanks!

  42. Christy says

    What a perfect piece for your client! I love that you kept the inlay in the wood tone… So fresh and pretty now! Of course the numbers on the inside might be my favorite. ?

    • Larissa says

      I’m so glad she chose to keep it. That’s one of the hard parts of custom work is going against my wood-loving self. 😀 Thanks, Christy!

  43. Doreen says

    You are so talented! I really need these brushes to paint furniture better.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Doreen! They are so awesome to have. You will love them!

  44. Carol San Diego says

    The copper paper is beautiful! Can’t tweet but can comment. I love the makeover.

  45. Becky Swaim says

    This is a beautiful piece and the contrast of the paint and the stain is beautiful. Love the copper-lined drawers. Can understand why the owner was thrilled with the finished product!

    • Larissa says

      Paint/Stain combo is one of my favorite ways to makeover a piece when possible. Thanks, Becky!

  46. Beth says

    Love the results! I adore the inlay and how you treated it, makes it even more beautiful!

  47. Constance Colvin says

    Yep! I’m pinning it right now! 🙂

  48. Michelle says

    Every time I see things that are numbered I think to myself, “I really love that, and need to try it one day!”, and one day soon, I will finally get to it! You always do such a beautiful job with your work! ❤️

    • Larissa says

      It is not only fun to look at, but helps me remember where things are. 🙂

  49. Mary says

    I love the copper contact paper. I will be on the lookout for my dresser.

  50. Cindy Downing says

    Love this project..pinned it

  51. Jan says

    Gorgeous! Love the combination of stain, paint and copper.

  52. Tracy says

    You have the magic touch. I love everything you do.

  53. Patti says

    Lovely makeover! It has been pinned! Thanks for a fun giveaway also. ?

  54. Doris says

    Love the new color of the inlay!

  55. Liz says

    Never would have thought of copper contact paper! and it is delightful!

  56. Michelle says

    Once again, you blow me away! I would have likely walked by that piece thinking it was a kinda dated style. Amazing job!

    • Larissa says

      Sweet! The best part is that although it wasn’t vintage or antique, it worked for her needs and we were able to get it done. win-win!

  57. Julie Briones says

    Those brushes look wonderfully easy to use! I would love a set! 😉

  58. Deb says

    Beautiful! This inspires me to try this on a vintage piece I have with a similar finish. Love the Zibra brushes. Used one recently to paint the insides of my kitchen cabinets. Was very pleased with it.
    Beautiful job, as always!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the kind words, Deb. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy the brushes too. 🙂

  59. Meghan Seyller says

    I pinned!

    Love the inlays it is a beautiful makeover.

  60. Susan says

    I pinned to my painted furniture board. Going to check out the paint brushes. I’ve been using cling on or purdy but always looking for something else!

    • Larissa says

      Sweet! I use to use Purdy when I couldn’t find another, but felt they were heavy and held paint too much…hard to explain. I’d love for you to try these too.

  61. candy kratzer wenzel says

    I pinned also. Love your transformations.

  62. Terri Tervort says

    I love you makeovers, beautiful!

  63. lorip says

    LOVE the look of that contact paper!! As usual, the re-do is beautiful. The drawers inside of the cabinet are so unique!!! Nice # touches!!!

  64. Darlene says

    Larissa I love all of your work, it is so interesting to see what design you come up with. The brushes look wonderful to use. Keep up the good work, love seeing your posts.

  65. Robin Fishburn says

    Love the copper, love that you always share such great ideas and love the opportunity to perhaps try out a few new brushes. I recently herniated a disc in my neck and I’m having some trouble controlling my brushes and you speak so highly of this line, so it would be fun to try them out….there’s NO substitute for a good brush!!

    • Larissa says

      You said it. I’m so sorry to hear of your troubles. Those kind of setbacks can be frustrating and hope you can get back at it soon. Hugs!

  66. Karen Simon Peterson says

    I pinned it! I love what you did to this chest – every bit of it.

  67. Cathy Farmer says

    I love this brand of brushes and would love some new ones.

  68. Lisa BARNES says

    Great job! Thanks for introducing me to the Zibra brush line. I hope to give it a try.

  69. Lisa Cullett says

    What a fun piece! Love the drawers and I’m going to have to search out the copper contac paper!

  70. Debbie says

    Love this! Beautiful and functional for the kids! A winning combination! Great job! 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Got your extra entry. Kitchen cabinets are not my fave for sure as I was trained on them ages ago, but…they do look so nice when done right. 🙂

  71. Debbie R says

    Everything you do is beautiful! I love the numbered drawers and the copper bottoms!

  72. Beth says

    Larissa, the final result of that piece was beautiful! I so love the copper inside the drawers! This project gave me a wonderful option with my husband’s antique bedroom suite in our guest room. It has that “chevron” type inlays and I didn’t want to paint over them, but the rest of the wood is rough. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Larissa says

      That is wonderful to hear. I am all about saving any wood I can and making it showcased as well. Sounds like fun!

  73. Liz says

    The inlay looks beautiful and so does the copper drawer liners.

  74. Olga says

    I’m a big, big fan!!
    Love your work Larissa!

  75. Cynthia says

    The copper drawers really put it over the top!

  76. Leona says

    I love all your ideas and thank you so much for sharing your tips for making all these projects so great. Also love how you interact with each commenter.

  77. Sian says

    I really like the makeover and its been pinned!

  78. Kristina Austin says

    I have the triangle brush and love it! I would try some of the other ones too!

  79. Charlene says

    Nicely done! The kids will love the numbered drawers & I can see them claiming one all their own!

    • Larissa says

      I thought the same as I know what my kids would do. Only I would need 6! 😀

  80. Kelly Youngblood says

    Another winner, Larissa and the interior is an unexpected extra bonus (also pinned for future reference).

  81. Debrashoppeno5 says

    This looks terrific. I like the numbered drawers as well as the copper drawer liners.

  82. Elaine says

    I love the surprise of the numbered drawers! And I’ve really been wanting to try that square brush!

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