I totally agree that this piece certainly wasn't much to look at, but I had BIG plans for this baby!
After a little leveling (by simply adding floor protectors to all of the corners), removing the glass and replacing it with screen, completely removing the outer bottom doors (because removing the glass ruined the backside of them), and giving it one coat of Annie Sloan Chateau Grey Chalk Paint this cabinet is now the farmhouse beauty I knew she could be!!
Did I mention it only took removing the glass and giving it a rough coat of paint before my husband started to see what I was envisioning! Take a look at the transformation in action.
|Looking back I can see where my husband was coming from.....yikes!|
If your glass comes out and the frame has a nice "rut" then this treatment will work perfectly. We did not measure anything exactly...instead we measured our spline by holding it up to the frame (make sure to cut the spline a little shorter than you need because it does stretch a bit). We also layed the screen over the frames and cut (again make sure you cut a few inches extra in each direction). Hold the screen semi-taught as you roll the spline in. I would recommend having a friend help you by holding the screen while you roll the spline into place. This will help keep the screen from shifting and also help get the screen smooth. After the screen is in place use a utility or exacto knife to trim the excess screening. Tada! Your doors are ready to be reinstalled!
Okay, let me remind you of the before and after.
|Ahhh, talk about a 180.|
Here are a few more AFTER shots to enjoy!