Repurposed Lingerie Cabinet/Shabby Chic Paint Storage Cabinet

By Christina Woodcock, Owner of Christina Faye Repurposed, Owner at Christina Faye Repurposed in PEMBROKE, GA.

I found this lingerie cabinet buried behind a dresser at our local auction house.  It had a small amount of damage to the bottom, but I knew it would be an easy repair.  I set my buying threshold at $20.00.  Fortunately for me, no one saw what she could be and I scored her for $10.00!  I needed a cabinet to store my paints, brushes, and other supplies in my studio.  I knew this would be a perfect fit!  The top had square storage compartments which were perfect for my pints of paint.  The drawers were deep, which allowed for a lot of storage space.

The cabinet is painted in Dixie Belle Apricot.  I then used Dixie Belle's Cotton (White) and lightly brushed it over the Apricot, using a damp cloth to remove any access.  The white gave it more depth.  I painted the original hardware using the same technique.  I lightly distressed around the edges of the drawers and hardware.  She now sits in my studio storing all my paint and supplies right at my fingertips!  


Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesShabby Chic

Products Used

  • Dixie Belle Apricot
  • Dixie Belle Cotton
  • Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax

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