Dining Room Built-In Reveal

The built-ins were a major selling point for me on this beautiful little craftsman home! I love love love the charming history of a good built-in! But sadly they were a big dark spot in the already teeny tiny dining room. Really made the space feel much darker and even smaller. I knew a delicious fresh coat of white would really brighten the space and open it up.

Not going to lie, I did hedge on the sin of painting original wood but ultimately decided that this is our house now and we need to make it ours. The future owners can curse us when we're dead.

Also wanted to swap out the hardware to restore a bit more of the 1920 character.

We used Valspar Cabinet Enamel paint in white and ended up doing about four coats to really get complete coverage over that dark wood.

Hardware pulls and handles both came from Amazon.

We're thrilled with how this DIY turned out and are even more thrilled that it only cost $55.

Happy projecting!!!!!

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