Shoe Cabinet Makeover

I have this dream of having a BIG white built-in shoe cabinet. Like the one Mr. Big builds for Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City Movie (just how romantic is that?). But since I’m not living in my own house yet, I had to forget that dream of mine and find an alternative solution: a normal shoe cabinet. It’s so normal that even my JLo shoes is 5x the price of it.

Anyway.

This used to be my (sad) little shoe cabinet. It’s so black and boring, I almost want to weep everytime I look at it.

Opening my shoe cabinet to reveal its content didn’t excite me either bcoz my shoes seemed to sink in the blackness. It’s kinda sad bcoz I like looking at my shoe collection.

So I decided to make my shoe cabinet more pleasing to the eyes by giving it a little makeover using Nippon paint.

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Like this!


No wait, that’s my other shoe cabinet (ok it’s actually the kitchen cabinet) where I keep most of my never/seldom worn shoes – like this beautiful Enzo Angiolini satin pumps which I got as my wedding hantaran last year.

Can you believe I have never worn them yet?

Anyway, back to the makeover. I’ve always wanted a white shoe cabinet so deciding the color to repaint it was easy. With the help of Nippon paint color chart that I got from their workshop, I opted for Reserved White OW23 1P for the shoe cabinet, and Expresso 151A for the decoration. I chose Expresso 151A bcoz the furniture in my living room are mostly browns so I want my shoe cabinet to complement them.

Of course I didn’t paint the shoe cabinet myself. I couldn’t even paint my nails myself, apa lagi the whole shoe cabinet! So the painters from Nippon paint came to my house and helped me to repaint everything.

This is the type of paint they used: Odourlite Soft Matt Finish (for metal & wood)
Painting the first coat


My shoe cabinet needed 4 coats of paint to make it really white since the original color was black. The whole process of repainting took about 5 hours to make sure all details are painted!

And then there was the decorating process. I was thinking of making silhouettes of shoes using stenciling technique, but couldn’t find shoe-shaped stencils at all (I find it a tedious task to make my own). So I opted for another decorating technique, which is stamping. I couldn’t find a shoe-shaped stamp either, so I chose this spiral thingy which I got from Art Friend at The Gardens.




And here’s the end result:

Nothing too fancy and it’s easy to do. I’m happy with it – I couldn’t wait to arrange my shoes inside it!

Hint: So sometimes you don’t have to buy a new cabinet. Just revamp it and it will look great!

It’s a lot better, no? Me likey!
Thanks Nippon paint!



Comments

  1. hi, are the painters from nippon paint? do they actually offer painting services?

  2. hi, can i know how is the surface after painted?
    is it smooth or you can see the paint brush mark on the surface?
    do you know can this paint to be painted on the laminated surface? eg: laminated type of material using fo cabinet?

Speak Your Mind

*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield