Cabinet Upgrade: Sleek Antique

Give your old furniture a facelift it deserves!
Some furniture has been serving us for so long that it doesn't look attractive any more. But as in all cases our stance is rigid. We either pass it to other people, upcycle it for Corner Door-Shelf or we restore shabby pieces to make them look chic again.

You also shouldn’t wait too long for a good moment to change your old-fashioned cabinets into chic Sleek Antique. Some people like Sara’s (the creator of the idea) mother-in law needed her motivation but you don’t have to wait until your carpet gets dingy or a broken hose floods your kitchen floor. Look at Embrace My Space to find the clues for furniture renovation.

Restoring an old cabinet can be great fun and gives you the feeling of possessing something new so don’t waste time complaining about your worn-out cupboard and redo it. As soon as you have finished let us know on our website.

A tutorial on Cabinet Upgrade: Sleek Antique is available here.

What you need:


  • Hand sander
  • Steel wire brush
  • Screwdriver
  • 60 grit sandpaper for hand sander
  • 60 grit rubber sanding block
  • 1 quart of Lincoln Cottage Black paint in eggshell finish
  • 1 quart of Caribbean Holiday paint in semi-gloss finish
  • Howard Feed-N-Wax wood preserver
  • Fine steel wool
  • Wiping cloths for applying paint and wax
  • New hardware


Looking for a way to renovate your furniture quickly? Check this idea for cabinet facelift!

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