White and Bright Cabinet Overhaul

Although it took longer than initially anticipated and we still don’t have a lick of hardware on this beast – I would like to announce that the downstairs built-in office area is officially revamped. White and bright = so much better than dark black. I just look over at this side of the basement and smile 🙂

I’ve been hedging a bit on the hardware, and may mix it up to this one. Of course it’s even MORE expensive than the initial one I had in mind, but I really would like to get the right fit and just purchase the hardware one time, vs. hedging and totally getting the wrong fit for the basement. At $4.50 each, they’re not cheap, but they are certainty not crazy expensive either.

Antique Brass Hardware, Cup Pull
Antique Brass Cup Pull

Here is how the basement cabinets are looking after a coat of Benjamin Moore Simply White paint.

White Built-in Desk
White Built-in Desk

And here is the before, for your reference. The cord situation, definitely an improvement! 😉

Built-in Desk
Basement Before

Here is a close-up of the cabinet doors. Overall, I’m extremely happy with how the paint has hardened up, and there have been absolutely no nicks from use. We used Behr Premium Plus paint, which was color matched to Benjamin Moore Simply White. I think it helps that these cabinets are not used as much as a kitchen cabinet would be. It gave them more time to cure, and they are holding up awesome!

White painted built-in Desk
Painted Cabinet Closeup

A corner shot. We need to cover that location where a min-fridge used to be with some linen fabric soon. A future project for me to work on 🙂

White Built-in Desk
Corner of Builtin

Here is how the desk area is looking after concealing the cords, and adding some accessories. Feels much better!

Computer Storage Area, Built-in Desk
Computer Storage Area

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