Painted Office Cabinets

As you know, I’ve been jabbering on and on about how the office needs additional storage space for my growing collection of crafting/ painting/ sewing supplies. As luck would have it, a while back I stumbled upon a beautiful set of cabinets with glass doors. I knew they’d be perfect for the office, so I loaded them up and brought them home.

For months (upon months and months), they sat in our garage, collecting dust, while waiting for me to decide what I was going to do with them. I had the hardest time deciding if I was going to paint them white to match our desk set or refinish them and stain them a lighter color. I went back and forth several times, but ultimately decided to give them a fresh coat of white paint.

Here’s our freshly painted office cabinets…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

And here’s what they looked like before I started…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

For the paint, I used Maison Blanch’s Maison White and Magnolia:

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

The Maison White has a higher amount of pigment, so it covers a bit better than the Magnolia. And since I wanted them to look bright white, I didn’t want to risk having any stained wood peeking out from under the paint.

Because the stain was pretty dark, I used the Maison White for my first couple coats…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then went over the top of that with the Magnolia, which is a bit brighter/ true white from the Maison White, which I found to have a bit more gray-ish undertone…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

I applied about 4 coats total, two of each, and I’m sure I could have cut back on the number of coats I added if I would have primed the cabinets first. I thought about it, I really did, but in the end I decided to put this paint to the test! It’s great stuff! 😀

Once the paint dried, I added a protective coat of clear antique wax…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a t-shirt rag (they’re totally fabulous for projects like these) and rubbed it in over the paint. It’s very easy to use and apply.

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

And with that, they were done and ready to use…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

I can’t even tell you how happy I am to have them installed and ready to go…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the fact that they were FREE and fit the wall perfectly, leaves me a bit over the top excited. They literally fit perfectly…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

Those scalloped edges are pretty awesome too. It’s another detail that adds a whole bunch of character…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I probably shouldn’t even get started on the glass doors. Love-ly!

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m so happy I chose to paint them white! They’re the perfect compliment to the plank wall we just installed and the other side of the room…

Plank Wall Tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

And now when you peek into the room, instead of seeing a blank wall, you see these guys instead…

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

Now I need to get busy filling them up. It’s going to be a bit tricky, since I don’t want them to be overly cluttered with the glass doors, but they’re also there for a purpose, and that’s to get all my stuff out of boxes and off the floor.

And if you’re looking for more inspiration or ideas, stop by to visit these lovely ladies and find out what they’ve done…

Maison Blanche Paint


Doreen from Hymns and Verses

Refresh Restyle with Debbie

Karin of Art is Beauty

Bliss at Bliss Ranch

And Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage

For more information about Maison Blanche, you can visit their website or find them on Facebook and Pinterest. Click here to find a retailer near you.

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P.S.- I received product and/or compensation for reviewing Maison Blanche Paint Company products. However, all opinions about their paint, finishing products and this lovely navy blue sideboard are my own! For my full disclosure policy, click here.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Free??? That is all kind of fantastic for cabinets like that. And painted they look fantastic, that room is turning out most excellent.

  2. Oh Shayna they do fit perfect! Like, perfect!! I do the same thing. I love Magnolia, but white sometimes needs a little help. The finished color is beautiful. Magnolia does it for me :))) The office is looking sensational. With each new project it just looks better and better… it’ll be done next thing we know and we’ll all want one just like it!!

  3. Just beautiful! I love the colors you used and the way you style EVERYTHING!!!!

  4. Oh those turned out PERFECT! I have some shallow cabinets like that in my garage and can’t decide what to do with them. You may have JUST inspired me!
    Great job as always!

  5. They are perfect! It looks like they were made for your office and the white is beautiful! Come help me with my office :)

  6. Love mixing the white with wood tones. You did a good job marrying the two together. Thanks again for inspiration!!

  7. The new cupboards look great and so fresh in white. I love the glass doors too. What luck that they were not only free but that they are a perfect fit for your wall space. Your office looks so stylish and functional. Have a great weekend.

  8. Love that cabinet! I think we all need more storage since becoming bloggers! You did a fabulous job and your styling makes me feel like such a slacker!

  9. Looks fabulous, Shayna! You are, of course, doing such a wonderful job with the space!!!

  10. Gorgeous!! Love the cabinets and the whole office! great job!

  11. Room looks stunning Shayna. great job.

  12. those are so pretty. i am sure you will style them perfectly!

  13. They turned out beautifully! Don’t you love it when something fits just perfectly? And when you get a piece out of the garage????? Then Daddy is happy too!

  14. wow they look fabulous!!


  15. Love…so busy these days with wedding season:) Still adore your peeps from a far! A girl can dream… teehee! The cabinets are stunning, Shayna;)
    Blessings & <3

  16. They are stunning Shayna- and how amazing that they are an absolutely perfect fit!! Serendipity:) The white is perfect -such a bright, pretty office space. I love it:)

  17. Shayna…these look great! =) It was lovely meeting you at Haven…I hope your summer is going well and I will look forward to following along! xoxoxoxo


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