Today I thought I'd share a before/after story of the media cabinet I painted for our home last summer. This was a piece we bought new 12 years ago when we moved into our current house. I really didn't like it anymore as it was too dark and the farm house style no longer fit with any of our decor. After looking for a new piece for quite some time and coming up empty handed, I decided to embark on painting this piece as it is well made and the perfect size for our space; it just needed a drastic modernization makeover. The first photo shows the final piece and its details and the second one shows the piece before it was painted. To get this look, I painted it in layers using Annie Sloan White, Paris Gray and Old White. I then added Wise Owl Matte Varnish for a slight added sheen and durability. I also replaced the glass pane with a beveled mirror (a great way to modernize and hide stuff at the same time) and removed the wood sliders that helped to secure the doors shut, replacing them with magnets (to move away from the farm house look). Finally, I found the three FAB vintage 60's solid brass knobs on Etsy and added them to the doors. Bottom line, I am thrilled that my media cabinet has a new lease on life and works perfectly with the decor I've been updating throughout our home. Always remember to rethink your pieces before parting with them. If you like a style and quality of piece and it fits perfectly in your space, often paint, finishes, different hardware, new fabric, etc. can do wonders!