Painting the Perfect White Storage Cupboard

The perfect white cupboard didn't start out that way. It was a Facebook purchase for a great price but the color was all wrong for my neutral home. 

Painting the Perfect White Storage Cupboard

As a matter of fact it was purple! They called it aubergine... I call it purple. 
Painting the Perfect White Farmhouse Storage Cupboard
The cupboard sat in my den for almost 2 years filled with toys for my grandchildren. Since my plan for this room going forward is to turn it into a small office, it is time for the purple to go! 

Sometimes I'm impulsive and not a very neat painter. Today, on a whim, I just pulled the cupboard away from the wall, rolled up the carpet and started painting. I had a rag handy to wipe up drips and a little newspaper to slide under the bottom. 

I'm trying a new paint called General Finishes Milk Paint in Alabaster and I'm a little worried because I usually swear by Fusion Mineral Paint and I was out. The purple paint had no wax so I didn't think I needed to prep the surface, I just painted. 

Painting the Perfect White Farmhouse Office Storage

I was hoping this was going to be a quick fix. I'm leaving the inside the reddish color it came with so I didn't even empty the cabinet. 

Painting a Farmhouse Office Storage Cabinet

I painted, let it dry, painted again, let it dry, I knew covering purple with white wasn't going to be easy and in retrospect a primer definitely would have helped. This however was an impulsive project so I just painted. 
Painting a White Farmhouse Office Storage Cabinet
I'm pretty sure I gave this cabinet 4 coats, the paint I usually use would have covered in 2 primer or no primer. 
White Storage Cabinet for the office
I was finally seeing some hope, the color was perfect and it was beginning to look like I had hoped it would. While I was painting, I gave the cabinet next to it 2 coats on the doors so the cabinets would match each other. The other cabinet is an old IKEA closet I use for storage, I painted it white a few years ago and now they match!
Storage for an office with a Neutral Color
When I was finally finished, the purple cupboard looked just like I hoped it would, impulse project or not. I would use the General Finishes Paint again, I think it did a good job even over purple paint! 

Perfect Storage for an office with a Neutral Color
The room is being transformed piece by piece into a cozy home office. 
Neutral storage cabinets for a home office
A couch and a desk in the room makes it a great place to work, watch TV, or even take a nap. 
Decorating a farmhouse styled home office
You can see how I made the farmhouse basket in the window and the cubbie shelf in the corner by visiting the bold words. The buffalo check pillow covers can be found in the Homeroad Amazon Shop.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .