That's the factory photo thanks to google image. I forgot to take a before, but I'm pretty sure that furniture is in a lot of background shots in previous posts. There aren't too many places in the house I can photograph Harry.
I wanted to redo it to get some color on the recently painted white walls. So I chose Rustoleum's Midnight Blue in satin finish. Before I could paint, I had to disassemble the furniture and prime it. The key to refinishing laminate furniture is PRIMER. For mine, I used Kilz cover primer which is an oil based primer.
After a coat of primer, I let these guys dry for a few hours. When I was ready, I did about two coats of Midnight Blue on everything. I underestimated how much paint I would need, and ended up having to go back out for more.
It was during this process that I learned that spray painting requires a certain amount of patience. The key to covering everything nicely is to not go over a spot multiple times. However in my haste to get the project done that's what I kept doing. So I had a few drips I needed to sand out and recoat, which definitely increased the amount of time I spent working on this.
When it was finally dry - I gave it a day - I changed out the hardware which I bought from D. Lawless. I got a fancy backplate and a faux crystal knob. The shoe cabinet was going to be completely uber fancy post makeover.
After the switcharoo, I took some pics of the final product. Makeover indeed. I think I could have even more fun with the knob selection, but right now I like the Hollywood Regency style in that little hallway.