Here’s a look at a cabinet I picked up at a garage sale. I decided I wanted to paint it…So I sanded it down and cleaned the dust away with a damp cloth.
I picked out a few colors of paint I had on hand and some craft paper.
I really like DecoArt Americana acrylic paints…I have been using them for years!!!
I got my brush damp and double loaded paint to give the cabinet an interesting distressed aged look. I followed the grain of the wood as I painted on the colors.
I also painted the inside, the handle and the hinges.
I then removed some of the paint around the edges, with sandpaper, to give it a worn look.
I then picked up a bit of the bittersweet chocolate paint on a damp cloth and worked it into the wood..leaving some areas darker.
I used a sharp razor blade to remove the excess paint from the glass.
I then buffed the cabinet with car polish. This left a very smooth protective coat.
Here are a few close up pictures.
I then cut some pieces of craft paper and modge podged them into the sections of the cabinet…I am so sorry I didn’t take pictures of the end result! I will make sure I do for the next time!
I’d love to hear your comments!
Joss And Main
Stop by Joss and Main, they have so many great finds, you’ll want to make over every room in your home!