In order to help with the process I bought an unfinished cabinet to store the "stuff" I want to keep. Naturally I remembered to take a 'before' picture when I got to this part:
Yep, doors, drawers, & hardware, all removed! What can I say?
So, I found a pic online:
I used that beautiful Peacock chalk paint that I talked about in The Ugly Duckling post.
Since this cabinet was bare wood, I read that it should be given a coat of shellac or primer. Since there was no shellac in the house, I used primer, which raised the grain of the wood. For a brief moment, I thought about sanding it with 220, but decided against it. This is chalk paint, after all!
Two coats of Peacock Chalk Paint and the color was gorgeous. There were still a few rough spots from the grain, so I gave it a light sanding - literally, 'swish-swish' and that was it. The edges got a little distressing to add character.
I love how a little of the white primer shows through!
Next came a coat of clear wax and a coat of dark wax - both applied with a rag because I don't own a wax brush. The knobs were spray-painted white and everything was reassembled.
The past week has been spent filling the cabinet with my craft supplies. That little cabinet is also filled. A show-n-tell is in order, but that's a post for another day...
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