...a $5 cabinet from a garage sale!It was in really great condition and I couldn't pass it up for that price although I didn't exactly need it. I thought I could put it in my daughter's room to hold her stuffed animals or something. I got the idea to paint it but I never painted furniture before.
I spent an insane amount of time on Pinterest researching how best to paint it. I came across Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Turns out there is a stockist not too far away and they were holding a class the next morning! I just showed up and even though I gave them no notice, they let me take the class for the day. It was a lot of fun and a wonderful learning experience. I went home that day with a sample pot of Versailles and some clear soft wax.
That night I painted the cabinet.
I started with the first coat of paint out of the sample pot. I had a cup of water that I kept dipping my brush in and I noticed the color had pooled to the bottom of the water. I was down to half the sample pot and being the extremely cheap person that I am, I poured the colored water into the sample pot to give it the 2nd coat! I don't know if that was a good thing to do, but my sample pot was now full and my cabinet had two coats of paint on it.
I waxed it with the clear soft wax and I distressed it with a sander that I think I went a little too crazy with. I spray painted the hardware oil rubbed bronze. I am very proud of this piece and will forever make me smile when I look at the photos of it. I can't look at it in person any more because I SOLD IT!!! I'll let you know how that came about in my next post.
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