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Shabby Chic Cabinet

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Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling taught by Ann Marie Auricchio

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Category Gardening
Type Home Decor
Style Cute, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Whimsical, Classic
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What materials did you use? Furniture / Wood Cleaner Milk Paint (Snow white, barn red and salem red) Furniture finishing wax Sander and paper

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What are you most proud of? I had some trouble with the distressing, and some difficulty with portions of the cabinet that were not accepting the paint (probably because the wood was waxed and I did not strip it). However, I decided to just go with it and wherever paint fell off, I sanded it more to make sure that all the lose paint was gone. I was a little scared I would have to re-strip it, but the end result was interesting to me in a way that typical shabby chic weathering isn't. So I kept it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always test a patch and make sure that your first coat of paint will work. Even with Milk Paint, I did not have difficulty until at least 2 coats, and after about 24 hours. It's a pain to chemically strip a piece, but it's even harder to strip milk paint from a piece which is not taking the paint well (did THAT before and you have to order a special product for it from the Quakers!).

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You did an awesome job - love it!

03/22/2013 Flag

Great job! Cute cabinet, I like the white distress look.

03/25/2013 Flag