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Project

Shabby Chic Cabinet

Project Description

What type of item is this? Home Decor How would you describe the style of your project? Retro / Vintage How would you describe the style of your project? Romantic How would you describe the style of your project? Whimsical How would you describe the style of your project? Classic How would you describe the style of your project? Cute 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. 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!).

What you will need

  • Furniture / Wood Cleaner Milk Paint (Snow white
  • barn red and salem red) Furniture finishing wax Sander and paper

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