This cabinet got a major transformation!
Here is a before photo:
You can see the top has a laminate top. It was very, very shiny and glossy. It needed a lot of scuff sanding first in order to get rid of that gloss and shine! If you have furniture like that you need to make sure you scuff it up well before painting.
After getting a good clean and scuff sanded (which took extra muscle), I then applied shellac to this. It got 2 coats of clear shellac.
I then started painting with Annie Sloan coco chalk paint. After the first coat is where you would see bleed through, if there was any. I did not see any bleed through, thank goodness, so I proceeded with a second coat of chalk paint when the first coat was dry.
I then did a light sanding with a 220 grit sanding pad.
For the fronts, I first painted with AS old violet. I did mix in a little bit of graphite too. I applied paper to the front of the doors and the drawer fronts. I sanded down all the edging around the paper so it would add to the aged look I was going for. I then applied dark glaze (there are many options but my favorites are the glaze from Valspar and Rustoleum java glaze) to everything, adding even more character to the piece. When you glaze you want to make sure you apply a satin sealer in between your chalk paint and your glaze. Otherwise you glaze will just darken the paint to the color of the glaze.
I then finished it all with a water based sealer, using 3 coats.
I love how it turned out!
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