Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Distressed Cabinet

I bought this table at a garage sale, several weeks ago, for $20.00.  It is made of oak and from what I can tell, it looks like it was part of a buffet and hutch.  It was in good shape and I could instantly see it's potential.  It measures 31" high by 30" wide by 17" deep and it had nice glass doors.  As you can see, I started to dismantle it before taking a picture.



The process was simple...I gave it a good sanding with 100 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper.  Then I applied two coats of Sand Bar paint.  (no priming).  Once it was dry, I sanded some more to remove all my hard work of painting!  I then gave it an antique look by rubbing dark walnut danish oil over the entire surface.  To darken the edges, I rubbed in a bit of burnt umber oil paint.  (this is a tube of paint used by artists) 



I decided not to reuse the glass in the doors and opted for chicken wire, which I sprayed with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze.  Also, the white knobs were too white for the finished look, so I also gave them a coat of  Oil Rubbed Bronze.


I think it gave the cabinet a whole new look.



Thank you for stopping by.  Have great week!

Lesa

11 comments:

  1. I'm speachless! This is so beautiful! If I just knew if there is an equivalent to "Sand Bar Paint" here in Germany, I'd start such a project right away :-)

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  2. This looks lovely, painting the chicken wire was a nice touch.

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  3. this looks amazing! Great job! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
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  4. Oh my gosh, Lesa, that is absolutely beautiful!! Aren't you so proud?! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  5. Wow, the cabinet came out great. I have two cabinets I want to do the same exact thing to. That chicken wire is difficult though.

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  6. Great find! Love all the details... hardware color, distressing, and wire!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  7. This looks great and I'm inspired to tackle a project/table I've been dying to re-do. Can I ask, what is Sand Bar Paint?

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  8. This looks great and I'm inspired to tackle a project/table I've been dying to re-do. Can I ask, what is Sand Bar Paint?

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