Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Simple Pine Cabinet Makeover with Country Chic Paint

It's garage sale season! As a furniture refinisher, this is the ideal time of year to pick up great furniture.  People are spring cleaning and purging their clutter.  I always carry a bit of cash with me this time of year for quick garage sale stops when I'm out and about!

I picked up this simple cabinet recently, despite the fact that I literally have nowhere to store more furniture! I knew I could get it done start to finish in and afternoon so I snagged it.  Projects that you can pick up for a great price and refinish in an afternoon are some of the most satisfying - they don't take a lot of time but can completely change in appearance!

This cabinet started out as a honey oak colour.  It was nothing special and definitely needing a new look.  I sanded the finish off the top and applied General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut. For the rest of the cabinet, I quickly and lightly gave it a sanding and then painted it in two coats of Happy Hour from Country Chic Paint. If you are looking for the perfect paint to do a quick project, the All-in-One formula is exactly what you need.  It has fantastic adhesion, and because it is a primer and a paint in one the coverage is excellent. It dries fast and has a built in top coat!

My furniture style is generally lightly distressed, which is exactly what I did with this cabinet.  I opted for a light coat of Natural Wax to add a little extra depth to the colour.  In order to seal the top of the cabinet, I gave it a coat of Hemp Oil.

From blah to happy in just a couple hours! Happy painting!

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