I love it when a project turns out to be less work than what I thought.
And that's exactly what happened with this paint transformation project.
This picture below is how the other side of my living room looked a couple of days ago.
I've always loved that small bookcase cabinet, it was one of my husbands finds even before we met. The problem was, it looked sad and it didn't quite fit with the new look of this room.
I thought about stripping it and leaving its natural color, but that would've been way too time consuming.
Instead, I went the easy way... Chalk paint.
The only prep work done to the cabinet was a good cleaning. I didn't fill holes or sand anything. I wanted the cabinet to still look old.
This paint is thick and dries quite fast.
I applied two coats waiting for the paint to dry in between coats.
After cleaning thoroughly with a tack cloth, clear soft wax was applied.
The last step was to buff it with a soft cloth. This is how it looks, I love the wooden tone peeking thru.
And that soft shine... Gorgeous!
Those baskets fit so perfectly in there, I decided to use them to store napkins and stuff we use on the dining table.
The drawers are used to store napkin rings and old cds.
|Bicycle Pillow Case|
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