The shape of this vintage wall cabinet caught my eye at a large rummage sale a few months ago. I love the scalloped edge at the top and the little, vintage knob. The finish was a typical 1970's orange-ish brown and the inside was lined with cute, but outdated, red fabric with tiny flowers.
Step 1: find an old cabinet in need of a little love.
Step 2: sand off the old finish and apply primer.
After primer, I painted one coat of creamy white (swiss coffee) and then sanded and distressed the edges. The white was kind of stark, so I applied a glaze (ralph Lauren - smoke) over the top.
Step 3: Cover up the inside of the cabinet with scrapbook paper. To do this, cut the paper to fit inside the cabinet, paint the backside of the paper with Modge Podge, and press the paper into place, smoothing out any bubbles. After it has dried completely, apply two more coats of Modge Podge over the paper for protection.
I found this beautiful, pale greenish-blue, damask paper at my local craft store. It was in the clearance pile of scrapbook paper and was only a quarter.
What an improvement!
I may add some chicken wire to the front of my cabinet door, but I kind of like it as is with the open shelving.
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