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Turn a rickety old cabinet into a beautiful curiosity cabinet with paint and book pages

Step 1: Check Out the Video Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Old cabinet or shelf

Metallic paint marker

Ornate plastic mirrors (got mine at the 99c store)

Sander, Jigsaw & Dremel

12" x 24" 1/4" thick plywood and 1" screws

Americana Matte Decoupage

Book pages

Americana Decor Maxx Gloss in Patent Leather

E-6000 Glue

Americana Glazing Medium and Americana Acrylic color you like

DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush

Step 3: Here's How Part 1

1. 2. & 3. With your jigsaw, cut out the front panels and carefully remove old handles and glass

4. Sand the entire piece to remove cracked paint and warping

5. 6. & 7. Create a pediment pattern for the top, cut in 1/4" plywood, sand and attach to the top with 1" long wood screws

8. & 9. Remove the mirror from the plastic frames, cut into 4 equal pieces and clean rough edges with a craft knife

10. Glue them in the corners with E-6000 Glue and tape them in place while they dry

11. & 12. Mix the Maxx Gloss and paint the entire face and sides of the cabinet (not the inside)

Step 4: Here's How Part 2

13. 14. 15. & 16. Coat the inside with Americana Decoupage, mist the book pages with water and apply to the cabinet walls and sides.

17. 18. & 19. Using a soft cloth, add the Metallic Luster to the ornate corners and new drawer handles

20. & 21. Edge the cabinet, drawers and details with a metallic gold paint marker

22. Add the new drawer handles

23. & 24. Mix the Americana Glazing Medium with equal amounts of water and about 15% acrylic paint and then glaze over the decoupaged book pages. Fill with curiosities!

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This is so incredibly gorgeous! what an artist you are!!!Bravo!
Very nice of you to say! Thank you.

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