Custom Cabinet Finish

About: Recently started DIY project and now I’m an addict. I like taking old stuff and making something new.

I had a guest bathroom cabinet that was in need of some updating. I decided to give it a fresh look using acrylic paint and wax.

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Step 1: Sanding

I sanded the cabinet lightly with sand paper and removed the door to begin applying wax.

Step 2: First Coat

I applied a coat of white wax using a chip brush and let dry.

Step 3: Next Layer

I added some acrylic paint to clear wax to create a custom color for the next coat.

Step 4: Next Coat

I added a layer of gun metal wax allowing the other colors to show through. I used a chip brush and applied lightly.

Step 5: Clear Wax

Finished with a coat of clear wax to protect finish.

Step 6: Finish and Decorate

Placed cabinet and began adding some personal touches.

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    2 Discussions

    Alex in NZ

    11 months ago

    Really nice "rustic" look on the finished cabinet. Thanks for sharing :-)

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    Cms1218Alex in NZ

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thanks I wanted it to match the room but stand out a little.