This oak storage cabinet was in excellent condition - it just needed an update.
Since it was in such good condition, a painted cabinet wasn't really the look I was going for.
So, I lightly sanded and restained the box of the cabinet using Minwax Espresso (I think this may be my new favorite!), giving it a much deeper & richer finish. Then, I painted the door with homemade chalk paint using Benjamin Moore's Ruby Red.
For some reason, I couldn't get Bourbon St. out of my mind, so I used the French version! I lightly distressed the door and typography and followed up with Fiddes Wax in Rugger Brown. The box has a protective coat of Polycrylic.
Now that it has some personality, wouldn't it make great storage in a kitchen or bathroom?