Sunday, January 12, 2014

Say 'hello' to Bourbon St.!

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?

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